Bio

Candice Gerlach, CPA, CFE

 Candice is the founder and CEO of Candice Gerlach, CPA, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner in Carlsbad, California. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 


Candice has nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting. Throughout her career her focus has been in a variety of areas such as, white collar crime, financial statement preparation, audits and tax compliance. She was the lead forensic accountant of many large national financial crimes, including a $100 million Ponzi scheme. Her work included tracing laundered money around the world, recovering assets for the Federal Receiver to return to victims, and providing supporting documentation for various law enforcement agencies and attorneys. 


Today, she spends most of her time focusing on tax compliance in a variety of areas, including individuals, estates and trust, partnerships, as well as closely held C and S-Corporations. Her clientele covers a wide spectrum; from high net worth individuals to young entrepreneurs. She has also devoted a large amount of her time to not for profit tax compliance and governance


Candice is originally from Scottsdale, AZ and moved to Carlsbad, CA in 2013. Prior to beginning her career in accounting, she was in the diamond business. While in that industry she became a Certified Diamontologist, as issued by the Diamond Council of America. 


In her spare time, Candice spends her time with her family, enjoys yoga, reading, traveling and aspires to complete a triathlon one day. She is always looking for ways to give back to her community and is a current member of the Carlsbad Rotary Club. She holds positions on the Boards of the Carlsbad Fire Department Foundation, Homeless Veterans of San Diego and Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable. 

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