Chester C. Bae, CPA, CVA, MBA


Mr. Bae is a CPA with more than 20 years of experiences in financial statements audits, business advisory/consulting, internal audit, financial accounting, and general corporate financial matters. He is currently leading the financial practice of the firm, serving publicly traded regional/community banks, other smaller-sized community banks, subsidiaries of Korean multi-national corporations, and medium-to-large local businesses. He is also a frequent lecturer on subjects including financial accounting, loan accounting, financial statements analysis and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.


• KPMG LLP – Audit Practice, Los Angeles, CA
• KPMG LLP – Business Advisory Services, Los Angeles, CA


• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants


• Master of Accounting, University of Southern California
• MBA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
• BA in Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea