Gary Crouch, CPA, MBA, CFE

Audit and Assurance Partner

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Gary began working in public accounting in 1976 with a large regional firm based in New Orleans. In 2017, he joined WNDE as an audit and assurance partner. In addition to his designation as a CPA, he is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, which is awarded to professionals responsible for detecting, deterring and investigating fraud. Each CFE must meet the rigorous criteria of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s certification program, including character, expertise and education requirements.

Gary’s extensive experience includes services to nonprofits, retail, finance, construction, equipment leasing and sales and manufacturing companies, as well as employee benefit plans. He develops close relationships with his clients, offering them his broad financial expertise and responsive solutions.

Gary and his wife, Sandra, have been married since 1985. Their son, Garrison, graduated from the University of Southern California with a BS in Chemical Engineering/Nanotechnology and is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame. Gary and Garrison both enjoy archery and classic cars. Sandra is also a CPA and works as controller of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce.

Expertise:

  • Privately-held companies, including industries such as manufacturing, professional services and construction
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Employee benefit plan audits
  • Financial reporting services: audits, reviews and compilations

Education:

  • Pepperdine University, Masters of Business Administration
  • University of New Orleans, Bachelor of Science, Accounting
  • CPA licensed in both California and Louisiana

Professional Affiliations:

  • AICPA
  • CalCPA
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Orange County Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, past president
  • Orange County Chapter of Western Pension & Benefits Council, past treasurer and director-at-large

Community Involvement:

  • Olive Crest’s Safe Families for Children, advisory council
  • California State University, Fullerton’s College of Business and Economics Executive Council, past member