Laura Everett joined ARB in 2006, was named a director for the firm in 2018, and principal in 2020. She provides accounting, attest, and business advisory services primarily to auto dealerships, credit unions, and buy here/pay here finance companies. In addition, Laura is the leader of the ARB Recruiting Program.
Education and Designations
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Southern Maine
- 2014 winner of the Dale Carnegie Highest Award of Achievement
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Laura resides in Windham, Maine, with her husband and two children. She enjoys summers in Bar Harbor with her family.
Prior to joining ARB, Laura began her career in private accounting with a Maine-based auto dealership group where she developed a keen understanding of automotive accounting and issues facing the industry. She provides audit, attest, and business advisory services to auto dealerships throughout New England. Laura works closely with dealership accounting offices on a regular basis to advise on office operations and centralization, internal controls, month-end procedures, fraud investigations, and industry best practices.
As an actively involved member of the credit union industry, Laura specializes in helping credit unions with financial reporting, compliance, and mergers. Her industry expertise includes comprehensive services from financial statement audits, supervisory committee audits, and internal audits, to Bank Secrecy Act independent testing, fraud investigations, and other agreed upon procedures.
ARB Recruiting Program
As the leader of the ARB Recruiting Program, Laura champions the firm’s recruiting program and ensures that ARB is introduced to the rising-stars of accounting from local colleges and universities and ensures we are working alongside experienced professionals of the highest caliber. Laura’s enthusiasm to share her positive ARB experience with recruits has her highly involved in the process, and has for most of her ARB career. Laura has implemented procedures that have streamlined the recruiting process for the ARB group and for new hires. Her efforts have expanded ARB’s exposure to local college and university talent and strengthened relationships with professors and career advisory departments. ARB is able to attend more on-site college recruiting events and has experienced many successful annual open houses under her direction. In 2019, Laura designed and led the firm’s first spring externship, Experience ARB. The successful two-day program is now set to be an annual occurrence for accounting majors to explore public accounting and the culture of ARB.