Alyson Noell, CPA/

History and Experience

Alyson comes from a family of CPAs and spent the first 21 years of her life trying to avoid becoming one herself. But after taking (and loving) her first accounting class her senior year in college at her dad’s insistence, she finally accepted the inevitable. She completed a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em Horns!) soon after.

Alyson has nearly ten years of experience in public accounting (not counting the years of family dinner conversations), working with a range of clients across a spectrum of sizes and industries from large hedge funds and private equity groups to single-owner restaurants and medical practices.

In addition to her CPA license, Alyson also holds a Certified Valuation Appraiser (CVA) designation. When applied together, these credentials give her a uniquely broad perspective on her clients’ current and future business operations and value propositions.

Current Role

Alyson is a senior manager in the tax department at Ricci and Co. In her day-to-day work her main goals are helping her staff learn, grow, and develop their skills, and helping her clients navigate their taxes so they can focus on their business instead.

Among the many industries and areas Alyson has worked, two that are particularly interesting to her are the tax issues surrounding business mergers, acquisitions, and ownership transitions, and the tax issues unique to the medical cannabis industry. She also has extensive experience representing clients before the IRS in a variety of tax penalty situations.

Proudest Accomplishment

Alyson’s proudest professional accomplishment was passing the CPA exam (just in time to tell her family about it at Thanksgiving dinner). Personally, she is the proud mom of a toddler whose current favorite toy seems to be a set of magnets shaped like math symbols.

Community Involvement & Professional Memberships
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, New Mexico Society of CPAs
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Member and past Treasurer, City Presbyterian Church
Professional Affiliations and Credentials
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
Outside Activities

Alyson is an avid reader, coffee-drinker and podcast-listener. She loves practicing yoga, going on hikes with her husband and son, and testing out new recipes, and is also trying to convince herself that she enjoys running.