LANCASTER, PA (April 10, 2015) – Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP (RKL), Certified Public Accountants & Consultants, is pleased to announce that the Central Penn Business Journal recently named Bethany Novis, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE, to its 2015 “Women of Influence” awards list.
As Managing Partner of RKL’s Lancaster office, Novis has the distinction of being the only female Managing Partner among Accounting Today’s “Top 100” CPA firms based in Pennsylvania. In addition to leading the operations of the firm’s largest location, Novis is also a Partner in RKL’s Business Consulting Services Group and one of Pennsylvania’s foremost fraud and forensic accounting experts.
“Throughout her career, Bethany has consistently demonstrated natural leadership abilities and professional integrity,” RKL CEO Edward W. Monborne said. “She is a firm leader that embodies our mission of enriching the lives of our clients, team and communities on a daily basis.”
Novis began her career in accounting in 1992, and served as a manager with a highly respected international accounting firm before joining RKL in 2000. Novis held positions of increasing authority at RKL before being named a Partner in 2005. Her appointment as Managing Partner of RKL’s Lancaster office in 2011 marked the first time a female served the firm in this position.
Community service plays a strong role in Novis’ life, both personally and professionally. She is a current committee member and former board member of the United Way of Lancaster County, and previously served on the boards and committees of both the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. She also shares her time with local businesses, colleges and universities through speaking engagements and mentorship opportunities. Through her leadership of RKL’s Lancaster office, Novis leverages employee engagement to enrich local organizations with financial contributions and volunteer initiatives.
At RKL, Novis continues her career-long commitment to the professional development of colleagues of both genders, helping them improve performance and achieve new levels of success. In 2012, she launched the RKL Young Professionals group in the Lancaster office. The self-led group helps young professionals develop interpersonal skills, build relationships and grow as individuals and professionals.
The “Women of Influence” award program recognizes 25 women leaders in Central Pennsylvania who demonstrate leadership in both their companies and their communities. Novis, along with her fellow recipients, will be celebrated at a ceremony on Monday, June 15 at the Hilton Harrisburg.
For more information on CPBJ’s “Women of Influence” awards, visit http://www.cpbj.com/section/Women-of-Influence-Awards.
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