Lisa Hopkins





Lisa Hopkins joined the faculty of Weber State University in 2013 and is an instructor in the School of Accounting & Taxation at the Goddard School of Business & Economics. 

Hopkins holds a master’s degree in accounting from WSU and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Utah. She teaches introductory and intermediate financial accounting courses in the Goddard School’s undergraduate program. Since 1990, her accounting career has involved working for a public company, privately owned corporations and a public accounting firm. She continues to actively work as a CPA by serving as Treasurer for Trails Foundation of Northern Utah.

Hopkins has found her passion at Weber State University teaching in the School of Accounting & Taxation. She loves what she does and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students. Not many people can go to work every day and say they love what they do. Hopkins is one of those fortunate people.


MS, Master of Accounting - Weber State University, 2007

BA, Economics - University of California, Irvine

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Utah 

Not-for-Profit Certificate I, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Associate Eccles Teaching Fellow, 2018-2021
Presidential Teaching Excellence Award Recipient, 2018-2019


GSBE Teaching Brown Bag Coordinator, September 2020 – Present

Trails Foundation of Northern Utah, September 2018 – Present

Beta Alpha Psi Faculty Co-Advisor, WSU Theta Tau Chapter, May 2014 – May 2019

Beta Alpha Psi National Conference – Day of Service Faculty Lead and Project Run with It Judge, August 2016 and 2017        

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Co-Site Coordinator for WSU Tax Center Program, Tax Filing Years 2013 – 2015


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants
UACPA Leadership Council


Trails Foundation of Northern Utah
Treasurer, January 2019 – Present
Finance Committee Chair
Executive Committee and Board Member

Actively consults with non-profit organization, performs financial review and prepares quarterly financial reports, coordinates and finalizes year end, develops annual operating budget with Executive Director, coordinates financial audit, reviews and approves Form 990. Accomplishments include: developed income projections due to COVID-19 impact, applied for and received PPP and Ogden CARES grant funding, established financial policies and procedures. Contributed 350 volunteer service hours in 2020.    

Lisa K. Hopkins, CPA
Consultant, May 2012 – December 2018
Consult with clients periodically throughout the year on financial accounting and reporting issues. Client based contract work included: implementation of new accounting software for staffing corporation, research of tax regulations and audit of calculations used in business tax return preparation software, redevelopment of Finance Committee package for large privately held medical corporation and performance of pro bono annual financial reviews for elementary and high school PTAs.

Ulrich & Associates, P.C., Ogden, UT
Senior Staff Accountant, July 2011 – April 2012
Staff Accountant, June 2007  June 2011