Candace Vaughn

Assurance & Advisory Partner

“The rapid pace of changing technology and borderless economies create unique challenges and opportunities for all entities. Our clients rely on us as their trusted business partners to provide the information needed to react timely so they can focus on building a successful business. My ultimate reward is seeing clients succeed.”

Candy specializes in providing audit and business consulting services to investment companies, closely-held and venture-backed companies and employee benefit plans. Her areas of expertise include assisting clients in merger and acquisition transactions, strategic planning, entity structure services, financial reporting and complex accounting issues such as revenue recognition, equity accounting and valuation issues. Candy serves as the designed partner-in-charge of the firm’s Employee Benefit Plan (ERISA) practice. She has 23 years of public accounting and assurance experience ranging from investment entities, large privately-held professional service companies and pre-IPO software and high-tech venture-backed companies.

  • B.S. San Jose State University
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Named a CalCPA Woman to Watch in 2010
  • Previous Board member for Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNC) and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Previous Audit Committee and Finance member of Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNC)