Bio

Hydeh has extensive experience in audits, reviews, compilations, preparation of financial statements and outsourced CFO functions. With over 25 years of auditing and accounting experience for nonprofit organizations, Hydeh specializes in grant management, governmental rules and regulations, accounting and financial management assessment and understands the specific needs that come with an outsourced CFO or Controller position. Hydeh also excels in accountancy education, frequently speaking at nonprofit conferences locally and nationally for nonprofit organizations and nonprofit funding organizations, including governmental agencies and their board members and staff. She also offers consultations regarding assessment of accounting functions, including staffing, software selection, internal controls, single audits and indirect cost rate proposals.

Hydeh’s previous firm, Ghaffari Accountancy, Inc., signed a practice combination agreement with DZH Phillips in February of 2014, retaining its Oakland location and now working under the name DZH Phillips. Hydeh holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Tehran, Iran. She has taught at the University of San Francisco as an adjunct faculty member. Hydeh worked as controller of Children’s Home Society of California, a state-wide nonprofit organization, and has since dedicated her audit, tax and consulting services to nonprofits. This diverse group of nonprofit organizations include private and community foundations, schools, advocacy, social service and religious organizations. Hydeh has been a regular speaker at AICPA National Nonprofit Conference for the past several years, and is a member of CalCPA and the AICPA. She is the former co-chair of the California Nonprofit Conference, past planning committee member of the AICPA Nation Nonprofit Conference, member of the committee to revise the AICPA nonprofit audit committee toolkit, 3rd edition and past President of the board of directors of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. Currently, Hydeh is on the board of directors of East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.  She chairs the audit committee and is a member of the property management and fundraising committees.

Hydeh’s mission is to provide quality service, establish a true partnership with clients and assist them in building a stronger infrastructure so they can make informed decisions and accomplish their mission and objectives. Her clients are generally mid-sized nonprofits looking to grow with their accountant’s help. She seeks to be clear, communicative, practical and approachable with clients and possesses strong attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture. Outside of the office, Hydeh likes to stay active, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, skiing, traveling, playing tennis, golf, shopping with her girls and mostly spending time with her grandson.