About Our Firm
SMC is a regional firm of CPAs and business advisors performing a wide range of services in an exceptional manner. This is how value is created for our clients.
Brief Look at Our History
Soren McAdam Christenson LLP can be traced back to two different firms. Soren Ahern and Christenson was founded in 1979 in San Bernardino, California, and Ziilch, McAdam and Copeland dates back to 1950 in Redlands, California. The two firms merged in 1989 and have been providing exceptional client service to clients in the Inland Empire and beyond ever since.
Description of Our Firm Today
Soren McAdam Christenson LLP has one office located in Redlands, California. We have ten partners and near sixty total people serving start-ups to hundred-million-dollar companies. Although, we primarily serve clients in the Inland Empire, we continue to serve many clients located throughout the western United States.
Our affiliation with PKF North American Network allows us to serve clients throughout the world. PKF North American Network is comprised of medium to large CPA firms who have formed an association which provides technical assistance, professional education and other services for the benefit of its member firms and their clients. PKF North American Network allows Soren McAdam Christenson LLP to provide a larger and broader range of technical expertise than would otherwise be possible for a regional firm our size. With our PKF affiliation we can be just as responsive to the needs of our clients in the US and internationally, similar to a national/international accounting firm.
We have always had and will continue to have great people. We recruit college graduates from all of the colleges and universities in the Inland Empire, and we have always prided ourselves in our ability to attract the best students. We try to grow our talented staff from entry-level professional staff members to partners in the firm. To keep up-to-date technically, we provide more han fifty hours of continuing professional education annually to each member of our professional staff. The topics of these classes include accounting and auditing, all areas of taxation, business management issues, interpersonal skills, fraud and professional ethics. Typically, the classes are specific to one of the industries in which we specialize, or one of the services we provide. Remaining current is critical if we are to provide you with the quality of service you deserve.
As a result of the talent of the people we hire, the continuing education we provide to them and the quality of the clients they work on, our staff is prepared to provide exceptional client service. Also, by emphasizing only a few industries, our staff members quickly become well-acquainted with the unique aspects of the accounting , auditing, tax, systems and management issues in those industries.