Monika founded Miles Consulting Group (formerly Labhart Miles Consulting Group) in 2002. The firm focuses on multi-state tax consulting—helping their clients navigate state tax issues such as sales tax and income tax in interstate commerce, including e-commerce. For instance, Monika works with technology clients answering questions such as “What are the sales tax ramifications of selling our new widget into the following 15 states?” The firm also specializes in enterprise zone tax benefits for California companies and community banks.
Prior to forming the firm, Monika worked for over 11 years in Big 4 Public Accounting and 1 year in industry. Monika has provided such services as federal and state income/franchise tax compliance and consulting, sales/use tax consulting, audit support, and credits and incentives reviews. She has served clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, construction, utility, retail and financial institutions.
Monika graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a BBA in Accounting/Finance and has a Masters in Taxation from San Jose State University.
Her professional affiliations include the AICPA, Vistage, NAWBO-Silicon Valley, and the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (formerly ASWA), where she has served in many capacities, including National President (2011/2012). She contributes regularly to the AFWA e-magazine “Accountability” and has been published in The Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, and other professional publications. Monika has served as a speaker for various organizations such as the AFWA, Financial Women’s Association - San Francisco, San Jose State University, The University of Texas at El Paso, and Beta Alpha Psi (regional and national conferences), as well as providing customized training for CPA firms and technical webinars.
Monika is honored to be recognized nationally as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and also as a 2014 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Monika’s passion is participating annually in fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.” She has volunteered for the event for 15 years (since its inception in the Bay Area), raising over $150,000 during that time. And she is currently authoring her first book, “Beyond the Staff Handbook,” a guide for young professionals to navigate their first few years of their accounting careers. Look for it in 2015!
Miles Consulting was founded in 2002 by Monika Miles and Bill Labhart as Labhart Miles Consulting Group. We left Big 4 public accounting to start the firm because we believed that we could offer our clients more cost effective, personalized service. Over the years, we proved that and are now proud to have served clients across the country, of all sizes, and in many industries.
We’ve assisted clients with multi-state issues, California and other state specific tax credits and incentives, and audit support. In 2012 we were honored to celebrate our 10 year anniversary by establishing a charity campaign in our community.
In 2013, Bill left the firm to enjoy his family and explore retirement. And in 2014 we rebranded the company to Miles Consulting Group.
We look forward to continuing to work with the best clients in the country for many more years!