Today, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), the eighth largest accounting firm in the United States, announced Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA and principal at CLA’s Century City location, was named one of the Top 100 Accountants in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Dennis has more than 20 years of experience providing audit and tax services for nonprofit organizations with a focus on social service organizations, arts and cultural organizations, and private foundations. She currently serves as chair of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) State Board of Directors and served as the Los Angeles chapter president from 2015-2016.
“Ty has been a force in the nonprofit industry for over 20 years. She brings passion to her work assisting clients whose mission is to help others,” said Kenneth Miles, managing principal of office for CLA Los Angeles. “Ty was recently elected chair of the CalCPA with plans to increase both opportunities and diversity, while at the same time adding another definition to the abbreviation CPA to mean ‘Coolest Profession Around.’ On behalf of her CLA team, we are extremely proud of Ty’s achievements!”
Dennis has played a significant role in the CalCPA community, including seeking new ways to expand the accounting pipeline and serving as distinguished speaker for many CalCPA events, the Los Angeles Business Journal notes in its profile.
“Ty consistently goes out of her way to understand her clients in order to help them with their needs,” said Lili Huang, CLA principal. “She is very knowledgeable of changes in the nonprofit industry, and as CalCPA chair, Ty is very ‘in the know’ of the accounting profession. She continues to inspire me and those around her with her care and professionalism.”
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