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Orfalea College of Business

Trisha Anderson

Trisha Anderson

Office 03-336
Phone 805-756-1744

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Adjunct Accounting Faculty

Trisha Anderson

Trisha Anderson graduated Cal Poly in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a concentration in accounting. In 2004, she started as a financial analyst for Moonstone Hotel Properties before moving into the position of director of human resources, where she played a lead role in recreating a company wide handbook along with managing workers compensation claims, payroll, health benefits, and administering the 401k plan. In 2005, she joined the REC Solar Inc. team as the accounting manager and assisted in generating and overseeing revenues of $46M in a fast-paced, high-growth solar installation market. She has extensive experience in job costing reporting and analysis, along with the implementation of Everest, an ERP system.

Anderson left REC in 2007 to pursue her CPA license. In 2008, she started working with Radakovich, Shaw & Blythe, LLP as a CPA preparing and reviewing tax returns and tax planning for various clients. As a tax preparer and consultant, she has over six years of experience in preparing and assisting simple to complex tax returns for individuals and small businesses. She also assists clients in the creation and set up of accounting software.

Anderson started teaching at Cal Poly in the spring quarter of 2014 and currently teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Federal Taxation for Individuals.

She is a mother of boy/girl twins, and (when she’s not chasing them around) enjoys rock climbing, playing racquetball and cooking.


  • B.S. Business Administration, Accounting, Cal Poly ‘04
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), July 2010

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