GHJ Leaders Nominated for CalCPA’s Women to Watch Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2024) – GHJ, a national advisory and accounting firm, is proud to announce that three of our team members were nominated for CalCPA’s Women to Watch Awards. GHJ Nonprofit Tax Practice Leader Lizbeth Nevarez was nominated for the Trailblazer Award and Senior Manager Christina Fung and Senior Associate Natasha Vartanian were nominated for the Emerging Leader Award.

“Congratulations to Lizbeth, Christina and Natasha. I am proud to work alongside such impactful leaders and it is fantastic to see their hard work recognized by the industry,” said GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry. “GHJ is proud to invest in our people and develop strong leaders. Our leaders are not only experts in their fields but also pioneers who continue to shape the future of our industry.”


Lizbeth leads GHJ’s Nonprofit Tax Practice and serves as secretary for GHJ Foundation. Additionally, Lizbeth is a co-chair of GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort and has been recognized multiple times as a Leader of Influence by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

Outside of her work with GHJ, Lizbeth serves on the board of several nonprofits, including the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, which supports the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California while preserving the pride, values and heritage of Mexican-American culture, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, which provides free legal assistance to nearly 160,000 individuals and families throughout Los Angeles County every year.


Christina has become an influential voice at GHJ and a well-respected emerging leader, receiving two promotions in her three years at the firm and helping develop and nurture a strong team under her guidance. In 2023, Christina was named Young Accountant of the Year by the International Accounting Bulletin.

As a member of GHJ’s Forensic Services Practice, Christina conducts investigations and complex studies on behalf of clients. Her experience includes numerous complex issues including post-acquisition disputes, business valuations and lost profit calculations. Christina is also a co-chair of GHJ’s Women’s Empowerment Cohort.


Natasha is a member of GHJ’s Audit and Assurance Practice and a promising future leader at the Firm. In the span of three years, Natasha has grown from intern to senior associate, and she continues to share her knowledge with her colleagues as a mentor to future interns and an accomplished audit professional.

Passionate about how technology can transform the future of the accounting profession, Natasha has dedicated her work to finding new ways to innovate audit work. As a member of the Audit and Assurance Practice’s SMART team, Natasha researches how technology can improve efficiency in the audit process.

About GHJ

GHJ is a national advisory and accounting firm with employees in nearly 30 states and clients around the world. Our team of experts meet clients where they are and provide personalized service for nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Ranked as a Top-100 Firm, 7th Fastest-Growing Firm, Top Regional Leader in the West and Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms around the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to partner with its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 157 countries across the globe. GHJ has 20 partners and more than 200 staff members, who serve thousands of clients. The Firm is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).