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About Us

About Our Firm

For over thirty years, McGilloway, Ray, Brown & Kaufman has been providing high-quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals, businesses, non-profits and local governments. Our expertise ranges from tax/advisory services and accounting services to comprehensive assurance services such as financial statement audits, single audits, grant compliance audits, agreed upon procedures reports and peer review.

McGilloway, Ray, Brown & Kaufman is one of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax and audit professionals, and work ethic is the reason our clients return year after year.

Our firm is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Division of CPA Firms. Additionally, we are proud to belong to the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section and the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center.  Our accountants pride themselves on attending and participating in presentations at many conferences and seminars through the California Society of Certified Public Accountants as it helps us keep up with the constantly changing world of state and federal accounting, tax, and auditing requirements.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. McGilloway, Ray, Brown & Kaufman is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses that choose McGilloway, Ray, Brown & Kaufman receive competent and timely advice.


Our Partners

We take pleasure in giving clients the assurance that the personal service they receive comes from years of advanced training, technical expertise, and financial acumen.  Our partners have worked together for several years, and enjoy helping clients prosper.  Together, they offer a complete array of services to fill our clients’ needs.


Daniel M. McGilloway, Jr., CPA, CVA

Of Counsel

Dan is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst with extensive experience in accounting, taxation and business consulting services including litigation and forensic services. Dan has consulted with numerous clients in tax planning, business strategic planning and in the purchase/sale of businesses. Dan has been appointed by the Superior Court to assist as a referee in several litigated matters before the Court and has done mediation work in disputed contractual matters.    


Gerald C. Ray, CPA

Managing Partner

Gerry Ray brings over 40 years of professional experience in audit, accounting, and taxation.  He has worked with companies large and small, from Los Angeles to Monterey County.  Gerry’s area of preference is taxation of all sorts.  He enjoys working in partnership with clients, helping them find a clear approach to work through any situation.


Patricia Kaufman, CPA, CGMA


Patricia Kaufman’s 30 years in accounting spans the agricultural, governmental, nonprofit, construction, and service industries.  She furnishes financial and compliance audit services and tax services to our clients, as well as engaging in peer reviews of other accounting firms and providing leadership to the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Patricia Kaufman is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Peer Review Committee.


Smriti Shrestha, CPA


Smriti Shrestha is a CPA with over 15 years of experience in public accounting. She has been providing various accounting, tax and business advisory services to closely-held businesses. She believes in building long-term relationships with her clients and working closely with them through any situation. Her goal has been to provide high quality professional service paired with a high level of personalized client service.


Our Offices

McGilloway, Ray, Brown & Kaufman is comprised of more than 20 qualified staff members.  We take great pride in our well-trained staff, which participates in a variety of training seminars and team member meetings to enhance the quality of our services and provide our clientele with the highest level of service possible.  We have two offices, located in Monterey and Salinas.  Our clients appreciate the convenience of having a location near their home or office.