Biography

Laura has been in public accounting since 1991 and serves a variety of not-for-profits, including universities, research organizations, foundations, and social service organizations. She has significant experience conducting audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and the Single Audit Act. She provides training on accounting and auditing topics for Moss Adams professionals as well as clients and industry organizations.

Laura leads the firm's Not-for-Profit Practice in Southern California and has overseen its growth and development. She’s also a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit & Government Executive Committee and participates in firm-wide training internally and externally.

In May 2010, Laura was appointed one of 17 members of the brand-new FASB Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC). The NAC will serve as a standing resource for the FASB in obtaining input from the not-for-profit sector on existing financial reporting guidance, current and proposed technical agenda projects, and longer-term or pervasive financial reporting matters affecting those organizations.

Selected Publications

  • "Not-for-Profit 403(b) Compliance" (Insights Accountant, May 2009)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Improving GAAP for NFPs: The FASB’s NFP Financial Reporting Projects and the Work of the NAC
    AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference (June 2013)
  • Government Audit & Accounting
    Moss Adams LLP webcast (May 2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Not-For-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), FASB

Community Involvement

  • Treasurer, San Diego and Imperial Council Boy Scouts
  • Volunteer, Scripps Ranch Little League

Education

  • BS, business (emphasis in accounting), San Diego State University