Background & Experience

Anita Sheckells, a Director with KatzAbosch and VP of the firm’s Board of Directors, joined the firm in 1984. She works in consulting and planning for closely-held businesses and has previously served as the firm’s Co-Chair of the Audit and Accounting Services Group, as well as the Co-Founder of the firm’s Construction Services Group. 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 1000 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

  • Maryland’s Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2014, 2006
  • Woman of the Year, Associated Builders & Contractors, 2013
  • Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Comeback Chapter of the Year, 2008
  • Smart CPA, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, 2005
  • Leader in the Workplace, YMCA
  • Special Leader Professions, YWCA

Professional Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Construction Financial Management Association, Board Member and Past President
  • Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Past Treasurer, Board of Directors
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Chair of Women in Construction Committee, Past Chair of Events Committee
  • Building Congress & Exchange, Member
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), Member, Past Chair of Construction Accounting Committee
  • Women President’s Organization
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • University of Baltimore, Past Accounting Advisory Board Member
  • Boy Scouts, Merit Badge Counselor