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Vicki L Mulak, EA, CFP®

vicki.mulak@ceterafs.com

Vicki is an Enrolled Agent and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). She is insurance and securities licensed. Vicki is the owner of American Financial and Tax, a tax preparation, planning and representation firm, which was founded in Tustin, California in 1985, when Vicki became both a resident and a business owner.

She frequently testifies before the Franchise Tax Board meetings in Sacramento, CA and stays involved in California tax legislation sponsored by the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), attending Assembly and Senate committee hearings as necessary. Vicki testified with Senator Mimi Walters before the California Labor Committee assisting in the passage of SB1244 (CH 2010-522) and SB 1131 (CH 2014-122) which now conform California employment tax law affecting LLCs to federal. She chairs CSEA’s annual State Tax Agency Liaison Meeting, and the Advocacy Partnership Subcommittee, which is a committee of likeminded individuals and professional organizations that partner with CSEA, as needed, on California legislation and tax matters of mutual interest and concern.

In addition to her private practice, Vicki serves on two of the three California state tax agency advisory boards: The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) Advisory Board, since 2010 and the Employment Development Department's (EDD) Small Business Employer’s Advisory Committee (SBEAC) since 1997.

Vicki is a well-known presenter on federal and California tax law and update with audiences at continuing education events hosted by the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) and its state affiliates, CSEA’s Super Seminar, and the various CSEA chapters. She is also a frequent presenter for Society of California Accountants (SCA). She is author of numerous articles that have appeared in NAEA’s EA Journal, and CSEA’s California Enrolled Agent.

Vicki was honored in August 2012 with NAEA’s Bill Payne Advocacy Award in recognition of her commitment to advocacy on behalf of Enrolled Agents. In 2011, Vicki was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” for enhancement of CSEA’s reputation. In 2006, she received CSEA’s prestigious “Thomas P Hess Award” in recognition of her contributions to CSEA’s educational goals. She appeared in December 2004 on the IRS’ web cast Tax Talk Today.

From 1993-2012, Vicki worked to prepare students for the partnership and corporation section of the Special Enrollment Exam Class hosted by CSEA’s Orange County Chapter. She has been an Extended Education instructor for California State University at Fullerton for their Financial Planning Certificate Program from 1997-1998, and has worked as an editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practitioner Publishing Company’s Accounting Quickfinder from 2006-2012. Vicki was honored for her excellent support of the local business community in 1996 as the recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Accountant Advocate of the Year” award.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from
Thomas Edison State University in Camden, New Jersey and resides with her husband, George, in Tustin.

  • Financial Adviser with Cetera Investment Advisers LLC (formerly Genworth Financial Advisers Corp) since 2004
  • FINRA Registration Series 6 and Series 63
  • State of CA insurance License # OB96757
  • Thomas Edison State College, Camden, NJ – Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • California Society of Enrolled Agents
  • California Society of Tax Consultants

George Mulak

gmulak@americanfinancialtax.com

George is a non-registered associate and has been working with Vicki since the start of her business. In addition with helping her with the day-to-day work he is also in charge of the IT infrastructure and marketing. Please feel free to call him if you have any questions.