Best Accountants in Chico

Why These Accountants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chico Accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

George M. Jackson, CPA

George M. Jackson, CPA runs a certified public accounting firm located in Chico and serving the individuals and businesses there for more than three decades. Jackson specializes in individual, partnership, and corporate tax preparation. Clients also have used his services for financial consulting. Additionally, he can represent clients in IRS and state tax audits and handle all aspects of small business accounting and payroll services. Jackson is a graduate of California State University-Chico where he earned a degree in accounting. He received his CPA certificate in the state of California circa 1982 and opened his firm, which sold after a near-fatal motorcycle accident. He launched the current operation in 2009.

Chico, CA 95928


Kathleen L. Altenburg, CPA

Kathleen L. Altenburg, CPA is an accounting and tax professional who has worked on the public and private sides of the industry for several years. She has more than two decades of experience helping clients with QuickBooks (setup, implementation, and training); tax preparation and planning; and business consulting services. Industries served include manufacturing, communications, nonprofits, and religious organizations. Clients also have utilized her for planning associated with elder care. A longtime resident of Chico, she chose to make it her professional home as well after graduating from California State University-Chico. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified ProAdvisor for Intuit/QuickBooks.

Chico, CA 95926


Stoner & Associates

Stoner & Associates is a firm of certified public accountants in Chico and the surrounding area. In addition to the experience of its CPAs, it receives support from a team of staff accountants, payroll experts, and administrative staff. Owner Joan E. Stoner has more than three decades of professional experience working in corporate, partnership, and individual taxes. She also provides business planning to her clients. Accounting services include bookkeeping (monthly, quarterly, and annually); business tax return preparation (sales-and-use, business property); digital payroll services; and system setups and training for businesses. Clients also have utilized Stoner & Associates for estate and retirement planning.

Chico, CA 95973