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Orange County, California

  • Construction & real estate
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing, Transportation & Distribution
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Transportation & distribution
Service Experience
  • Strategic federal tax
  • Tax
  • International Tax
  • Corporate Tax

Melvin Tobaru




Executive summary

Melvin Tobaru is a partner in the Tax Reporting %26 Advisory practice of Grant Thornton's Orange County, Calif., office. He has more than 22 years of experience in public accounting with both Grant Thornton and a former Big Five accounting firm.


Melvin has significant experience in the corporate income tax accounting, and income tax planning, structuring, and compliance for partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, and C corporations. Melvin has extensive experience in business and tax advisory services for publicly- and privately-held companies in numerous industries including aerospace and defense, manufacturing and distribution, technology hardware and software, and retail and apparel. 


Professional qualification

  • Cal-CPA


Community involvement

  • Make-A-Wish, Orange County, Board Member
  • Inland Empire, Southern California, Board Member; Governance Committee Chair


  • BS, Accounting, University of Hawaii – Manoa

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