Minako Steel

Minako Steel



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Minako has more than20 years of public accounting experience with particular expertise working with C-corporations and Japanese companies doing business in the United States. As a bilingual CPA, she has helped many companies across industries increase revenues and optimize their tax strategies.

  • Areas of expertise include accounting methods, accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), ownership analysis, R&D tax credits, tax planning for international expansion, cross-border transactions, and inbound tax planning 
  • Help clients build tax projection models and identify tax saving opportunities to bolster company growth 
  • Extensive experience serving Japanese companies operating in the United States 
    -Ensures companies are in compliance with U.S. tax laws and eliminates unnecessary penalties due to lack of experience or internal expertise 
  • Works with clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, clean technology, manufacturing, and retail 
  • Serves pre-IPO and public companies including privately held middle market companies 
  • Manages public and private company tax provision work and complicated tax issues 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) 
  • Board Member, Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) 


San Francisco, CA


Master of Science in taxation 
Golden Gate University (San Francisco, California) 


Bachelor of Science in accounting 
Mesa State College (Grand Junction, Colorado) 


Bachelor of Arts in Japanese literature 
Kokugakuin University (Tokyo, Japan)