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Bruce A. Palmer, CPA


A 1974 graduate of Bangor Area High School, Bruce received an Associates Degree in Accounting from Northampton Community College in 1977 and a BS degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1979.

He began employment with Buckno Lisicky & Company in January 1980, qualified as a CPA in 1984 and became a Shareholder/Director of the firm in 1989. He is the Managing Shareholder of the Firm's office in Bethlehem.

Bruce and his wife Judith live in Lower Nazareth Township. He enjoys wine tasting, watches Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey and follows his daughters', Amanda and Sara, employment and life adventures.

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Estate Planning Council of Lehigh Valley
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Financial Planning Association

Community Involvement

• Bethlehem Rotary Club

  • Past President and Past Treasurer
  • Past Treasurer, Bethlehem Rotary Foundation
  • Multiple Paul Harris Fellow
  • District 7430 Auditor

• Northampton Community College

  • Past Foundation Board Chair, Member of the Executive Committee, Audit Committee and Finance Committee
  • Board of Trustees - Vice Chair; Audit Committee Chair
  • Alumni Association Board - Emeritus Member
  • Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Festival - Committee Member
  • Capital Campaign - Working Co-Chair

• Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem

  • Past President and Emeritus of Board of Directors

• Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites

  • Past Board Member, Past Chairman and Treasurer of Board
  • Blueberry Festival Stage Manager
  • Apple Days Stage Manager

• Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce

  • Treasurer, Member of Board, Executive Committee and Audit Committee
  • Chair of Finance Committee

• Bethlehem Area Moravians

  • Audit Committee Member


Moravian Village of Bethlehem


  • Board Member

Lehigh Valley Community Foundation

  • Past Board of Governors and Development Committee Member
  • Professional Advisors Council Member

Honors and Recognition

  • 2001 NCC Alumni Association - President's Award
  • 2007 NCC 40th Anniversary - Fabulous 40 Alumni Honor
  • 2009 United Way Campaign Rising Star Award
  • 2010 Lehigh Valley Suits - Accounting Category Honoree
  • 2015 Historic Bethlehem Holiday Dinner & Auction - Individual Honoree
  • 2017 NCC 50th Anniversary - 50 Programs and Fields Honoree
  • 2017 Lehigh Valley Community Foundation - Service to Philanthropy Award

Areas of Expertise

  • Architectural Firms
  • Bookkeeping Services/QuickBooks® Consulting
  • Cost Segregation Services
  • Dental Practices
  • Estate/Retirement Planning
  • Manufacturing
  • Marcellus Shale Consulting
  • Medical Practices
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Retail Businesses
  • Valuation Services