Frances J. Kuo, CPA, CGMA

Assurance Partner

Frances Kuo is an Assurance Partner of The Pun Group.  Frances brings over a decade of accounting and auditing experience working with governmental agencies, not-for-profit entities, and employee benefit plans. She has particular expertise in conducting financial audits under GAO Government Auditing Standards and compliance audits in accordance with Uniform Guidance.

Frances has performed audits and other attestation services for several municipalities throughout California including cities, counties, successor agencies to the former redevelopment agencies, public financing authorities, housing authorities, transportation agencies, and special districts. She has assisted these clients with publishing their Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports in compliance with all GASB pronouncements.

As The Pun Group’s in-house instructor, Frances provides training, both theoretical and on-the-job, to staff. She has developed training materials on the risk based audit approach, financial reporting for State and Local Governments, Single Audits, and employee benefit plan audits.

Balancing her diverse professional responsibilities is no easy feat and yet the family oriented mother of two makes it look easy.  Perhaps it comes from raising small children.  Between art, violin lessons, games, puzzles and more, her kids have a seemingly endless reserve of energy.  We know where they get it.

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Member, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO)

Education

BS Degree in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting from University of California, Riverside

BA Degree in Economics from University of California, Riverside