About Us

John O'Farrell is a full service tax, accounting and business consulting firm located in Honolulu, HI


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Our Team....

John O'Farrell, CPA, MBA, Managing Partner

John O'Farrell has been a Certified Public Accountant in Hawaii since 1980. After working for the largest national CPA firm in Honolulu for many years, he founded John O'Farrell & Associates CPAs Inc., in 1984. He received his BS in accounting and MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

John is a member of the Hawaii Society of CPAs and has been active in a number of professional and service organizations.

The areas of practice that John has focused on include tax planning for businesses and individuals, estate and tax planning for businesses, IRS representation and tax procedure. He also assists other tax practitioners in dealing with complex issues.

David O'Farrell, CPA, MBA, CFE, CGFM

David was a 1992 winner of the prestigious American Institute of CPA's Elijah Watt Sells Award. Besides being a CPA, David has also earned professional credentials as a CFE and CGFM.   As a CPA with extensive experience, David has worked with both large and small firms at the national and local level.  David is also a master of Asian martial arts and a published author whose articles have appeared in numerous professional and trade association journals. CO #14538.

Annette Martin, Accounting & Tax Manager

After graduating in Accounting from the University of Hawaii, Annette worked for a small local CPA firm for five years. After advancing to Accounting Manager, she realized that the only way for her to learn more and advance would be to join a larger organization. Fortunately for us, she joined our firm in 2000 where she now functions as our Accounting and Tax Manager. Fortunately for all of us, Annette loves public accounting and helping clients.

For more information, please call us at 808-593-8355


John O'Farrell & Associates has earned an excellent reputation among clients, bankers, attorneys and taxing authorities.

Our specialty is the closely held business where the owners are seeking the best return for their time, their money and their goals.

Our goal is to give you all you need to do the job without losing sight of your main objective -- to be a successful businessperson, instead of trying to be your own accountant.

Choosing a CPA firm is a very personal decision, like choosing a doctor or dentist. There are thousands of CPA firms.

All accounting firms are subject to the same professional standards and tax laws, but every firm functions differently. We are a firm that focuses on you, the client. Quite simply, your needs become our needs. We believe that we have to take care of you.

Therefore, you can reach us easily by phone or e-mail. If we're not available, we always get back to you promptly. We also attempt to keep you informed via this web site, newsletters and the best way- via face-to-face meetings and in one our exclusive "business checkup" programs.

We give personalized service to each client. Our recommendations to you are customized to your needs. We speak to you in terms and language that are easily understandable. When you engage us, our professionals become part of your team. We'll provide you with efficient, effective, and face-to-face solutions.

Our reputation has been built on the service we provide to closely-held businesses and their owners. We support business owners with a full range of services beyond just financial reporting and tax preparation.

Our tax strategies integrate business and individual tax planning with business succession and estate planning. We can help business owners define and achieve their overall financial objectives. Rather than just being routine preparers of tax returns and financial statements, we look for ideas on how to improve your tax and financial situations

THE THREE PRINCIPLES:  Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.


Our firm is one of the leading firms in the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the energy of our staff, each client receives close personal and professional attention.

Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance, and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm.


Our firm is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies.

To see a listing of our services, please take a moment and look at our services page. Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals have fueled our growth in the recent years.

Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly.


An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves.

Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.

We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.

Our high service quality and "raving fan" clients are the result of our commitment to excellence.

We will answer all of your questions, as they impact both your tax and financial situations. We welcome you to contact us anytime.

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