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American Institute of CPAs - Personal Financial Planning (PFP)

Jun 24, 2022

Akemi Dalvi, CPA/PFS, began her career working in audit at PwC. She loved the idea of working more intimately with clients, so she took her dad’s offer to join his financial planning business in 2008 and has since taken over as President. In this episode of the PFP Section podcast, Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, interviews Akemi. She responds to the following questions:

  • How did she create a niche practice to serve Japanese Americans?
  • How did the pandemic lead to endless possibilities for attracting and retaining clients and staff?
  • What allows her to spend her time on what she loves most?
  • How does she build her knowledge and community of other advisors?
  • What do her clients find most valuable about her service offering?

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  • PFP and PFS members can get a taste of what the PFP Summit community is all about by joining us for a one-hour discussion on June 29th from 1 to 2 pm ET. Cameron Passmore and Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA/PFS, will share their experiences with having client conversations about their personal finances in times of high inflation, rising interest rates, stock market volatility, and geopolitical uncertainty.

This episode is brought to you by the AICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Section, the premier provider of information, tools, advocacy and guidance for professionals who specialize in providing tax, estate, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice. Also, by the CPA/PFS credential program, which allows CPAs to demonstrate competence and confidence in providing these services to their clients. Visit us online at to join our community, gain access to valuable member-only benefits or learn about our PFP certificate program.

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