Karen C. Facer-Mee, CPA, is a managing shareholder with Facer, Mee & Associates PC in Ivyland, Pa. She specializes in accounting, tax, and management advisory services for both regional and international small businesses. A past president of PICPA’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter, she serves on a number of PICPA committees, including, but not limited to, Federal Taxation, Annual Tax Forum and Planning, and Legislation & Local Taxation. She has represented both the PICPA and AICPA at meetings with the IRS and Pennsylvania legislators, advocating for positive changes on tax issues. Karen also handles a variety of civil tax matters, having served as a witness for cases in state and federal courts.
Karen displays integrity, leadership, and mentorship through her work in and outside of the accounting profession. She has represented the profession in her relations with the media, participating in numerous tax phone banks and interviews. She has served as a mentor for women in various organizations, such as the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She has also spoken and presented financial literacy seminars for college students of diverse backgrounds. Also, Karen was a Girl Scouts troop leader and has coached and taught financial literacy skills to the Council Rock North girls’ volleyball club.
Karen’s industry and community involvement has been acknowledged by her business partners and clients. The American Society of Women Accountants recognized Karen’s mentorship as a volunteer for many organizations, and has awarded her with the Empowering Successful Women Award in 2010. She has also received the Philadelphia Five Star Financial Award in 2015 and 2016 after being nominated by regional and small businesses for her expertise in taxation.