Maria G. Ward, C.P.A.
Senior Auditor

Lisa B. Lumbard, C.P.A., C.G.F.M.



Senior Auditor

Stephanie Canez
Administrative Support


Maria joined Lumbard & Associates, PLLC in 2013 with 2 ½ years of experience from a national firm where she was promoted to senior auditor. She subsequently worked for five years at a large Chicago news and communications corporation where she was a senior internal auditor and promoted to senior strategic analyst where she worked on developing and monitoring policies and procedures for a strong internal control environment. She also gained experience as a senior financial analyst/accountant where she managed the annual budget process for the Latin America Region, utilizing her fluency in Spanish and English. Since joining Lumbard & Associates, PLLC, Maria has worked on governmental and not-for-profit audits and been the lead auditor on smaller audit and review engagements.

 Maria received a bachelor of science degree in accountancy from Northern Illinois University.

 Prior to coming to Arizona, Maria was a Registered Public Accountant in Illinois. She is in the process of re-activating her Arizona C.P.A. License.