The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) is pleased to announce that Louise Schorn Smith, CPA, CMA, has been honored as the recipient of its 2015 Lead by Example Award.  This award recognizes businesses with a strong women’s program in place and strong women in leadership positions.

Louise is the founder and President of Countryside Consulting, Inc. (CCI), an accounting and financial management consulting firm located outside Philadelphia, PA, primarily serving non-profit organizations of southeastern Pennsylvania.  CCI’s corporate mission includes providing non-profit clients with the highest quality accounting services while allowing employees to define their own work/life balance.  Louise employs a team of ten female accountants (CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers) and fosters a work environment that values professional accomplishment, community contributions, and flexible work schedules to accommodate family and personal commitments.

Louise takes the time to listen and give guidance when help is requested, takes pride in the professional growth of her staff, and affords them work/life balance by offering the choice and ability to work from home and supporting that option by providing the latest remote office technology.