Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, CGAP
Leita Hart-Fanta makes finance and auditing fun and easy. She converts the complex topics of accounting, finance, auditing, and budgeting into information that professionals can absorb and use.
Leita is the author of:
- Accounting Demystified, a McGraw-Hill book explaining basic accounting concepts
- The Four Principles of Happy Cash Flow, which explains how all businesses can implement the cash flow maximizing techniques of Dell and WalMart
- Continuing professional education self-study manuals on:
- The Risk Assessment Suite of SASs
- The Yellow Book – Government Auditing Standards
- Cash Flow
- Governmental Accounting
- Lean/Six Sigma for Accountants
- Basic Audit Skills
- Interviewing Skills for Auditors
- Audit Reports
- The Public Funds Investment Act online course for Texas State University
Leita is an experienced facilitator, having led over 800 full or multi-day seminars. She has also keynoted numerous conferences and developed over 25 distinct courses and speeches.
Leita has owned and operated AuditSkills, a training and professional development company, since 1995. She has conducted and developed courses on balanced scorecard management, audit supervision, financial analysis, fraud, budgeting, business writing, finance for non-financial managers, cash flow, presentation skills, government auditing standards, and performance measurement. She founded Yellowbook-CPE.com–a site for self-study CPE for governmental auditors–in 2009.
Leita’s clients include USAA, Temple-Inland, The Los Angeles Unified School District, Smith International, Audimation Services, Inc., The LBJ School of Public Affairs, EDS, Dell Computer, First Data Corporation, Joseph Eves CPAs, The National Association of State Auditor’s, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, The Texas Municipal League, The Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Texas State Auditor, Great West Insurance, Valero Energy, Western CPE, The Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin Societies of CPAs, The Reznick Group, The Texas Department of Health and Human Services, The University of Texas, Texas Children’s Hospital, Southwest Texas State University, and The Albuquerque, Tucson, Springfield, Phoenix, San Antonio, and El Paso Chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
During her five years with the Texas State Auditor’s Office, she acted as both an auditor and a communications specialist. Leita led the team that produced a national-award-winning report summarizing the financial condition of the State.
Leita writes a monthly column for Single Audit magazine and is part of the Blogger’s Crew at AccountingWeb.com.
Leita is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelors in business administration. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Government Audit Professional. She serves on the conference planning committee of the Texas Society of CPAs. She is an executive board member of the Austin chapter of the Association of Government Accountants. She is a technical reviewer for the AGA’s Certificate of Achievement in Service Efforts and Accomplishments Reporting.