Amicpa Team

Our Team

Clients engage us because of our experienced and highly trained team members.
Each of our team members has many years of hands-on experience in key facets of finance and accounting.
We care about our clients and approach their situations with passion, creativity and innovation.
Each client is assured of the highest level of dedication and integrity on each engagement, regardless of scope or duration.
All of us share a passion for public accounting and client service.

Our Team


CPA Ami Shah

Ami Shah CPA, Ms in Taxation, FCA – Principal

Ami established the firm in 2006 to help small businesses and individuals with accounting and tax planning. Ami’s team thrives on the best experience and outcome for their clients. Ms. Shah believes in delivering many fold value for the fees received. With over 20 years of experience in public accounting she focuses on tax planning and loves optimizing and saving taxes for her business and individual clients. She is Certified Advanced Pro-Advisor for QuickBooks. Since past two years Ami Shah CPA has been selected as one of the three best rated accounting firms in San Jose.

Areas of Practice

  • Tax Planning and Preparation for Businesses and Investors
  • Entity Structing and accounting for Business and Real Estate Transactions
  • International Tax Planning and Foreign Transaction Compliance
  • Business Advisory and Management Consulting
  • Bankruptcy Planning and Compliance

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in accounting from University of Mumbai
  • Chartered Accountant from India
  • Certified Public Accountant, CA Board of Accountancy
  • Ms in Taxation San Jose State University

Before opening her private practice in San Jose, Ami held managerial positions at CPA firms across the Silicon Valley. for She is married and mother of two daughters. In her spare time, Ami loves to volunteer at JCNC, NGN and travel with her family.


Bijal Vakharia

Bijal Vakharia

Bijal joined Ami Shah CPA team as a staff accountant in September 2015. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and enjoys using her skills to help the firm's many clients including internal accounting.

She is experienced accountant with pleasant personality and rare go get it attitude. She is well versed in general ledger accounting, tax preparation, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Microsoft 365, Customer Relationship Management (CRM). She is an excellent team builder. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and law from University of Gujarat.

She spends her spare time travelling, volunteering at her son’s school and spending time with family and friends.


Manali Nagda

Manali Nagda

Manali joined the firm in May 2017. With over 9 years of work experience in the field of finance, accounting and taxation she works on tax planning and return preparation for businesses and individuals and financial statements.

Manali has passed all four sections of CPA exam and is working towards becoming a licensed CPA in California. She is a Chartered Accountant from India and holds a bachelor’s from University of Mumbai. She likes to spend her spare time with family and watching movies.


Mitali Gosrani

Mitali Gosrani

Mitali joined Ami Shah CPA team in July 2017. She works on choice of entity, formation, elections and tax return preparation for individuals and entities and various state fillings.

Before moving to USA, she was pursuing her Chartered Accountancy degree in India and has over 3 years of experience in public accounting. She continues to further her knowledge by preparing for the CPA exams. She loves spending her spare time doing henna and travelling.


Nipa Shah

Nipa Shah

Nipa joined Ami Shah CPA team in August 2013. She is perfectionist who believes in attention to detail and likes to do challenging work every day. She works on QuickBooks accounting, tax returns for businesses and individuals and sales tax returns. She acts as outside CFO to many small business clients and also helps with the firm’s internal accounting.

She is a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She holds Master’s degree in Accounting and taxation from University of Gujarat, India.

She loves to spend her spare time with family and watching movies.


Poonam Shah

Poonam Shah

Poonam joined the team in January 2016. With extensive experience in public accounting she works on tax planning and preparation for entities and high net worth clients. She is also well versed with Indian tax laws and compliance requirements and foreign disclosures.

She is Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, Chartered Accountant from India and currently pursuing her CPA. She also holds Master`s in Accounting and Taxation from University of Pune, India. Poonam looks forward to gaining the experience necessary to provide a wide range of services to our clients.

In her spare time, Poonam enjoys cooking, painting, spending time with her family and friends.


Sonal Singhvi

Sonal Singhvi

Sonal began her career in public accounting in 2007. She enjoys working on high net worth individuals like executives in tech companies and entrepreneurs with closely held businesses. She also has experience working on international tax related compliance and disclosure issues. Sonal is also responsible for new clients’ onboarding and scheduling.

Prior to joining Ami Shah CPA she worked as a tax associate providing direct and indirect Tax related advisory, due diligence and compliance services.

Sonal is a licensed CPA in California and a member of CalCPA. She is also a Chartered Accountant from India and holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from University of Madras. Outside of office, Sonal is an avid reader of fictional books and autobiographies and loves to travel with her husband.