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Karen L. Rockwell

Karen Rockwell

CPA Since 1990

Contact Information
Phone: 408-942-6888 x317

Areas of Concentration:

Full range of tax and accounting services to C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, trusts, estates, not-for-profit organizations, sole proprietorships, and individuals. Areas of specialty include estate and trust administration, tax planning and compliance, corporate consolidation, multi-generational planning, taxation for closely held corporations, venture capital accounting and auditing, stock option planning, IRS representation and litigation support.

Major Client Responsibilities:

Manufacturers, wholesale distributors, real estate, high tech firms, venture capital firms, personal service corporations, professional organizations, start-up companies, and high net worth individuals.

Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • California State Board of Accountancy since 1990

Education and Credentials:

  • San Jose State University, B.S. Accounting, 1988
  • Washington State University, Undergraduate
  • Team captain of peer review
  • Woman-owned business certification

Community Activities and Special Interests:

Various Board of Director positions
Enthusiastic San Jose Sharks fan
Disney fanatic
Enjoys spending time with family and running for fun


What makes us different from all our competitors?

“What makes us different from our competitors is that we provide an opportunity to our staff accountants to learn all areas of our profession since we are non-departmentalized, and then we grant them the opportunity to expand their career in the areas that suit them best.”

What is your favorite famous quote or your own personal quote?

“You may think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but if you take the time to water and fertilize your own grass, it would be just as green.”

What is your favorite aspect of the accounting profession?

“My favorite aspect of the accounting profession is the ability to help clients and provide them with order, availability, predictability and expertise.”

What motivated you to work as an accountant for Crawford Pimentel Corporation?

“What motivated me to become an accountant in this CPA firm was the ability to work in a non-departmentalized firm and get my CPA license while gaining experience in all areas of accounting. Then I found out I loved it and surprisingly (to me) stayed for many years.”

What keeps your clients coming back?

“My clients continue to come back because of our excellent client service and ability to communicate effectively.”

What quality do you value in the workplace?

“The quality I value in the workplace is the flexibility to get the job done at the most convenient time in order to achieve a quick turnaround while still providing high-quality service.”

What was your dream job growing up?

“My dream job growing up was to become a teacher, so now I get the best of both worlds by being able to teach new staff while working on accounting and tax work.”

Office Location

Crawford Pimentel
Certified Public Accountants
1550 The Alameda #211
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 942-6888
Fax: (408) 942-0194
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