Aleisha Beckum has over 14 years of experience in the space of finance, grants, cost allocation plans, and indirect cost rate proposals. She received her Master’s in Business Administration and with her extensive experience working with the State of California for several agencies, her experience as an Auditor for the California State Controller’s Office allowed her the in-depth knowledge surrounding the compliance and regulations pertaining to cost allocation plans and indirect cost rate proposals. From her expertise auditing and negotiating these reports, Aleisha prepares cost allocation plans and indirect cost rate proposals that follow the federal regulations. She also provides clients with guidance on how to leverage these reports.
Aleisha has worked with cities, counties, state/federal government, tribes, nonprofits, hospitals, universities, and for-profit companies. Over the years, she has been able bring in an additional $100M+ for these organizations through the preparation of a cost allocation plan and indirect cost rate proposal.
Aleisha has worked on the auditing and negotiation side of cost plans and indirect cost rate proposals and in the pre-award phase of applying for grants as well as managing the grants after award has been issued. Her full lifecycle of grants knowledge plus the finance and accounting side of grants management enables her to help clients implement best practices to maximize funding and use it as a strategic tool for optimizing their organization’s financial stability.