Chika Shimada


San Francisco


Chika has over fifteen years of experience providing auditing, accounting and tax services to companies in numerous industries. She specializes in distribution and wholesale, professional services, real estate, technology and software, and employee benefit plans.

Since 2004, Chika has been with SLD managing multiple audit engagements with overseas operations and assisting many of SLD’s clients with complex revenue arrangements. Chika has been instrumental to SLD’s in-house growth, building out and managing the firm’s technical compliance and training programs. She is also responsible for the oversight of recruiting, staffing and scheduling for the Accounting and Audit department.

Chika has been a particular asset serving the needs of U.S. subsidiaries of Japanese public companies. She is bilingual in both English and Japanese, a result of growing up in Japan, obtaining her Associate’s degree in English from Osaka Jogakuin Junior College, and working for a Japanese business prior to coming to the United States.

Chika obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from San Francisco State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California State Society of CPAs. She is also a member of Financial Women of San Francisco.

Chika enjoys training her dog and participating in dog agility events.


Industry Expertise:

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • California State Society of CPAs
    Executive Member
  • Financial Women of San Francisco


  • San Francisco State University
    B.S.B.A. Accounting (Magna Cum Laude)

Community Involvement:

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California
    PR Committee Member