Firm Profile

At Brabo & Carlsen, LLP we understand that financial and tax implication are critical to the health of an organization. Taking a proactive, forward-thinking approach, Brabo & Carlsen, LLP functions as an extension of our clients, providing reliable financial advice and expertise.

In addition to technical expertise, we offer our clients unparalleled support. Known for our professionalism, integrity and responsiveness, our high-touch approach allows us to expand beyond client relations to long-term partnerships.

To further our client commitments, we have invested in state-of-the-art information technology. By improving the transmission of confidential documents, we have also reduced paper flow and its’ impact on the environment.

We believe that our success is a result of your success. We are rewarded only to the extent by which we add value to those we are priviledged to serve.

Michael J. Brabo, CPA is Managing Partner and Founder of Brabo & Carlsen, LLP. Mr. Brabo specializes in providing privately held and family owned businesses with accounting, tax, consulting, forensic, estate, and professional trustee services.
A graduate of California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, California with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration, Mr. Brabo is a CPA and is registered with the State of California as a Professional Trustee. Mr. Brabo is on the Board of Directors of the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Building Industry Association – Desert Chapter, and Desert Contractor’s Association.

Wayne E. Carlsen, CPA is Partner and Co-founder of Brabo & Carlsen, LLP. Mr. Carlsen is a CPA who specializes in auditing and tax planning. Mr. Carlsen’s areas of expertise range the for-profit and non-profit sectors with a concentration in country clubs, common interest realty associations [i.e., Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs), and Cooperative Housing], other non-profit organizations, and the construction industry. His experience also includes auditing employee benefit/401K plans. Mr. Carlsen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Desert Hospitality Accounting Association. He is also a member and Past Treasurer and Board Member of the Community Associations Institute, where he has spoken on a number of topics, and is currently Treasurer for the Tuscany Homeowners’ Association.




Brabo & Carlsen, LLP  (760) 320-0848