December 19, 2014 —Laura Maurizi, M.S.A., CPA, Senior Associate with Smith Marion & Co., LLP in Grand Terrace, CA receives her CPA license. This license gives Maurizi the authority to perform audits and attest to the accuracy of a company’s financial information.

In order to receive licensing as a CPA, professionals must demonstrate their proficiency in the accounting field by passing the four part Uniform CPA Exam. They must also complete the education requirements including earning a bachelor’s degree and 150 semester units in accounting and business related subjects as well as, ethics and accounting study.

David Marion, CPA, Managing Partner with Smith Marion & Co., LLP says, “Congratulations to Laura on obtaining her CPA license. I have had the opportunity to personally work with Laura. She is doing a great job here at SMCo, in taking on new projects and maintaining great client relations. She possesses a high level of maturity, gained no doubt from her prior experience in the retail industry. She has set the bar high for measuring her achievement; I am confident she will continue to meet and exceed those expectations.”

Laura Maurizi, M.S.A., CPA began working with Smith Marion & Co. in November of 2013. She graduated with her Master of Science in Accountancy in March 2013 from California State University San Bernardino. Currently, Maurizi is pursuing specialization in Teachers Associations and enjoys working with voluntary health and welfare nonprofit organizations.