About the firm

Gingold & Company specializes in compliance audits in the industries of licensed merchandise royalties, residuals, and film/TV profit participations, as well as the major worldwide entertainment guilds. We are proud to offer large-firm experience and sophistication, but with the accessibility and cost-efficiency that only a small firm can provide.

Mainstays of our philosophy are fair and reasonable billings and an emphasis on open lines of communication between the firm staff and our clients.

An initial evaluation of the proposed assignment is conducted at no charge to the client. This allows the firm to assess the complexity of the matter at hand, and to budget the related time and costs needed to complete the project.

Gingold & Company counts among its clients:

The major worldwide entertainment guilds:

Daniel L. Gingold, CPA

Danield L. Gingold

Dan Gingold has over 30 years of public accounting experience, over 25 of which have been spent focused exclusively on the entertainment industry.

He began his CPA career in 1988 as an auditor for the New York City firm Goldstein Golub Kessler & Co., where he served a diversified clientele including retail, wholesale, manufacturing, financial and service companies. Prior to founding Gingold & Company, he was instrumental in securing and servicing some of the largest clients in the entertainment industry. Dan was inspired to start his own practice so that he could deliver better communication and attention to clients’ needs.

Dan graduated in 1988 from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, where he received a B.S. in Management with a concentration in Accounting. Dan enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid ice hockey player. He is married to Dr. Robin Gingold and they have two children, Lauren and William. He has been very active in the community and committed to donating to charities such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Dan has performed numerous audits of toy companies, interactive gaming companies, apparel manufacturers, in addition to record companies, Film and TV studios.

Katie Vajdos
Senior Audit Supervisor

Katie VajdosSince joining G&C in 2010, Katie has worked directly under Dan Gingold, acquiring the benefits of his experience and mentorship, as well as amassing her own wealth of knowledge and experience conducting residual compliance audits.

Katie is currently focused on managing and expanding G&C's Residuals Department in order to meet increasing client demand. Her specialties include profit participation audits on behalf of talent, guilds, investors and co-producers at both major studios and independent film production companies.

Katie graduated from University of California Berkeley in 2005 and received a B.A. in Political Science before earning her Master’s Degree in Accounting from the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California.