April works with local governments on financial statement audits and single audits. She also has assisted several governments with different consulting projects, including administering large grants and assisting with temporary finance director roles as well as preparing financial statements, including ACFRs.
Her previous background working as a government finance officer for over a decade, allows her to understand the audit process from the client’s perspective. April loves helping her clients solve problems so they can better serve the public. Since specializing in local governments and teaching local government accounting at a local college, she’s known as someone who is not afraid to tackle big challenges and finding new and creative solutions to help clients meet their goals.
Years of Experience
University of Florida, Bachelor’s
University of Florida, Master’s
Professional & Civic Leadership
- FICPA State and Local Government Committee
- FICPA Women in Leadership Committee
- Adjunct Governmental & Nonprofit Accounting Teacher at Santa Fe College
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO)
Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
INSIGHTS FROM April Shuping
It Figures Podcast: S4:E19 – The Financial Data Transparency Act
It Figures Podcast: S3:E13 – An Inside Look at The GASB
Coronavirus Relief Funds – Getting Ready for Your Single Audit
COVID-19 Funding Best Practices, Accounting Treatment, and Single Audit Implications
COVID/CARES Act: How to Account For It and Pass the Single...
April Shuping AROUND TOWN
Ironwood Golf Course: GASB Update
On July 19th, 2023, CRI Partner April Shuping presented at Ironwood Golf Course in Gainesville, FL. A live audience of local government finance professionals heard April's three-hour CPE update on new GASB procurements and statements.
How to Pass Your Single Audit
On June 28th, 2023, CRI Partner April Shuping presented at the FGFOA Annual conference - " How to Pass your single Audit," on an audit specialist’s best tips on what finance officers and grant managers can do to prepare for their required single annual audits over federal and state grants.
What Else Has GASB Been Up To?
CRI Partner April Shuping recently presented a three hour CPE course at the North Central Florida Chapter of the FGFOA. This discussion involved projects GASB has in progress and the complexities involved with recently issues standards.
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Florida Housing Coalition – ERASE Webinar
CRI Partner April Shuping recently presented during the sixth edition of the ERASE webinar series hosted by the Florida Housing Coalition. This presentation, aimed at the successful implementation of Alachua County ERAP programs, discussed some of the challenges faced, lessons learned, and the partnerships within the program itself.
Florida Association of School Business Officials 2021 Conference
CRI Partners David Alvarez and April Shuping presented at the 2021 Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO) Conference on October 12, 2021. This presentation covered the “CARES Act: How to Account for it and How to Pass the Single Audit.”
FASBO Conference – CARES Act Lessons Learned and Single Audit Concerns
CRI Partner April Shuping joined the Florida Association of School Business Officials (FASBO) conference for a two-hour CPE presentation in partnership with CRI Partner David Alvarez.
FGFOA School of Governmental Finance
On October 19, 2021, CRI Partner April Shuping presented a two-hour CPE eligible session at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. This session, hosted by the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), covered a variety of topics including the basics of grants accounting at the basic and intermediate levels.
FICPA State & Local Government Conference
CRI Partner April Shuping spoke at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) State & Local Government Conference on August 26-27 2021. April’s session covered the CARES Act and discuss some of the lessons learned and single audit concerns.