Summary

Professional CPA interested in providing tax services to small businesses and individuals in the Greater Denver area while maintaining a professional interest in assisting organizations in developing, testing as well as subsequently refining their internal control structure as required by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.   This work would primarily focus on providing senior level financial auditing while fully utilizing my proficient technical skills attained in previous professional experiences as a CPA and Auditor.

This role should also require the demonstration of strong motivation and sound decision-making resulting in an intense attention to detail.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Independent Public Accountant - CPA

James Brian Dehan, CPA

Experienced Financial Auditor and CPA Owner of an accounting practice specializing in conducting audit services for Governmental as well as numerous Not-for-Profit Organizations.  Governmental audits conducted in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), which included expressing an opinion about whether an entity’s financial statements were presented fairly in all material respects in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or with a comprehensive basis of accounting other than GAAP.

May 2008 - Aug 2009

Licensing Consultant

Oracle
Employed as a Licensing Consultant by the Oracle Corporation responsible for reviewing a Customer's compliance with their respective Software Licensing Agreements. License Reviews were conducted by reconciling a measurement of a customer's Oracle software usage (Database and Applications) deployed in their respective IT environment(s) to their actively supported software licenses as documented and supported by company records (License and Support Agreements, Ordering Documents). Reported on compliance issues identified during License Reviews of a customer's supported licensing set resulting in a Company either certifying the de-commission of the respective Oracle software application(s) or database(s) deployed in their IT environment or a subsequent software order to address the licensing deficiencies identified and communicated in the to the Customer.
Sep 2005 - Sep 2007

Corporate Internal Auditor

Affordable Residential Communities, Inc
Employed as the corporate internal auditor for a publicly traded REIT primarily responsible for conducting financial audits as well as Sarbanes-Oxley ('SOX') 404 reviews of the Organization's internal control structure. SOX reviews consisted primarily of testing the organization's internal controls and then reporting directly to management any findings relative to the soundness of the internal control structure. This business process involved intense analysis, business acuity, big picture vision and the ability to think outside the box.
Jan 1994 - Aug 2005

Sole Practitioner

James Brian Dehan, CPA
Owner of an accounting practice specializing in conducting governmental auditing services in the state of New Mexico as well as for numerous Not for Profit Organizations. Conducted governmental audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), which included expressing an opinion about whether an entity's financial statements were presented fairly in all material respects in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or with a comprehensive basis of accounting other than GAAP. Audits conducted included local governments, school districts, as well as extensive experience with State Agencies. Tax work conducted while in private practice included handling tax related matters pertaining to 1031 exchanges on various commercial real estate ventures.
Jan 1994 - May 1995

Accounting Instructor

College of Sant Fe
Employed as an Accounting instructor responsible for teaching Advanced Accounting and Auditing to senior level accounting students.
Jan 1992 - Oct 1993

Senior Auditor

Zlotnick, Laws and Company
Employed as an auditor providing assisting the firm in conducting financial and compliance audits of various governmental agencies in the State of New Mexico.
Sep 1989 - Dec 1991

Information Systems Auditor

The Washington Post Company
Employed as an internal information systems auditor responsible for auditing and reporting on various Washington Post-related computer systems located throughout North America and Asia. Audits primarily consisted of testing the effectiveness of the organization's application, general operating and financial controls.
Aug 1986 - May 1989

Senior Auditor

Councilor, Buchanan and Mitchell, CPAs
Responsible for conducting financial audits of various closely-held businesses in the greater Washington, D.C. area. CPA firm specialized in the following type of audit clients: automobile dealerships, real estate and construction businesses. Other audits conducted included closely held commercial real estate ventures performing property management accounting. Construction companies utilizing cost accounting methods including Job costing under the old Percentage of Completion Method were also audited. These audits focused on the initial Construction Contract, subsequent Change Orders, progress billings and the percentage of the job completed as attested to by the AIA (American Institute of Architects). Other aspects of the audits included preparing annual Corporate Income Tax Returns (1120s and 1120S).

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science

The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts

Kent State University