Charlotte K Reith
is an experienced, seasoned and results-oriented professional.
With over 25 years of financial and project management
experience, she is now providing consulting services to
attorneys and businesses. With progressive responsibilities in
corporate finance and management positions, she has served as
Vice President, Financial Systems; Vice President, Planning,
Finance and Administration and Divisional Controller.
recent engagements include a fraud audit of a not-for-profit
organization; investigation into a Receiver’s mishandling of the
assets of the estate; tracing of retirement plan assets
transferred from a brokerage account without client
authorization; litigation support and business valuations in
family law and estate matters, expert witness testimony in
family law matters, and litigation support in commercial
litigation and contract disputes.
Prior to The Reith
Company, she was Vice President, Financial Systems for Universal
Pictures, a part of Universal Studios, now a unit of
NBC/Universal, where she was responsible for the complete
overhaul and redesign of all financial systems, controls and
reporting for the film entertainment group. She participated in
the business process reengineering efforts undertaken by Seagram
upon their purchase of Universal Studios. This intensive, 2
year assignment included the reengineering methodology of
benchmarking and best practice analysis for all business
processes used in motion picture development, marketing and
distribution. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Reith was VP,
Planning Finance and Administration where she was responsible
for developing the financial plans and budgets related to the
marketing of all Universal film releases, as well as supervising
all business administration activities for the marketing
division, including liaison with corporate reporting and
internal audit. While in the marketing department, she
spearheaded two major fraud investigations where the
perpetrators were tried and convicted.
Prior to her 16
years with Universal Studios, Ms. Reith was in public accounting
with Price Waterhouse and other firms.
Reith is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation
Analyst with her BS degree in Accounting from California State
University, Hayward, graduating with high honors. She is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts
(AICPA) and their Consulting Services section, a member of the
Certified Fraud Examiners Association (CFE); and the California
Society of CPA’s (CSCPA) and their Family Law, Litigation
Support and Business Valuation sections, and a member of the
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
In the community she is
President of The Blinn House Foundation, the home of the Women
City Club of Pasadena, the Past
President and current member of the Board of Directors for Women at Work, a non-profit
career and job resource center serving the greater Los Angeles
area. She was the treasurer of the Women’s City Club of
Pasadena and was instrumental in pulling the Club from the brink
of bankruptcy. Prior to her 11 years of involvement with Women
at Work, she was on the Board of Directors of the Pasadena YWCA.