Louise Schorn Smith, CPA, CMA, MBA is the Founder, President and Owner of Countryside Consulting, Inc. Ms. Smith is a knowledgeable business professional with broad experience in financial and organizational management. Her extensive management roles include accounting, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, general management, program planning, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Her previous work as a senior manager with leading companies in the area and her current work as a consultant enables her to provide her clients with both strategic and practical advice.
Currently, Ms. Smith is a member of the Chester County Community Foundation’s Finance Committee. She has served as a Board Member of numerous organizations in the past – including the Rodale Institute, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA), Family Service of Chester County, Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center, and the Farm Based Education Association. She was also the founding Treasurer of the Chester County Flower Show. Ms. Smith is an effective fundraiser in her Board roles helping nonprofit organizations connect with like-minded philanthropists in their communities.
Ms. Smith is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. She is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Later she received her MBA in management from West Chester University. Ms. Smith is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has also achieved the Able Toastmaster designation. Ms. Smith has earned the AIPCA’s Not-For-Profit Certificate, a distinction that demonstrates her in-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting issues.
Ms. Smith received the AWSCPA’s Lead By Example national award in 2015. This award recognizes businesses with a strong women’s program in place and strong women in leadership positions. For further information, read the Press Release.