LeeAnn Nelson joined Chris Mahr + Associates in 2017. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2003 with a degree in business administration. Upon graduation she moved to Portland where she worked in administrative and bookkeeping positions for a printing company. In 2007 she relocated to Bend and completed her post baccalaureate education in accounting. In 2008, she began her career in public accounting where she worked for a Central Oregon CPA firm for nearly 8 years developing expertise in auditing municipal governments and non-profit organizations. She took that knowledge to a local home builder and served as their controller prior to returning to public accounting as the tax manager for Chris Mahr + Associates.
In her previous position at a local CPA firm, LeeAnn was responsible for planning and performing the audits for several local governments and non-profits. Her extensive experience includes audits of organizations subject to the Minimum Standards of Oregon Municipal Corporations, the Government Accounting Office and A-133 Single Audits. In addition to her extensive audit experience, LeeAnn has experience assisting and advising individuals and small businesses with tax and accounting matters including preparation of financial statements. In addition to holding her Oregon Municipal Auditor license, LeeAnn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Outside of the accounting world, LeeAnn enjoys spending time with her family.