James Montoya, CPA

Principal, Audit & Assurance Practice Leader

James Montoya, CPA

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A Principal in REDW’s Albuquerque office, James leads the firm’s Audit & Assurance group. He joined REDW in 1996 and became a principal with the firm in 2008.

Throughout his 25-year career in public accounting, 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.


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)


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. 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


  • REDW Rogey Award Recipient, 2002