Cartlidge & Cartlidge (1)To meet the financial needs of Northern Nevada businesses and individuals, Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Company was established 52 years ago by Albert E. Cartlidge, Jr. and it continues to be the oldest, privately held CPA firm in Northern Nevada. At Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Company, we provide a wide variety of accounting, tax, financial management and wealth management services tailored to meet the needs of our clients.

Meet Our Team

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Albert E. Cartlidge Jr.

Co-founder, Senior Member

Al was raised in Nevada where he has a 54 year history of being a Professional Certified Public Accountant in Northern Nevada. Al graduated from Woodbury College, in Los Angeles, in 1954 and has since been established as a business leader in Northern Nevada. Al became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Nevada in 1956 and is one of two active sub #100 CPA Certificate holders, his being number #97. Throughout his career Al has held many positions to help with the growth and advancement of the City of Reno and Sparks. Al still maintains a consultant position in the firm while he enjoys his retirement.


  • Former President of Reno Housing and Development
  • Former President of Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Former Past Developing Manager/Owner of the 128th unit of Stead Village Rentals
  • Former Governor appointed Professional Liaison for the State of Nevada to Washington D.C. for tax law legislation.


  • Original Founder and President of Sierra High Roller Group
  • Senior Member of Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Co., LLC
  • Lifelong Member of Kerak Shriners
  • Member of the Prospector’s Club of Northern Nevada.
  • Member of the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants Since 1957
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Since 1957
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Albert “Al” E. Cartlidge III

Managing Director

Al was born & raised in Reno, Nevada.  After graduating from Reno High School he was recruited to Colorado on an athletic scholarship to play football.  He later returned to University of Nevada, Reno to complete his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

After spending most of the 80’s in construction he began working with CPA firms to transition his career.  In 1994 he purchased a tax practice to launch his own firm named, Albert E. Cartlidge III, Inc.  In 1998 his father asked him to merge the Cartlidge accounting practices, which launched the Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Co., LLC that still thrives today.  Al serves as Managing Director of the Firm.

Al volunteers a lot of his time to youth sports.  He has coached High School & Pop Warner Football for 14 years.  He has also coached Youth Baseball, Youth Basketball, and Youth Referee/Umpire organizations.  In 2009, his Patriot Reno Pop Warner Football Team went undefeated in league play and went on to play for the Pacific Region Pee-Wee Championship in Santa Cruz, California.  With two of his sons, and twenty-six other talented young boys, they won the Pacific Region Pee-Wee Championship!

Al spends his free time with his four kids; Brandon, Ian, Lexi & Bryce.  They keep him very busy with their sports & activities.  They enjoy football, baseball, softball, basketball, water skiing, snow skiing, riding four wheelers, and thrill rides in Dad’s wicked Off-Road/Sand Car.  Al’s hobbies continue to evolve.  Some of his hobbies include: Hunting, Fishing, Off-Road Racing, Water & Snow Skiing, Sand Car Adventures, Riding on his Custom Paramount Coupe Motorcycle, Camping, Raising Champion Akitas and traveling to warm beach destinations.


  • President of AECINC Firm
  • Managing Member of Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Co., LLC
  • Board Member of Reno Pop Warner Football
  • Head Coach of Reno Pop Warner Football
  • Head Coach Reno High School Freshman Football
  • Assistant Coach Reno High School Varsity Football
  • CPA Firm Volunteer for Reno Pop Warner Football
  • Coach of Reno Northwest Babe Ruth Baseball
  • Coach of Reno YMCA Youth Basketball
  • Coach of Reno National Little League Baseball


  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services
  • Former Member of Prospector’s Club of Northern Nevada
  • Chapter Director of Northern Nevada for HD Vest Financial Services
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Sandy Brandenburg

Vice President

Sandy grew up in Gardnerville, Nevada and graduated from Douglas High School. She moved to Reno in 1983 and then attained her Bachelor of Science Degree from the Business School at the University of Nevada, Reno. During college Sandy developed her niche in the accounting profession. She has successfully completed over twenty-five years in the industry. In 1996, she merged her practice with the Cartlidge firm.


  • Currently, Sandy volunteers her time and accounting skills to local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting at-risk men and women who suffer from addictive disorders, abuse or homelessness.
  • PEO – Former member
  • St Albert the Great Catholic School – PTO 1993-2005
  • Bishop Manogue Catholic High School – Volunteer 2006-2009
  • Pop Warner – Cheer Coach, Volunteer 1996-2006

Sandy enjoys spending her free time with her three daughters, swimming, cooking, reading and relaxing in the sun on a beach.

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Rebecca Maddux

Office Manager

Rebecca was born in Kankakee, Illinois but moved to Nevada at a young age.  While in high school and college she worked for her family’s business as their Office Manager. She developed her love for accounting during this period.  She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Supply Chain Management.

Rebecca began working for Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Co., in 2006 as their Office Manager.  Since, than she has moved into a vast area within our office besides just managing the everyday office needs. Rebecca has extensive knowledge in bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and tax law.  Currently, she is studying to sit for the CPA exam.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, camping, walking, hiking, traveling, reading, cooking and crafting. She volunteers her free time and crafts to various crafting groups including Operation Write Home and Mini Album Scraps.


  • Notary Public
  • CPA Exam Candidate
  • Certified QuickBooks Pro- Advisor (2005-2007)
  • Administrator and Hostess for MAS (Volunteer)
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Jill T. Cartlidge


Jill has returned to the firm after 13 years as a receptionist/bookkeeper, since moving away from the area. Jill started with Cartlidge, Cartlidge & Company in 1990 as founder Al, Jr.’s personal Administrative Assistant. Moving to the Elko, Nevada area in 1996, Jill worked for the Elko County School District at a couple schools, being employed with the district for 12 years as an Administrative Assistant.


  • Administrative Assistant  for Al Jr., founder of the Cartlidge CPA firm.
  • Administrative Assistant  for Elko County School District.
  • Returned to the firm in 2009 as a receptionist/bookkeeper.

Hobbies consist of : painting, bowling, reading, and spending time with her husband, son and large extended family.