Meg Holland, was the principal of Meg Holland & Associates, PC, CPA and the City of Bethlehem Controller. Prior to establishing her own accounting practice in 1982, Meg was a senior auditor for Bethlehem Steel Corporation for three years and a tax accountant and auditor for Price Waterhouse & Co. in New York City for four years.
At Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Meg performed financial compliance audits regarding internal controls and she performed operational audits. While she performed operational audits she reviewed, investigated, and recommended procedural changes in specific operations. These recommended changes increased efficiency and reduced costs. Meg also performed forensic investigations to detect fraud and to recommend the internal controls to prevent future embezzlements.
In addition to being a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania and New York, she is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). In 1994, Meg became one of the first CPA's to be certified to perform Business Valuations. Meg is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and she is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
With her experience in internal auditing, and also being a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) she added Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting Services as specialties to her practice. They became her niche.
Meg has served as an adjunct professor in accounting at Lehigh University and DeSales University and has conducted seminars throughout Pennsylvania on small business accounting, litigation support, business valuation and forensic accounting.
Over the past thirty years, Meg has held very important positions within the business community. She was the initial state chairperson of the Committee for Women and Family Issues, and a state council member for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), President of the Pennsylvania East Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PICPA, and President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
In 2007, Meg was elected the Controller for the City of Bethlehem. Meg served as Controller for 4 years which was a part-time position. She performed her duties, dedicating at least two full days a week to the City, while also managing her tax, accounting, business valuation & forensic accounting practice.
1n 2012 at the age of 60, Meg sold her Accounting and Tax Practice to two well known local CPA firms. Her largest forensic accounting client (a well known national insurance company) was purchased by one of the CPA firms.
She continues to provide Business Valuation & Forensic Accounting Consulting Services. Meg can also evaluate your accounting and tax situation in order to recommend the appropriate services to meet your needs.