Hal Jaffe


Hal Jaffe is a Principal at CLA, LLP and has over forty-five years of experience in public accounting and private industry.  Prior to CLA, Hal was a Partner of NSBN LLP, a 100 person CPA firm in Century City. Hal was a consultant/partner at the CPA firm Bay Sherman & Craig, LLP for over twenty-nine years. Hal spent the previous twelve years at Knapp Communications (Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit magazines) and California Magazine, Inc., in senior management positions including Accounting and Business Manager, Controller, Vice-President/Senior Administrative officer and CFO. 


  • MS, Economics, UCLA
  • BS, Economics, University of Maryland
  • CPA license - CA
  • FINRA Series 7 and 66 security licenses

In the community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accounts
  • Past - Treasurer & Board of Directors, Ahavat Torah Congregation
  • Past – Board of Directors, Western Publications Association