Lana Richards

Lana Richards, CPA Lana joined the AICPA Not-for-Profit team in March 2017. She assists in the development of content and resources for the Not-for-Profit Section and reviews various not-for-profit continuing education programs, including the Not-for-Profit Certificate Program. Prior to joining the AICPA, Lana owned a consulting practice providing writing, editing, and marketing communications services to accounting firms and related clients across the U.S. Her writing has been featured on AccountingWEB and Accounting Today. Lana's previous experience includes serving as an auditor in the not-for-profit practice of a national accounting firm and assistant controller of a for-profit business. Lana is a licensed CPA in North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of CPAs. She received her bachelor of science degree in accounting and her master of accounting degree from North Carolina State University and enjoys combining her technical and communications skills to serve and educate not-for-profits. Throughout her career, Lana has supported various not-for-profit organizations outside of work, including serving on the marketing committee for the local chapter of national nonprofit, Dress for Success.


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