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Who We Are

Our Team

Paul Joo, CPA

PJoo@PaulJooCPA.com (714) 537-1200

Mr. Paul S. Joo, CPA, is the owner and general manager of the firm. He studied accounting at UCLA graduating in 1988. After graduation, he spent several years working as a Senior Auditor at various accounting firms including PriceWaterhouse Coopers, one of the world's largest professional accounting firms, where he acquired invaluable consulting skills working with many successful corporate owners. As part of these engagements, he witnessed the positive influence of his services on his clients as their businesses prospered. This hands-on business experience prepared him to be a successful entrepreneur in his own accounting firm, Paul S. Joo, CPA Accountancy Corporation which he established in December, 2005 in Garden Grove, California.

As a result of his expert knowledge and prudent character, the firm has experienced tremendous growth since opening. In November 2010, the practice expanded through the opening of a second branch office in Brea, CA. This enabled the firm to service a broader client base including clients located in Northern Orange County. The firm services a wide range of clients from many different industries, domestic and foreign, including but not limited to manufacturers, labor union chapters, non-profit entities, wholesalers and retailers and for profit schools.

Mr. Joo has been frequently invited to speak on various tax topics including Gift and Estate planning and Real Estate taxes in seminars and local attorneys' BAR associations meetings. Mr. Joo is also pursuing a Masters' degree in Taxation at Golden Gate University. Mr. Joo has been a CPA since 1996.

Judy Klein, CPA

JudyKlein@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Judy Klein obtained her CPA license in 2003 in State of California. She retains a wide array of advanced experience in both accounting and taxation. Ms. Klein also worked as a financial analyst in international financial institutions in various parts of Asia for four years. Moving on to the United States, she has worked in reputable CPA firms at Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, and Newport Beach. As a result of her successful career, Ms. Klein was promoted from staff accountant to audit supervisor. Prior to joining our firm in 2014, Ms. Klein played a major role as an accountant to expand an international bakery chain with its branches in United States. She successfully led this bakery business to quadruple its store numbers in seventeen months. Ms. Klein earned her Bachelor’s Degree from National Taiwan University, Department of Finance. She is fluent in both Mandarin and English. Her greatest fulfillment is to help others with her knowledge and expertise in accounting, taxation, finance, and business development.

Joan Worley

JWorley@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Joan Worley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at Golden Gate University. She began her career working for a local accounting firm in San Francisco where she received experience in all areas of accounting from financial statement preparation to auditing and tax preparation. In 1991, she returned to Southern California where she grew up and acquired her own accounting firm. The firm handled accounting for small businesses and tax preparation for businesses and individuals. In February of 2020 she joined our firm. Joan enjoys working with clients to ensure that their tax returns are accurate and that all deductions and credits have been applied in order to result in the lowest tax liabilities.

Frank Rawson

Admin@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Mr. Rawson obtained his CPA license (which is not currently active) in 1983. He started in public accounting with Kenneth Leventhal & Company, a national CPA firm specializing in real estate related activities, working in both the auditing and tax departments as well as on consulting engagements. He has also held controllership and financial management positions for several medium sized businesses included a real estate syndicator and construction contractor. He previously has his own practice for ten years in Orange County working with small and medium sized businesses. This background provides him with a broad prospective from which to advise on auditing, accounting and tax matters. Mr. Rawson joined our firm in 2007.

Kelly An, CPA

KellyAn@PaulJooCPA.com (714) 537-1200

Ms. Kelly An started her career in 2008 at a local CPA firm. Before joining our team in November 2016, Kelly has been working to assist small to medium businesses in a variety of industries and individuals with their taxation, tax planning, bookkeeping, and other accounting services. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with accounting concentration at California State University, Fullerton graduating in May, 2013 with honors Magna Cum Laude. She obtained her CPA license in January 2019. Kelly says she is enjoying helping other people with their tax returns and tax issues.

HyunJoo Kim

HJKim@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Joining this firm on November 2017 was Ms. HyunJoo Kim, who had worked for an international logistic company as the accounting manager for six years. She was in charge of comprehensive accounting duties including international tax report, fund management, MIS and other accounting matters.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, South Korea, and also received second Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management while she had worked as an accounting programmer for Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives.

She passed the all CPA exams and holds license of CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor).

HyunJoo says the numbers show everything about a company and how well accountants manage their company finances. As a prudent accountant, she feels great about her important responsibility and her daily challenging work makes her fascinated.

Jessica Kim

JessicaKim@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Jessica Kim is a California State University, Long Beach graduate with a Bachelor of Science, Accountancy in August 2016. She joined the Paul S. Joo, CPA firm in July 2018 to obtain a wide range of accounting experience which enables her to provide relevant advice and assistance to business owners with internal accounting, periodic reporting, forecasting and implementation of succession plans. Jessica continues to further her knowledge by preparing for the CPA exam.

Jessica Says, “Accounting is not boring, recording transaction, analyzing them, and looking for legal ways of cutting tax expenditures. I want to help my clients and community identify cost-cutting measures they hadn’t previously discovered, and developing tax strategies.”

Kiwon Kim

KiWon@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Mr. Kiwon Kim graduated from UCLA majored in International Development studies, gained critical thinking and problem solving skills from multidisciplinary courses, and he decided to jump to the public accounting field to work with people and companies from a variety of industries, help their business become financially sound and successful. After passing the CPA exams, he started his career as a tax accountant in Orange County working mostly with real estate and hospitality industries to minimize their tax burden. He is working at Paul Joo CPA since July 2021 as a senior accountant, providing accurate accounting services that clients need and allowing them to focus on their own business.

Soobin Jung

SooBin@pauljoocpa.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Soobin Jung graduated with a bachelor degree in Business Administration, from Chung-Ang University in 2017. She started her career at a Public CPA firm in Seoul and has worked in the various fields of accounting related to management of small business, payrolls, tax reporting and tax consulting. She joined the Paul S. Joo, CPA firm in April 2021.

Soobin is highly enthusiastic and dedicated accountant with strong communication skill. Furthermore, She is working towards obtaining an EA and CPA license to advance her accounting/tax knowledge.

Chaeeun Kim

ChaeEun@PaulJooCPA.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Chaeeun Kim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University in 2021. Prior to joining Paul S. Joo, CPA accounting firm in March 2021, she volunteered for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) where she helped low-income families and minorities file their tax returns.

In the firm, she provides professional accounting and tax return services for both individual and business clients. She meets the licensing educational requirements and is working towards obtaining the California CPA license.

Jane Baek

JaneBaek@pauljoocpa.com 714-537-1200

Ms. Jane Baek obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton in May 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Accountancy to expand her knowledge of accounting fields and plans to take the CPA exam in 2022. She believes that constant learning makes life interesting and exciting. For this reason, she has prepared herself to become a successful accountant by working hard. Jane also believes that accounting is a fun and enjoyable profession. Even though there could be some times that you should deal with challenging situations, enjoyment of an accounting job is being able to provide strategic advice to clients and their organization. She joined the Paul S. Joo, CPA firm in September, 2021.