Maria R. Fergus, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA
Maria was born in Mexico and raised in Northern California. She obtained herBachelor of Science Degree from San Diego State University. Prior to moving to Fresno, she worked for Brinig & Company in San Diego. While there she performed litigation support services such as complex family law calculations involving income available for support purposes, separate asset tracings, apportionment of community and separate property interests in real property, application of the Pereira and Van Camp cases to separate property businesses, and business valuations for the marital business. She prepared business valuation reports in relation to eminent domain, calculated economic analyses related to damages and loss of business profits and lost wages from personal injury, wrongful termination, wrongful death, wrongful birth and construction defects. She has obtained ABV designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Previously she obtained the Certified Valuation Analysts credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts as well as the CFF designation.
Maria is a past member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, past co-Chairman of the Litigation Services Committee (now the Litigation Consulting Services Group) in San Diego, and past discussion leader of the Downtown Discussion Group of the San Diego Chapter. She was also Past President of the ELGAS Toastmaster Club in San Diego.
Maria is active in numerous community service organizations, including Girl Scouts, her children’s schools and through her church as Compassionate Service Leader.
In addition to working at Brinig & Company, Inc, in San Diego, she also worked at Brodshatzer, Wallace, Spoon & Yip, and later at Calderon, Jaham & Osborn where she provided audit and review services to Not-For-Profit organizations, performed audits in compliance with Governmental Auditing Standards and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133.
She is fluent in Spanish and is pleased to be a remote member of the firm. She reminds those of us in hot Fresno when it’s cool and rainy in the Pacific Northwest.
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