Dasha Sands


Dasha is a senior in our CLA Glendora office. She has more than 3 years of experience and a thorough understanding of the various government accounting and compliance requirements to conduct financial and compliance audits. Her background is specifically in governmental audit, community colleges, as well as foundations and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. In addition to her specialization in nonprofit, she has been fortunate to participate in audits of various for-profit organizations during her time with CLA. During one of the years with CLA Dasha was able to get involved in the CLC Cohort Leadership Program - Diversified Knowledge Expert, which helped her realized the importance of providing impactful seamless services to our CLA clients and create opportunities with each engagement.


Technical experience
  • Community colleges and related foundations
  • Nonprofit entities
  • Single audit
  • Information (Tax) Return / Form 990 for IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations 501(c)(x)


  • 2 years at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • Bachelor of science in accounting with a minor in graphic design from Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), member

In the community

Azusa Homework House, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certified