Crystal Coleman

Principal, Assurance, Employee Benefit Plans , CliftonLarsonAllen
Crystal Coleman
Crystal joined CliftonLarsonAllen as an audit principal in January 2017 when GALLINA LLP joined the firm. Before joining GALLINA in 2002, Crystal worked for five years as the controller of a privately held sales and distribution company after working for six years as an operations manager with two large financial institutions. At GALLINA she has been instrumental in building the firm’s employee benefit (ERISA) audit practice, which she now leads. Crystal also works with clients in construction, real estate, multifamily housing and related industries. In addition to her responsibilities at GALLINA, she has taught various accountancy courses at California State University Sacramento (CSUS) since 1997 and currently teaches graduate level accounting courses at the University of California at Davis.

Crystal believes in treating clients like valued customers. For her, this means taking an active interest in each client’s business, listening and spending time with them, and developing a relationship that doesn’t just endure, but also adds value. To this end, Crystal goes out of her way to answer clients’ questions, give frank opinions, and proactively look for ways to benefit them. She never treats an audit as simply a compliance task, but as an opportunity to identify ways to do things better.