Joy McNulty

Joy McNulty, CPA


Chico, CA

3013 Ceres Avenue Chico, CA 95973

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Joy brings a win-win mentality to audits and reviews, serving multiple industries, including school districts, community college districts, and non-profit organizations. She has over 10 years of experience guiding organizations through the Single Audit Act, OMB Circular A-133 audits, and internal control evaluations.

Joy finds meaning in her profession by assessing processes and educating an organization’s staff on ways to prevent future oversights. Examples include:

  • Recommending internal controls to monitor a charter school’s transactions. By implementing Joy’s recommendations, the school’s management discovered three unapproved, fraudulent transactions posted to their bank account. The bank reversed the charges and the school felt more secure moving forward.
  • Building a strong relationship with a school’s Chief Business Officer (CBO) through her approach—explaining every part of the audit, finding areas for improvement each year, and delivering suggestions without criticism.
  • Matching statements by collaborating with a charter school’s outsourced management company, enabling accurate financials going forward.
  • Formalizing accounting and record keeping procedures for a county’s human resources department by evaluating their operation and delivering a 275-page report with numerous recommendations to improve processes and realize efficiencies.

Joy brainstorms many options for each situation, so the people she works with can find the best solutions to fulfill their unique needs. She fosters longstanding relationships and takes organizations to the next level.


  • B.S. with honors, accounting, California State University, Chico


  • Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Civic Associations

Industry Areas

Education | Manufacturing

Mentions and articles by Joy


In Wake of Disaster, How to Minimize Taxes on Insurance Proceeds

K·Coe Editorial | August 2, 2018

How to Treat Insurance Casualty Gains As fires rage and rampage through large areas of California, the destruction of residences, outbuildings, and commercial buildings has been widespread. K·Coe Isom has been fielding questions and concerns from many of our clients […]

Are you ready to implement the new requirements of GASB Statement No. 75?

Joy McNulty | September 29, 2017

Read on to see how this new standard might impact you! How can I tell if this standard is applicable to me? Does your entity provide other postemployment benefits (OPEB)? If so, GASB Statement No. 75 will most likely apply […]