Nigro, CPA, CFE
Jeff began his accounting career in 1991,
immediately after graduating from California
State University, Fullerton. He worked at
a public accounting firm for nearly nine
years before leaving to become a fiscal
services manager at a large school district.
Jeff started the CPA firm of Nigro &
Nigro in 1999.
is known for providing clients with an
outstanding customer service experience.
“Clients should expect nothing less”,
Jeff believes. “If a client calls
or e-mails, our company policy is to respond
within 24 hours. There is no excuse for
leaving a client hanging.” This
approach to his work fosters a strong
sense of loyalty among his clients. As
a result, client turnover in the firm
is among the lowest in the industry.
His clients currently
include K-12 school districts, charter
schools, nonprofit organizations, homeowners
associations, and others. As a Certified
Fraud Examiner (CFE), Jeff also has a
passion for helping clients to develop
and implement strong anti-fraud programs
within their organizations.
Jeff has lived in Murrieta
since 1998, and is married with five children
and one granddaughter. Outside of work,
Jeff enjoys travel, particularly to Kauai,
hiking, fishing, L.A. Kings hockey, and
Angels baseball. Jeff is a certified scuba
diver and is currently learning to speak
Elizabeth began her public accounting career
in 1996, immediately after graduating from
California State University, San Bernardino.
But her passion for helping clients with
the complex area of tax began ten years
earlier, working as a local tax practitioner.
She honed her tax skills for ten years before
completing her accounting degree. After
graduating, she went to work at a public
accounting firm to gain valuable accounting
experience, and then at a large school district.
Elizabeth and her husband Jeff started the
CPA firm of Nigro & Nigro in 1999.
Elizabeth has a very
loyal client base, and it is a direct
result of her personal involvement with
each and every one of her clients. “It
is critical to take the time to understand
every client’s unique situation
and their concerns before I work on a
solution for them.” Elizabeth also
spends a significant amount of her time
on professional development and research,
so that she can always stay “up-to-the-minute”
on the latest laws and regulations that
affect her clients.
She currently provides
accounting, tax, and consulting services
to her clients, which include individuals,
partnerships, corporations, privately-owned
businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
In addition, Elizabeth oversees the firm’s
Business Consulting Group, which affords
her the opportunity to work with many
other different types of clients, including
school districts, charter schools, and
Elizabeth has lived in
the Temecula Valley since 1983, and is
married with five children and one granddaughter.
Outside of work, she enjoys travel, particularly
to Kauai, hiking, gardening and reading.
Her favorite hobby of the last few years,
however, is being a grandmother. She enjoys
spoiling her granddaughter at every opportunity.
CJ began her accounting career in 2001 after
obtaining her accounting degree with DeVry
University. She worked with one of the largest
investment management companies, The Capital
Group Companies. She began her public accounting
career with Nigro & Nigro in 2005, and
she was promoted to partner in September
her greatest job satisfaction from helping
her clients to navigate the confusing
waters of generally accepted accounting
principles. Her clients enjoy working
with her because she takes the time to
understand their viewpoints. CJ excels
at building relationships with each of
her clients and taking the time to understand
In her current position
with the firm, she works with K-12 school
districts, county offices, charter schools,
and non-profit organizations. She is also
working towards obtaining her Certified
Fraud Examiner (CFE) license. CJ enjoys
working with all of her clients, but particularly
the unique needs of non-profits.
CJ makes her home in
Perris, where she lives with her husband
and her daughter. She enjoys trying new
food, playing volleyball, and reading.
Like many people at the firm, CJ enjoys
travelling the most. But no one has been
to Fiji as often as she has. After being
born and raised on the island of Viti
Levu, she moved to California, but has
returned to Fiji on a few occasions.
||Kevin Brejnak, CPA, CFE
Kevin began his accounting career with Nigro & Nigro in 2007, immediately after graduating from California State University, San Marcos. He spent three years as part of the management team before being promoted to partner in January 2013.
Kevin puts his clients at ease with his relaxed and easy-going nature. Although accounting can have moments of frustration for some, Kevin can always be seen with a smile and a positive attitude. This approach to his work, along with his wry sense of humor has earned the respect of clients and colleagues alike.
His clients currently include K-12 school districts and charter schools, but after earning his certification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Kevin is also well poised to help clients in many different industries as well. Kevin is on the Finance Professional Council for the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Eastern Section and the Budget & Finance Task Force for the California Special Districts Association (CSDA). He is also actively involved in recruiting new employees to the firm.
Kevin resides in Murrieta, and was married in June, 2011. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and is a grill master with his own barbecue sauce and smoker. Destinations on his travel bucket list include returning to Paris as well as visiting London, Dublin and Berlin. He is also a general manager for multiple fantasy sports teams, and is a “tough luck” fan of the two San Diego teams the Padres and Chargers.