Women in Finance 2020


Kayla Shultz


  Senior Manager - CohnReznick

Kayla Schultz, CPA, is a senior manager at CohnReznick LLP and is based out of the Firm’s San Diego office. Kayla serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, with deep experience in the renewable energy and technology industries. For assurance clients, she plans and executes engagements seamlessly between client and internal teams across the country and with our international operations team. Kayla has developed specialized expertise within renewable energy advising multi-billion dollar corporate investors and sponsors investing across energy infrastructure investments with diverse technologies that serve residential, commercial and industrial, and utility scale off-takers. This deep industry acumen includes technical accounting matters, financial structuring and modeling, as well overall business and industry issues that facilitate and expedite transaction execution.

Kayla’s strong technical skills help her identify and efficiently resolve various technical accounting issues, including business combinations, investment accounting and consolidation, revenue recognition, complex equity and debt financing transactions, and leasing arrangements. Her management skills and detailed service approach have allowed her teams to move clients beyond compliance matters to focus on operational efficiency and standardization across their accounting and reporting platforms.

Kayla excels at mentorship and people development. She is a national assurance instructor for CohnReznick and leads both internal and external trainings. She is a member of the San Diego chapter of WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy), which the Firm also sponsors on a national-level. Kayla mentors and coaches her team members through both formal coaching programs and informal mentoring and is involved in several local and national committees within CohnReznick. In her young career, she has worked to retool the Firm’s workforce in San Diego and upskill personnel across the firm.

Kayla Shultz can be reached at www.cohnreznick.com