Candace Huie-Raffa, CPA, MS, CVA

Tax Partner
Director of Tax and Advisory Department

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Candace has been with White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP since 1990. She began her career at WNDE as an Intern and worked her way to Partner in 2007. She is the Director of the Firm’s Tax and Advisory department and a member of WNDE’s Executive Committee. Her area of expertise is in tax planning and compliance, with a focus on real estate partnerships, small businesses and non-profits. She serves large and middle-market companies.

Candace is active as a professor and in a leadership role at Irvine Valley College (IVC). She is an IVC Professor of Taxation, member of the IVC Foundation Board of Governors, former IVC Foundation Treasurer, and Executive Committee member and currently serves on the IVC Finance Committee. Candace has conducted numerous training classes and speaking engagements in the areas of taxation and non-profit board fiscal responsibilities. She serves on various committees within the firm and is involved with the firm’s recruiting efforts.

Candace lives in Corona with husband Rick and their three boys. She loves to travel, is actively involved in volunteer work, and enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends.


  • Highly Experienced in Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Extensive Non-Profit Knowledgeability
  • Involvement with Real Estate Partnerships and 1031 Exchanges

Industries Served:

  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Non-Profit
  • Construction


  • California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting 1991
  • California State University, Fullerton, Master of Science in Taxation 2003
  • CPA Designation: 1993

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Community Involvement:

  • IVC Professor and Multiple Board Member
  • Involvement in numerous non-profit organizations
  • Advisor to Santiago High School Booster Board of Directors