Shawn Kato


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shawn kato

Shawn Kato is a Partner in Squar Milner’s Tax Department.  She has over 20 years of tax and accounting experience specializing in publicly traded and privately held C-Corporations.  Areas of expertise include Income Tax Accounting (ASC 740) and tax compliance for consolidated, multi-state, multi-national corporations.

Shawn has extensive experience serving in both public accounting as well as private industry, having worked previously for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Rockwell International and James Hardie Building Products.  She has extensive experience serving both public and private companies with multi-state and international operations, specializing in income tax accounting, compliance and tax consulting.  Her areas of expertise include a variety of issues including business combinations, Section 382, stock based compensation, interim tax reporting, and accounting for uncertainty in income taxes.  Shawn is also a member of Squar Milner’s ASC 740 Competency Group.

  • Certified Public Accountant, California
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics, UCLA