About us


Payan & Payan is a full service CPA firm specializing in comprehensive individual and business income tax planning and preparation. Jason Payan established the firm 11 years ago and has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to domestic and international clients in all aspects related to U.S. income taxation. Our experience ranges from income tax preparation to more in-depth services such as income tax and financial planning.

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients’ needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Our firm is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We seek to be a long-term, integral member of our clients’ financial team.

Our Team

Jason Payan
CPA, Partner

Jason D. Payan specializes in income tax planning, research and structuring for corporations, partnerships and individuals. In the last 18 years, he has served clients in the areas of Real Estate Development, Homebuilding, Restaurant Operations, Golf Course Operations, and Gaming. He has six years public accounting experience in Big 4 Public Accounting and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Masters in Taxation. Additionally, he is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Melissa Payan
CPA, Partner

Melissa has worked in the public and private accounting sectors for over 18 years, specializing in income tax preparation for individuals and businesses. She also has extensive knowledge of financial statement preparation, budgeting and forecasting, and financial analysis. She has worked on clients in the Gaming, Real Estate, Education, and Retail Industries. She started her career at a Big 4 Accounting Firm after graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Wade Holwell
CPA, Senior Manager

Wade has extensive experience in the fields of business income tax, individual income tax, IRS examination representation and compliance, and accounting software assistance. Some of the industries in which he has served clients are Real Estate, Construction, Investment Companies, Medical Professionals, Gaming, and Food/Beverage. Wade graduated from the University of Wyoming and has two bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. He is a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Alba Hall
Tax Associate

Alba serves as a Tax Associate for Payan & Payan CPAs. She is responsible for preparation of individual income tax returns, small business payroll and foreign client liaison. As a Certified Acceptance Agent, she facilitates ITIN applications as well. Alba is a native of Tirana, Albania. Prior to joining Payan & Payan CPAs, she served as an Administrative Assistant for the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Economics and Math. Alba enjoys spending her free time with her two children.

Dominick Austria 

Dominick received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Shortly thereafter he started his career with a Big 4 Public Accounting Firm. As a senior tax accountant, he was responsible for many clients in the areas of technology, real estate, gaming, and hospitality. Dominick is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the Nevada Society of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He likes to spend his free time helping his church’s youth group, golfing, being physically active and last but not least cooking for his beautiful wife.

Noreen Peretti
Office Manager

Noreen has assisted executives throughout her career in many different business fields including Real Estate, Medical, Accounting, and Legal. Early in her career she worked as an executive secretary to a partner at Ernst & Young accounting firm in her hometown of Chicago. As a licensed Realtor since 2003, Noreen has experience in real estate sales and property management. At Payan & Payan CPAs she works as a liaison between clients and office staff as well as helping to ensure efficient day to day operation of the office.

Deborah Gale
Administrative Assistant

Deborah provides administrative support to Payan & Payan CPA’s team. Deborah is a Maine native and has worked in the accounting community as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager for over 30 years. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks and is able to tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients. It is to no surprise that during her professional career she has received the affectionate title of Manager of First Impressions. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading and is a connoisseur of all things Christmas, her favorite time of year.

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