Karla J. Brannen, CPA

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Specialties: Tax, Multi-State Compliance, Employee Benefit Plans

Karla has over 12 years of experience in public accounting. As a Tax Manager at ARB, she focuses primarily on tax compliance and planning for a wide range of clients, including corporations, partnerships, LLCs, private foundations, high-wealth individuals, and employee benefit plans.

Karla specializes in ERISA compliance and advises our clients on accounting standards and organizational matters. She directs the overall planning and procedures involved in the firm’s tax preparation services for employee benefit plans. Additionally, Karla champions the firm’s onboarding and training program for new hires.


Karla received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration from Thomas College.


Certified Public Accountant


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants
Maine Employee Benefits Council


Karla is the President of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants and currently serves as a representative for the State of Maine on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Governing Council.