Ellen Vargo CPA

Partner, Nearman, Maynard, Vallez CPAs

Ellen Vargo received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Ellen joined Nearman, Maynard, Vallez, CPAs, P.A., in October 1997 and currently holds the position of Partner. Ellen successfully completed the requirements for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) designation in the states of Florida and Pennsylvania. Ellen has earned the CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) designation from the Association of Fraud Examiners. Ellen received this certification after an extensive application process and upon passing the uniform CFE Examination. In addition, Ellen met the requirements for certification as a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA). Forensic CPAs not only utilize their accounting and auditing skills, but also use their investigative skills to determine what events actually took place in a financial setting.

As a Partner, Ellen is responsible for performing and supervising financial and operational audits of credit unions ranging in asset size from $25 million to more than $3 billion. Her responsibilities include planning and coordinating all phases of the audit engagement, supervising the audit staff, reviewing audit work papers, and presenting client briefings of audit results and financial trend analyses. Additional responsibilities include preparing financial statements and management reports detailing audit findings with recommendations after the fieldwork is completed. She has participated in numerous audits, both federal and state chartered. 

In addition to being a Partner of the firm, Ellen is also the Chairman of the firm's Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee. The primary objective of this committee is to ensure adherence to accounting and auditing standards, increase audit efficiency, and quality of services offered by the firm by improving the technical skills of our Associates.