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Lisa A. Ritter, CPA Partner | Maher Duessel

Lisa A. Ritter, CPA, CFE, CITP

Partner

3 interests outside of work:

Volunteering, visiting museums and time with family

What is different about Maher Duessel?

“As we value the missions of our clients, we never lose sight of their goals in our service to them. The focus is on providing quality solutions for our clients, not racking up billable hours.”

lritter@md-cpas.com

717.232.1230

Lisa A. Ritter, CPA, CFE, CITP

Lisa began her public accounting career in 1987 and joined Maher Duessel in 2009. Her clients include non-profit and governmental organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of Maryland. Lisa serves as Partner on audit engagements with local governments and non-profits including state entities, human service agencies, associations, and community colleges. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Technology Professional and has received the AICPA's SOC for Cybersecurity certificate. Lisa directs the firm’s IT audit practice. She also serves as Director of Quality Control for the firm. As Director of Quality Control, Lisa is responsible for the oversight of the firm’s procedures and processes in ensuring the highest levels of service to our clients. This includes assisting in guiding firm-wide implementation of all new accounting and audit standards, providing technical expertise on Financial Statement Audit, Single Audit, Employee Benefit Plan Audit reporting issues and tax compliance when needed , monitoring the firm’s compliance with professional standards, leading annual internal quality control inspections, and coordinating our external peer review conducted by an outside CPA firm.

Areas of Specialization

  • Non-Profit Auditing
  • Non-Profit Accounting
  • Governmental Auditing
  • Governmental Accounting
  • Single Audits
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Tax Filings
  • Governmental Consulting
  • Non Profit Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting

Lisa routinely presents seminars on a wide range of governmental and non-profit accounting and auditing topics on behalf of organizations such as the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability (PAR), and Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN).

Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Financial Accounting and Cyber Update
  • Effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on Non-Profits
  • Not-for-Profits, Group Audits and Employee Benefit Plans
  • OMB Uniform Guidance Update
  • Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Update
  • How To Read Financial Statements

Professional Involvement

  • FASB Not-for-Profit Resource Group - Member
  • AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certification
  • AICPA Auditing Standards Board – Past Member
  • PICPA Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee – Past Chair and Current Member
  • PICPA Not-for-Profit Committee – Past Member
  • PICPA Not-for-Profit Tech Issues Sub Committee – Past Member
  • Association of Governmental Accountants (AGA) Central Pennsylvania Chapter - Member
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association - Member

Commitment to the Community

  • WITF Public Broadcasting – Executive Committee Member, Finance and Audit Committee Member and Enterprises Board Member
  • United Way of the Capital Region Women's Leadership Network - Member
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) – Board Member Emeritus and Former Public Policy Committee Member

Education

  • B.S. in Business Administration (with Distinction) from Penn State University