Brenda is National Director of Student Financial Aid in the public sector group at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen). She has over twenty years of public accounting experience, working exclusively with higher education institutions. She has extensive experience in working with federal grant programs, amongst them student financial aid, including policy and procedure development, as well as single audits, and has extensive knowledge in related regulations and requirements. Brenda also serves as a firm wide assurance resource where she oversees compliance with professional standards, provides technical assistance, and assists with training curriculum. She also has presented at various association conferences and webinars including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Career Education Colleges and Universities, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators as well as various regional associations.
College of St. Benedict
In the community
National Association of College and Business Officers
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Minnesota Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Resources and events
Article 8/28/2023How Could New Related-Party Disclosures Affect Higher Ed?
Article 8/25/2023Managing Changes in the Federal Work Study Reporting Process
Article 7/28/2023Student Loan Repayment Pause: The Unexpected Consequences for Higher Ed
Webinar 3/30/2023Perkins Close-Outs: What to Expect During Liquidation and How to Prepare
Article 3/20/2023Tips on Closing Out the Perkins Loan Program
Article 7/5/2019At a Glance: 2019 Student Financial Aid (SFA) Audit Changes