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.

Erin Dillon
Staff Auditor

Erin Dillon

Erin Dillon is a Staff Auditor in G&C's Royalties and Licensing Department. Erin provides audit compliance and royalty services for medium-large audits. In addition to specializing in planning, contract review, compliance testing, and data summary analysis, Erin has excellent analytical & critical thinking skills. She is a seasoned auditor with impeccable attention-to-detail. She brings a unique career trajectory resulting in profound auditing skills, contract review, communication, team collaboration, and business acumen.
Erin received a B.A. in Corporate Communications from Northern Illinois University and her Master's Degree in Accountancy from DePaul University. When Erin is not busy with audits, she loves spending time with her husband, walking her dogs and exploring California.

Jessica Packer Munoz
Audit Supervisor

Jessica P. Munoz

Jessica Packer Munoz is an Audit Supervisor in the firm’s Residuals & Profit Participation Department. She has been with the company since 2016. Her work focuses on contract analysis, residual and profit participation audits, and overall compliance with contractual obligations by third parties. She specializes in the administration of audits for the guilds, oversees audit testing, claims, and supports the clients during the settlement process. Jessica has strong organizational and analytical skills, and coordinates with both the studios and the entertainment guilds. Prior to joining Gingold and Company in 2016, Jessica had over a decade of experience working in theatrical distribution and post-production specializing in coordinating high profile pre-release domestic and international theatrical screenings for numerous studios. Jessica earned her B.A. degree in History at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). When not conducting audits, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, and going to Disney theme parks whenever possible.

Katie Vajdos
Sr. Audit Manager

Katie Vajdos Katie Vajdos is an Sr. Audit Manager in the Residuals Department. Since 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 breadth of knowledge and experience conducting residual and royalty 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 residuals compliance and profit participation audits on behalf of talent, guilds, investors and co-producers at both major studios and independent film production companies.

In addition, Katie is able to utilize her diverse auditing background to handle audits in our Royalties and Licensing Department. Her commitment to our client service and firm values have made her an invaluable asset to the company. 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. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Linda Kalave
Sr. Audit Supervisor

Linda Kalave Linda Kalave came to the firm with extensive public accounting and auditing experience from Moss Adams LLP. Linda is a Sr. Audit Supervisor in G&C’s Royalties and Licensing Department. Her diverse areas of expertise include retail, e-commerce, manufacturing and consumer products, financial institutions, apparel, and health care. Linda has been with G&C since 2015 and is an essential asset to the company. She provides top-notch audit, accounting, and consulting services to our clients.

In addition, she assists clients with financial forensics, improving contract language, resolving claims to reach favorable and amicable audit settlements. She graduated with a B.S. in Accountancy from California State University Northridge (CSUN). When she is not at the office, you will find her working out, spending time with her family, dining out, shopping, and going to concerts and events.

Lorraine Jones
Royalty Data Analyst

Lorraine Jones Lorraine Jones is a Royalty Data Analyst in G&C’s Royalties and Licensing Department. She has been with the firm since 2023. Lorraine has extensive experience in financial analysis, financial modeling and planning, forecasting, cost analysis, royalty compliance, and has a certificate in Financial Modeling + Valuation Analyst (FMVA). She uses problem solving skills to simplify the complex issues of medium and large audits through data analysis and organization.

Lorraine received a B.A. in Media Management from California State University Northridge (CSUN). She also received her Master’s Degree in Quantitative Data Analysis from Northern Illinois University. Lorraine enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter Olivia.

Max Reynolds
Staff Auditor

Max Reynolds Max Reynolds is a Staff Auditor at G&C. He brings unique expertise to the residuals department, is always willing to help with a task and is an expert in mathematics. His team-player attitude and natural ability to step in and help a staff member make him an invaluable asset to the company and ensure that audit engagements move smoothly and efficiently.

Prior to joining the company, Max was a Math Tutor and an EMT, but returned to school to get his B.A. in Mathematical Economics and Economic Theory from California State University of Long Beach. When Max is not assisting in residual audits, you can find him working on his music, playing videogames, and spending time with his family.

Nora Elkins
Residuals Data Analyst

Nora Elkins Nora Elkins is a Residuals Data Analyst at G&C. Nora assists the residuals department in residual compliance audits by reading and analyzing distribution agreements/distribution statements and organizing and consolidating gross receipts data to confirm that all distribution activity has been accounted for. In addition, she reviews distribution receipts and determines the rights holders by territory and market. She is bright, smart, possesses strong arithmetic and mathematics skills, and can multi-task.

Nora was in the escrow business prior to joining the company and has an incredible work ethic. She is a notary public and has her B. A. in Economics from Denison University. She enjoys reading, running, biking, and spending time with her dogs.

Steven Gilroy, CPA
Audit Supervisor

Steven Gilroy, CPA Steven Gilroy, CPA is an Audit Supervisor in both G&C’s Residuals & Profit Participation and Royalties and Licensing Departments. Steven has been with the company since 2016 and specializes in administering audits for the guilds as well as merchandise licensing clients. He has been involved in numerous high-level audits and has over 10 years of accounting and supervisory experience encompassing a wide range of residuals and accounting issues.

Steven is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and has a B.A. in Economics from Pitzer College as well as a certificate in Accounting from University of California, Los Angeles. When he is not conducting audits, he enjoys watching baseball, playing music and spending time with his wife, two children, and Gypsy (the family dog).

Tim Wheeler
Sr. Audit & Operations Supervisor

Tim Wheeler Tim Wheeler is a Sr. Audit & Operations Supervisor in G&C’s Royalties and Licensing Department. Tim has been with the company since 2015 and contributes extensive experience in licensing, auditing, contract compliance, and financial services to the leadership of the team. Tim currently oversees audits across the G&C client base that includes: 21CF, Disney, ESPN, Mattel, Marvel, National Geographic, Lucasfilm, Remedy, Sanrio, WWE, and many others.

His specialties include forensic accounting, financial analysis, and music/entertainment auditing. Prior to Gingold & Company, he gained diverse experience in intellectual property at companies such as Universal Music Group and Microcosm Publishing. Tim received his B.A. in Music Industry and Technology, with an emphasis on publishing, copyright, and entertainment law from California State University, Chico. Tim enjoys reading, cycling, and camping.

Yessica Lima
Office & HR Director

Yes Yessica Lima is Gingold & Company’s Office & HR Director. She has been with the firm since 2015. She specializes in recruitment and retention, staff development, conflict resolution, operations management, finance, onboarding processes, benefits and compensation, payroll, HR policies development and implementation, strategic management, and legal compliance. She is currently acquiring her SHRM-SCP certification and maintains her association with both the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation.

Yessica received her B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Pepperdine University, and her MBA in Management & Leadership from University of La Verne. Yessica loves traveling and being outside exploring nature. Her hobbies include hiking, yoga, and CrossFit. When she is not at the office, you will find her working on her non-profit organization for under-served children in Central America.