About Tracy Fickett, CPA, MBA
Tracy Fickett has over twenty-five years of accounting and tax planning experience within the private and public sectors, including the motorcoach industry. She has assisted companies with setting up their chart of accounts, explaining the best practices for recording transactions, and analyzing the resulting financial statements. Her understanding of the motorcoach industry brings a unique perspective when providing management its essential review and analysis that will lead to the improved understanding of their financial position, now and for the future. Tracy’s tax experience ranges from business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, as well as the individuals that own these entities. She has handled IRS inquiries and audits.
Tracy is married to Peter Shelbo and has three adult children. The couple recently pulled up their southwest roots and resettled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She enjoys gardening, camping, spending time with family, music, wine, traveling, and volunteering. Tracy has been involved with and served on the boards of non-profits including little league, CALCPA, and Rotary. She was recognized by the California State Assembly as a Woman of Distinction in 2009. Her life motto is “Life is short. Have fun and make a difference in someone’s life.”
Motorcoach Industry Experience
Tracy has been involved with accounting for the motorcoach industry since 1990. She has performed all functions within the accounting cycle and uses that experience and her professional training to evaluate financial information both from a compliance standpoint and an operations approach.
Certified Public Accountant – Arizona, California and Maryland
Licensed by the states of Arizona, California and Maryland by each respective Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. Tracy stays up-to-date on accounting issues completing the continuing professional education for each state’s licensure.
In 2009, Tracy received her Master of Arts in Business Administration from the California State University in San Bernardino with an emphasis in Accounting. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona in 1992 with an Accounting concentration. She coordinated and participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an IRS program offering free tax preparation to low-income residents in the areas surrounding the campus. She was also a member of the Cal Poly Society of Accountants.
Rotary Club Past President and Current Member
Tracy has been involved with her local Rotary Clubs since 2004. As a member, she has participated in both local and international service projects. She has also served in several leadership positions including President of the Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga. While living in Arizona she was recognized as the November, 2017 member of the month by the Phoenix Rotary 100. Tracy is a current member of the Salisbury, Maryland Club.
Recipient of Woman of Distinction Award
In 2009, Assemblyman Bill Emmerson presented Tracy with a Woman of Distinction Award for her dedication and service to her community. She was nominated by her peers in the City of Rancho Cucamonga and was happy to have her mother, Elaine Fickett, her sister, Jodi Merritt, and Ontario City Clerk, Mary Wirtes, present with her at the awards luncheon.