Teresa C. Mason, CPA, MS, CGMA, Managing Partner

Teresa began her career in public accounting after graduating from California State University, East Bay and then receiving her Master of Science, Taxation from Golden Gate University. Teresa is the managing partner of CMC and uses her experience in running the business to help other closely held businesses and their owners. In many cases, she acts as their outsource CFO and is intricately involved in the decisions and financial management of the business. She is most effective in helping business owners understand the numbers and use them to make sound business decisions to help them reach their goals. She also works with many individuals in a similar capacity – their personal CFO – helping them understand and plan for retirement, marriage, an addition to the family or just getting a clear picture of their financial landscape.

Teresa is an active member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She was Chair of the California Society of CPAs in 2007-2008. More recently, Teresa completed a three-year appointment to the board of directors for the AICPA, where she was integrally involved in shaping the future of the profession and advocating for her clients. Teresa is also on the board of directors for Rotary Club of Oakland, served on their foundation’s board of directors and is a group leader for a leading trusted business advisors group – ProVisors.

In her spare time Teresa enjoys reading, traveling and cooking. If you receive a party invitation, don’t be surprised if everything she serves are her own chef-worthy and home-cooked dishes.