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Krista Gardner

Krista Gardner


Member of the Firm
Assurance & Advisory

York, PA


Krista specializes in identifying opportunities to improve the financial governance, business strategy, and operational efficiency of her clients. Working exclusively within the not-for-profit and governmental industries for the last 13 years, Krista is well versed in the unique experiences these organizations face including obstacles to success. Above all, she is committed to helping her clients fulfill their mission by providing meaningful guidance and strategic solutions.

In addition to providing compliance and attestation services, Krista challenges the status quo by focusing on future industry trends, disruptions, and the needs of her clients. Her many strengths, including a servant heart for missional and community-oriented organizations, allow her to collaborate effectively with her clients as an advisor, consultant, and educator.

Krista’s passion for not-for-profits and respect for their community impact can be seen in her personal commitment to many local organizations.

Quick Facts

  • Professional Memberships

    • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
    • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA)
    • AICPA - Government Audit Quality Center Member
    • AICPA - Not-for-Profit Center Member
    • PICPA - Council At-Large Representative
    • PICPA - Government Accounting and Auditing Committee Chair
    • PICPA - Not-for-Profit Committee Member
    • PICPA - South Central Executive Committee Member
    • Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials - Accounting and Audit Committee Member
    • 2018 PICPA Young Leader Award Recipient
    • 2016 Forty Under 40 Honoree, Central Penn Business Journal
    • ConvergenceCoaching Transformational Leadership Program Graduate
    • BOARDWay Bound Not-for-Profit Leadership Program Graduate
  • Community Involvement

    • Appell Center for the Performing Arts - Immediate Past Board Chair, Governance Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Centennial Campaign Committee Member
    • Susquehanna University - Global Business Perspectives Judge
    • Special Olympics York County - Past Management Team Member, Fundraising Coordinator
    • Special Olympics PA - 2016 Management Team Member of the Year
  • Speaking Engagements

  • Recent News


  • Certified Public Accountant - Pennsylvania
  • AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate II


  • B.S. Accounting, Information Systems Minor - Susquehanna University

Work Highlights

  • Year joined SEK: 2020
  • Year admitted as a Member: 2020

Q&A with Krista

  • What are your hobbies?

    Spending time with family and friends, especially trying new restaurants and breweries. I love shopping and am definitely a TV junkie. I almost always have music on and love to dance.

  • What would others be surprised to learn about you?

    I was Miss Union County 2003.

  • What was your first job?

    I worked at a produce stand at a flea market when I was 14.

  • What is the most inspiring part of your job?

    Being able to mix accounting with my love for helping others and the community

My Industry Specialties

  • Local Governments & Schools
  • Nonprofit

My Service Specialties

  • Accounting, Auditing, & Assurance
  • Peer Reviews
  • Outsourced CFO Services

Client Testimonials

  • Krista and her team are very familiar with our Borough and Authority, and always a pleasure to work with.

    A York Audit Client


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