Diane E. Edelstein, CPA

Senior Partner

Personal Information


What inspired you to choose a career in public accounting?
Public accounting chose me, and I have loved it ever since. I owned a deli in the mid-1980s and was working to finish up a degree and decided on business since I owned a business. My first accounting class hooked me. When I sold my business and needed to find a job accounting made sense.

When I am not crunching numbers I am….
Doing puzzles, traveling and visiting my children and granddaughter.

If I were not an accountant my dream job would be?
Teaching at a college level

Diane began her public accounting career in 1990, joined Maher Duessel in 1996 and specializes in Single Audits. She previously served as Director of Quality Control for the firm and continues to be responsible for assuring our compliance with the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center. Diane previously served as Partner to a broad base of governmental and non-profit clients including housing authorities, municipalities, municipal authorities, and human service agencies. Retired from direct client service, as Senior Partner, she now provides technical assistance where needed to support our clients and regularly speaks on a national level on behalf of professional associations such as the AICPA and various State Societies of CPA’s. She also speaks on a statewide level on behalf of organizations such as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

Professional Involvement
  • AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certification
  • AICPA Peer Review Board Government and Compliance Audits PMTF (Practice Monitoring Task Force) – Member
  • AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference Steering Committee – Past Member
  • AICPA Executive Committee Governmental Audit Quality Center – Past Member
  • PICPA Professional Ethics Committee – Past Member
  • PICPA/Delaware Society of CPAs/Virgin Islands Society of CPAs Peer Review Committee – Past Member
Commitment to the Community
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University – Volunteer Coordinator
Education
  • B.A. in Accounting (with Distinction) from George Mason University

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