Background & Experience
Gloria A. Ries, Chief Financial Officer and Controller for NAI Black, joined the company in 1996. She leads the Accounting Division of Black Realty Management, which provides accounting services for four corporations, more than 40 real-estate related LLCs and partnerships, and over 120 managed properties. Ries is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining accounting polices and procedures that provide for accurate and timely financial reporting, comprehensive and effective internal accounting controls, and compliance with all laws, regulations, and contractual obligations. Ries also serves as a corporate officer and the CFO/Controller of Black Realty Inc, Black Commercial Inc, and Black Management Services Inc.
A Certified Public Accountant, licensed to practice in both the States of Washington and Montana, Ries holds a BS degree in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting, from the University of Montana. With over 25 years of experience in accounting related fields, prior to joining NAI Black, Ries was an auditor with Spokane's largest regional public accounting firm, McFarland & Alton, PS -- now Moss Adams, PS.
BS Degree in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting – University of Montana
More than 40 hours of Continuing Professional Education annually since 1993; subjects studied include business law; internal accounting controls; financial statement reporting and disclosures; GAAP-, cash-, and income tax-basis of accounting; FASB updates; federal income tax updates; technology updates including Excel and other computer applications; and, Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Professional Associations & Designations
Certified Public Accountant - State of Washington
Certified Public Accountant - State of Montana
Notary Public – State of Washington
Washington Society of CPAs (Member)
Society of Human Resources Management (Member)