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Certifications: CPA
Industries: government contractors, medical offices and creatives and other professional services
Joined the firm in: 1996
Entered accounting in: 1990
Native of: San Fernando Valley
Resident of: Oak Park
Education: BS, concentration in finance, California State University, Sacramento

Kristine Vail


Kristine works with a variety of businesses providing both tax and accounting assistance. She’s responsible for managing client projects and bringing in the right team of professionals to help each client. As the person who oversees marketing and business development for the firm, she’s constantly learning about where CPA firms are headed.

In addition, she is experienced with SaaS (Software as a Service) and researches software solutions that will work for clients or help them solve a specific problem. After determining how it works and how it can help, she’s guided businesses to adopt software like and QuickBooks Online.


Originally, she joined Roschke & Wall’s predecessor firm in 1996 before leaving to work for CBS and a short-lived start-up, Icebox. She returned to the firm a few years later.

Professional Involvement
  • California Society of CPA
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • National Contract Management Association, San Fernando Valley chapter
  • The Association for Accounting Marketing
Outside the Office

Kristine and her husband, Chris, have a teenage daughter. When she’s not playing chauffeur, Kristine is a connoisseur of podcasts where she learns about happiness, emotional intelligence, women and food, and compassionate leadership. She also enjoys watching documentaries and visiting her family and friends.

Who is Kristine?

“I’m a life-long learner in pursuit of useful information to help myself and others pursue what makes them happy.”

  • “Everyone works hard to make my life as a business owner less complicated so I can focus on the stuff I’m good at—which, by the way, is not accounting.“

    - Sherri C.  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Professional Services
  • “As an entrepreneur and long time client, I credit much of my financial sanity to their expertise, wisdom and compassionate care for their clients.“

    - Roger C.  |  San Pedro, CA  |  Author
  • “Roschke & Wall is as good as it gets. From business advice to how to deal with employees in multiple states, they have answers to help us navigate complex issues.“

    - Terry J.  |  Austin, TX  |  Professional Services


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