Liz Harper


Liz is a Principal in CLA’s assurance practice, specializing in employee benefit plans. Liz is also responsible for client service of SOC, employee benefit plan (EBP) engagements and other audits. She brings relevant insights from her previous experiences at a "Big Four" firm and a local CPA firm to all clients she currently manages.

While at a local firm, Liz had a variety of responsibilities across various industries, which she draws on daily at CLA. From her years at an international firm, she can leverage what she gained by managing financial and internal control audits, quarterly reviews, and agreed-upon procedures with well-known clients. This global exposure adds value. In addition, it provides advantages as the firm continues to expand the number of national and international clients it serves in the coming years. By combining her private industry and public accounting perspectives, Liz can provide meaningful solutions to CLA clients.


Bachelor of science in business administration and accounting from Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey

In the community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Previous speaker at NJCPA EBP Conference and NJCPA Essex Chapter Annual EBP Update
  • Recognized by Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as a 2022 Enterprising Women in Commerce for the accounting industry
  • Recipient of the NJCPA Volunteer Award in 2018
  • Named a Woman of Note 2016 by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • NJCPA Accounting and Auditing Standards Interest Group, Co-Chair (2015-2016)
  • NJCPA Accounting and Auditing Standards Interest Group, Chair (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Financial Women Association (FWA) and Committee Co-Chair for mentoring program