ARB Tax Manager, Karla Brannen, CPA – One of MECPA’s 2018 Women to Watch


November 5, 2018

ARB Tax Manager, Karla Brannen, CPA – One of MECPA’s 2018 Women to Watch

Portland, Maine (November 5, 2018) – Albin, Randall & Bennett (ARB) Tax Manager, Karla Brannen, CPA, has been named as one of three recipients of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants (MECPA) 2018 Women to Watch Award.

Annually, the MECPA offers the opportunity to nominate women in the accounting profession, holding current membership with the MECPA and AICPA, to be considered for an MECPA Women to Watch Award. According to the MECPA’s requirements, “Candidates [are] considered based on their contributions to the accounting profession, community, workplace, college or universities and/or development of women as leaders.”

“I am honored to receive the MECPA Women to Watch Award. I would not be where I am today without the support of ARB, and my family and friends. I enjoy what I do, helping and advising clients and giving back to the community by volunteering my time to the profession and organizations here in Portland” said Brannen.

Karla has over 12 years of experience in public accounting, focusing primarily on tax compliance and planning for a significant number of corporations, partnerships, LLCs, private foundations, and high wealth individuals. Karla specializes in ERISA compliance and advisory services concerning accounting standards and organizational matters. In addition, Brannen champions ARB’s new hire onboarding and training programs.

Karla is the President of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and currently serves as a representative for the State of Maine on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Governing Council. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Benefits Council.

“All of us at ARB are pleased Karla has been recognized by the MECPA for this prestigious award.  Karla understands that client service goes beyond the numbers and endeavors to establish trusted advisor relationships with our clients. She has in-charge responsibilities for some of the firm’s most significant client relationships. Karla is an asset, not just to her co-workers at ARB, but to all CPAs in Maine. Her willingness to serve our profession as whole is commendable” said Dan Doiron, ARB’s Lead Tax Principal.

Karla holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from Thomas College. She volunteers regularly for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and Buddy Up Animal Society. Karla is a resident of Portland, Maine.

About the firm

Albin, Randall & Bennett is a full service accounting and consulting firm serving business and individuals throughout New England. The firms offers specialized tax, accounting, and management consulting services in many industries, including automotive, construction, credit union, manufacturing, not-for-profit, employee benefit plans, professional services, restaurants and hospitality, and retail and wholesale distribution.

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