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Krista M. Gardner

Krista M. Gardner

CPA

Member of the Firm

Team Member Since 2020

Member Since 2020


16 North George Street
York, PA 17401

717.900.2021

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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Speaking Engagements:

  • GASB Update, Lancaster Lebanon School Business Officials (February 2022)
  • Federal Funding & Compliance Overview, SEK Governmental Seminar (July 2021)
  • Effective Internal Controls and Why They Matter, PA State Association of Township Supervisors (July 2021)
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), Salzmann Hughes, P.C. (July 2021)
  • Accessing Internal Controls Over Compliance, PICPA School District Conference (June 2021)
  • Single Audit Webinar Series, PICPA (January 2021)

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Overview

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.

Education

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant - Pennsylvania
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA)
  • AICPA Government Audit Quality Center Member; Not-for-Profit Center Member
  • AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificate II
  • 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 Winner, Central Penn Business Journal
  • ConvergenceCoaching Transformational Leadership Program Graduate
  • BOARDWay Bound Not-for-Profit Leadership Program Graduate
  • Professional Communication Styles - Class of 2021

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

Just For Fun

  • 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.
  • FAMILY - My husband, Elliot, works in the IT industry and we have a three year old named Coen, who keeps us busy. We also have three crazy Westies - Samson, Oliver, and Piper.
  • OTHERS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO LEARN... - I was Miss Union County 2003.
  • FIRST JOB - Worked at a produce stand at a flea market when I was 14.
  • MOST INSPIRING PART OF MY JOB - Being able to mix accounting with my love for helping others and the community.

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