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PKF’s Brown and Mills win 2021 NYSSCPA leaders award

Brown and Mills together bring almost 20 years of public accounting experience to their work with the firm

PKF O’Connor Davies, has revealed that Leslie Brown and Kathleen Mills have each been named a 2021 Emerging Leader by the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NYSSCPA) “40 Under 40” listing.

The annual award recognizes NYSSCPA members who have demonstrated leadership in their organizations, made “significant professional achievements” in the past year, and have “gone above and beyond” in giving back to their communities.

Brown and Mills together bring almost 20 years of public accounting experience to their work with the firm. Brown, a manager who has been with PKF for almost four years, oversees a number of audit engagements and specializes in serving commercial entities and not-for-profit organizations, including clients involved in both education and health care.

A Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, Brown is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a board member of Fearless! Hudson Valley, and a graduate of the Leadership Orange program. She holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Pace University.

Mills is a senior manager who has been with the firm for almost 12 years, and specializes in providing accounting and auditing services for a range of industries and entities, including real estate, hospitality, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations, and commercial clients, including publicly traded companies.

A Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a board member and treasurer of a non-profit organization called Visiting Neighbors, and an adjunct professor in the accounting and business law department of St. Francis College, where she teaches elementary accounting, intermediate accounting, and auditing classes. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Business Law from St. Francis College.

Kevin J. Keane, managing partner at PKF O’Connor Davies, said: “Throughout their tenure with the Firm, Leslie and Kathleen have distinguished themselves as accountants and auditors as well as respected managers whom colleagues have come to rely on for insights and advice.

“I congratulate them both on this outstanding recognition, and I look forward to their continued leadership and growth.”

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