2021 Rising Star Honoree: Velma Coronado, CPA
Velma Coronado is a Director at Armanino LLP’s Business Management department and specializes in family office services and the taxation of high net worth individuals. She commenced her career providing attestation and tax services in various industries such as real estate, manufacturing, law firms, and high net worth individuals. In addition to her experience in public accounting, Velma supported the Director of Finance at a privately held REIT where she was responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of three funds. Velma’s extensive experience in both the private and public sector, coupled with her passion to helping people, allows her to advise and provide wealth preservation techniques and services to her clients. In addition to her client service, Velma is on Armanino’s IDEAL committee (Inclusion of Diverse Employees and Leaders), a member of Armanino Women’s Advancement Network, an executive board member of Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities and a member of the CalCPA Accounting Education Committee. Velma was selected from the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Top Minority CPA in 2020. Velma holds a Bachelor of Science from the USC Leventhal School of Accounting and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.
To commemorate our gratitude for their partnership each honoree advisor received a custom poem by Melrose Poetry Bureau. The poem highlights the reasons behind each individual’s dedication to charitable giving and captures the essence of what philanthropy means to them. In a time when in person interaction is limited, we wanted to celebrate our shared humanity and the commitment to making the world a better place for future generations.