Accounting firm Zeisler, Zeisler, & Rawson of San Rafael announced the addition of Johnson to the firm name.  Effective Jan. 1, the firm will be known as Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson LLP.

Jeff Johnson joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2006.  He has a master’s degree in taxation and recently obtained his CPA certification.

He started his accounting career as the assistant controller, then assistant vice president and internal audit manager for a local and successful savings and loan. After earning his tax degree, he joined the world of public accounting.

Mr. Johnson graduated from San Francisco State University in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and from Golden Gate University.

Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson, founded in 1948 by Ed Zeisler, provides tax, accounting and business management services to a variety of clients, including musicians/entertainers, professional athletes, small businesses and individuals.  Zeisler, Zeisler, Rawson & Johnson has a staff of about 29 and is located in downtown San Rafael at 901 A St., Suite C, 94901.  More information about the firm and its services can be found at


Jeffrey Mallan, certified public accountant and principal at Mallan & Associates, a financial services firm in Santa Rosa, is giving a talk at the Rotary Club in Cloverdale on Feb. 10 at 12 p.m.  titled "Fraud … The Other ‘F’ Word."

Mr. Mallan has been giving this presentation to local business groups in the North Bay for the past year to alert the business community that fraud may be happening in their business.

“My presentation gives them some ideas on fraud prevention. I present current statistics and facts on fraud in the workplace, current fraud stories that have happened in our state and in our area, a brief overview of internal controls, red flags that relate to potential disbursement fraud and a discussion of some anti-fraud programs that businesses should have in place,” he said.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Patty Mannatt of Exchange Bank at 707-894-5109.


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