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Jennifer L. Shields, CPA, CGFM, Audit Partner

"I enjoy working with our clients because I really believe they are out there trying to do the right thing and to do their best. I like working at HeinfeldMeech because I get to come to work every day with a group of smart, fun, energetic people."


  • Loves to shop
  • Most interesting place visited is Tikal (Mayan ruins in the Guatemalan jungle)
  • Best disguise – straight hair!
  • Notorious for getting the 4 o’clock giggles
  • Needs a hobby

Areas of Expertise:

  • Working with governments and non-profits
  • Single Audits (OMB Uniform Guidance)
  • Audit, reviews and compilations
  • Compliance for Arizona school districts

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Committee member of the ASCPA’s Annual Governmental Accounting Conference
  • Speaker for AICPA and Arizona Association of School Business Officials conferences and trainings
  • Member of the AICPA Task Force on Single Audit Training Needs and CPE Evaluation
  • Committee member for AASBO winter, spring and summer conferences
  • Recipient of the Advanced Single Audit Certificate from the AICPA
  • Former Treasurer for the Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona

Links to Articles and Presentations:


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Arizona School Business Officials
  • Association of School Business Officials International
  • Association of Government Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association