Founded by a former IRS Agent

Founded by a former IRS Agent

Team

Vardan Pogosian, CPA

Founder

Vardan Pogosian is a Certified Public Accountant and a former IRS Agent who brings an insider’s perspective to clients in tax preparation, tax saving strategies and IRS representation. As a tax auditor for the IRS for nearly ten years, he served with both the Small Business/Self-Employed Division and the Large and International Business (LB&I) Division, and through these experiences, has worked on some of the most difficult and complicated IRS tax cases.

As a result of each challenge he’s encountered, he has also discovered opportunities and solutions, which makes him that much more practiced at what he does. Most CPAs have not worked for the IRS, and many have not had the opportunities Vardan has to be a part of a highly competent team.

By working in that high stakes environment alongside highly-accomplished tax attorneys, CPAs and business consultants, Vardan acquired the knowledge that makes him uniquely qualified in advising clients on a wide range of business and tax issues. Whether he is needed to serve as a part-time CFO to improve a company’s financials and operations or represent them before the IRS, and especially when needed to provide tax planning and tax minimization strategies to help them stay profitable, Vardan is a key asset to his clients.

Vardan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a proud member of UCS’s Alumni Association, as well as an active member of CalCPA and ProVisors. Vardan formerly served as an Adjunct Instructor at Glendale Community College teaching Financial Accounting. Additionally, while serving as an IRS agent, he mentored and taught numerous classes and workshops for newly – hired agents.

With his expertise and IRS background, Vardan enjoys giving presentations to professional organizations. Most recently, he spoke about “The IRS Audit Selection Process” and “Three Little Known Tax Planning Strategies.”

In his spare time, Vardan enjoys traveling, reading, mentoring youth at his local church, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Raymond Nazaryan, CPA

President

Raymond Nazaryan, CPA is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Pogosian, Nazaryan and Company. Raymond provides the firm’s clients with over 20 years of accounting expertise in tax consulting, planning and compliance services for individuals, closely-held businesses and their related trusts. His experience and focus is on serving high net worth individuals, professional service companies and other business professionals.

Raymond previously operated his own public accounting practice, Nazaryan Accountancy Corporation, which he founded in 2018 and built into a successful practice entirely on the strength of business referrals from satisfied clients. He is skilled in addressing the needs of business owners and business practices in an integrated manner to ensure the optimization of planning opportunities to minimize their tax burden. In merging his accounting firm with Pogosian & Company, CPA, Raymond looks forward to growing the firm while ensuring clients receive the highest level of service.

Throughout Raymond’s career in public accounting, he has represented clients before the IRS, FTB and other government agencies. In today’s business environment with constantly changing laws and tax codes, it is essential that business owners and operators have someone looking out for their best interests to prevent them from enduring costly legal mistakes.

Prior to founding his accounting practice, Raymond served as a tax manager with Friedman Minsk Cole & Fastovsky (FMCF) and as a staff accountant at Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigh LLP (HCVT).

Raymond received his designation as a Certified Public Accountant from the State of California in 2004 and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Woodbury University.

Narine Petrosyan

Business Development

Narine Petrosyan oversees business development for Pogosian Nazaryan & Company. She has extensive experience in office administration and client services which ensures that all clients receive excellent service and clients’ confidential documents are handled with the utmost care.

Prior to joining Pogosian Nazaryan & Company, Narine worked for over six years as a Program Specialist and Case Manager with the City of Glendale. In this role, she received a Character and Ethics Award, issued for her work on the Character and Ethics Project. She also has client management experience from working as the executive secretary for the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board.

Narine graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) from California State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.

In her spare time, Narine enjoys spending time with family, traveling to tropical locations, reading Russian literature, and mentoring youth.

Arpi Nazaryan, EA

Staff Accountant

Arpi Nazaryan is an accountant and an enrolled agent at Pogosian, Nazaryan & Company, CPA where she is responsible for implementing payroll, sales tax, tax return preparation for individuals and corporations, and preparing and filing incorporation and LLC documents for clients. Arpi additionally specializes in offering law firms client trust account management. Her experience harkens back to 2003 when she was simultaneously served as inhouse accountant for both a law firm and an escrow company for a three-year period. Since that time, she has continued to specialize in this niche area which has distinguished her work over the years.

In 2004, Arpi founded Nazaryan Accounting Services, Inc. in Burbank, California which provided a full range of accounting services for business professionals, law firms, dental groups, owners of corporations and a range of business professionals. In November 2020, Nazaryan Accounting Services merged with Pogosian and Company CPA, and today it offers the best of both firms’ areas of expertise.

From working on the inception of corporations to their sale, closing or mergers, Arpi is instrumental to helping them navigate an often-complicated process if it is not done correctly. Acting as her clients’ advocate and friend, Arpi is able to make this process seamless while improving and refining their businesses.

Arpi looks forward to enlarging the firm’s extraordinary team and helping its clients maintain success in their practices by meeting and exceeding their service expectations.

Arpi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Woodbury University and earned her EA certification as a California certified enrolled agent in 2013.

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