Patrick Wilkins, CPApatrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
History and Experience
A dare from Pat’s father put him on the path to accounting. Pat’s father, a high school guidance counselor, challenged his then-aimless son to earn an accounting degree as a way to prove he could accomplish a goal. Pat accepted the challenge and earned a BBA from UNM. With that degree, he found his true calling as accountant and story teller.
Since 1985, Pat has worked in private industry and in public accounting firms in Albuquerque and Denver. Most recently, he spent two years as CFO at United Way of Central New Mexico.
Pat is the Principal in charge of the audit department. He draws on his broad range of experience to build a service-driven, client-focused, employee-friendly culture distinct from most accounting firms.
Pat applies his extensive experience with not-for-profit organizations to help passionate leaders of not-for-profits transition to long-term sustainable businesses. Pat enjoys working with family businesses to develop successful enterprises that endure across generations. He delights in explaining financial issues with metaphors and stories.
In 2013, Pat was awarded the Arthur Spiegel Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work with United Way of Central New Mexico. The New Mexico Society of CPAs named him the 2014 Outstanding Member in Community Service.
Besides the awards, Pat is proud to have been a mentor to many controllers and financial professionals through the years.
Outside of accounting, his greatest pleasure is being a husband and a father to his two daughters.
Community Involvement & Professional Membership
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- New Mexico Society of CPAs
- United Way of Central New Mexico — former Board Treasurer
- Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad — former Board Treasurer
- Alta Mira Specialized Family Services — Former President of the Board of Directors
- Nonprofit Back Office Resources — Board of Directors
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Pat loves working on cars, and especially enjoys the instant gratification of fixing mechanical problems. A former co-owner of a local junk yard and towing business, he still spends hours poking through the cars on the lot, seeking items to repurpose or donate to charity.