Principle Vanguard was formed by Charisse Tongol-Neri and Allison Phillips with the goal of redefining the accounting industry. Ms. Tongol-Neri and Ms. Phillips worked together at the corporate office of an international architectural/interior design firm in Santa Monica, California. In their roles as Director of Financial Reporting and Accounting Operations Manager, they directed the accounting full-circle for 17 offices and 50 divisions worldwide. The ability to remotely manage the accounting for a global company with over 1,500 employees inspired them to create a Los Angeles based company providing accounting services off-site to diverse businesses and individuals.