May 29, 2015 ,


  • Senior Associate

Years of Experience:

  • Four


  • California State University, Channel Islands, B.S., Business
  • University of Nevada, Reno, Certificate in Accounting


  • Experience in the preparation of federal and multi-state income tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, and nonprofits
  • Senior associate on a variety of audits including nonprofit, school districts,
    joint powers authorities, charter schools, and governmental entities.
  • Audit experience includes supervising staff and in-charing the day to day operations of the audit engagement.
  • Conducts compliance audits of federal and state grants pursuant to Government Auditing Standards and Uniform Guidance (formerly OMB Circular A-133).
  • Conducts compliance audits in accordance with Guide for Annual Audits of K-12 Local Education Agencies and State Compliance Reporting and Contracted District Audit Manual, issued by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
  • Volunteered as a tax return preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • Prior to joining Gilbert, Karla worked in business management where she oversaw business operations, customer service, staff recruitment/development, inventory management and merchandising.

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Beta Alpha Psi, Nevada Chapter

Recent Continuing Education:

  • Spidell Federal and CA Tax Update
  • AICPA, 2015 OMB Compliance Supplement, and Single Audit Update
  • AICPA, Foundations in Governmental Accounting
  • AICPA, Government Auditing Standards
  • Applying Uniform Guidance to Governmental Organizations
  • GASB 34 Report Preparation and Conversion Entries
  • Audits in Accordance with Proposition 39/Performance Audit Standards
  • California Community College Contracted District Audit Manual
  • Various in-house training related to Taxation, Accounting and Auditing, Internal Control Structure, Fraud, Single Audit Act, GASB Updates, Nonprofit, Joint Powers Authorities