Denise M. Silva, CPA, currently a senior writer with CCH, has more than 10 years of experience in accounting and auditing with roles ranging from client service professional to technical resource to adjunct professor.
Prior to joining CCH, she served as a senior manager in a Mid-Atlantic accounting and professional services firm, which specialized in real estate industry audit, where she served in the firm's quality control and risk management function providing technical accounting, assurance, and financial reporting guidance to partners and managers across all of the firm's industry groups. Additionally, she developed and delivered the firm's risk-based methodology training to all levels of professionals. Previously, she was with a global "Big-4" firm providing client services and managing complicated federal financial statement audits. She also has experience managing financial statement audits for not-for-profit, higher education, technology, software, manufacturing and state and local clients.
In addition to her writing and development responsibilities, she also serves as an adjunct professor at two accredited universities: Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and American University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches Accounting Research and Communication and Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services.
Ms. Silva is a Certified Public Accountant in California, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and sits on the Board of Directors of a credit union in California.