Taen Saeteurn, CPA


Redding, CA

1726 Court Street Redding, CA 96001

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Taen (pronounced “tan”) Saeteurn helps K-12 school districts comply with governmental accounting standards by bringing potential problem areas to their attention early in the audit process. With nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, she specializes in governmental, not-for-profit, and single audits.

Taen’s expertise in schools extends to improving their internal control systems, especially for small, rural school districts with limited resources. And she helps them well beyond audit requirements such as:

  • Recommending appropriate safeguards for assets like student body funds and suggesting more active board oversight to deter unwanted behavior.
  • Educating county offices of education and schools to help them understand the impact of changes in accounting standards and relevant regulations.
  • Conducting workshops and presentations on what to expect during the audit process and how to implement new government accounting standards and changes so that school districts can prevent costly and stressful challenges from arising during their annual audits.

Born in Laos, Taen’s family escaped into Thailand after the Vietnam War when she was 7, and they lived in multiple refugee camps for the remainder of her youth. She quickly learned that education and hard work were the keys to getting ahead. During the classes offered by the United Nations, Taen discovered her natural ability for math and logic—skills that she eventually leveraged to pursue an accounting degree after her family finally made it to the US. Taen applies the strong work ethic and problem solving skills instilled in her youth as she help K-12 school districts protect their assets and meet their fiduciary responsibilities.


  • M.S., business administration, California State University, Stanislaus


  • Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • International and domestic travel
  • Hiking
  • Cooking
  • Being involved in children’s growth and development

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Mentions and articles by Taen


In Wake of Disaster, How to Minimize Taxes on Insurance Proceeds

K·Coe Editorial | August 2, 2018

How to Treat Insurance Casualty Gains As fires rage and rampage through large areas of California, the destruction of residences, outbuildings, and commercial buildings has been widespread. K·Coe Isom has been fielding questions and concerns from many of our clients […]