Our Team

Through the breadth and depth of their collective experience—professionally and in their communities—the people of Sousa & Weber reflect the strength of our firm and the diversity of our culture.  Our two partners and twenty-plus associates provide a multitude of services to our clients.

Partner Biographies

Kenneth R. Sousa

Partner – Taxation

imgMr. Sousa heads our tax practice. His technical knowledge, combined with practical experience and commercial and industry knowledge, allows our clients to build sophisticated and sustainable tax strategies to cover a wide range of situations. He routinely assists clients with the development of complex business systems, family transition planning, and government audits. His responsibilities also include coordinating the final decision-making process for all tax planning and tax return positions. A partner of the firm since 2006, Mr. Sousa has over twenty years of corporate, partnership, and individual taxation experience. Mr. Sousa has extensive experience serving the real estate industry, including developers, builders, and property owners, and has assisted many film production clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sousa was a partner for a local accounting firm, where he developed and headed numerous firm-wide initiatives. Mr. Sousa also served as the partner liaison to the firm’s information technology department.

Mr. Sousa received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from UCLA and a J.D. from Loyola Law School and has been a member of the California State Bar since 1994. Mr. Sousa is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sousa has been a member of the Westside Technology User’s group—a former member organization of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants—and served as its Chairman from 2003–2004. Mr. Sousa has presented on technology issues at Society conferences throughout the state.

Contact Kenneth Sousa:

Email – ken@sousaweber.com

Office – (310) 376-5040

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Rich Weber

Partner – Accounting, Audit & Tax

imgMr. Weber focuses on business development, firm strategy and execution, so that we deliver on the promises we make to our clients—to provide seamless, consistent, high-quality client service. Mr. Weber is also head of the firm’s Accounting and Audit Services practice. With the ongoing changes in the regulatory environment, including the convergence of global accounting standards, Mr. Weber is focused on helping Sousa & Weber provide our clients and key stakeholders with timely, relevant, and transparent financial reporting.  Mr. Weber also advises clients on corporation, partnership and individual tax matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Weber was Director of Corporate Accounting at Activision-Blizzard were he oversaw the company’s worldwide financial operations. He was also Director of International Accounting at MGM Studios from 2003 – 2005.  Prior to joining MGM, Mr. Weber was an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young, where he planned and administered all phases of financial statement audits for public and privately held companies to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP; designed audit programs to test financial statement account balances and internal controls; and identified, analyzed, and tested critical systems to develop audit opinions and recommendations for improving clients’ control environments.

Mr. Weber’s technical expertise includes full disclosure U.S. GAAP financial statements, full scope U.S. GAAS audits, internal controls (including Sarbanes-Oxley) and E.R.P. systems design and implementation.

Mr. Weber received a B.A. in Psychology and Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Weber is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Contact Rich Weber:

Email – rich@sousaweber.com

Office – (310) 376-5040

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