About Us

Our Story

About Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP


Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP is the leading accounting and consulting firm on the Central Coast of California providing a collection of premium services to support your lifestyle. Located in Santa Barbara, BPW has 7 partners and over 70 team members, delivering expert advice and personalized service for individuals and businesses alike.

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Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Since 1948, BPW has been committed to a strong set of values that has allowed us to thrive and grow into the firm it is today.

As a team, we uphold the highest respect for one another, treating each other fairly and with dignity, while cultivating an enriching and positive environment that instills a sense of pride and winning spirit. 

For our clients, BPW believes that the greatest reward is to see our clients succeed, which why we prioritize our clients' financial success with creative and objective solutions tailored to fit their everyday and growing needs. 

In our community, we believe that it is important to give back to the community in which we work and live. BPW participates in over 45 local nonprofit organizations by volunteering time and resources on board positions as well as sponsoring and donating to specific causes and special events.

  • People

    BPW understands that people are the core of our business—our team, community partners, most of all, our clients.

  • Communication

    As proactive problem solvers, we encourage active listening and the open sharing of knowledge and experience.

  • Integrity

    We insist on absolute integrity and honesty in everything we do and adhere to strong moral and ethical principles—we believe in doing the right thing.

  • Quality

    Our commitment to high quality products and services will not waiver. Our superior performance demands excellence in all we do.


Our History

Our History

BPW opened its doors in 1948 as a sole proprietorship by CPA, Thomas R. Kruger. The firm was among only one other accounting firm in Santa Barbara.

Kruger, who valued client service above all else, was soon joined by Stanley Bartlett and Phillip Pringle. Six years after the passing of Kruger, in 1963, the firm’s name was changed to Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, CPAs when Walter Wolf became partner.

In the early days, the firm was a family-run business as Stanley Bartlett’s and Phillip Pringle’s wives handled the client billing. Hand-crank adding machines were used and employees kept track of billing hours manually in those pre-electronic days.

As the firm grew, departments were developed to provide a full range of financial services, accommodating the growing needs of clients and the increasing complexities of the tax and accounting world.

Today, BPW has over 70 full-time team members, including 7 partners and 15 managers, who offer the most comprehensive tax and accounting solutions to both high net worth individuals and privately-held businesses. The firm is a trusted advisor to many of the tri-county area’s most reputable individuals as well as largest businesses and non-profit organizations. Always looking to enhance the technical infrastructure, BPW was one of the first firms in the area to incorporate a secure, paperless approach to their work.

Our core market has always been and remains our hometown of Santa Barbara. Over the last 75 years, however, BPW has grown along with the needs of our clients, and we now provide a variety of our core services around the globe.



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If you thrive on challenging work, individual career development, and a work/life balance, you will find BPW a rewarding and engaging place to be.

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