The Pacific Coast Business Times just named BPW Partner, Danna McGrew, and Senior Manager, Jacob Sheffield, as two of the 2015 Who’s Who in Professional Services. This award acknowledges CPAs and attorneys in the tri-counties that are at the top of their industry.
Danna joined Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP in 1992. Danna is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in coordinating, managing and executing audit and accounting engagements. As a partner in the firm’s audit department, she uses creative approaches to highlight opportunities for improvement in your operations. She has been involved in all aspects of financial reporting, including attest engagements, accounting consulting, internal control evaluations and litigation support engagements. Her specialties include an industry focus on the technology and special district sectors.
Danna is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Society of CPAs and the Certified Fraud Examiners Association. In 2007, Danna was named “Accountant of the Year” by the California Special District Association (CSDA). She was also named Who’s Who in Professional Services and one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times.
Danna is the co-chair of the South Coast Business & Technology Steering Committee, the chair of the California Central Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors and a member of the Audit Committee for the Santa Barbara Foundation. She is also the treasurer of the Central Coast CPA Law Society, an executive committee member of the Clean Business Investment Summit and a graduate of the Katherine Harvey Fellows program at the Santa Barbara Foundation.
She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991 and received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.
Jacob Sheffield joined Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP in 2005. As a senior manager in BPW’s tax department, he focuses his expertise on complex tax planning and compliance matters for corporations and their shareholders.
Jacob works closely with corporate officers and shareholders on stock compensation, distributions and accounting for income taxes on their financial statements. He enjoys working with start-up companies on selecting the best entity formation for their company, choosing the right capital options and preparing the company for new investors and/or potential sale.
Jacob received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Master of Science in Taxation with honors from Golden Gate University.
Born and raised in Southern California, Jacob lives with his wife, two children and their dogs. He is an avid outdoorsman, plays softball and is involved with a number of wildlife conservation organizations. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Chimineas Ranch Foundation.