Craig L Ekstrand CPA LLC
PO Box 301031
Portland, OR 97294
PO Box 301031
Portland, OR 97294
Hired full time at beginning of last tax season but layed off due to lack of work due to current economic climate. Assisted tax department in completing tax preparation work and related accounting year end write up work which resulted timely completion of customer work during the tax season reinforced by employer bonus payment for tax season work. Extensive exempt organization tax returns, in addtion to individual, corporate, and partnership tax returns. Also considerable work in preparation of audit workpapers.
Temporary assignment at Avamere Health Services in Wilsonville, OR at the corporate office tax department preparing S corp and partnership corporate income tax returns for the October 15th tax extension deadline. Avamere Health Services is a major retirement and skilled care elderly healthcare provider having numerous facilities throughout Oregon and Washington. I prepared nearly two dozen total corporate income tax returns during the four week assignment and also reviewed accounting tax workpapers prepared by staff for tax purposes.
Two week contract postion while staff accountant on vacation involving accounting write-up work for corporate clients.
Washington State University Vancouver,Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Oregon CPA no. 11971.Received Accounting BA magna cum laude in 2002.Over two years total public accounting experience, in addition to over two years of tax and write-up work at a local LTC’s bookkeeping and tax service, and over ten years prior bookkeeping experience.Extensive recent experience in corporate and individual tax preparation from full time work during the last five tax seasons, in addition to significant year-round tax preparation work. Reviewed tax returns prepared by several interns during a prior tax season. Considerable work experience in accounting write-up work with some recent experience with compiled and reviewed financial statements at a public accounting firm, and also with audit workpapers, along with two years of general ledger and write-up work for internal and tax purpose financial statements for a bookkeeping service, and also six years of prior experience compiling monthly financial statements as a bookkeeper in private industry. One year of recent experience with the ProSystems fx and the Lacerte tax software programs. Over three years of experience with the ProSeries tax program. Extensive experience with Excel spreadsheets and the QuickBooks, MYOB, and Peachtree accounting software programs. Have maintained regular small business payrolls with payroll tax reports on QuickBooks, and provided QuickBooks assistance. Experienced with IRS correspondence and possessing clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills. I prefer to work close-in Portland but will consider any good opportunity in the local area.
I worked for Kim full time two years and part time another year or so. I was first employed by Big City Business Services in Jan. 2004 and last worked for them Oct. 2008.
I reported directly to Ms. Dickerson as the Accounting Manager while working for nearly three years through July 2003.
I reported directly to Teresa who as a firm CPA works extensively in tax preparation and audit work.
I want to continue working in public accounting. I will carefully consider a good opportunity in private industry, but desire work in the corporate accounting office rather than for the very small business.