1847 Iron Point Rd. Suite 180 Folsom, CA 95630

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00

Smart Accounting and
Tax Solutions

“You have the passion and skill to be great at your chosen path. Take the stress off by trusting a proven accounting team to handle your tax and
accounting needs.”

Our Services


Having a solid tax strategy is key to reducing taxes. If you have a C, S corporation, LLC, Partnership, or Sole Proprietors, properly prepared tax returns can minimize tax payment. Tax law is complex, even with new tax reform, but it’s easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled.


As a small business owner, you have more important things to do than to worry about your accounting and bookkeeping. We take care of your books for you, so you can get back to the job of running your business and generating profits.

Forensic Accounting

We offer fraud examination and business litigation services with a background in law enforcement to provide unparalleled forensic accounting services. We also help new or established businesses with monthly accounting to streamline reporting and tax preparation.

Financial Consulting

We will work with individuals who need coaching to overcome bad financial habits and start creating wealth.  Our firm is not licensed for securities and investments transactions and we do not practice as financial advisors, but we help clients with establishing and maintaining a budget and thinking long-term.

About Next Peak CPA

“Next Peak CPA, Inc. (previously Clint Herndon, CPA) was established in 2018 with the goal of providing accurate, detailed accounting services with a focus on the customer experience. We value our clients as people and want to see them succeed in business and in life. We service small businesses and individuals locally and all over the country.

Whether we are meeting in person or handling everything remotely, our clients appreciate our friendly, relatable, and educational approach to all things accounting and tax. Its one of the reasons we’ve been selected as the Readers Choice #1 Best Accountant in the Folsom/El Dorado Hills area 3 years in a row by Style Magazine.”

Clint Herndon, CPA, CFE


Claire McGhehey



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Style Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for #1 Best Accountant in Folsom (2019, 2020, and 2021) and Folsom Telegraph’s Best of Best (2020)


I had a very perplexing non-profit accounting question and reached out to Clint Herndon, CPA. He responded promptly and provided not only a solid answer but supporting documentation to educate me on the matter at hand. He demonstrated patience as I worked through my questions and the materials he provided. I highly recommend Clint Herndon, CPA.

Tonya K


Clint has been our family’s CPA for several years now. He does our personal and small business tax filings. He’s awesome! Very professional, great attention to detail and very responsive. At the end of each filing he reviews everything thoroughly with us and makes suggestions of changes that we can make during the next calendar year to improve our tax situation.

Tiffany D


Clint is extremely knowledgeable and helped me with a unique tax situation. He cares deeply about his clients and community. Clint is a CPA with very high integrity and receives my highest recommendation for your accounting and tax needs

C Bland