Area of Expertise
Accounting & Finance
As the Managing Partner of Vaco’s San Diego office, Chelsea oversees team operations for the local market. Throughout her career, Chelsea has learned the importance of building talented, cohesive, engaged, and high-performing teams. She and her team focus on understanding each client’s specific needs and company culture and then carefully identify qualified candidates to ensure clients are receiving highly qualified individuals to meet their needs. She personally specializes in connecting clients with talented accounting, audit, and finance professionals.
Chelsea brings 10 years of progressive audit and accounting experience to Vaco. Prior to joining Vaco in 2016, Chelsea started her career at KPMG in the San Diego audit practice, where she performed financial statement audits of public and private companies, including the review of internal controls over financial reporting. After KPMG, she joined the corporate accounting team at Intuit in 2009, where she gained experience in corporate GL accounting and the financial close process. Chelsea then transitioned into Internal Audit at Intuit where she gained extensive experience performing risk assessments, operational audits, and auditing internal controls over all areas of financial reporting and finance operations.
After Intuit, she then joined Vaco as an internal audit consultant. In 2016, Chelsea took the opportunity to combine her professional experience with her passion for networking and connecting others and started her recruiting career at Vaco – focusing on the Accounting & Finance practice. She is an active CPA and received her Bachelors in Accounting at the University of San Diego (Go Toreros!).
Outside the office, Chelsea loves to spend her free time connecting with family and friends, enjoying San Diego’s beautiful weather, or traveling!