The Aguiar Group is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and has served the Seattle area for over 20 years. Our unique recipe of technical expertise, personal attention, and customization to our clients’ needs is what makes us thrive.

Our CPA firm is driven by statistics and results, and our clients come to our Bellevue office for our technical expertise; at least at first. Once you are in the door, we take the time to invest personal attention into understanding the uniqueness of your situation and identifying your long-term goals and objectives. We develop a strategy and partner with you along your journey to attain those goals and customize our services to help you and your business thrive. We are a multilingual firm and serve Spanish and English speaking clients.

Our firm is ready to scale to your needs with a range of resources.

From Individual to Start-Up, or Planning to Sell a Business that has been Around for Generations

Each client has specific needs. Our three pillars of service are ready to support you.

While the solutions vary for each situation, our goal is to:


We fearlessly work on behalf of your goals.


Forming a clear picture of where you want to go, and rallying the entire team around a greater vision.


Working backward from the ultimate vision to identify the key steps.

Our Team

Carmen Aguiar

CEO & Founder – CPA/PFS, CGMA, CFP®

Specialist in Taxation and Personal Financial Planning
3 passions: entrepreneurship, board leadership, travel
Carmen is the CEO of The Aguiar Group, which she founded in Bellevue in 1993. Before starting her firm over 25 years ago, Carmen worked with Ernst & Young LLP in New York City and Seattle. The Aguiar Group is an award-winning firm offering tax, financial planning, accounting, and consulting services to individuals, families, and small businesses locally, nationally and internationally. She enjoys strategizing with families to achieve their goals and desired legacy. Her involvement in the community and as a board member enriches her service to clients.

Jordan Clarke

Director of First Impressions

Jordan is the Director of First Impressions for The Aguiar Group. She is the first face you will see upon entering the The Aguiar Group. She has a passion for client service and a drive to delight. Jordan comes to us with over 5 years of experience in client service. Aside from greeting and chatting with clients, Jordan also schedules appointments, mails documents and helps keep our website updated.
Jordan speaks Japanese and has lived abroad in Japan. In her spare time Jordan is usually singing karaoke, baking, or trying master new tricks on the aerial hoop.

Sarah Langsea

Executive Assistant

Sarah is the Executive/Personal Assistant to Carmen, the CEO and President of The Aguiar Group. Sarah brings 20 + years’ experience as an executive assistant to The Aguiar Group. She helps to manage Carmen’s busy work and volunteer schedule.
Sarah leads a busy life outside of work with her husband and two children. She regularly volunteers in her community by way of her children’s school/PTA and the kid’s numerous sports teams/activities. When there is free time she loves to go camping with her family and friends and enjoy the outdoors.

Juliana Prada

Project Manager

As Office Manager at The Aguiar Group, Juliana helps manage the work flow of the office and helps keep all internal projects running on track. She works closely with the Director of First Impressions and Technical Services Administration Manager to oversee and ensure that clients are receiving the highest possible level of service.
Raised in Colombia, Juliana is fluent in both English and Spanish. When she is not managing The Aguiar Group office she loves, snowboarding, motorcycling, soccer and spending time with her family. As an animal lover Juliana has a passion for horseback riding. She has lived in over 5 countries and traveled to over 25 countries!

Cesar Caycedo

Chief Information Officer

11 years old when he moved from Colombia to New York
30+ years of marriage, with 23 of those years in the Seattle area
6 sports (baseball, basketball, gymnastics, fencing, soccer, track)
2 road trips across the United States, once in a Ford Taurus and once in a Mustang

Cesar is a “jack of all trades” both inside and outside of work. Arriving in New York from the faraway country of Colombia at age 11, Cesar learned how to be adaptable and successful in a wide variety of unfamiliar situations. His past work and extracurricular activities include coaching basketball and baseball, IT consulting, helping disabled patients, volunteering through his Church, managing an office, and fencing. Today at The Aguiar Group, you still find Cesar doing a broad variety of things: he deals with complex IT networks, manages office policy and procedures, practices yoga and Tai Chi, serves on local Boards, and attends to the needs of his 16-year-old son. We’re fortunate to have Cesar onboard at The Aguiar Group – an individual who can demonstrate success in a wide variety of areas.
Cesar is the Chief Information Officer at The Aguiar Group and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Technology Consultant. He specializes in network management and technical support, but he also serves the Firm internally by interfacing with clients, performing administrative tasks, and ensuring that the team is well-equipped with the latest technology.
In addition to his IT work, Cesar is actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bellevue YMCA and volunteers regularly with the Bellevue School District. He is also the former chairman of the Washington State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a previous board member for the Bellevue Entrepreneur Center.
Cesar is fluent in Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts from The City University of New York.

Social Responsibility

Our firm is committed to service above self. We strongly believe in bettering our community through the sharing of our resources, financial talent and time. We look for opportunities to volunteer at local charities to strengthen our community ties. We have a passion for serving our clients and a drive to enrich our community with the talents our team has to offer individually and together. Some of our involvement includes the Bellevue YMCA, Bellevue Rotary Club, Bellevue High School and Girl Scouts of Western Washington.