Lisa Barnick
Senior Director
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28+ years of sales and use tax experience
Deep Texas expertise as former auditor with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Various industry experience including energy, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications and medical devices
CPA in Texas and active member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation
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As state and local governments continue to seek ways to increase revenue, companies should strive to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to audit involvement.
Lisa Barnick is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in Houston. She advises clients on sales and use tax issues, including reverse audits, managed audits, tax controversy, accounts payable reviews, tax process reviews, tax software implementations and tax planning.

Ms. Barnick brings more than 25 years of sales and use tax experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including exploration and production, electric and gas utilities, refining and marketing, pipeline and transportation, telecommunications and diverse manufacturing operations.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Barnick was a Manager with the Sales and Use Tax consulting practice of Ernst & Young in the Gulf Coast region. She also served as the Data Specialist for the Gulf Coast region’s State and Local Tax practice responsible for securing large volumes of data from clients and processing it into a usable format for client engagements. Her seasoned technical skills originated with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts where she was an auditor.

Ms. Barnick earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas Lutheran University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.