People

Annie Louie, CPA

Annie Louie Walnut Creek CPA AccountantExpertise.

Annie has 12 years of public accounting experience specializing in government agencies and public pension plans. Her clients include some of the largest municipal government entities in the country, including the City and County of San Francisco, the City of Oakland, and the County of San Mateo.
Industries & Focus
State an Local Government

Education.

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, minor in Business Administration

Professional Affiliations and Leadership

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Special Review Committee for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program
Association of Government Accountants – San Francisco Chapter

Q&A.

Why are you passionate about your work?
I enjoy solving puzzles and helping people. Public accounting provides that perfect opportunity to assist others in resolving their problems. The unique issues facing our clients and the changing accounting and auditing environment constantly challenge me to look for innovative solutions. It’s also very rewarding to be able to guide other team members and help them advance in their careers.

What made you select MGO?
The people. Firm management is always open to ideas and cares about the success and well-being of each individual. Throughout the years, my mentors have listened and helped me develop professionally and personally. I want to provide the same supporting environment to our team members and help them achieve their goals. MGO also provides the flexibility that I value in balancing work and personal life.

Describe a favorite client or client story.
I remember working as a staff associate on my first (and only) 24-hour shift on a large client to meet their deadline. Not only was I impressed to be working side by side with the partner and the team throughout the night, the dedication that the client exhibited was very inspiring and encouraging. Their strong work ethics earned my respect and we all had fun working together.

What qualities do you look for in job applicants?
Commitment, diligence, and good communication. I believe attitude plays a significant role in one’s success.

How do you spend your time outside the office?
I enjoy eating and spending time with my husband and our cats!