Kristen Tirreno

Kristen Tirreno


Kristen Tirreno, CPA


With her background working with the AICPA, Kristen brings solid technical and research skills to the firm.  She looks for opportunities to assist clients with new and emerging areas and ensures that client service is given at the highest level. 

She specializes in:
Non-profit audits. Between Hayashi Wayland and Deloitte, she worked for the AICPA Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) involved in influencing public policy/standard-setting related to public company audits – auditing standards, accounting standards, SEC rules & regulations, PCAOB rules/standards, anti-fraud initiatives, improving the auditor’s reporting model for investors/financial reporting stakeholders among others

She works with:
Nonprofits – school, museum, foundation, and health partnerships

Her best capabilities are:
Organization, time management and multi-tasking

What Kristen enjoys most about her job:
Drawn to client service as opposed to just a position in accounting as it allows her to interact with different people from diverse backgrounds every day on ever changing issues. She also really enjoys the connection to the community. Many Hayashi Wayland clients provide valuable goods and services to the Monterey County community – either in a commercial or non-profit capacity.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials:
Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of California
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public (AICPA)
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Connecticut 
Master’s in Accounting, University of Connecticut

What you may not know about Kristen…
She loves gardening (“plants don’t talk back like my kids”), traveling and anything outdoors that gets her outside. She’s a native New Englander so there is a lot to explore still on the West Coast – even after living in San Francisco, Carmel, and Portland for the past 8 years or so.