Meet Lisa Reecher!
Lisa is the Director of Tax Operations for Brown Edwards and has over 17 years of accounting experience. In her role as Director of Tax Operations, she provides internal support to the tax team for various firm initiatives and leads the Lean initiative for the tax department. In addition to the support that she provides the tax team, Lisa works with the internal IT team and training team to ensure seamless software implementations and related training. She also works with the Administrative team to ensure that effective processes are created to support the tax team.
Lisa earned a B.A. Economics from The University of the South and a Masters of Accounting from East Tennessee State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
We interviewed Lisa to get to know her outside of her profession, and we were surprised to learn that her hair was straight until she was 13 years old.
Where are you from and where did you grow up?
I was born in Lancaster, PA. My family lived in Elizabethtown, PA, and in Birmingham, AL, before moving to Bristol, TN, which is where I grew up. I never imagined I would be back living and working in Bristol after graduating from college, but I now consider Bristol home.
What are some of your hobbies?
Right now, my biggest hobby is Cheerleader. I have three kids (ages 11, 13, and 15), so my “spare” time is consumed by shuttling them between their different sports/activities and being their biggest and loudest fan.
Other hobbies: Running- especially outside in the morning; Road Trips- especially with my husband and three kids; Reading- especially on the beach
What do you consider your best quality or trait?
What is the best advice you ever received and from whom?
A friend, Molly Zaidi…” You really should go out with Eric Reecher.”
If you could be a superhero what would be your superpower?
Being in two places at once (see my answer to my hobbies).
What is your favorite food?
Pizza - any kind, any type, any topping (especially my mom’s homemade pizza).
And, of course, dark chocolate, which may even trump the pizza.
What do you think is your biggest contribution to the Brown Edwards team?
My enthusiasm and my hard work ethic.