Ellen has more than 25 years of accounting, auditing, and tax-related industry experience, including 10 years as an accounting professor at Delaware Valley University and currently at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, where she teaches accounting and tax-related courses. Her career started in Washington, DC, as a staff accountant for Raffa & Associates, a public accounting firm. After progressing through roles as a senior accountant and audit supervisor, she joined Harman International Industries, Inc., a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of audio and infotainment products. Over the course of her career, she has held roles as a finance manager, audit manager, controller, and CFO. Ellen has 14 years’ independent consulting experience and has assisted more than 40 corporate clients and 100 individual clients with financial statement preparation, tax return preparation, and other accounting functions. Ellen received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from American University in Washington, DC, and her MBA from the University of Maryland. She holds CPA designations in both Maryland and Pennsylvania.