Raquel Castro, CPA

Raquel Castro, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

714-978-1300 | rcastro@wndecpa.com

Raquel is proud to have established and built her accounting career at White Nelson Diehl Evans. She joined the firm in 2007 as an intern, then came on fulltime upon graduating from college. She currently serves as a Senior Audit Manager. In this role, she trains and mentors staff accountants and is in charge of WNDE’s annual Employee Benefit Plan Audit training curriculum.

A versatile professional, Raquel participates in all areas of WNDE’s audit practice, providing audit and assurance services to for-profit companies, employee benefits plans, governmental entities, and non-profits. She has developed niche specialties in the healthcare industry, servicing the firm’s continuing care retirement community clients, as well as in compliance audits of defined contribution employee benefit plans, providing guidance on the correction of plan failures and operational deficiencies.

Born and raised in Southern California, Raquel’s bi-lingual upbringing enables her to connect with and relate to people of all backgrounds—clients and colleagues alike. She currently resides in Orange with her husband, Josh. They enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with their German Shepherd, Bruno.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technical and Service Expertise:

  • Extensive Experience Serving the Healthcare Industry
  • Extensive Experience Serving Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and Senior Living Entities
  • Distribution and Manufacturing Industry Knowledgeability
  • Specialization with Benefit Plans
  • Skilled at Assisting Governmental Agencies
  • Non-Profits – Assurance

Industry Expertise:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Service
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Non-Profit Entities

Professional Affiliations:

  • AICPA
  • CalCPA

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Chapman University

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

AICPA Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate

ADCPA