Ramona Farrell

Managing Principal, Eisner Amper, LLP

Ramona entered public accounting through a unique set of experiences. Her initial work after graduation from high school was as a Crew Chief of a B-52 with the United States Air Force. On completion of her tour of duty, she became a Paralegal with a law firm in Sacramento, California. She transitioned into an individual who specialized in Business Valuation and Litigation Support with a local CPA firm in Sacramento. In 2000, Ramona joined Ueltzen & Company, a boutique forensic accounting firm, where she progressed to the position of Managing Partner. In 2015, she was instrumental in the structuring, negotiation, and completed the merger of the firm into EisnerAmper, LLP where she remains as the Managing Principal of the Sacramento Office and the West Coast Forensic Accounting Practice for EisnerAmper, LLP.

Ramona is active in the profession and is an Associate Member of the CalCPA. She is a member of the Management of an Accounting Practice/Management Consultants Services Committee and has co-chaired the MAP Committee and Annual Conference for the last several years. Because Ramona is not a CPA, she is not currently eligible to serve as Chair of the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee; however, I believe members of the Committee and CalCPA staff will vouch that she is an unstated leader among her peers.

Ramona is also a non-CPA Associate Member of the AICPA and has worked with the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Committee. She was one of the co-authors of a well-recognized Study on the Qualifications of a Forensic Accountant that received national press and recognition.

Ramona is also active in the Community. She is on the California State University, Sacramento, College of Business Administration and Advisory Council, a member of the President’s Community Council at the University, and chaired the Organization for MBA Executives at California State University, Sacramento. In addition, Ramona is the Chair of the Finance Committee of the Sacramento State Neumann Center, an affiliate of the Catholic Church. Finally, Ramona was recently appointed to the Board of the Turnaround Management Association of Northern California, serves as a Board Member, Chief Operations Officer, and Director of Training for the Golden State Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

It is also remarkable that Ramona was a late entrant into the academic arena. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in May of 2000 and her Masters in Business Administration with Honors in 2007. She serves as an Adjunct Faculty member of the College of Business Administration where she has taught Ethics for the last four years.

Ramona has testified and been recognized as an Expert in both Federal and State Court. In addition to the AICPA Study referred to above, she has authored articles that address the computation of lost profits, understanding business valuations, and the search for a forensic accountant. Most recently, she was recognized by the AICPA as a contributor to their Study on the Current Litigation Environment.

Ramona Farrell is a “non-traditional” woman who is established as a leader in the profession.

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