Pamela W. Baker, CPA, CGFM
Barbacane Thornton & Company LLP
Pamela W. Baker, audit partner, is responsible for the firm’s development and
administration of the nonprofit and governmental client base. She is a 1980
graduate of Lynchburg College and is a certified public accountant licensed to
practice in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and North
Ms. Baker has, for over thirty years, devoted her career to
the governmental field. As a Virginia state auditor, she served on local
government unit task force to implement a statewide uniform chart of accounts.
Additionally, she was involved in the federally mandated pilot program for
implementation of the Single Audit Act of 1984.
Baker successfully advanced to a supervisory level with the organization,
responsible for supervising a six-person audit team conducting financial and
compliance audits of major universities, hospitals and cities. Ms. Baker then
relocated to a position in public accounting to a North Carolina firm with
municipal and nonprofit clients. In her four-year tenure, she was responsible
for standardizing the audit department, ensuring compliance with federal, state
and local guidelines and for further development of a market niche in government
and nonprofits. At the time of her resignation, Ms. Baker had successfully
contracted with the county government, including all local municipalities. She
successfully assisted the first municipality in the area to secure the
Certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting issued by the
Government Finance Officers Association.