About Us

Jay Shapiro, your CPA

Jay Shapiro CPA, started business in 1990 and has since provided a diverse group of clients on an international basis with superior financial management services. Over 1,000 engagements have included forensic  accounting and audits, tax compliance and planning, accounting, production accounting, business management, financial consulting, tax resolution, and corporate accounting. Our goal is to provide accurate accounting and tax services at reasonable to discounted prices. The company handles tax return preparation annually in nearly every state for individual and corporate clients alike. The firm prepares returns from the smallest 1040-EZ to large multi-state, foreign entity corporations. Mr. Shapiro is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, CPA, in the state of California.

Are you being audited for past years? Don’t let the IRS hassle you any  longer! At Jay Shapiro CPA, we will take the IRS correspondence off your hands. Mr. Shapiro has extensive experience in tax resolution through arrangement of payment plans as well as mail communication, telephone conferences, and face-to-face meetings with IRS representatives. We’ll free up your time and get you a better deal.

We provide high-level litigation solutions, facilitate IRS resolution, and establish responsible business management to achieve client success on multiple levels.

SMG Financial Services is the leader in financial and business management services for the entertainment industry. Personalized service is always an essential element in our interaction with you. We set up our relationships based on your preferences and specifications. We offer the complete range of accounting and business services with the highest level of excellence. Above all, SMG Financial Services offers a personal connection between you and our professional advisers that gives you the tools and support you deserve.

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1990 to Present Jay Shapiro, CPA., Los Angeles, California   
Owner, specializing in serving a diverse group of clients on an international basis. Over 1,000 engagements have included forensic audits, tax compliance and planning, accounting, production accounting, business management, financial consulting, tax resolution, and corporate accounting. Seasoned experience in Quickbooks and all tax preparation software.
2001-2002 Impact Media Group, Inc., Los Angeles, California .
Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director. Responsible for all worldwide financial, administrative, and operational affairs of this publicly held independent television producer and distributor.
1982-1990 Laventhol & Horwath CPA’s, Los Angeles, California.
Partner/Director of Audit and Accounting Services. Responsible for management of a $5.5 million worldwide audit practice and supervision of five partners and fifty professional staff. Senior technical partner in L.A. office and active in firm’s SEC review and quality review programs. Promoted to Partner in 1983.
1978-1982 Peat, Marwick Mitchell ,CPA’s, Los Angeles, California.
Audit-Senior Manager. Promoted to Senior Manager in 1980.

Certified Public Accountant, 1978 to Present
Adjunct Professor, USC School of Accounting, UCLA Department of Entertainment Studies
AICPA Entertainment Accounting Standards Taskforce, Chairman
DABFA American Board of Forensic Accounting, Diplomate/Board Member
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Member past Chairman
The Practical Accountant, Editorial Review Board

  • M.S. in Accounting/Finance with distinction Arizona State University Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • B.B.A. in Accounting University of Wisconsin.


1. Tax Returns – All types and multi-state
2. Business Management
3. Accounting and Auditing
4. Financial Reporting
5. Financial Controls and Budgeting
6. Treasury Functions  
Public Company Experience-Temporary Position’s Held:
Nostalgia Network, COO.
BKLA Bancorp, CFO.
Lorimar, Inc. CFO
Showscan Entertainment, CFO.