N&K CPAs Inc.

One of the largest locally owned certified public accounting firms in the State of Hawaii servicing local, national, and international clientele across the pacific.

Welcome to N&K CPAs,  Inc, one of the largest locally owned certified public  accounting firms in  the State of Hawaii. The firm was founded in 1973 with  the partnership  of Sadao Nishihama and Glenn T. Kishida. Today, the  firm has over 60  personnel, including six principals.

There are five major divisions in the firm: Assurance Services, Tax Services, Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Administrative Services. Together, personnel in these divisions provide clients with a full range of services from the traditional audit, tax, and bookkeeping services to business and technology consulting. There is also an international department which services our foreign clients.

Alton K. Miyashiro

Alton K. Miyashiro

Alton was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Iolani School. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and in 1979, he received his CPA certificate from the State of Hawaii. Alton joined the firm in 1989, and became a principal in 1991. Prior to joining N&K, Alton worked at several local and international accounting firms specializing in the area of taxation. Alton is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

In 2001, Alton was designated Managing Principal of the firm and is responsible for overseeing the management of all of the firm's operations.

Alton is a member of several organizations such as the American Institute of CPAs Tax Division, the Hawaii Society of CPAs, the United Okinawan Association of Hawaii (past Treasurer and Director), CPAmerica (Past Director), Zephyr Insurance Company, Inc. (past Director), Island Insurance company, Ltd. (Director), Island Holdings, Inc. (Director), Baseball in Paradise, Inc. (Officer and Director), and Ahahui Koa Anuenue (Board member).

In 2012, Alton received the Hall of Honor award from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business.

In his free time, Alton enjoys golfing and UH sports.  He was previously very active with youth baseball and basketball.

Areas of practice: Management and tax consulting.

Industry specializations: Construction, insurance agencies, retail/wholesale, restaurants, professional services, real estate and international.


Blake S. Isobe 

Blake S. Isobe 

Blake was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Aiea High School. He went on to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He joined the firm in January 1999 and received his CPA certification from the State of Hawaii in 2002. Blake became a principal of N&K in January 2013, and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Assurance Services Division of the firm. Blake is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants,the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (Board Member) and CPAmerica International. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Outside of the office, Blake enjoys watching sporting events, spending time with his nephews and nieces, and an occasional round of golf.

Areas of practice: Audit, accounting, and management consulting.

Industry specializations: construction, nonprofit, credit unions, employee benefit plans, government, insurance, finance, retail, and real estate.


Brian Isobe 

Brian Isobe 

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Brian graduated from Iolani School. Brian joined N&K in 1982 right after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1986, he received his CPA certificate from the State of Hawaii. Brian became a principal of N&K in 2007. He is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Assurance Services Division of the firm. Brian is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, the University of Hawaii School of Accountancy Advisory Board and Hale Kipa, Inc. (Past President and current Director).

When off duty, Brian enjoys watching sports, golfing, dining out and relaxing with his wonderful wife, Jennifer.

Areas of practice: Audit, accounting, management consulting.

Industry specializations: Construction, financial services, government, health services, hotel and restaurant, nonprofits, professional services, real estate, retail, travel, distribution and wholesale.


Chad was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a graduate of Pearl City High School. He joined N&K in 1995 after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his CPA certificate in 2000. He is the newest principal of the firm, taking on the responsibility as of January 2014. Prior to joining the firm, Chad worked a private social and health club. Chad is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Assurance Services Division of the firm. Chad is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Chad’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants and CPAmerica International.

Areas of practice: Audit, accounting, and management consulting

Industry specialization: Construction, nonprofit, government, and commercial industries.

Chad Funasaki

Chad Funasaki


Michael I. Tanaka 

Michael I. Tanaka 

Michael was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Kalani High School. He joined N&K in 1985 right after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He received his Hawaii CPA certificate in 1990 and became a principal of the firm in 2010. Michael is responsible for overseeing the operations of the firm’s Business and Tax Services Division. Michael is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (President), and CPAmerica International. Michael also serves as Treasurer for Harris Preschool.

In his free time, Michael plays an occasional round of golf and goes hiking.

Areas of practice:  Accounting, tax, management consulting, audit.

Industry specializations:  Construction, real estate development and sales, auto dealerships, retail and wholesale, nonprofit organizations, professional service providers, restaurants, and travel agencies.


Wesley B. Hiyane 

Wesley B. Hiyane 

Wes was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Kalani High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received his CPA certificate from the State of Hawaii in 1984. He joined N&K in 1990 and became a principal of the firm in 1994. Prior to joining N&K, Wes was a tax manager with an international accounting firm. Wes is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Business and Tax Services Division of the firm. Wes is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Wes is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, CPAmerica International, and the Kuakini Medical Center (Board Member).

In his spare time, Wes enjoys golfing, running, going to stage productions and concerts, and attending University of Hawaii sporting events.

Areas of practice: Accounting, tax, management consulting, audit.

Industry specialization: Construction, healthcare, retail, nonprofits.

 


Lawrence M. Chew

Lawrence M. Chew

Lawrence was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Iolani School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of San Francisco. Lawrence received his CPA certificates from the State of Hawaii in 1992 and the State of California in 1986 (currently inactive). Lawrence joined the firm as a principal in 2014. Prior to N&K, Lawrence was a partner at a local firm and a national accounting firm. He is responsible for client services and quality control monitoring of the Assurance Services Division. Lawrence is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Lawrence is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants and CPAmerica International, and a director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and treasurer of the Better Business of Hawaii Foundation.

In his free time, Lawrence enjoys watching sporting events, cooking, golfing and traveling. He was previously very active with youth baseball.

Areas of practice: Audit, accounting and management consulting.

Industry specializations: Construction, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, nonprofit, real estate, retail, state and local governments and wholesale distribution.


Dwayne S. Takeno

Dwayne S. Takeno

Dwayne was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Castle High School. He went on to attend the University of Southern California where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting and in 1997, he received his CPA certificate from the State of Hawaii.  In 2004, he received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He joined the firm as a principal of N&K in August 2014. Dwayne is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy Peer Review Oversight Committee (Chair), Association of Government Accountants Hawaii Chapter (Chair), Better Business Bureau of Hawaii (Board Member), Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii (Audit Committee Member) and CPAmerica International.

In his free time, Dwayne enjoys cooking and traveling.

Areas of practice: Audit, accounting, and management consulting.

Industry specializations: nonprofit, government, financial institutions, construction, real estate, hotels and restaurants, and employee benefit plans.