About Paula Marie Bruce

There's no substitute for solid experience.

Paula Marie Bruce, CPA holds a master's degree in Tax Law from Golden Gate University San Francisco (one of the two top tax universities in the country) and a bachelors of science in Business Administration - Accounting from California State University Los Angeles. Paula has been a California CPA since 1985. She has excelled as an investment advisor representative and held a Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses, as well as California Life, Health and Annuity Insurance Licenses.

Paula has worked with several Big Six CPA firms, as well as Price Waterhouse & Co. as an external auditor and Deloitte Touche LLP as an audit consultant. She has worked and traveled internationally with Fortune 500 companies—such as Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, American President Companies, and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company—as an internal auditor and an embezzlement control and internal control expert.

She has extensive income tax experience and has worked as a consultant with a number of San Francisco Bay Area CPA firms such as Harb, Levy and Weiland; Bertorelli & Co.; Boydstun & Klingner; and Middleton & Middleton CPAs.

A woman’s touch balanced with in-depth practical knowledge.

In 1991, after six years of high-end professional experience, she launched her own CPA practice. Going strong after over two decades of client services, she stays current on tax law and accounting issues through her dedication to continuing education and her vast network of colleagues. Paula is a dynamic public speaker and has been asked to lecture and write articles on income tax laws. She has been featured in several local Marin County newspapers.

Community service is important to Paula. She is a mentor for impoverished and disadvantaged women and has served on the Board of Directors of Marin Services for Women. She has also served as Treasurer and Executive Officer of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce for five years.

A California native with a heart of adventure.

Originally from Los Angeles, Paula expanded her borders to include Sausalito and the San Francisco Bay Area in 1993. Like many Californians she is blessed in deed to be born and raised here and loves the friendly people. She is an avid exercise buff and enjoys traveling & dancing, and loves outdoor sports—including scuba diving, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, camping, and swimming with her white Labrador, Hey Buddy Boo Boo.

Paula’s professional associations have included the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of CPAs, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. Paula has also served as a member of the Sausalito Rotary Club and the Sausalito Woman's Club.


I dedicate myself to meeting my client's needs with professionalism, honesty and integrity. I look forward to earning your business.