Sheila has practiced public accounting since 2006. She primarily works with government clients and specializes in audits of federal awards under the Uniform Grant Guidance. Sheila is a frequent speaker at state and local conferences and serves as a member of the firm’s single audit technical committee responsible for developing training, audit programs, and templates and providing comments on drafts of the compliance supplement and updates to AICPA audit guides. Sheila also manages and assists audits of schools and universities, state agencies, and other industries, including government contractors, technology, life sciences, real estate, and not-for-profit. She provides a wide range of services, including the coordination and execution of all aspects of financial statement audits; consolidations of various entities; reviews and compilations; single audit compliance; and research, resolution, and implementation of complex accounting issues. She manages audit engagements for large governmental clients such as New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and Albuquerque Public Schools.

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Government Contract Accounting
    (Government Contract Accounting Workshop, May 2015)
  • Internal Controls
    (Association of Government Accountants Conference, March 2015)
  • Internal Controls
    (NMCCS Annual Conference, October 2014)
  • Uniform Grant Guidance
    (Government Finance Experts Cluster, May 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Association of Government Accountants
  • Member, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • BBA, accounting, University of New Mexico
  • MACCT, University of New Mexico

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