Cathy Peck CPA

Catherine Peck, CPA 1868 N Carson Ave Clovis, CA 93619
CathyRPeck@gmail.com

Education/Qualifications:

  • –  Bachelor of Science in Business – Major: Accounting; University of Arizona
  • –  Masters of Science in Accounting; Concentration in Tax, University of Memphis
  • –  California CPA license granted January 1987
  • –  Previously licensed as a CPA firm in the State of Tennessee.
  • –  Quickbooks Pro Advisor certification – 2014

    Accounting/Business Experience:

    Engineering World Health – Interim Executive Director Oct 2011 – July 2012
    I am a founding board member of this organization and have worked as a volunteer since 2001 in the capacities of: Executive Director, Board President, Treasurer and now Audit and Development Committee Chair. The budget has grown from zero to over $2 million/year. Stepped in as a paid executive director during this transition period while we searched for a replacement. See “Community Service” for more information.

    JCP Renascent Group, LLC, Managing Partner 2006 – 2010 Responsible for all aspects of finance and operation management for a quick-serve restaurant franchise group from start-up to sale.

    Free-lance Public Accounting Practice and Consulting Memphis, TN 1995 – 2009 Performed business accounting, consulting and tax research and returns. Consulting projects included accounting system design, internal control review, selection and set up of accounting software, employee training and business sale structure. Assist various non-profits with accounting responsibilities on a volunteer basis. Represented clients before the IRS in collection and audit procedures.

    Price Waterhouse Coopers, (Formerly Coopers & Lybrand) Memphis, TN 1989 – 1995 Self-directed position in tax department. Performed research, tax planning, and marketing as direct assistant to Tax Partner in Charge . Prepared and reviewed tax returns. Researched, organized and implemented municipal bond arbitrage service.

    Perry-Smith & Co., Sacramento, CA 1985 – 1989
    Progressed to manage audits of banks, school districts, community colleges and non- profit organizations. Audited program and financial compliance of Federal, state and local grants. Performed tax research, planning and prepared returns. Developed accounting systems and manual for self-insurance group.

    Gary Disher, CPA, Sacramento, CA 1984 – 1985
    Performed monthly accounting services for various retail and service businesses and prepared tax returns. Trained and supervised accounting clerks.

    State of Arizona, Office of the Auditor General 1983 – 1984 Responsible for auditing and compliance reviews of state agencies.

Catherine Peck, CPA Adjunct Teaching Experience:

Fresno Pacific University: 2010 – present
Courses taught include: Fundamentals of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Personal Finance, Financial Statement Analysis

Christian Brothers University – Memphis, TN: 2007
Taught the Accounting/Finance course in the MA for Executive Leadership program.

University of Phoenix: 2005 – 2006
Taught both undergraduate and graduate level accounting both fully online and/or flex. Served as trainer/mentor for online facilitators/instructors.

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN Fall of 2003 Taught Fundamentals of Accounting for instructor on medical leave.

Union University, Germantown, TN 2002 – 2003
Courses include: Federal Income Tax I and II, Audit I and MBA Financial Accounting.

Belhaven College, Memphis, TN 1997 – 2002
Courses taught include: Fundamentals of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting for Managers (prerequisite for MBA students), Financial Accounting for MBA students, and Advanced Managerial Accounting for MBA students. Assisted in module review/development and prospective text review.

University of Memphis, 1998 – 2001
Adjunct Accounting Instructor. Courses taught include: Fundamentals of Accounting, Accounting for Managers (prerequisite for MBA students), Senior Accounting Symposium.

Community Service:

Founding and continuing board member of Engineering World Health. EWH inspires, educates and empowers young engineers, scientists and medical professionals from more developed parts of the world to use their engineering skills to improve global health. Since inception, we have put millions of dollars of hospital equipment into service throughout the developing world. We accomplish this through the Summer Institute, where students have the opportunity to live and work in resource poor hospitals in Central America and Africa and also through a hospital tech training program (BMET) program in partnership with GE Foundation. We have 40 university

chapters worldwide and also have developed a K-12 STEM education program to inspire young interest in biomedical engineering and world health. www.ewh.org.

Past Treasurer, Finance Chair and Finance Committee member for the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. The Women’s Foundation provides resources that empower women to reach and maintain economic self-sufficiency. The Women’s Foundation is in the top 20 women’s funding organizations in the country with over 4.5 million in assets and over a million in revenue annually. www.wfgm.org.

Board Treasurer – Hamilton Roddis Foundation – 1998 – present