Background & Experience

Anita Sheckells, a Director with KatzAbosch, works in consulting and planning for closely-held businesses. A dedicated professional, Anita holds the prestigious distinction of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), a certification held by less than 50 professionals in Maryland and less than 1,000 professionals in the United States. As a subject matter expert in construction accounting, Anita has authored several financial and accounting articles for various publications and associations. She is instrumental in the firm’s vision to create, grow and protect asset value as it relates to both clients and staff.

Education

University of Baltimore, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting

Areas of Specialization

Anita specializes in services to the construction and real estate industries, including:

  • Special accounting & tax issues
  • Bonding and banking issues
  • Business advisory services
  • Tax planning
  • Accounting and tax services for closely-held businesses

Professional Designations

  • Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, 2005
  • Certified Public Accountant, 1984
  • Certified Construction Auditor, 2012

Awards

  • Small Business Administration’s Maryland Accountant Advocate of the Year Award, 2018
  • Howard County Chamber Chairman’s Award for Volunteer Service, 2016
  • Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2014, 2006
  • Woman of the Year, Associated Builders & Contractors, 2013
  • Smart CPA, SmartCEO Magazine, 2012, 2011, 2005
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Comeback Chapter of the Year, 2008
  • Leader in the Workplace, YWCA
  • Special Leader Professions, YWCA

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Treasurer and Board Member
  • CFMA, Board Member and Past-President
  • Community Action Council of Howard County, Resource Development Committee
  • Howard Community College, 50th Anniversary Gala Committee
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Past-Treasurer and Board Member
  • ABC, Past- Chair of Women in Construction Committee & Past Chair of Events Committee
  • University of Baltimore, Past Accounting Advisory Board Member
  • Boy Scouts, Past Merit Badge Counselor
  • MACPA, Member, Past Chair of Construction Accounting Committee