Raquel Castro, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

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Raquel Castro is an Audit Manager with WNDE. She started in the WNDE internship program at in January 2007 while a junior at Chapman University. Upon graduating from Chapman in September 2008, Raquel signed on as a full time Audit staff member. She participates in all areas of the firm’s audit practice, providing audit and assurance services to for-profit companies, employee benefit plans, as well as non-profit and governmental entities.

Raquel trains and mentors staff accountants, while handling all aspects of engagements, from planning through fieldwork and financial statement issuance. She is also one of the managers in charge of the firm’s annual Employee Benefit Plan Audit training curriculum.

Raquel services clients in a wide variety of industries, including: distribution, manufacturing, professional services, health care, and governmental. Her background includes audit, review and compilation services for privately-held businesses. She currently has a niche in the healthcare industry servicing the firm’s continuing care retirement community clients, as well as a specialization with audits of defined contribution employee benefit plans, providing guidance on the correction of plan failures and operational deficiencies.

Born and raised in Southern California, she completed most of her schooling in nearby Santa Ana, California. Her bi-lingual upbringing enabled her to connect and relate to people of all backgrounds, colleagues and clients alike.

She lives in Orange with husband, Josh. They enjoy traveling, spending time with their German shepherd pup Bruno, and cooking together.


  • Specialization with Benefit Plans
  • Skilled at Assisting Governmental Agencies
  • Extensive Experience Serving the Healthcare Industry
  • Distribution and Manufacturing Industry Knowledgeability

Industries Served:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Service
  • Defined Contribution Plans


  • Chapman University, Bachelors of Science in Accounting, 2008
  • AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate

Professional Affiliations:

  • CalCPA