Willis & Walsh, CPAs was founded in 1987 by Larry Willis and Susan Walsh (now Susan Gollnick.)  The two partners are supported by a team of qualified accountants and office administrators. Each team member is involved in a rigorous training schedule which includes outside courses, firm-sponsored courses and on-the-job training. 

About Us

Larry Willis, CPA

Larry graduated from Brigham Young University and continued with graduate courses at BYU and Golden Gate University.  He worked with national CPA firm Hurdman & Cranstoun (later merged with Peat, Marwick Main) in tax and auditing, finishing his time there as audit supervisor.  Larry then joined Bartig, Basler & Ray in Sacramento where he became a partner.  He developed a client base of small business and individual clients as well as government agencies.  In 1987, Larry founded Willis & Walsh, CPAs with Susan Walsh.  Larry now concentrates on general business planning, strategic planning for business sales and acquisitions, and individual tax planning.

Past and present professional affiliations include the following:
California Society of CPA’s
International Business Broker’s Association (IBBA)
California Association of Business Brokers (CABB)
Certified Business Intermediary Candidate
Western Association of Entrepreneurs
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
California Real Estate License
Registered Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65)

Susan Gollnick, CPA

Susan graduated from California State University, Sacramento, working her way through school at a local CPA firm.
  After graduation she joined Bartig, Basler & Ray, where Larry Willis was a partner.  Susan progressed to the position of accounting manager there, overseeing the compilation and review work for Larry’s clients as well as the compliance reporting functions.  In 1987, Susan and Larry split off and formed the partnership of Willis and Walsh, CPAs.  Susan is the partner in charge of the Accounting Services department. 

Past and present professional affiliations include the following:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce
American Society of Women Accountants
Treasurer of LeTip Sacramento