As a partner and industry leader of blum’s Government Services Group, Vanessa performs a wide variety of significant audit engagements, including financial and compliance audits of government and quasi-government engagements. She has over 25 years of experience in government accounting and auditing. Vanessa is knowledgeable of the reporting requirements of both Uniform Guidance and the State Single Audit Act. She has played an instrumental role in obtaining and maintaining the Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for her clients.
Vanessa serves on the Special Review Committee for the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. She has also testified before the State Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee on behalf of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants on Raised Bill No. 1034, “An Act Concerning Regional School District Governance.” Vanessa was elected partner-in-charge of the firm’s Government Services Group in 2015.
Vanessa is the partner sponsor of blum’s Diversity & Inclusion committee. The Diversity and Inclusion committee at blumshapiro (DIBS), is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among our employees—as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce. Through DIBS, blum employees are actively encouraged to contribute their unique ideas and perspectives to better serve our clients, our firm and our communities.
She is also a member of our Women Who Lead Social Network, which includes a wide range of senior-level blum personnel actively helping to clear advancement barriers for women through guidance, coaching and advocacy—as well as offering honest feedback and advice to all blum employees about how to support the women they work with.