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Public Accountants, or Certified Public Accountants, perform tax-related duties for clients ranging from large companies to the government to the insurance industry, or they can also be self-employed. Tasks associated with sample resumes of Public Accountants include preparing valuation services for companies and individuals to assist them in litigation, and providing monthly accounting services for over 50 companies ranging from construction to healthcare. A bachelor's degree is the minimum required education in order to become a Public Accountant, and applicants should be able to show on their resumes that they successfully completed the four-part uniform CPA examination.

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Certified Public Accountant & Certified Fraud Examiner

Consulted and represented clients - personal/business tax and financial planning, tax law advising, audits, financial statement preparation and review, federal/state income tax returns.

  • The only staff member trusted with this duty, worked closely with partners then provided meticulous communication and follow through to ensure every client need was met
  • Supervised, led, trained 3-4 staff accountants; reviewed returns/statements prepared by other staff
  • Collaborated with top management to develop tax avoidance strategies, effective internal controls, and proposals for improving profitability
  • As Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and principal consultant, implemented 95% of QuickBooks set ups and consultations, trained clients on QuickBooks and Excel, advised on "tricky' aspects, and maintained all internal tax, billing, and QuickBooks software for the firm
  • Earned trust and loyalty of most complex business clients, with significant referral business
  • Solely delivered fraud presentation to key clients and top management at 1st Interstate Bank
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Economics
2

Public Accountant

Handled all accounting and tax matters, including data entry, depreciation and fixed assets, payroll tax, sales tax, property tax, individual and business income tax; responsible for processing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports accepted by GAAP and auditing pension and profit sharing plans.

  • Reduced client tax liability through financial report analysis and business advisory projections.
  • Assisted new clientele in reviewing and amending income, payroll and sales tax returns erroneously prepared by other tax professionals.
  • Experienced letter writing and problem solving to resolve various governmental tax discrepancies and reducing or eliminating fees, penalties and interest.
  • Managed staff auditors and prepared employee benefit plan audits exercising exceptional organizational and time management skills while practicing current auditing principles accepted by GAAS.
  • Leveraged best practices across client and firm relationships.
  • Created and trained standard processes to maintain client information on accounts in order to save time and sustain consistency throughout the client/firm relationship.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
3

President and Senior Pastor/certified Public Accountant

Built the organization from start-up with zero congregant to an average of 400 members presently with gross annual income of more than$1M in gross revenue.

  • Directed all accounting, financial and management operations.
  • Prepared the annual budget, monthly and yearly financial reports, monthly bank account reconciliations, Forms 1099s, W2, and 941.
  • Devised and set-up the accounting system in QuickBooks.
  • Supervised the operations of a daycare and administered payroll for more than 20 employees.
  • Successful in acquiring a $9 million dollar property in 2005 and negotiated a partial sale of that property generating a gain of more than $1M in 2008.
  • Managed a church property of 76,000 sq. ft. and all rental operations.
  • Provided leadership training and development locally and internationally.
  • Provided clergy and nonprofit organization tax services including clergy tax returns preparation, Form 990 preparation, aided clergy in application for exemption from social security taxes, tax consulting as to how to utilize all of unique tax benefits including ministry expenses, and housing allowances for clergy and tax compliance for churches with regards to payroll, nonbusiness related income tax filing and other nonprofit issues.
Candidate Info
29
years in
workforce
21
years
at this job
BA
Biblical Studies
BS
Business Administration
MA
Business Administration
4

Certified Public Accountant

Accounting, Tax and Consulting Services to Small Businesses, Professionals, Individuals, and Non-Profit
Organizations.

  • Performed accounting services, including monthly financial statements, quarterly and annual payroll tax
  • Prepared Federal Individual, Partnership and Corporate Tax Returns
  • Developed Excel schedules and database programs to maximize software operations
  • Streamlined operations by standardizing and organizing accounting procedures
  • Trained clients' staff on new applications, revised policies and procedures and in all areas of accounting
  • Set up accounting systems in QuickBooks, Peachtree and other software applications
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Business Economics
5

Certified Public Accountant

Provided tax planning and preparation of returns for individuals, partnerships, C & S corporations, and non-profit organizations.

  • Reviewed the tax returns prepared by partners and accounting staff.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual payroll tax returns, as well as sales tax returns.
  • Performed review and compilation services for over 20 client companies across various industries.
  • Corresponded with the IRS via verbal, written and face to face communications for resolution on various client tax and accounting matters.
  • Trained and supervised bookkeepers and staff accountants.
  • Introduced and established QuickBooks(TM) payroll, tax and accounting software application for multiple small business owners to include installation, account setup, training and maintenance.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
6

Certified Public Accountant

Research and established process to calculated tax basis for all clients who owned entities filing Partnership and S Corporation tax returns.

  • Researched and establish tax procedures for non-military individuals serving in foreign combat zones in support of the United States military
  • Organized, documented and handled correspondence for challenges to IRS assessments and Offers in Compromise.
  • Responsible for preparation of federal and state income tax filing requirements for all business entities, non-profit organizations, and fiduciaries.
  • Prepared compiled, reviewed and audited financial statements for non-profit organizations and various business entities applying generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing principles.
  • Prepared and calculated paychecks and payroll tax returns for entities employing up to 100 individuals.
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Accounting
JD
Juris Doctor
7

Public Accountant

Worked on business management and tax planning engagements for small to medium size businesses with revenues ranging up to $20M and average revenues ranging between $1M to $2M

  • Conducted business analysis, forecast and compiled reports
  • Managed business processes and advised management on cost reduction and expansion of existing markets
  • Assisted in performing audits and produced financial work papers and financial statements
  • Prepared individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary income taxes, depreciation and fixed asset schedules to get books to tax readiness stages and quarterly and year-end payroll reports
  • Reconciled and balanced general ledger accounts, maintained clients' chart of accounts, performed month-end close and generated reports
  • Designed budgets for small and medium scale businesses
  • Performed tax management, executive compensation and retirement plan functions
  • Performed cash flow analysis, consulted on accounting systems and cash flow, established systems of internal controls.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Master of Arts
MS
Accounting
8

Public Accountant

Primary Duties: Performed audit, review and compilation services including the use of accounting software tools to prepare consolidated financial statements for parent holding companies with multiple lines of business and complex ownership structures. Companies served had annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $250 million.

  • Provided litigation support services including the research, collection and analysis of financial data supportive of client's position.
  • Translated for financial reporting purposes the statements of foreign subsidiaries to US GAAP and US currency reporting.
  • Prepared individual, partnership and corporate income tax returns for both federal and state tax filing purposes. Researched tax rules and regulations for tax saving opportunities.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MS
Economics
MBA
Business Administration
9

Certified Public Accountant / Sole Proprietor

Cultivate on-going business relationships with select clientele composed of individuals and small businesses. Educate clients on allowable deductions, applicable tax credits and sound accounting procedures. Prepare annual individual and business tax returns and quarterly tax estimates for 20-30 clients. Attend 40+ hours of CPA continuing education courses per year.

  • Authorized to electronically file tax returns through IRS e-file, resulting in faster client refunds.
  • Advised several clients on establishing and maintaining self-employed IRAs (SEPs & SIMPLEs), substantially reducing their overall tax liabilities.
  • Consulted with client about converting sole proprietor business to S-Corp business, greatly lowering her self-employment taxes.
Candidate Info
44
years in
workforce
24
years
at this job
BA
Accounting And Business Administration
10

American Institute of Certified Public Accountant

Served as a customer advocate by identifying underlying customer needs and guiding them to appropriate resources or programs.

  • Provided information to members to support them in their accounting and financial decisions.
  • Researched and respond to inquiries to ensure timely resolution of issues.
  • Maintained and initiated Data entry. Maintained a strict standard of confidentiality to ensure that members' information are secure.
  • Worked as a Liaison between Customers/Members and department heads.
  • Trained individuals in specific areas/tasks of the department.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Health Science
MS
Health Service Management

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