McKenna James, CPA

McKenna James, CPA

Audit Manager

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Since 2017, McKenna has been a valuable member of the White Nelson Diehl Evans team. He currently serves as an Audit Manager. In this capacity, he specializes in auditing small- to mid-size manufacturers and employee benefit plans. He also works with a variety of small businesses and non-profits. Prior to joining WNDE, McKenna spent 11 years as an auditor with Link, Murrel & Company, LLP.

An easygoing professional, McKenna finds inspiration in this quote from Orville Redenbacher: “Know one thing but know it better than anyone else.” His thirst for knowledge makes him an asset to both his clients and his colleagues. McKenna chose to pursue a career in accounting because of the financial opportunity that it offered. He credits his faith, his family, and “a little luck” as the sources of his professional success.

Raised in Southern California, McKenna currently lives in Anaheim with his wife and two children. He enjoys living close to where he grew up and appreciates the various experiences that the area has to offer. McKenna loves to travel—he’s been to every state in the U.S.! He also enjoys playing games and trying new foods.


Technical and Service Expertise:

  • Distribution and Manufacturing Industry Knowledgeability
  • Specialization with Benefit Plans
  • Non-Profits – Assurance

Industry Expertise:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Construction Contractors
  • Professional Service
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Non-Profit Entities
  • Federally Qualified Health Clinics

Professional Affiliations:

  • CalCPA


Biola University

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate