Kenneth H. Pun is Managing Partner and Director of the Assurance practice at The Pun Group, LLP, which he founded in 2012 after serving in senior-level positions for large, well-established firms . Under his leadership, The Pun Group has become one of the fastest growing in the region, currently ranking among the top 40, according to the Orange County Business Journal.
The firm’s success stems from its founder’s passion for growing and empowering people to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. Much of that spirit can be traced back to Ken’s vision and personal experience as a young man, when he emigrated to the United States from Hong Kong and overcame the barriers of a new language and culture in his pursuit of the American Dream.
Prior to founding The Pun Group, Ken served on the executive management team at Caporicci & Larson, a specialty CPA firm recognized as one of California’s foremost experts in governmental and not-for-profit accounting, auditing, and advisory services. He joined the firm in 2001 and was promoted to Partner in 2008. He has performed numerous audits for cities, counties, transportation agencies, community college districts, other special districts, and not-for-profit healthcare entities of various sizes.
Leveraging more than 18 years of public accounting experience, Ken has earned a reputation of being a trusted advisor to governmental and not-for-profit organizations throughout California and neighboring states. Municipalities and public agencies engage him because of his premier level of client service, commitment, and innovative methods of increasing operational efficiencies and reducing costs.
Ken maintains his deep commitment to professional education through his work as an instructor for CalCPAs Education Foundation. There, he teaches courses related to audits and quality control in local and state government. He also advises clients on those topics at influential industry forums, including The Pun Group’s Annual Governmental Conference. Internally, Ken mentors audit teams by providing direction and technical guidance to ensure adherence to the firm’s quality controls.
BS Degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting, from the University of California, Riverside
Professional & Civic Affiliations
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Member, CalCPA Government Accounting and Auditing Committee
Member, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Member, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)
Instructor, CalCPA Education Foundation – State and Local Government Audits
Speaker, CSMFO Conference 2014 – Palm Springs
Speaker, California Education Foundation – Fall Series 2014 – Long Beach and Orange County Chapter
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