Our Management Team

Piper Muse, CPA

Angela Shanks, CPA

Francois Muse, CPA

With a Master’s degree in Taxation, Piper is a former senior-manager with Ernst & Young. She worked in their Sacramento, and Paris (France) offices. In Paris, she served the function of “US Tax Desk” helping with international tax issues. She joined Capital City Accountancy in 2004.


Piper has many years' experience in a wide variety of industries, including:

  • Commercial, Wholesale and Retail
  • Manufacturing (e.g., wood products and wine)
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate, Development
  • Real Estate, Home Builders
  • Real Estate, Commercial
  • Real Estate, Pleasure (e.g., golf courses, ski resorts and hotels)
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital Funds

Francois Muse, CPA

Angela Shanks, CPA

Francois Muse, CPA

A UC Davis graduate, Francois is a former Deloitte manager who worked in their San Francisco, Sacramento and Paris (France) offices. In Paris, Francois helped French companies go public on the NY stock exchange and worked with a variety of US companies operating overseas.  After a few years as CFO of the Chalone Wine Group (Nasdaq: CHLN), Francois started Capital City Accountancy in 2001.


Francois offers years of experience performing financial analyses of a broad range of companies, from small start-up enterprises to large publicly-traded and multi-national concerns, with heavy emphasis on assisting companies with financial projections, due diligence, design & implementation of new accounting systems, internal auditing and valuations.

Angela Shanks, CPA

Angela Shanks, CPA

Angela Shanks, CPA

Formerly a tax-compliance manager with Ernst & Young’s Sacramento office, Angela joined Capital City Accountancy in 2004. Angela has years of experience working with corporate and individual clients.


Over the years, Angela has helped a wide range of domestic and international clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, professional services, real estate (investment trusts, developers and investors), hospitality (golf courses, ski resorts and hotels), high tech, restaurants and venture capital funds.


Angela also assists our clients when faced with audits of 401k plans, workers' compensation, sales taxes and property taxes.