Ali Barnes, CPA

Partner

CPAs & Business Consultants

Ali Barnes is the Managing Principal of the Alma office. She joined Yeo & Yeo in 2007. She is a member of the firm’s Assurance Service Line, Government Services Group and Pension Services Group.

Expertise

    • Assurance services, with an emphasis on government entities, school districts, nonprofit organizations and employee retirement benefit plans.
    • Audits under government auditing standards
    • Single audits under OMB A-133 and 2 CFR 200

Professional Certifications and Education

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Saginaw Valley State University, Bachelor of Professional Accountancy

Professional Membership

    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
    • Michigan Government Finance Officers Association
    • Michigan School Business Officials
    • GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) Program – Special Review Committee

Publications/Seminars

    • Fund Accounting presented to MSBO beginning business managers
    • Transparency and Accountability and Financial Management presented for the Nonprofit Management/Leadership Certificate Program at Saginaw Valley State University
    • Presented various internal trainings related to school districts, governmental entities, and employee benefit plans
    • Tips for Governments presented at Yeo & Yeo governmental client training
    • School District Auditing Primer presented for the MICPA Government Conference
    • Get Ready for 401(k) Audit for the MICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference
    • Initial Audits and Cyber Security for the MICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference
    • OPEB Reporting: Embracing GASB 74 and 75 presented for the MICPA Government Conference
    • GASB 75 – Do You Accept the Challenge? presented for the MICPA Government Conference
    • Increase Finance and Accounting Department Efficiency presented for the MGFOA Fall Conference

     

    Articles:

    • Increase Finance and Accounting Department Efficiency
    • You Won the Election, But Do You Know the Compliance Challenges Ahead?
    • Are You Overwhelmed? Prioritize to Take Control of Your Work Life

Community Involvement

    • Gratiot County Community Foundation – board of directors and finance committee
    • Alma Police Athletic League – board treasurer
    • Girls on the Run – finance committee
    • Junior Achievement classroom volunteer
    • Alma Kiwanis – former member