“WE CULTIVATE FRESH PERSPECTIVES BY ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM.”
Blake S. Isobe - Managing Principal, CPA, CGMA
Blake integrates wisdom and tradition with innovative thinking, to create a bridge between original company values and constant change. He has a unique understanding of the multi-generational workplace, and sets an example for inclusivity and diversity.
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 became the managing principal in January 2018. 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 Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (Board Member), Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council (Board Member) and CPAmerica International. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Blake has over 19 years of public accounting experience and serves as principal in charge of clients requiring tax, accounting, management consulting, and audit services. Blake has performed audit, review and internal audit work along for various industries including:
- Private schools
- Professional service providers
- Property management
- Real estate development
- Real estate investments
- Rental housing projects
- Travel and tour agencies
- Affordable housing developments
- Attraction parks
- Condominium development
- Construction contractors
- Employee benefit plans
- Health care providers and centers
- Insurance agencies
- Mortgage brokers
- Nonprofit organizations
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.