Jocelyn chose the accounting profession because it allows her to take a holistic approach to helping clients and their organizations while, in turn, making them feel that they are part of a bigger team accomplishing more together. She loves the sense of community in the accounting industry and being able to work with other professionals to provide our clients with the best service.
After finishing a calculus class a year early in high school, Jocelyn’s teacher recommended she take a local class in accounting. From there, Jocelyn found her love for numbers, structure, and balance and went on to become a CPA.
As a partner in our Audit & Assurance department, Jocelyn assists privately held businesses with audit, internal controls and implementing new systems, including workflow, user access, and gaps in internal controls. Because accounting regulations change rapidly and the software that supports those guidelines rolls out at breakneck speed, Jocelyn’s dual degrees in Accounting and Information Systems & Decision Science serve any company with challenges to keep current with both.
Jocelyn is also a “professor” at LSL, serving on her department’s committee to research, train, and implement ASC (Accounting Standards Codification) Topic 842 for Leases. FASB issued this update to increase transparency and comparability among organizations by recognizing lease assets and liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements.
Great Clients for Jocelyn … clients with problems to solve: she recently helped a client having trouble with their fixed asset management software while implementing a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.
LSL candidate tip … Businesses who value help with accounting and systems.
Personal … Outside of work, Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her husband and two corgis, baking, and sharpening her mind with jigsaw puzzles.
She is a fan of live shows, especially comedy shows and musicals. Her favorite comedians are Bill Burr and Tom Segura. Meanwhile, “Yellowstone,” “Jack Ryan,” and “Stranger Things” top her list of great series’ to watch when she’s not hiking and exploring the beautiful outdoors.
Professional and Civic Involvement:
AICPA, CalCPA, Firm Member of PrimeGlobal
BS in Business Administration in Accounting and a BS in Information Systems and Decision Science, both from California State University, Fullerton