G. Lane Ellis

Partner - Lane Ellis








Health Care Industry




Lane is a Partner and Coordinator of System and Organization Controls (SOC), Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Groups of Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP.  Lane has over thirty-nine years accounting, auditing and consulting experience.

Lane has experience in several industries, including financial, retail and wholesale, distributors, natural resources, construction, state and local governments, non-profit, manufacturing, and health care providers. A few highlights of Lane’s experience follows: Frequent teacher and lecturer on financial and statistical topics; Authored a significant number of publications and continuing education courses; Testimony as an expert witness and forensic accountant; Completed well over 800 business valuations; Considered a strategic resource by long-term care professionals; and Conducted audits of Service Organizations for over 25 years.

Lane graduated magna cum laude from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.

A certified public accountant in West Virginia, Lane is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Charleston Chapter of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (WVSCPA).

In addition to being a CPA, Lane has achieved the designation of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). The CISA program, sponsored by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and designed to test the professional competency of Information Systems Auditors, is the only certification program dedicated to the information systems audit specialty. To become a CISA, one must not only pass the CISA examination to demonstrate technical ability, but must also meet stringent work experience requirements for information systems auditing. The program also requires stringent continuing education requirements to maintain and enhance the professional competence of the CISA.

Lane is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) a credential issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) a credential issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Both the CVA and ABV credentials relate to the valuation of business interests.