April Sherman


April is the Compliance and Ethics Director at CLA, sharing the responsibility for overseeing the firm's independence and ethics compliance activities.

Prior to joining CLA, April worked at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and American Institute for Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for nearly 14 years, specializing in the setting, consultation, and enforcement of independence and behavioral ethics standards for the accounting profession. April also worked in public accounting (Ernst & Young LLP) for five years, providing assurance services mostly to clients within the biotechnology, manufacturing, and distribution industries.

April is a CPA in the state of North Carolina.


M.S. Accounting - University of Virginia

B.S. Accounting - NC State University

In the community

AICPA - member

National Association of Black Accountants (Research Triangle Park Chapter)

- Vice-President of Special Projects (current), NCSU Liaison (current), Treasurer (past), Secretary (past)  

NC Association of CPAs - member

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - preparer and reviewer