766 Old York Road

Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: (215) 635-1025   Fax: (215) 782-8933

G.E.T. Financial Education Center Key Staff Bios

 

Anita T. Conner, CPA, MS Tax CFP® is the founder and Managing Partner of Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C. - a full service Certified Public Accounting and Financial Services firm located in Jenkintown, PA. Anita attributes her entrepreneurial spirit to her parents, the late Dorothy M. and George E. Thorne. She remembers their lessons on empowerment through self-employment and knew she would someday run her own business. To acquire the needed skills, Anita attended Drexel University, where she earned an accounting degree with honors. She continued her education at the Philadelphia University, earning a Master's Degree in Taxation, also with honors. In addition to being a certified public accountant, Anita is a certified financial planner™ and holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as her life and health producer license.

 

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Professionally, Anita has worked as at Price Waterhouse & Co., (now PricewaterhouseCoopers and Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Co. Also, she was an associate professor at Philadelphia University and Pennsylvania State University. Since 1987, Anita has concentrated her efforts on her own certified public accounting and financial service firm. Building the business from the ground up, Anita's objective is to help her clients achieve their business and financial goals.

 

Anita's firm, also known as The Tax Divas, was voted the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 Best Tax Preparation Service in Philadelphia, by the U.S. Commerce Association. In 2008 the firm was voted the Best Tax Accountant in Northwest Philadelphia, by the Mt Airy Times. Also, Anita received the "2011 Five Star Top Wealth Manager" award by Philadelphia Magazine.

 

Anita believes in the concept of giving back to the community. She is the Founder and Chairman of the G.E.T. Financial Education Center 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. The mission of this community-based organization is to empower individuals to control their destiny by equipping them with the essential tools needed in the finance. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA-Abington Branch, Pierce College Accounting Advisory Board, the City of Philadelphia Tax Advisory Board and she is a Trustee of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Insurance Trust.

 

Anita maintains a number of affiliations within the community. She is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The National Association of Black Accountants, The National Black MBA Association, The National Association of Professional Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

 

Anita's accomplishments have not gone unrecognized. She has received over 50 citations and awards including the Urban League Business Leader Entrepreneurial Award, the National Congress of Black Women Shirley Chisholm Award, the National Association of Black Accountants Professional Achievement Award, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Black Business Pioneers Award, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Professional Achievement Award, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Madame CJ Walker award, Citibank expert in the field of Accounting award, Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction award, and the Women of the Year award by the National Association of Professional Women to name a few.

 

In a documentary titled "Faith Based Entrepreneurship ... The Anita T. Conner Story" released in 2005, Anita shares her life challenges, triumphs and the lessons she learned on teen parenting, the untimely death of her father, her advancement on the fast track in corporate America despite racism, entrepreneurship in a profession dominated by white men, and overcoming advanced stage breast cancer. Anita is a sought after inspirational speaker, professional trainer and author. She has appeared on many television and radio shows. She also has been a contributing columnist to the Philadelphia Tribune and a consultant for Black Enterprise Magazine. Her book, "The Successful Business Owners Manual" released in March, 2011, is a practical guide to grow and sustain business growth.

 

Anita believes that the principles of her formula for success, "Dream big; Act on your Dream; Desire to succeed, and together with Faith you can accomplish anything." Anita and her husband, John Kelvin Conner, Esq., are the proud parents of two children, Kerri Marie, a Certified Public Accountant and partner at the firm, and John, Jr., the Executive Director of the G.E.T. Financial Education Center and a professional trainer.

 

For additional information or assistance, please contact:

Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C.

766 Old York Road

Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: (215) 635-1025   Fax: (215) 782-8933

Website: www.atconnercpa.com

Email: aconner@atconnercpa.com

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