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Jeremy Ballew


Tax Principal

Michael Fuhrman

CPA, MBA, Real Estate Agent, Former IRS Agent

Tax Principal

CPA in Santa Barbara

Finnegan Fuhrman


Chief Culture Officer

Jeremy Ballew, CPA

Tax Principal

Jeremy Ballew received a degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked for a local firm in Santa Barbara and received his CPA license in 2009. Jeremy provides consulting and tax planning for individuals, small business and accounting for political campaign committees. He has expanded his roll in the accounting field to include retirement planning and specialized senior care.

Jeremy enjoys spending his free time at the beach or camping in the Sierras with his wife Vanessa and two wonderful children. You may see the kids running around the office from time to time . . . they are the only ones who know how to use the computers.

Michael Fuhrman, CPA, MBA, Real Estate Agent, Former IRS Agent

Tax Principal

Michael Fuhrman moved to Santa Barbara in 2004 to attend the University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating UCSB with a degree in Business and Economics with an emphasis in Accounting, he realized there was nowhere he would rather be than this thriving community surrounded by ocean, islands, and mountains. Upon successfully completing all four sections of the CPA tests, he became employed as an Auditor by the United States Department of the Treasury where he was able to apply his accounting, financial, and business knowledge to a vast array of complex scenarios for over 5 years. This experience provided him with a deep understanding of the complexities of the tax code and the overall audit process. While fully employed by the Department of the Treasury, he concurrently entered a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program through Cal State University, Channel Islands, which he completed in March of 2013, graduating with honors.

In his leisure time, he enjoys horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, surfing, traveling and generally, the great outdoors, all of which make him very fortunate to live in Santa Barbara.

Finnegan Fuhrman, CCO

Chief Culture Officer

A Santa Barbara local through and through, Finnegan moderates office workflow, protects clients files, and above all maintains an office culture appropriate for Santa Barbara.


Ballew & Fuhrman, CPAs is a boutique accounting firm in Santa Barbara, California specializing in Income Tax Preparation, Tax Planning, Audit Representation, and Real Estate Transactions. Jeremy and Michael bring a vast array of accounting and tax knowledge to the table, allowing for optimal and efficient transactions for clients in a multitude of different industries. They treat each client relationship not only as a partnership but as a friendship, providing the maximum amount of personal attention possible.

Staying green and local: We have applied a philosophy of sustainable business in every way we can. We strive to keep things paperless, minimizing any extra waste. In addition to this, we use efficient machines and recycled materials. We also strive to purchase our goods from local sources in order to stimulate our local economy, support our community, and decrease our carbon footprint.

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