Lara M Miller
Director of Accounting & Tax Services
Lara Miller attained her Bachelor of Science and Business Administration Degree with a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Finance from Slippery Rock University in 1999. She is currently studying to take her CPA exam. Growing up in Pittsburgh and Punxsutawney, Lara realized that small business is the core of our economy. Her love of accounting and her interests in her community enable her to provide “big city” professionalism to businesses of all kinds. Lara started her career in Delaware by working for PFPC, Inc. as a mutual fund accountant. She returned home to Pennsylvania to start her family and gained some management experience by working as an assistant manager at Walmart. She then gained some public accounting experience by working at Mauthe, Yutzey, & Gabler Certified Public Accountants in DuBois, PA. In 2004, she was hired as an accounting assistant for Guardian Elder Care, LLC in Brockway, PA where she worked her way up to Corporate Controller. In 2008, Lara and her father started their own family owned small accounting firm. Lara keeps her life in balance by enjoying time with her two teenagers during her off hours.
Renee Ellis, comes to FOCUS Accounting & Business Solutions with big city and small town experience. She grew up in Punxsutawney and then moved to southern Maryland where she worked for a local utility company as an account clerk. She also knows about family owned businesses, as she assisted her father with his business in Maryland. She was there for 15 years before coming back to Punxsutawney where she became accounting clerk for a local business. Renee lives in Punxsutawney and is married to Tim and they have a son, Dylan and a daughter Gracie. Renee's personality, organizational skills and ability to build client relationships will continue to provide our clients with excellent customer service and keep the FABS office running efficiently.