Ed began his career in the Washington DC area where he participated in the accounting and auditing of local, regional, and national organizations. He then served as a Partner‐in‐Charge of audit services for CPA firms in Pittsburgh until 1989. Currently, Ed is the Partner‐in‐Charge of Lally & Co’s Accounting / Auditing services, and leads the firm’s Financial Services Industry Team and Not‐For‐Profit Services Team.

Ed’s primary focus and responsibility is as an Accounting and Attestation practitioner. His practice includes a wide variety of client industries, and a diverse range of audit, tax, and consulting services. Ed specializes in financial services industry relationships and management (securities broker‐dealers, investment partnerships, captive insurance companies, hedge funds, and investment advisers). He also specializes in not‐ for‐profit organizations and family‐owned businesses. Ed also has extensive experience in internal accounting control systems and procedures, as well as compliance requirements and issues in various regulatory environments.

Ed received his Bachelor of Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Southeastern University, earned his A.A.S. from Northern Virginia Community College, and received his Master of Science in Accounting from Grove City College. Accreditations received include Certified Public Accountant in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York.

Professional and Community Affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1986‐Present); the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1990‐ Present); and remains active in various professional and community service organizations.