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AI in Auditing

By Carissa DeLuca, CPA, CFE Audit Manager   For several years now we’ve been hearing about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the future of seemingly just about every industry.  Industries from healthcare to banking have started to uncover the benefits of using AI. The accounting profession is no different and is starting to adapt AI in many service areas. The Wright Ford Young & Co. audit team has taken a dive into the use of AI with some of our 2020 audit engagements.  We have a selected a program that will enhance our review of our clients’ general ledgers and
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Bookkeeper Bonnie Thompson Retiring After 50 Years at WFY

After many years of being a part of our team, our first member of the firm, Bonnie Thompson, is retiring after 50 great years at Wright Ford Young & Co. Bonnie started working with WFY from the very beginning. She was a non-bookkeeper at first, but has advanced to our firm’s top bookkeeper. Not only was she the first WFY employee, she was the first receptionist, first bookkeeper, first audit assistant, first tax preparer, and so-on. Founder Bob Wright said  “Bonnie is anyone’s dream employee.  Bonnie advanced the firm to new heights from being a hard-working, dedicated team member and
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New Tax Senior Joins WFY’s Tax Department

Our new tax senior who will be joining our Tax Department at Wright Ford Young & Co. is Queenie Qin. We are excited to have Queenie join WFY. Welcome to the team! Queenie Qin In January, Queenie Qin joined WFY as a Tax Senior. She graduated Pepperdine University with her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2017, and she graduated from UCI with her Master’s degree in Professional Accountancy in 2018. Her experience in accounting includes interning and working fulltime at another public accounting firm and her CPA license is pending. During her time off, she enjoys traveling and visiting her
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WFY Welcomes New Audit Senior

We are pleased to announce a new Audit Senior who is joining our Audit Department: Robert Caicedo. Welcome to the WFY team! Robert Caicedo Robert Caicedo joined WFY in mid-January as an Audit Senior. In 2013, Robert graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Economics.  He continued going to school at night while working in the accounting department of one of his previous jobs to be able to take the CPA exam.  His experience in accounting is mainly ERISA audits, private industry audits, and non-profits. In his free time, Robert likes to mountain bike, play soccer,
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Six New Hires Join WFY

Wright Ford Young & Co. would like to welcome six new hires to our firm. We have Jerry Owens and Andrew Campos joining our Audit Department; Shannon Zhu, David Pak, and Renee Qiu joining our Tax Department; and Kirsten Capps joining our administrative team. We are pleased to welcome these new hires to our WFY team. Jerry Owens In January, Jerry Owens joined WFY in our Audit Department as Audit Staff. He recently graduated from Cal Baptist with a Masters of Science degree in Accounting. Before his position as Audit Staff, he worked at a company in logistics while completing
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WFY Introduces New Podcast: The WFY Podcast

Wright Ford Young & Co. has introduced a new way to give you exclusive content from our tax and accounting experts. The WFY Podcast is Wright Ford Young & Co.’s new podcast featuring our WFY tax and accounting specialists discussing relevant and important issues that could effect you and your business. Our first episode includes Tax Partners Andy Bautista and Richard Huffman discussing 2020 tax planning in regards to President Trump’s and Vice President Biden’s tax proposals. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes in other accounting topics with WFY accounting professionals. Where to listen to the episode:        
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WFY Welcomes New Audit Staff Member

Wright Ford Young & Co. is expanding! We would like to introduce Teresa Gerhold as our newest addition to our Audit Department. WFY is pleased to welcome Teresa to our team. Teresa Gerhold This week, Teresa joined WFY as Audit Staff in our Audit Department. She graduated from Chapman University in May with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minor in Data Analytics. Her previous experience in accounting includes a tax internship in the Bay Area. After taking an audit class in the Fall of 2019, Teresa decided to pursue her career in audit instead. In her downtime, she
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Partner Andy Bautista Featured in Podcast Discussing COVID-19 Topics

As we continue through this global COVID-19 pandemic, challenges can arise for businesses that were not visible a few months ago.  Our Tax Partner, Andy Bautista, recently contributed to a podcast that discusses common challenges that businesses are facing throughout the pandemic. In this episode of The Business Talks Podcast, Andy begins his discussion on the important tax impacts this year at the 8 minute mark of the podcast. He touches base on topics such as tax planning for 2020, PPP loans, higher potential tax rates with an administration change, and more.  Andy joined other local business specialists Michael Krengel,
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WFY Welcomes Two New Hires to Audit Department

This month, Wright Ford Young & Co. is pleased to announce we have two new hires joining our team. Mimi Duong will be joining as an Audit Staff and Lauren Gilmour will be joining as an Audit Intern in our audit department. WFY is pleased to welcome these new hires to our team. Mimi Duong At the end of May, Mimi Duong started a position with WFY as Audit Staff.  She will be graduating CSUF later this year with a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family,
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Quarterly Update: CPA Exam Passed by WFY Employees

Wright Ford Young & Co. enjoys recognizing colleagues and clients on their achievements and success. WFY enjoys the same opportunity to also recognize our employees by spotlighting those professionals on the WFY team that have made great strides to accelerate their career. Passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is just one of those career enhancing accomplishments. We would like to congratulate the following WFY employees for recently passing all four parts of the CPA exam in the last three months: Manny Trelles – Tax Supervisor The California CPA exam is a rigorous licensing qualification to pass and has many
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