Alena Lindley, CPA Manager, Tax and Business Services Bio
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
A CPA has officially received their designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. To achieve this designation, an individual must have two or more years of experience as a public accountant and 150 hours of education. In addition, they must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or accounting.
Sam Elfarra, CPA Principal
Sam leads the Tax and Business Services Departments at Vantedge. He has nearly 20 years of experience serving and advising businesses in all phases of the organizational life cycle. His areas of expertise range from traditional accounting and tax services to complex consulting services, including business planning, financial budgets and projections, benchmarking and financial trends, M&A support and analytics, and development of business best practices.
Additionally, Sam has extensive experience in:
tax controversy and resolution
comprehensive financial and tax planning for businesses and individuals.
He has served as a consulting CFO for a number of regional business.
Sam received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, San Marcos. He resides in north San Diego county with his wife and two young children.
Alena Lindley, CPA Manager, Tax and Business Services
Alena heads our team of professionals in the Tax and Business Services departments. She focuses on providing tax advisory services for corporations, partnerships and high net worth individual clients.
Her practice includes working with emerging growth companies throughout their life cycle, with particular expertise in multi-state and international tax planning and compliance strategies. Additionally, Alena provides extensive financial and tax planning for individuals.
Prior to joining Vantedge, Alena worked in public accounting with a large international accounting firm and a large local firm.
Alena received a M.S., Taxation from Golden Gate University and a B.S., Business Administration, from University of Oregon. She is a licensed CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She resides in Encinitas with her husband.