Lisa A. Myers

Principal
CPA, CFE, MAFF, CGMA

Overview

Lisa is Chair of the Advisory Services group. Her expertise in providing financial reporting, control, risk, and process improvement has benefited public and private sector entities for more than three decades.

Lisa also has extensive experience in providing fraud and forensic accounting services. She has served as the lead investigator on white-collar crime investigations, which has resulted in the discovery of over $ 6,000,000 of misappropriated assets.

Internal Audit/Risk Management

  • Facilitation and documentation—performing the role of facilitator on multiple engagements in which Lisa is responsible for leading engagement teams to successfully completing and identifying the process, risks, controls, and development of effective test plans in the implementation of reform processes. Specific responsibilities include:
    • Formulating, implementing, and managing the testing methodology for the engagement
    • Working closely to validate the testing approach for both manual and information technology controls
    • Evaluating the operating effectiveness of the testing performed in relation to how the controls mitigated identified risks
    • Identifying and managing the testing resource team for effective scheduling and utilization of resources for the successful completion of testing
    • Monitoring the engagement timeline and managing team for effective scheduling and efficient utilization of team resources to successfully complete the testing
    • Enhancing the testing policy as best practices opportunities are identified
  • Performing financial and operational internal audits, risk and process improvement assessments, compliance testing, and documentation in various functions and processes
  • Managing, planning and performing financial, operational and data processing internal audits of public and private entities, which include accounting, data processing, management controls, and compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Determining the effectiveness of internal controls, policies, and procedures
  • Appraising the soundness, adequacy, and application of controls in new and established systems and procedures
  • Acting as team leader for large and complex audits
  • Providing consulting services to develop effective internal controls for for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental entities

Financial Reporting

  • Served as Boyer & Ritter’s director of Public Sector Services for over 15 years, providing oversight and directional support for the team’s governmental and not-for-profit clients in accordance with financial, federal, and single audits

Forensic Accounting/Fraud Investigations

  • Performing forensic accounting in a number of alleged fraudulent activities
  • Investigating the fraudulent use/misuse of government, not-for-profit and for-profit assets
  • Serving as the lead investigator on white-collar crime investigations that to date has resulted in the discovery of over $6,000,000 of misappropriated assets
  • Specialized training: 1) Forensic Boot Camp, 2) Expert Witness Boot Camp and 3) Expert Witness Specialized Reports

News & Events

Honors & Recognitions

Honors & Recognitions

Women of Influence, Circle of Excellence, Central Penn Business Journal, 2020

Pennsylvania Business Central, “Top 100 People” 2017

American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic, “Champion of Change” award, 2016

Top 25 Women of Influence, 2010

YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Women of Excellence, 2009

Community & Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
    • President, PICPA, 2016-2017
    • Chair, Education Committee
    • Member, Transaction Advisory Services Committee
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • AICPA Council Member, 2015-2020
    • National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Committee Member, 2020-2023
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (PaCFE)
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Founding Member, Harrisburg Chapter of Women President’s Organization, 2016-present
  • United Way of the Capital Region
    • Board Member, 2016-2018
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2020-2023
    • Chair, Resource Development Committee, 2020-2023
    • Tocqueville Society and Women's Leadership Network, Member
  • Penn State Harrisburg Campus Advisory Board, Member, 2014-present
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2019-2022
    • Chair, College Affairs Committee, 2019-2022

Industries

Education

The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Credentials & Designations

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Pennsylvania

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)

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