Laurie Tish
Partner
National Practice Leader, Government
CPA

Biography

Laurie focuses on serving municipal utilities and governmental entities. Her expertise includes GAAP pertinent to governmental entities, municipal and tax-exempt finance, regulatory and statutory accounting and reporting, and federal compliance audits. She also serves as the lead partner on annual examinations and reviews of corporate sustainability reports. She’s a nationally recognized speaker on topics including corporate sustainability reporting, government accounting and auditing standards, federal compliance, and corporate governance in the public sector.

Laurie has provided auditing and consulting services to special enterprise funds, general governments, public employee retirement systems, and not-for-profit entities. Within the sustainability services area, she primarily serves clients in the food processing and beverage industries.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Is Good Business Sustainable?
    CSR Driving Innovation: Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (Bellevue, Washington, March 2013)
  • Sustainability Reporting
    Forum of International Accounting Regulators (Orlando, Florida, November 2012)
  • Accounting Regulation: An International Perspective
    National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (Anchorage, Alaska, June 2012)
  • Pollution Remediation Obligations: Compliance with GASB 49
    Webcast (2010)

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
  • Former Member and Past Chair, Washington State Board of Accountancy
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Recognition and Measurements Task Force
  • Member, Professional Ethics Executive Committee, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member and Past Chair, Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Special Technical Reviewer, Government Finance Officers Association

Education

  • BA, business administration (accounting emphasis), University of Washington, Foster School of Business