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About Us

Firm Profile


Homer, Stenger & Company was formed in February 2008, continuing the business started by Jan Homer more than 25 years ago, formerly known as "Homer, Palermo & Company". The result is a local well established CPA practice, some of our clients have been on board for several decades.

We believe in the value of relationships. Working with clients creates a partnership, and we truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. Our ongoing investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Our business model allows us to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication throughout the year, to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis.


Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Homer, Stenger & Company, Inc. receive competent, timely and affordable advice.


Our Team

Dieter Stenger, CPA

Dieter was born in Germany, and worked for smaller accounting firms in the resort town of Garmisch, before joining the Munich office of KPMG. He transferred to KPMG Sacramento in 2002. He then worked as a tax manager with Ernst & Young for several years, assisting multi state and publicly traded corporations, partnerships and their owners. During his time with two of the "Big 4" international accounting firms he was able to gain thorough knowledge and experience in the fields of accounting, individual, partnership and corporate taxation. In February of 2008 Dieter became the owner of Homer, Stenger & Company, and enjoys working with individuals and businesses in Auburn, as well as the greater Tahoe, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Mexico.
When he is not working, Dieter spends as much time as possible with his family, but also enjoys running, road biking, and working on his (of course German) classic cars.

Mary Kotowski, CPA

Mary joined our team in 2012 and brings with her more than 18 years of experience managing the accounting function for manufacturing, R & D and start-up businesses, and most recently serving as Controller for a manufacturing and mail order retailer. Mary is excited about her move into public accounting and has been working hard over the past few years to earn her Masters degree in Accountancy, as well as her CPA license in 2013. She is also a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Mary is a valuable member of our firm, managing the accounting and payroll functions. She also prepares the majority of our tax returns, we could not survive tax season without Mary.

Jan Homer, CPA

Jan began her accounting and tax career with Litton Industries, Inc. in Beverly Hills while also teaching Taxation courses at Santa Monica Community College. After leaving Litton Industries, Jan and her family moved to Auburn where she spent four years with Grant Bennett Accountants, CPAs in Sacramento prior to opening her own practice in Auburn in January, 1983. Jan's expertise was founded in many areas, to include extensive business/management consulting and tax planning services for numerous medical practices, general contractor/ subcontractor companies, various multi-state and local small business entities, trusts and estates, as well as a wide diversity of individual clients and their varying tax scenarios. Jan never had a boring day in all her years of practice. She loves working with her clients and loves doing the work. With the decision by her long-time partner to leave the practice, Jan began her transition out of public accounting with the transfer of the practice to Dieter Stenger in 2008.

Dan Spencer, Data entry specialist

Dan has been with our firm and Homer, Palermo & Co. for a combined 30 years. A retired tax assessor with Placer County, he is our expert for property taxes. Nobody enters data into our tax program faster than Dan.

Jivan Bennett, Admin and Accounting Assistant

Jivan is the most recent addition to our team, joining us in November 2015. Jivan has an extensive background in administrative duties, departmental organization and customer service, as well as several years as office manager in charge of accounting. Her friendly and hands-on attitude is much appreciated.