CPA & Senior Manager, RSM
Valerie has worked in the public accounting field since 2006. Since her commencement as an associate with RSM, she has audited a variety of public-sector clients. During her first year with RSM, Valerie began to focus solely on providing audit services to nonprofit and governmental entities, specifically those subject to Uniform Grant Guidance audits. Valerie performs a full spectrum of accounting operations such as plan, execute and supervise external audit engagements. Valerie’s extensive experience enables her to provide timely feedback and best practice recommendations relating to various accounting practices, audit readiness procedures, and internal control improvements.
With more than 13 years of experience, Valerie serves some of the firm’s highest risk and highest-profile clients. She is a member of RSM’s Audit Practice Advisory Council, serves on a number of national public-sector industry committees and oversees the updating of the firm’s public-sector Industry Policy Manuals annually. She is a member of the special review committee for the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Valerie is RSM US LLP’s National Multicultural Employee Network Group Leader and helps fosters a better understanding and appreciation of various cultural contributions and encourages different perspectives of multicultural individuals that further enhance RSM’s business, diversity and inclusion objectives by actively supporting the recruitment, development and retention of talented multicultural individuals and overall promote cultural diversity within the firm and its people. Valerie has a Master’s of Accounting degree from Florida International University.