Laura is the Associate Director of Accounting Operations and Controls at the University of Utah where she coordinates and oversees several administrative departments; Tax Services, Payroll Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payables Production. Laura has been with the University since 1997. Prior to that, she worked for a Big Four CPA firm for 7 years. She has a Masters Degree in Accounting Taxation and is a certified public accountant. She has been an invited public speaker at numerous conferences including National Association of College and University Business Officers, Society of Research Administrators, Western Conference of College Cost Accounting, and University Tax Peer Group. Laura has published an article in Taxation of Exempts regarding bond arbitrage issues.