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WNDE Audit Manager Profile: Jennifer Pugh
Jennifer Pugh is a senior audit manager. Her primary responsibility is to provide financial reporting and consulting services to privately-held, mid-size for-profit companies, employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations and governmental entities. She specializes in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, professional services, construction and healthcare. She is also is the senior audit manager in charge of monitoring the firm’s quality control system.
Jennifer first joined WNDE as an intern in 1996, and has spent her entire career in public accounting at the firm. She said, “I enjoy the challenge that comes along with working for a CPA firm that provides financial services to many different clients in many different industries. I also work with a great group of people and really value the flexibility that my job has provided me in terms of work/family life balance.”
She was born in Lakewood. She was drawn to the accounting field because both her father and uncle were CPAs, and “I was always good with numbers.” She earned her B.S. in accounting from Cal State Fullerton in 1996, and also her MBA with emphasis in finance from CSF in 2001. She received her CPA designation in 1998. She is a member of both AICPA and Cal CPA.
She is married to husband Michael, with whom she has three children: Jaden, Joshua and Ashlyn. The family lives in Placentia. She likes to travel and watch her children’s sports activities. She also volunteers for their school classrooms and at school events.