History of CW Associates, CPAs

CW Associates, CPAs was originally co-founded by Carleton Williams in January 1989, providing financial reporting and tax services to a range of clients in Hawaii. In July 2008, the firm was reorganized to become CW Associates, A Hawaii Certified Public Accounting Corporation, registered to do business in the State of Hawaii as CW Associates, CPAs, with the addition of Rodney Harano as the accounting services partner and Mark Hayes as the tax partner.

CW Associates, CPAs continues to grow since its founding. In 2014, Terri Fujii joined the firm as an audit partner and Melanie King as a tax partner. The addition of Terri brings substantial knowledge and experience in serving businesses and their owners in Hawaii. The addition of Melanie further increases the firm’s depth of knowledge in providing tax services to trusts, estates, and other entities. Our knowledgeable and experienced professionals are able to meet our clients’ accounting, tax, and general business needs by accessing readily available resources through entities such as Commerce Clearing House (CCH) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and through affiliations with specialized accounting and law firms locally and on the mainland.

With a staff of over 40 professionals and consultants, our firm was ranked as the 8th largest CPA firm in Hawaii in the 2016 Pacific Business News “Book of Lists”. CW Associates, CPAs was recently awarded the 2014 Business Leadership Hawaii Award as the Best in Small Business category by Pacific Business News. We were also selected by Hawaii Business Magazine as one of the Best Places to Work and as the healthiest company in the small companies category in 2015. The firm currently includes three audit partners, two tax partners, two tax managers, five audit managers and supervisors, and over 30 audit and tax staff.