Carrie’s interest in accounting sprung out of her competitive nature. She enrolled in Accounting in high school for that “Easy A” to add to her GPA. Little did she know that she would fall in love with the logical, puzzle-like nature of accounting, and find her life’s passion in helping others.
Carrie began her career with a regional public accounting firm in 1997 where she was a shareholder for 12 years. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in accounting in 1995. Her background includes all facets of public accounting to include tax preparation, planning, financial statement audits, and business advisory services. Carrie served as a member of that firm’s compliance committee for 12 years monitoring firm audit quality, was appointed the designated audit quality control shareholder for the firm’s membership to the Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center of the AICPA for 10 years, and was the lead shareholder overseeing the firm’s construction industry business line. In August, 2011, she was promoted to the managing shareholder of the Georgetown, Texas branch of that firm.
Carrie has 20+ years of experience in providing public accounting services to small businesses with a focus on the construction industry. She is currently the treasurer of Construction Financial Management Association of Central Texas and has served in that position off and on for the past 10 years. Carrie holds her CPA license in the State of Texas and is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP).
In January, 2017, Carrie and her team started the firm of CD Bradshaw & Associates, P.C. in a spin off from her previous employer. The team chose to start a new firm to allow them the opportunity to be more agile in serving the unique needs of clients in their targeted niches.
Carrie and her husband, Jason, have two children, Zach and Clara. Together, they are deeply invested in their church’s youth ministry work and enjoy water skiing, hiking, and spending time on their boat with friends and family.