In March of 2015, Kristen joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as the Controller. She was promoted to CFO in April of 2018. She manages all of Centri’s financial reporting responsibilities, including invoicing, collections, accounts payable, vendor management, on-boarding for new team members, talent retention including Centri’s Mentor Program, payroll, reconciliations and financial statements. Kristen is also responsible for bringing a leadership program to Centri for the future leaders of the firm.
Prior to her time with Centri, Kristen was a Senior Manager with Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP (formally, ParenteBeard LLC) for over 7 years. Kristen was a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. She oversaw multiple healthcare and not-for-profit audit engagements where she managed multiple team members, prepared and assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions, prepared and assisted in the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Federal Awards, as well as, audit federal expenditures and provide opinions in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133. She also prepared and instructed multiple internal training sessions.
While at ParenteBeard, LLC, she participated in the Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (“LEAP”) program. It is a three-year program led by Penn State instructors in which selected participants acquire the skill set necessary to become an effective leader in today’s competitive, global work environment. She was given the Rising Star Award voted on by her peers at the end of the program.
Kristen received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from West Chester University in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.