Renee S. Graves

Renee S. Graves

Renée S. Graves was named Partner at Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman in 1993.

It is probably safe to say that Renée has grown up at Vicenti. She has experienced the following life events, all while employed at Vicenti: graduation from Cal Poly, Pomona (1986); marriage (1986); death of her father (1991); the birth of two children (1995 and 1998); and many (“too many!”) birthdays.

“I can honestly say that my Vicenti family has been through everything with me – many happy moments and, more importantly, the tough times.”

She has also grown up professionally while at Vicenti; starting as an intern and eventually becoming a partner in 1993. At the beginning of her career at Vicenti, Renée did a little bit of everything. She worked on compilation, review, and consulting projects with clients that are now included in Vicenti’ commercial business group; prepared many individual tax returns; and worked on audit engagements in the for-profit, education and non-profit areas.

As time went on, Renée found that she truly enjoyed working on audit engagements in the non-profit and education sector. “I feel that I am best able to fulfill our mission – ‘to make a positive difference in our world’ – in this practice area of the firm. To help a client identify additional resources or avoid costs to enable them to serve more of their ‘customers’ is very rewarding; both professionally and personally.”

Today, Renée feels very fortunate to work in an organization that practices what it preaches. With daughters, ages 12 and 10, who are active in sports (softball, basketball, tennis, swimming and diving), active in school (student council, band and GATE) and active in community programs (raising funds for the Animal Shelter and St. Jude’s Hospital), life outside of work is very busy.

“Vicenti has provided me the opportunity to work a reduced schedule to fulfill the needs of my family along with the needs of my clients and co-workers.”

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    Experience

    • Joined Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman in 1986; Named Partner in 1993
    • Frequent speaker at the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the California Association of School Business Officials
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    Industry Expertise

    • Colleges, Universities, and Community Colleges, including:
      • Associated Students, Inc.
      • Auxiliary Services
      • Bookstore Operations
      • Food Services
      • Foundations
      • Student Financial Aid
      • Student Unions
      • Grants & Federally Funded Programs
    • K-12 School Districts
    • Charter Schools
    • Not-for-Profit Organizations
    • Retirement Communities
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    Professional Activities & Community Involvement

    • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • California Association of School Business Officials
    • Aging Services of California (formerly known as CAHSA)
    • Past Chair and Finance Chair, La Verne Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Chairperson, Community College Research and Development Committee
    • State Government Audit and Accounting Committee
    • American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • 2001 Alumni Inductee into the Cal Poly Accounting Hall of Fame
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    Personal Info/Profile

    • Renée enjoys outdoor activities including boating and bike riding and is active with her daughters’ recreational softball and basketball leagues.