As a CPA with auditing and consulting experience, Kelly A. Telford is glad to be back at LSL CPAs as a Partner after serving in Financial Director and City Treasurer positions at the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) and the cities of Costa Mesa and Seal Beach. Kelly was originally a math major but decided to focus on accounting when she learned it was similar to conducting investigations. Her joy comes from searching for new ways to help clients achieve their goals. Plus, she comes from a long line of CPAs and obtaining her CPA in 2008 just made sense. Through her experiences in local government agencies, she gained expertise in accounting, financial forecasting, budget development, public utilities, investment management, grant management, human resources, and information technology. She applies all she’s learned to LSL clients’ needs, which may include shifting from some conventional approaches to more innovative ways to achieve an organizations goals and objectives. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. She has two kids who love sports. Her favorite thing is watching her son run for a touchdown or get an interception in football and seeing her daughter learn to play t-ball.