Philadelphia VIP is a community-focused organization. We thrive on our diverse partnerships with volunteers, law firms and corporations, legal aid providers, and more. These supporters help us further our mission of expanding access to justice, and we often highlight their work on our blog.
As we close out this challenging year, we want to showcase an important partner whose praises too often go unsung: the finance team at the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA).
For decades, the PBA has provided VIP with essential financial and accounting services. The team handles VIP’s accounts payable and receivable, payroll, reserves, and more. Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Administration, sums up her department’s work this way:
We’re always looking out for VIP, and we realize how important every dollar is.
The PBA finance team is small, but mighty. Staff Accountant Michael Stegossi and Accounts Payable Coordinator Diana DeLaurentis-Rockey regularly work with VIP to pay staff and vendors, ensure accuracy of financial statements, and plan for audits and budgets. With Susan at the helm, this trio deftly manages the finances of the PBA, VIP, and the Homeless Advocacy Project.