Courtney J. Shearer

Manager, Financial Operations

Courtney Shearer joined the UVA Licensing & Ventures Group in February 2019 as the Manager of Financial Operations. She is responsible for all financial obligations including accounts payable/receivable, general accounting and reporting. She plays a significant role in the budget process, leads the annual audit, and helps manage the human resource policies including benefits and compensation for employees.

Courtney joined LVG from the University of Virginia Office of Audit and Compliance where she worked as a Senior Auditor. In that role she was actively involved in each phase of assigned audits and worked directly with respective leadership and executive stakeholders to ensure all risks and issues were appropriately identified, assessed and addressed. 

Prior to joining the University, Courtney served as a Senior Accountant and Supervisor at Wheeler Wolfenden and Dwares Certified Public Accounting firm in Wilmington, Delaware. During her tenure there she earned her CPA license. With extensive experience in auditing and accounting, Courtney is enthusiastic about leveraging her skills to encompass all financial operations for the organization. 

A Virginia native from Shenandoah Valley, Courtney is enjoying life in Charlottesville with her husband and young daughter. 


B.A., Business Administration, James Madison University 


CPA - Certified Public Accountant, Virginia Board of Accountancy 

Professional Memberships:

Institute of Internal Auditors

Virginia Society of CPAs

American Institute of CPAs