Colleen J. Artell, CPA | Chief Financial Officer
Colleen joined the Artell Law Group as the Chief Financial Officer in June 2011. Colleen had previously been responsible for the oversight of the accounting and finance operations of a multi-million dollar entity for many years. She also has extensive experience with acquisition and divestiture accounting, including working capital settlements, accounting system implementations, conversions, and various types of compliance work. While her expertise supports the firm's growing back office function, she also provides essential guidance to our attorneys in the form of ensuring that our legal advice can be practically interpreted.
Colleen's experience is a valuable asset to our clients and to the firm's Pennsylvania state tax team. Colleen has assisted on several sales & use tax audits, nexus compliance initiatives and escheat (unclaimed property) audits from the perspective of the internal accounting department of the impacted business. Furthermore, throughout her professional career, Colleen has been consistently recognized as a very strong communicator. These skill sets are utilized heavily to the advantage of our Pennsylvania state tax clients in ensuring that both the tax attorneys handling a client's tax controversy and the internal accounting department or outside accountants for the client are critically aligned in their expectations, communications and efforts to bring about the best results in each compliance initiative, audit, or tax controversy appeal. This will enable all parties to remain in their comfort zones to get the best results. This is an exciting opportunity for any company with Pennsylvania state tax issues and we encourage you to experience the results we can deliver.
Colleen is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, recently joining their Attorneys, Bankers, and CPAs of Networking Committee. Colleen is the proud mother of a three year old little girl and a five year old little boy. Most recently on the home front, Colleen enlisted as her son's soccer coach (although she's never played the game before...).
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Attorneys, Bankers & CPAs of Networking Committee
- Artell Law Group, LLC: Chief Financial Officer, 2011 to Present
- Primedia/Source Interlink Media: Vice President, Finance; 2000 to 2011
- PricewaterhouseCoopers: Audit Senior, 1996 to 2000
- Penn State University; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1996 (Graduate with Distinction)
- CPA examination; 1998