Gladys M. Farrow is the Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for Golden State Water Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of American States Water Company. In that capacity she is responsible for all internal and external financial reporting including all company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She is also responsible for all tax reporting and compliance, treasury and cash management functions, annual budgets and strategic planning, liquidity and capital resource planning, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Prior to joining Golden State Water Company in 2003, Ms. Farrow was employed by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in Los Angeles, California, for thirteen years. She spent the last five years at PwC as a Senior Manager in the firm’s audit practice. Her responsibilities included planning, coordinating and managing all aspects of an audit primarily for companies that are public registrants with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While at PwC she gained extensive knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for public companies (with a focus in the utility industry). She provided a wide range of audit, consulting, information technology and tax services to a variety of multinational clients in the Consumer and Industrial Products Group based in Los Angeles. Companies that she worked with included Southern California Edison and the Department of Water & Power. Ms. Farrow holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California since 1993.