Valerie Allen, CPAvalerie.allen@riccicpa.com

History and Experience

A high school accounting course put Valerie on the path to her career. She enjoyed the ‘checks and balances’. And still does.

She has 30+ years of experience with small and large accounting firms, including 5 years in private accounting as the CFO for a large Albuquerque-based dealership group. Valerie has seen it all with dealerships, she knows the industry inside and out. She has been a speaker at the AICPA Dealership Convention as well as the New Mexico Dealers Association.

In the public accounting firms Valerie has been one of the few women partners. Accounting typically has only 20% female partners. She also mentors women in business.

Current Role

Valerie is a Partner in the Audit Department, bringing her tax skillset to the group. Working closely with her clients to bring each of them a stronger bottom line.

She specializes in closely held businesses and the auto, RV, motorcycle and boat dealership industries.

Proudest Accomplishment

When asked, Valerie quickly states “I am most proud of my daughter and that she is a strong, confident woman. I am also proud to be female partner in an accounting firm. I have worked for change in diversity within the accounting profession over the years and hope that I contribute daily to the growth.”

Community Involvement & Professional Membership
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Mexico Society of CPAs
  • New Mexico Boys and Girls Club, Board Member
Professional Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Outside Activities

When she is not crunching the numbers, Valerie spends her time working with troubled girls and women with a team from church. She is an avid traveler with a passport full of stamps. Enjoys cooking classes and unwinds as a self professed reality TV junkie.

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Ricci & Company, LLC
6200 Uptown Blvd., NE Suite 400 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110 -
505 338 0800 office

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