CA Welcomes New Assistant Controller

The Columbia Association (CA) announces the hiring of Vicki Buda, CPA, CSOE, as its new assistant controller. Buda brings more than 20 years of accounting experience to CA, including financial and cost accounting; financial analysis; and auditing. Buda most recently served as a senior financial analyst at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel. Buda received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Towson University.

At CA, the assistant controller reports to the treasurer and is responsible for managing specific CA accounting functions; financial reporting functions; preparation of CA’s applicable tax returns; preparation of specific audit work papers, budget workpapers, and the Board of Directors’ reports; and other miscellaneous tasks.

CA is a nonprofit benefit corporation that strives to enhance the quality of life for people living and working in Columbia; respect the land; foster the growth of individuals; and ensure the community remains open, integrated and caring. In support of this vision, CA offers recreational, cultural and community services including a welcome center, an art center, a teen center, before and after school care, summer camps, free summer lakefront concerts, an archive, a volunteer center, an exchange program with our sister cities in France and Spain, three fitness clubs, a roller rink, an ice rink, a skateboard facility, two golf clubs, three tennis clubs, 23 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swim center and a SportsPark with miniature golf and batting cages. CA also maintains lakes, parks, lot lots, basketball and tennis courts, 93.5 miles of pathways and more than 3,500 acres of open space. For more information on CA’s facilities and services, please visit

For media inquiries, contact:

Kelly Cooper

10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044


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