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Meet The Staff

 


Robert L. Hillberg, CPA, PFS

Managing Partner
Certified Public Accountant
Personal Financial Specialist

rhillberg@hillbergcpa.com

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science Degree and an MBA in accounting and finance, Rob began his career in public accounting as a Staff Accountant at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, CPAs in 1977. In 1980, he was promoted to Senior Accountant. Late in1980, Rob joined his father at Hillberg & Co. CPAs as a partner. Rob added the designation of Personal Financial Specialist, an AICPA credential, to his list of accomplishments in 2001. While he is well versed in all areas of public accounting, he specializes in financial planning, estate planning and business consultation. Rob is a trusted business advisor in the agriculture, manufacturing, retail and service industries.

Rob is a member of the American institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. His community involvement includes but is not limited to being a member of the Turlock Sunrise Rotary and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Rob enjoys Cal football and time with his family.


David Rose, CPA, CFE

Partner
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Financial Forensics

drose@hillbergcpa.com

Professional Experience

Advises corporate, partnership and individual clients in preparing Federal, State and Local tax returns. Provides consultation and serves as a general business advisor to corporate business clients. Provides forensics accounting and fraud investigation.

Education

  • California State University, Stanislaus,
    • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting
  • Golden Gate University,
    • Graduate course work in Accounting and Taxation

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Sacred Heart School Principal Advisory Member
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockton Finance Council Member
  • Samaritan Village Board Member

William H. Behrens, CPA, ABV

Certified Public Accountant
Director
Accredited in Business Valuation
Certified in Financial Forensics

wbehrens@hillbergcpa.com

William graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in accounting. He graduated with honors. William began his career with the firm Rue, Hutchison, DeGregori, Gormsen & Co. from 1977 through 1981 auditing at the junior and senior accountant levels, preparing income tax returns, and financial statements. William became a Certified Public Accountant in 1981. William was the Controller at Frey, Inc., a wholesale distributor of Armstrong Floor Covering, from 1981 through 1984. For the next 19 years, William was the Vice President and Chief Financial officer of Evans Telephone Company and Evans Communications where his responsibilities involved managing the accounting and purchasing departments. William gained extensive experience in telecommunications regulatory work, consolidated financial statements, consolidated income tax returns, consolidated budgets, and management of personnel, during his tenure. William joined Hillberg & Co., CPAs in 2005. During this time, he has gained extensive experience in business valuations, CFO type services, income tax preparation, and financial statement preparation. William has experience with agriculture, manufacturing, retail, service and telecommunications industries.

William is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. His community involvement includes being a member of the Turlock Rotary Club, as well as Board Member and Treasurer of the Turlock Regional Aviation Association.

William and Linda have 4 children, Brian, Sarah, James, and Grant. He enjoys spending time with his family, along with flying, quad riding and skiing.



Rinda Paine

Executive Assistant & Finance Manager
rpaine@hillbergcpa.com

After graduating from Modesto Junior College with an AA degree, Rinda worked for a plumbing company for 7 years as a bookkeeper. In 1982, Rinda joined Hillberg & Co., CPA's as a bookkeeper. Today, Rinda coordinates all client projects and organizes the firm's daily activities along with handling the firm's bookkeeping and payroll.

Rinda is a notary public and is a member of the National Notary Association.

Rinda and her husband, Steve, have two daughters, Jessica and Alicia. Rinda enjoys cooking, camping, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.


Lesa Canen

Executive Assistant & Finance Manager
lcanen@hillbergcpa.com

Lesa joined Hillberg & Co. in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. Her previous positions have been in various fields but all have included some aspect of finance, including her 23 years working for a local media company.

Lesa is a notary public and is a member of the National Notary Association.

Lesa and her husband, Sam, have 3 children, and are blessed with 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Lesa enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren along with reading, working on crafts and is very involved in her church.


Angelina Chavez

Associate
achavez@hillbergcpa.com

Angelina graduated in 2001 from California State University Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. While studying at the University, Angelina worked for five years at Wells Fargo Bank as a bank teller. She joined Hillberg & Co., CPAs in 2000. Angelina specializes in business accounting, payroll and tax services. Angelina is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Northern California Officials Association.

Angelina and her husband have 3 boys, Joseph, Sebastian & Noah. Angelina enjoys traveling, boating and spending time with her family and friends.


Deanna Cronk

Associate
dcronk@hillbergcpa.com

Deanna joined Hillberg & Company CPA’s in 2008 as an Administrative Assistant. She is currently providing bookkeeping and trust accounting services to our clients as well as continued administrative support for the firm. Prior to joining the Hillberg team, Deanna was the Assistant to the Regional Controller of a local title company for seven years and gained valuable experience and knowledge working in financial settings since 1995.





Natalie Urrutia

Associate
Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor

nurrutia@hillbergcpa.com

Natalie joined Hillberg & Co. in 2007. Natalie graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Stanislaus.


Beverly Hernandez

Associate
bhernandez@hillbergcpa.com

Beverly joined Hillberg & Co. in 2013 and her duties include client payroll and tax return assembly. Beverly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus in 2011. Prior to joining Hillberg & Co., Beverly worked at the Ceres Chamber of Commerce for two years.

Beverly enjoys reading, going on hikes, traveling, and learning to play the piano.





Dorene Borras

Associate
dborras@hillbergcpa.com

Dorene joined Hillberg & Company CPA’s in 2017 as an associate. She graduated in 2007 from CSU Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Accounting concentration. While studying for her degree, she worked for E & J Gallo Winery as a Tax Accounting Technician, promoting to Accountant after receiving her degree. She currently handles business financials and tax return preparation.

Dorene and her husband, Daniel, have 4 daughters, 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. Dorene is active in the church, likes to hang out with family, and enjoys music and reading, as well as sewing, quilting and cross stitch.



Noemi Berumen

Associate
nberumen@hillbergcpa.com

Noemi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from CSU Stanislaus. Noemi has worked in the public accounting field since 2014.



Rosalin Hernandez

Associate
rhernandez@hillbergcpa.com

Rosalin joined Hillberg & Co. in 2018 as tax assembler. After graduating from CSU Stanislaus in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and concentration in Accounting, Rosalin was promoted to associate. Rosalin enjoys to travel, spend time with her family, and do long-distance running.




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