Our Team

J.E. & Associates is a full-service Accounting firm licensed in CA. All our CPA's hold valid CA CPA certificates.

Meet Our Staff:

Jesse Gallardo, CPA

Jesse started his career with a large local CPA firm in the Orange County area working in both the tax and auditing department. In less than 10 years, Jesse Gallardo, CPA was promoted to Partner. An entrepreneur at heart, he is passionate about helping his clients succeed and has designed the company to meet the needs of businesses and individuals who are looking for a more dynamic and strategic relationship with their CPA.

Jesse graduated from the University of California Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting.

Working in both the tax and auditing department allowed him to gain extensive experience and knowledge.  His areas of expertise are corporate income tax returns, Individual income tax returns, Partnership/LLC income tax returns, audits, reviews, and compilations of Financial Statements.

He has serve a diverse group of clients, including manufacturers, health care providers, distributors, law firms, high net worth individuals to name a few.

He also have extensive experience in audit representation whether it be with the IRS, BOE or EDD.


        B.A. Accounting - California State University Fullerton

        M.S. Taxation - Currently in Progress


Dennis M Benko, CPA


Dennis has been a CPA for forty-five years.  He began his career with a local firm in Huntington Park; then in 1998 became the founding partner of Benko and Piane, CPAs in South Gate.

His areas of expertise are individuals, partnership/LLC, corporate, turst, and estate tax returns. Over the years he has served clients in the retail and wholesale industries, health care providers, law firms, and high net worth individuals.

Dennis has represented clients in tax examinations with the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department.


        B.A. Business Education - California State College Los Angeles

        M.S. Business Administration - California State College Los Angeles


Liz Razavi, Staff Accountant

An accomplished Accounting Professional with over ten years of accounting experience in the service industry. Extensive knowledge and vast experience gained from handling a multitude of duties within the accounting process covering numerous aspects of accounting and administration including - accounts receivable, accounts payable, analysis and reporting, inventory tracking, sales and use tax filing.


        B.A. Marketing - California State University Fullerton

Get In Touch

At J.E. & Associates, we've been serving the accounting needs of Downey, CA and the surrounding areas for years. If you need help managing any aspect of your home or business's finances, we want to hear from you.

Please fill out this form and let us know how we can be of service. We will happily offer you a FREE initial consultation to determine how we can best serve you.

Thank you for visiting. We look forward to working together!

J.E. & Associates

8301 Florence Ave Ste 316,
Downey, CA 90240
T: 562.923.9231
F: 562.923.8324
E: jesse@jnecpa.com


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