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Michele L. Renz, CPA


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Beaver, PA 15009

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Michele L. Renz, CPA is a director with Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, a Pittsburgh Business Times “Top 20” public accounting firm. She also is a practice leader of the firm’s Credit Unions and Financial Institutions Division.


Ms. Renz works with clients to provide traditional financial and internal auditing services. She also specializes in regulatory compliance audit consulting services. Her regulatory compliance assistance areas include, but are not limited to, NCUA Supervisory Committee Guide requirements, Bank Secrecy Act, Automated Clearing House (ACH), Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing (SAFE) Act, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and website compliance.


Ms. Renz is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She has been a guest speaker for events hosted by various chapters of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. She previously served as the supervisory committee chairperson and treasurer of Cornerstone Credit Union in Freeport, Illinois.


From 1993 to 1996, Ms. Renz was a staff auditor for what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers in Morristown, New Jersey and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she served clients in the financial institution, manufacturing, engineering technology, and retail industries. She then served as a senior accountant with Honeywell International and project manager/controller with a communications company.


Ms. Renz is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in accounting.


A resident of Beaver, Pennsylvania, Ms. Renz and her husband David have two children, Luke and Leah. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Beaver, where she has served and continues to serve in various volunteer capacities. In her free time, she enjoys watching hockey, reading, spending time outdoors and traveling with her family.

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