Who is Your Financial Maven?

I grew up in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and moved to Pittsburgh to attend the University of Pittsburgh. I received my BS in Business/Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh. After college I moved to Lancaster, PA and have been practicing in the accounting field for over 25 years. I received my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 2002, my Independent Life Insurance Certification in 2014 and my Certified Financial Education Instructor designation in 2018. I also am a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and have received two graduate certifications in Nonprofit Management from Gratz College and Women in Entrepreneurship from Cornell University.  I am currently taking graduate level courses at Lebanon Valley College.


My first job out of college was working as an auditor for the State in the PA Auditor General's office. Since that job, I have held various accounting jobs in auditing, corporate accounting, tax and spent 6 and 1/2 years running a local Nonprofit in Lancaster.  In 2013 I decided to open up my own practice. My practice consists of Individual Tax Preparation, Small Business Accounting and Tax Services, Life Insurance and Financial Empowerment Education.


 I am married and I love being a mom of two.

- Samantha M. Besnoff, CPA

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