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Audra J. Kahr - Cedar Crest College. Allentown, PA, US

Audra J. Kahr Audra J. Kahr

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer | Cedar Crest College

Allentown, PA, UNITED STATES

Audra J. Kahr is a key figure in shaping the future direction of the College and managing the College's financial position.

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Audra J. Kahr has served as the chief financial officer and treasurer at Cedar Crest College since 2010. In her current role, Kahr has been a key figure in shaping the future direction of the College, co-chairing development of the campus master plan, working with the provost to implement academic program review and creating the financial analysis model for strategic planning initiatives. In addition to following through on those efforts, her primary responsibilities include managing the College's financial position, student financial services, maintenance of infrastructure and renewal, human resources, campus police, general services, transportation and the Rodale Aquatic Center.

Kahr joined Cedar Crest College as a budget analyst in 2005. Prior to her current position, she served as manager of financial and operational analysis and controller at Cedar Crest. Before joining the College, she served as senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and as senior financial analyst at Tyco International.

Kahr is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting from DeSales University.

She serves as an Emmaus High School girls volleyball coach, is a member of the Allentown Diocese Finance Council, the Board of Directors for the Forum for Ethics in the Workplace and the Board of Directors for the Wildlands Conservancy.

Industry Expertise (4)

Financial Services Accounting Education/Learning Non-Profit/Charitable

Areas of Expertise (5)

Auditing Strategic Planning Managerial Finance Corporate Finance Higher Education Financial Management

Accomplishments (3)

CFO of the Year (professional)

2014-09-17

Conferred by Lehigh Valley Business.

Forty Under 40 (professional)

2013-06-17

Conferred by Lehigh Valley Business.

Certified Public Accountant (professional)

2004-10-01

Conferred by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Education (1)

DeSales University: Bachelor's degree, Accounting and Business Management 2001

Affiliations (3)

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Professional Women
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