About Us

Meet the Partners

We are a team of dedicated Certified Public Accountants and Consultants.

Christopher W. Keys, CPA

Christopher Keys is a CPA and a partner in the accounting firm of Keys & McBride, located in Tustin, CA. The firm provides tax, accounting and consulting services to businesses, individuals, estates and trusts. The partners of Keys & McBride have been advising successful Orange County businessmen and investors since 1970.

Chris’ background includes employment with the international accounting firm of Arthur Young & Co., (now Ernst & Young), and as the vice president and chief financial officer of a property management and real estate brokerage firm located in Orange County.

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James McBride, CPA

James McBride is a CPA and partner in the accounting firm of Keys & McBride. From the firm’s Laguna Beach, CA office, Jim provides tax, accounting and consulting services to businesses, individuals, estates and trusts. An increasing part of the Laguna Beach practice is providing services to elderly clients.

Jim’s background includes more than twenty years as controller and chief financial officer for a small publicly owned computer manufacturer and several public and private companies active in drilling, production, refining and marketing of oil and petroleum products.

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Keys McBride is a full-service financial firm offering the services of experienced Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. Here are some of the things you can expect when working with us.

Timely Service

You deserve timely, personalized service. Our personnel operate as a team to give you the best service at the least possible cost.


Open communication is vital to a good client-professional relationship. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions and discussing your concerns at all times. You’ll find us good listeners—available, responsive to your needs and capable of meeting them.


Your affairs will be handled with strict confidentiality under the high standards of the accounting profession.


Fees are a function of the time and expertise required for your work. Our goal is to give you value beyond what you pay. We encourage you to discuss fees with us at any time.

Let’s get acquainted

Planning can bring your financial dreams to reality. Our strength lies in our ability to provide you with year-round planning for your tax, financial and business affairs.

We can make a difference in your financial life. We hope you give us the opportunity to deliver on that promise. Fill out the form, give us a call, or shoot us an email for a no-cost, no-obligation meeting. Let’s get acquainted.