More About the Firm

N Waddell, CPA, CGMA, Professional Corp. (the Firm) is a California Accountancy Corporation registered with the California State Board of Accountancy (the CBA). The Firm is subject to eighty (80) hours of continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis, as required by the CBA. The Firm is owned and operated by Nicole Heron, MBA, CPA, CGMA. 

More About Nicole

Nicole is a CPA licensed in California and New York state. She began her career in public accounting in 2001 preparing tax returns and performing audits for a variety of clients. Since that time, she also gained extensive experience at the executive level managing financial operations in excess of nine figures, in the hundreds of million dollars, and comprised of 1,000+ employees. 

Combining her knowledge and experience in public and private accounting Nicole is an expert in financial statement preparation, operational management, and strategy. Her experience brings together a solid foundation for any organization.

Nicole believes in lifelong learning and recently graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). During that time, Nicole was invited to join and became a member of two honor societies, the CSU Pinnacle Honor Society and The Society of Collegiate Leadership & Achievement.

Outside of work and school, Nicole enjoys volunteering her time, reading, traveling, learning to golf, crafting, attending sporting events, collecting unique silver or beaded jewelry, and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs Chewy and Panda. Nicole also has a passion for horses, and when time permits, she competes along with her quarter horses at the state and national levels.

Professional Memberships & Resource Links


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Chartered Global Management Accountant

Affiliate Membership:

American Indian Chamber of Commerce, California


California State Board of Accountancy

Native American Finance Officers Association

National Indian Gaming Association

National Indian Gaming Commission

National Tribal Gaming Commission/Regulators

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Inter-Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation 501(c)(3)

Inter-Tribal Sports 501(c)(3)

Tribal Gaming Protection Network 501(c)(6)

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