About Us

If you're looking for a Fairfield or San Ramon CPA firm with a client-first philosophy, consider The Werner Group. We believe in getting to know your business and listening to your needs, then working closely with you to develop a plan to meet them.

Like most CPA firms in the San Ramon or Fairfield area, we offer standard services such as accounting and tax preparation, but unlike others, we have developed an extensive menu of specialized services designed to ensure that your business remains financially sound and prepared for a strong future.

Want to learn more? Call us at 707 425-4249 or 925 824-3145. We'll set up an introductory appointment to meet at your convenience – and at no cost to you – so we can begin getting acquainted.

Raymond F. Werner, CPA and MBA Certified Public Accountant

RayWerner.jpgRay Werner has been a CPA since 1981. He founded of The Werner Group in 2001. He is committed to helping individuals and companies improve their long-term financial results through effective planning.

Education, Certification and Affiliations

CPA, State of California
MBA and BS, California State University; Hayward, California
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Since 2001, Ray has assisted over a 1,000 individuals and small businesses achieve their financial goals. Prior to 2001 Ray’s diverse experience includes the following:

Price Waterhouse. Ray Werner provided accurate, high quality financial reporting and audit services. He managed and performed reviews, compilations and audits. He prepared financial statements and tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a North American Software Company. Ray Werner was instrumental in designing the strategic direction and organizational structure. He managed all operational functions, including accounting and finance. Ray implemented SAP for this Company.photo3.jpg

CFO and Chief Operating Officer of a $25 million semiconductor and optical disk equipment company. He determined strategy and potential, and assisted in the sale of the semiconductor division. He participated in product sales and managed the Asia/Pacific sales region. He was a key member of the new product development team. He managed operations in Fremont, California, and Germany, operations which included North American and European Field Service organizations.

Worldwide Controller of a publicly held $500 million semiconductor manufacturing company. Ray was part of the turnaround team and was instrumental in bringing the company out from Chapter 11. Ray was fully responsible for establishing financial integrity. He championed and executed a major system conversion to SAP. He developed strong SEC reporting skills in this role. His managerial and interpersonal skills were demonstrated as evidenced by the recruitment and direction of a new international finance team of 75. He designed and led the annual global tax planning and compliance processes.

Assistant Treasurer at KLA Instruments, a world-class technology company. In this position, Ray planned, positioned, established and expanded a portfolio of $50 million into a productive assortment of bonds and short-term investment vehicles. In addition, he conceived and constructed a foreign exchange risk management program, which protected $75 million in revenue from various European and Yen currency fluctuations.

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