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Phone: (208) 333-8965
Email: lindacoleman@harriscpas.com

Linda Coleman

CFO


As CFO, Linda plays a strategic role in Harris’ success. She oversees all financial-related activities, including accounting, payroll, financial reporting, and human resources, and manages the forecasting and budgeting processes. Linda evaluates and advises on financial implications of Harris business activities and objectives, and makes recommendations to enhance the firm’s fiscal performance.

She’s skilled in both public accounting and financial administration, stemming from a breadth of professional experience. As a CPA in California, Linda performed audits, reviews, compilations, and tax preparation at a private accounting firm. After working in a CPA firm, Linda was owner/operator of her own accounting and consulting firm for 15 years. There, she assisted a range of businesses, including those in the nonprofit, real estate, retail, agriculture, and medical practice industries. During her tenure as owner/operator of her firm, she assisted her clients with accounting setup, bookkeeping, payroll processing and compliance, employee benefit administration and retirement plan administration.

Linda’s expertise also comprises serving as financial analyst and manager of internal audits for a media company, for which she implemented cost-containment and economies-of-scale opportunities and established internal financial controls for several departments.

Outside of work, Linda relaxes with a little gardening and cooking, and enjoying the fruits of these labors (i.e., eating!). Her ultimate garden goal is to grow all the ingredients for an entire Thanksgiving dinner. People may be surprised to learn that Linda has a bit of a wild side, too—she loves NASCAR, hard rock, and heavy metal, and she goes to see live bands whenever she can. She and her husband Steve are parents to a teen son, Kyle.

Education:
  • Bachelor's in Business Economics, University of California Santa Barbara
Book Most Recently Read:

The Operator by Rob O’Neill

Favorite Quote:

“If you don’t make time for your wellness, you’ll be forced to make time for your illness.”
—Unknown