Sheena Barnes relocated from Florida and joined GPW in 2014. Ms. Barnes has significant experience in tax planning and compliance services to closely-held and family operated businesses in a variety of industries including entertainment, food & hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, retail, technology, healthcare, interior design, investment, real estate, and software. In addition, Ms. Barnes manages the firm’s niche tax advisory and compliance practice for professional athletes and entertainers. A multi-state tax specialist, Sheena assists clients with determining state individual and corporate income tax exposure and provides strategies to minimize compliance risk and its state tax burdens. Her strengths include state income tax nexus and apportionment, federal consolidated and state unitary/combined filings, controlled group testing, basis tracking for partners and S-corporation shareholders, cost benefit research and analysis of expansion into foreign markets, and tax compliance for US shareholders of foreign corporations.
Ms. Barnes has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Finance from Florida State University, as well as a Master of Science in Accounting from Liberty University. Sheena is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of Florida and State of California, and is currently affiliated with the FICPA, CalCPA, AICPA, American Business Women’s Association and served previously on the Bay Education Foundation board of directors. Sheena enjoys working out, hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors with her Labrador, Callie Rae.