- Graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Heather holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation issued by the Nevada State Board of Accountancy, the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Her experience includes 19 years as a CPA in public accounting specializing in financial reporting and consulting, business valuations, forensic accounting, litigation support and expert witness testimony. Since joining Meridian Advantage, she specializes and works exclusively in business valuations, SFAS Nos. 141 (purchase price allocation), 142 (impairment testing), 123R and IRC 409A (stock option valuation), forensic accounting, litigation support and court testimony for purposes including business and financial consulting, fraud and embezzlement investigations, divorce, shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax and compliance, succession and family limited partnership planning, buying or selling business interest, intellectual property transactions, identification of intangible asset impairment, stock option valuations, bankruptcy proceedings, and mergers and acquisitions. Her talents have been applied to many industries including gaming, entertainment, food and beverage, retail, wholesale, distribution, manufacturing, mining, pawn industry, family limited partnerships, real estate holding companies, agriculture, medical practices, legal practices, engineering firms, construction, technology, aerospace, and early stage development companies. Additionally, Ms. Tryon has provided assistance at mediation and arbitration proceedings, has provided deposition and court testimony and has been qualified as an expert. She has held memberships, committee, or officer positions in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Nevada Society of CPAs, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the Institute of Management Accountants, Western Industrial Nevada (WIN), the Chamber of Commerce, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Washoe County Bar Association.