Vardan Pogosian, CPA
Our CPA firm in Glendale, California was founded by Vardan Pogosian. Vardan worked at IRS for 9 years as a Revenue Agent (Tax Auditor). He worked at both Small Business/Self-Employed and Large Business/International Divisions of the IRS. Vardan also assisted IRS Attorneys on various tax court trial cases. He also has experience in working on civil and criminal fraud cases.
As a Senior Agent, Vardan mentored, coached, and taught classes to newly hired IRS Agents. He is a recipient of numerous performance awards during his employment with the IRS. Prior to working at IRS, he held Auditor positions with private industry companies.
Vardan Pogosian graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. USC's Leventhal School of Accounting is consistently ranked as one of the top Accounting schools in the country.
Vardan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California. He is a member of California Society of CPAs (CalCPA). In addition, he holds a Real Estate Agent license in the State of California and is a member of Southland Regional Association of Realtors.
His extensive experience with IRS and education allows him to provide expert advice to clients in Real Estate, Health Care, Legal, E-commerce, and other industries.
Sevada Scott Haghverdian, EA
Senior Tax Accountant
Sevada Scott Haghverdian has extensive experience in the field of taxation. He has over 8 years of experience in preparing individual and business tax returns, as well as representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
Prior to joining Pogosian & Company CPA, Sevada worked at Aspiriant LLC and Wayne R. Johnson & Associates PLC. While at Aspiriant, Sevada was responsible for preparing complex individual and entity tax returns for ultra-high net worth families. Prior to joining Aspiriant, Sevada spent two years with Wayne R. Johnson & Associates where he specialized in domestic and foreign taxation, tax controversy matters, and foreign tax compliance (including voluntary disclosure practice). He also represented clients at both firms before IRS and State taxing authorities for audits, collections, and appeal matters.
Sevada is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA). Enrolled Agents are federally licensed tax practitioners who have technical expertise in the field of taxation. Enrolled Agents are empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers for audits, collections, and appeals before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities.
Sevada graduated from National University (San Diego, CA) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, and reading.
Narine Petrosyan has extensive experience in office administration.
She has over 6 years of experience working as a Program Specialist and Case Manager with the City of Glendale. She has also worked as an Executive Secretary for Verdugo Workforce Investment Board.
During her employment with the City of Glendale, she received a Character and Ethics Award issued by Characters and Ethics Project. Narine graduated with Honors (Cum Laude) from California State University with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.
With Narine's background in office administration and client services, our clients enjoy excellent client service and their confidential documents are handled with utmost care.
Bookkeeping & Payroll Specialist
Janette Panossian has over 20 years of experience in accounting, payroll, human resources, project management, and marketing. Most recently, prior to joining Pogosian & Company, CPA, Janette was in charge of the accounting department of a distribution company.
Whether it’s bookkeeping, payroll, or financial statement preparation, you can count on Janette to deliver these services in accurate and timely manner. Janette believes in partnerships; therefore, she takes an active interest in each clients’ business to develop an accurate understanding of their numbers and their business. Her true joy in life is being used for a great purpose and that is the foundation on which Janette bases everything she does, whether it is gaining insight to clients’ financials or volunteering in a program to empower others to live the life they love.
Graduated with honors from California State University, Janette holds a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences with an option in Business. Janette’s education and experience equipped her to become a valuable member of Pogosian & Company, CPA.
At her spare time Janette enjoys creative projects such as designing and making clothes, volunteering at her local church & Landmark Education, BBQ with friends and family, camping and being out in the nature.
Gayane Grigoryan has a strong background in office administration. Prior to joining Pogosian & Company, CPA she worked in banking and legal industries for over 5 years. Gayane provides excellent service to our clients and valuable administrative support to the other members of our firm.
Gayane is currently a senior student at California State University- Northridge majoring in Business Management. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being in the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.