1815 Via El Prado, Ste. 301 Redondo Beach, CA 90277                © 2018 Stephen P. Garcia, Jr., CPA

Since our inception, we have been committed to
building quality long-term relationships by providing a strategic and client-focused environment. 


Formerly known as Hess Tax Accounting, we are a boutique CPA firm serving individuals and small businesses. We provide tax, advisory and accounting services to the South Bay community.  Our clients include business and community leaders, as well as high-net-worth families and successful entrepreneurs.


Hess Tax Accounting was started in 1963, when Tony Hess, while teaching at El Segundo High School, invited new clients into his living room to complete their tax returns.


Over time, Tony retired from teaching and opened an office in Manhattan Beach, initially serving the airline industry, but in time, with positive recommendations from his clients, expanded into a very busy tax practice employing several tax preparers.


In 1998, Tony relocated to our current Riviera Village office in Redondo Beach with his nephew, Tony Contratto, a respected attorney specializing in Taxation and Estate Planning, and he continued to provide reliable tax service to hundreds of clients until his sudden death.


Stephen Garcia took up the practice in January 2012, and he continues the tradition of dependable tax consulting and compliance services.  In addition, we also offer accounting services for your business, including bookkeeping, payroll, and CFO services

Stephen P. Garcia, Jr., CPA
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Bachelor’s of Business Administration,

University of Notre Dame


Master’s of Science in Accountancy,

University of Notre Dame


Certified Public Accountant

State of California

Professional Affiliations


California Society of Certified Public Accountants


Torrance Memorial Young Physicians & Professionals Alliance

Stephen Garcia is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 10 years of public and private accounting experience.  Before taking over Hess Tax Accounting, he worked with leading Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and acclaimed cable TV producer Fox21 TV Studios.  Stephen incorporates his vast experience to resolve complicated issues, providing complete tax and accounting service to both individuals and small business owners.  Stephen takes pride in helping clients understand how the numbers come together and he has passion for excellence in service and client satisfaction.