Industry Expertise

Biography

Anita has practiced public accounting since 2007 and specializes in navigating Tribal governments through grant requirements and in streamlining financial processes by performing annual single audits for Tribal governments. Anita has also worked with Tribal housing authorities, health facilities, schools, casinos, and other Tribal enterprises.

Having served various Tribal governments and their enterprises throughout the country, Anita is able to provide valuable insight and best practice recommendations about their internal controls, policies and procedures, and overall operational improvements, to help Tribes better serve their citizens. Additionally, as part of providing audit services, Anita has technical expertise in the laws and regulations of GASB, GAGAS (Yellow Book), and OMB Uniform Guidance, to provide clients with useful and timely recommendations in implementing new standards to remain in compliance with applicable requirements.

Anita has provided several trainings to Tribes on relevant topics as allowable costs, procurement, applying other OMB grant guidance, and preparing indirect cost proposals to maximize benefits provided by Tribal governments.

Selected Publications

  • "Focus on Internal Controls: 5 Tips to Avoid Noncompliance with Federal Awards" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Winter 2020)
  • "2020 Tax Considerations for Tribal Governments’ General Welfare Benefits" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Winter 2020)
  • "Procurement Thresholds Under the Uniform Guidance Officially Increased" (Moss Adams Alert, July 2020)
  • "Tax Laws for Tribes Bring Social Security Options and Payment Impacts to Minors" (Moss Adams Alert, February 2019)
  • "Understanding How Changes to the 477 Program May Affect Your Tribe" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Spring 2018)
  • "AICPA Issues Guidance on Audit Reports for Tribal and Other Government Entities that Prepare FASB Financial Statements" (Moss Adams Alert, August 2017)
  • "GASB Seeks Comment on Debt Disclosures in Financial Statement Notes" (Moss Adams Alert, August 2017)
  • "Five Guidelines for Tribes to Measure Fair Value" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Winter 2016)
  • "OMB Grant Reforms: Key Issues for Tribes" (Moss Adams Insights, July 2014)
  • "Planning for GASB Statement No. 54" (Moss Adams Tribal Finance Quarterly, Spring 2011)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • COVID-19 Stimulus Funding: Impacts and Benefits for Tribes
    (Moss Adams Webcast, April 2020)
  • Best Practices for Improving Tribal Government Operations
    (Moss Adams Webcast, March 2020)
  • Fine Tune Your Financials: Investment, Structuring, & Reporting for Tribes
    (Moss Adams Webcast, June 2019)
  • Financial Reporting Strategies for Tribes
    (Moss Adams Webcast, June 2019)
  • Uniform Guidance: Lessons Learned for Tribes
    (Moss Adams Webcast, December 2017)
  • Latest ACA Developments Impacting Tribes and Their Benefit Plans
    (Moss Adams Webcast, September 2017)
  • Applying the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (The Falmouth Institute, Lac Du Flambeau, WI, August 2017)
  • Indirect Cost Basis for Tribal Organizations
    (The Falmouth Institute, June 2017)
  • 2016 OMB Compliance Supplement under Uniform Guidance
    (The Falmouth Institute, Las Vegas, NV, March 2017)
  • Applying the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (Bayfield, WI, March 2017)
  • Applying the New Procurement Standards and Allowable Costs Principles
    (Espanola, NM, February 2017)
  • Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (The Falmouth Institute, Seattle, WA, September 2016)
  • Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (The Falmouth Institute, Las Vegas, NV, August 2016)
  • OMB’s New Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards
    (The Falmouth Institute, Las Vegas, NV, April 2016)
  • What You Need to Know: ACA Reporting and Compliance
    (Native Nations Event, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015)
  • Affordable Care Act Reporting Requirements for Tribes
    (Moss Adams Webcast, October 2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants

Education

  • BS, accounting, University of Central Florida