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Kristen Contreras

Vice President
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Kristen Contreras

Kristen is a Vice President with more than two decades of experience in corporate financial reporting and business process improvement across various sectors, including technology, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Before joining Accordion, Kristen performed consulting engagements for Fortune 100 companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Google and McKesson, for Resources Global Professionals (RGP, formerly of Deloitte). Kristen’s clients relied on her ability to transform accounting processes and integrate technology to optimize the financial reporting function.

Prior to RGP, Kristen was a Corporate Controller for Bioness, Inc., a private medical device manufacturer in the Los Angeles area. With Bioness, Kristen managed a consistent global accounting policy in accordance with U.S. GAAP for both domestic operations and international subsidiaries. She also co-managed the development and implementation of a new corporate ERP system.

Kristen earned her CPA with the Los Angeles office of J.H. Cohn, LLP, now part of CohnReznick, a national public accounting firm. There she performed both internal and external audits and also earned a CISA certification for her work as an IT auditor.  This is where she gained a passionate interest in the intersection of finance and technology.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” - Mark Twain

Something You Should Know

  • A true California native, Kristen owns two bicycles and no cars
  • As Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger signed her diploma
  • Avid camper, and once chased a bear

Noteworthy

  • Graduated with highest honors from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Accounting
  • Certifications include CPA, CGMA and CISA
  • Served on the Los Angeles chapter board of directors for the California Society of CPA’s (CalCPA), including Chapter President
  • Serving on the CalCPA state council since 2010