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Tom Abbas, CPA, Partner

        Tom is a native San Diegan who grew up in Santee and graduated in 1983 from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He began his career as a staff accountant with West, Johnston, Turnquist and Schmitt. Tom received his Certified Public Accountant's license in California in 1986. In 1987 he joined with partner Rulon Jenson to start the accounting and tax firm of Abbas, Jenson & Cundari.

         Tom has served on the board of directors for several nonprofit organizations in San Diego including America's Finest City Softball League, GSDBA Charitable Foundation, San Diego Industrial Recreation Council, and Special Delivery San Diego.

         Tom has extensive experience working with medical practices, real estate agents, Attorneys, home owners associations, and nonprofit organizations.

 

Rulon Jenson, CPA, Partner

 

       Rulon Jenson is a 1980 graduate of San Diego State University and was licensed as a CPA in Florida and California. After five years with the national accounting firm of McGladrey & Pullen, he established his own accounting practice. In 1987 he joined with Tom Abbas to create the tax and accounting firm of Abbas, Jenson & Cundari.

       Rulon is active in the community, and has served as a Board Member of several local nonprofit organizations, including Advocates for Better Childcare, San Diego AIDS Foundation, and the Aztec Warrior Foundation.  He has helped several new nonprofit organizations qualify for tax-exempt status with the IRS as 501(c)(3) charities.

        Rulon and his wife Jagjit have four children and seven grandchildren.

      

 

Chris Cundari, CPA, Partner

 

 

       A San Diego native, Chris grew up in East County and graduated from California State University at Fullerton with an Accounting Degree in 1989.

       Chris began his career in the fall of 1989 as an auditor with one of the "Big-Eight" accounting firms, Coopers & Lybrand. After working for three plus years with this large accounting firm, Chris wanted to get back into the small firm atmosphere as he had done part-time during college. In January 1993 Chris joined partners Tom and Rulon at Abbas, Jenson & Cundari.

       Chris specializes in personal income tax preparation and tax planning for individuals. Additionally, Chris enjoys working with small businesses, such as sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies with their accounting, tax preparation, and tax planning needs.

       Chris is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Greater San Diego Business Association.

 

Jeremy Dutson, CPA, Partner

      Jeremy Dutson was born in Delta, Utah.  The child of a military family, he moved often, living in Virginia, Washington, and finally settling in San Diego.  Jeremy attended Mira Mesa High School where he graduated in the class of 1998.   

       In 2007, Jeremy interned with Abbas Jenson & Cundari.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, he joined Abbas Jenson & Cundari and became a Certified Public Accountant in February 2010.  Jeremy became a full partner in the firm in January 2014

      Jeremy believes that effective tax planning and comprehensive tax preparation will reduce the amount of taxes one pays, and that managing one’s tax expense must be done consistently and frequently. Jeremy takes great pleasure in working with individual taxpayers and small businesses. Additionally, Jeremy specializes in community property tax issues.

       When not working, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his partner and their 2 French Bulldogs.  Jeremy is an active member of the community, including membership in the Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA), as well as donating his time to local charities.  Jeremy was recently named Mind Masters 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

Meet our Support Staff:

Penny Weitzel 

      

       Penny joined the firm in February 1994.  Penny has worked in various capacities over the years including Receptionist, Payroll Processor, Bookkeeper, and Office Administrator.  Penny's current emphasis is assisting with data organizing and input for tax return preparation.

       Penny personally knows and has worked with several of our clients over the years, both as individuals and businesses.

 

Kristofer Ast, Notary Public

      

         Kristofer joined the firm in November 2006 as our Receptionist/Office Administrator.  Kristofer has an extensive background in Customer Service as a result of working in various capacities in this field for the past 15 years.  

         Kristofer is a Notary Public.