Interim Assistant Chief Financial Officer/Controller
Salina Bearden is the interim assistant chief financial officer/controller for the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). She is responsible for overseeing accounting functions, facilitating the annual financial statement and federal single audits, and assisting with the maintenance and improvement of finance operations.
Bearden came to AEA in November 2012 as an accountant II and was promoted to assistant controller in July 2013.
Prior to her work at AEA, Bearden worked for two years in public accounting at Mikunda, Cottrell, & Co. (now BDO USA, LLP) and has more than four () years of previous general accounting experience.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Oregon State University, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is a Certified Public Bookkeeper.