Kimberly Spinardi

  • Years Of Experience


    Joined Hamilton Tharp



    Taxation, Accounting, Family Office Services, Sports & Entertainment; Professional Services

    Alma Mater

    San Diego State University


    Sports, Family, Golf, Volunteering

    Community Involvement

    SDSU Alumni Board Member

"I am passionate about offering clients the best service and taking great pride in using a proactive approach to not only save taxes but seeing the importance of the overall financial picture to assist clients with making sound professional decisions."

Passionate about offering the best service, Kim takes great pride in using a proactive approach to serve clients. Her hard work and dedication to putting clients first set the foundation for her success working with small business owners, high net worth individuals, professional athletes, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and more! In the profession for more than a decade, Kim has developed expertise in serving professional service businesses, specifically physicians, in stock options, multi-state taxation and residency issues, advanced tax planning strategies (CLAT, NING, CRUT), real estate sales and exchanges, taxation of income earned overseas, entity selection, strategies for a business sale, and retirement plan set up.

A licensed CPA, Kim helps her clients achieve their financial goals by being available to answer questions and taking a step back to look at the bigger picture, suggesting creative solutions for her clients’ tax and life-long wealth planning. To act as a true business advisor to her clients, Kim has a very in-depth knowledge of the accounting related to the financials of business owners to not only help them minimize taxes but maximize profit. She is passionate about her work and highly values the client relationships she has developed.

She enjoys providing leadership and mentorship to up-and-coming accountants at the firm to try and inspire them to be great at what they do. Born in Merced, California, Kim moved to San Diego in 2006 upon attending San Diego State University. As a four-year letter winner for the SDSU women’s basketball team, Kim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2010. She was named to the Mountain West Conference All-Academic team and Dean’s list for the 2007 – 2008 season and received the SDSU Scholar-Athlete award seven out of eight semesters.

She began her accounting career at a San Diego accounting firm for the first eight years and worked her way up to manager before joining Hamilton Tharp, LLP. She is a licensed CPA in California and a member of the AICPA and Aztec Varsity Club. Kim serves on the Alumni Board and Intercollegiate Athletics Committee at San Diego State University. She previously volunteered for Rebuilding Together San Diego and Home of Guiding Hands Audit Committee. She is often at the forefront of recruiting for the firm and is part of the Aztec Mentoring Program, acting as a mentor to students of all majors at the university.

Kim is an avid fan of all sports and is often found at sporting venues across the country and, most notably, at Aztec basketball and football games. You can find Kim riding her Peloton, spending time on the golf course, or enjoying time with her wife, Michelle, and their two Labradoodles, Callie and Jax.

Recent Posts By Kimberly Spinardi

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