James Montoya, CPA
James has been in public accounting for 20 years. He joined REDW in 1996 and became a principal with the firm in 2008. Throughout his accounting career, James has specialized in providing audit, accounting and consulting services to various tribal governments, government municipalities, tribal casinos and other business enterprises.
James also oversees a team of REDW accounting specialists who provide accounting and audit preparation services to various governmental entities and other tribal enterprises.
Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
James is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the following organizations:
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA)
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
James has presented at training workshops and conferences for the following organizations:
- Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)
- National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)
- Native American Grant School Association (NAGSA)
- Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)
- Association of Navajo Community Controlled School Boards, Inc. (ANCCSB)
- Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA)
- Oklahoma Tribal Gaming Regulators Association (OTGRA)
James has also provided trainings on numerous REDW continuing professional education topics and other REDW-sponsored training seminars.
James is the Treasurer of the St. Felix Pantry and the Secretary for the St. Thomas Aquinas School Consultative Council. His prior Community work also includes:
- Four years as Treasurer of the Tierra Adentro of New Mexico charter school
- Six years as the Treasurer of the Cristo Rey Albuquerque High School Feasibility Study Board
- Four years as a Board member of Home New Mexico
- Serving as a Panel CPA for United Way of Central New Mexico
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- REDW Rogey Award Recipient, 2002