RVNTV's host of The Positive Side, Anne DeSantis, interviews CEO of Main Line Accounting, Erin Friday, CPA, about her international business and philanthropic endeavors. Learn more about this dynamic serial entrepreneur in this 30 minute snapshot of her activities. Click here to watch.
Erin E. Friday, CPA, CEO/President/Head Coach
Ms. Friday started her accounting career with the Philadelphia office of PWC after graduating from Villanova University as a Presidential Scholar with three undergraduate degrees - BS in Accountancy, BS in Mathematics, and BA in General Arts Honors. Following her Big Four experience, Ms. Friday spent two years working for the actuarial firm of Milliman while completing her MBA at Villanova University. After becoming a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania, Ms. Friday spent ten years as a controller for a Wayne-based financial planning firm. She also spent two years as controller for subsidiaries of PNC Financial Group before returning to the small business marketplace as a Business Development Manager for a local accounting firm. She is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor®.
In 2019, Ms. Friday launched Main Line Accounting's sister company, Thousand Hills Accounting Ltd, in Rwanda. THA is commited to financial education, creating jobs, and supporting businesses as part of Rwanda's Vision 2050. Ms. Friday is also a founding board member and treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Rwanda.
In the US, Ms. Friday serves on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB). PYB runs holistic youth development programs that empower young people to reach their full potential as students, athletes, and leaders. Ms. Friday also serves on the Board Finance Committee for Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in NYC. Through healing, education, and love, ASYV empowers orpaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.
Ms. Friday is also a member of the Foley Hillsley Group Advisory Network, selected experts who assist in addressing a broad spectrum of subjects for wealth advisor clients.
In addition to her membership in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Institute for Certified Public Accountants Rwanda (ICPAR), Ms. Friday has also been involved with many other organizations. Ms. Friday is an active supporter of Shooting Touch (an organization that uses the power of basketball "to educate and empower at-risk youth, women, and their communities to live healthier lives" in Boston and Rwanda), Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (an upper-secondary girls' boarding school in Rwanda founded by the Rwanda Girls Initiative), Aegis Trust (an NGO working "towards the prediction, prevention and ultimate elimination of genocide... primarily through research, education and the dissemination of information and advice"), and the Cummings Foundation (Bill and Joyce Cummings have "a special interest in Rwanda where the Foundation collaborates with Partners in Health and a limited number of other organizations to aid in that East African country's post-genocide recovery and rebuilding").
Ms. Friday is part of the Villanova Alumni Recruitment Network and is currently active with the Eucharistic Minister program at her parish. She is also a certified USA Track and Field official. In 2007, Ms. Friday and her parents received the Steinbrenner Family Heritage Award at the Penn Relays for over 100 years of combined service to the Relays. Ms. Friday is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies.
Ms. Friday was the 2017 Growth Award winner at the Baird Women's Lifestyle Conference and was featured on the radio show, Women to Watch, in December 2017. Ms. Friday received the 2018 Philadelphia Business Journal's Faces of Philanthropy Award for her work with Philadelphia Youth Basketball. In 2019, Ms. Friday was a featured guest on The Positive Side, an RVTN television program hosted by Anne DeSantis.
Ms. Friday resides with her husband, younger son, and daughter in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Her older son resides in Raleigh, NC, and works as a project manager for Epic Games working on Fortnite.