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Helping provide prosperity through the sharing of wisdom, knowledge, experiences & skills.




M.S.U. Community College Honors Scholarship


Helping provide prosperity through the sharing of wisdom, knowledge, experiences, and skills.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (State of MI) - Nov 1993 -  Passed all sections of the CPA Exam - in the first attempt.(#1101023218)


MSU-East Lansing, MI

B.A. - Accounting/Business

Sept 1988-Dec 1990

Delta College, University Center

Associates Degree-Liberal Arts

Sept 1983-April 1988


Microsoft Office

QuickBooks (Pro-Advisor)



Work experience

Jun 2000Present

The Bender Group, Ltd. // Perry Bender, CPA, P.C.

Providing professional products and services - helping our clients achieve

greater satisfaction and prosperity through their businesses.

Sep 1997May 2000

Graham Woods/Davison Administrative - Saginaw, MI

One of three CPA's in the office. Responsible for a variety of accounting, consulting and tax issues.  Involved with the implementation of new accounting and information systems with a Windows NT Network system.

Apr 1995Sep 1997

Cooper Commercial Group - Controller, Flint, MI

Controller/Property Manager - Oversee functions for over 20 accounting entities,Property Manager/Lease Administrator of 12 commercial office and retail rental properties.Reviewed and installed new windows based accounting & property management software.Updated internal controls, and implemented monthly communication of P&L's to Property Owners.

Jun 1994Apr 1995

Job Skill Technology, Inc. - Controller, Bay City, MI

Controller/Incharge of complete accounting department.  Duties to include: A/P, A/R, G/L, Financial Statements, Tax Returns, Other Misc. and Managerial Duties.

Aug 1992Jun 1994

Laine, Appold & Co. P.C. - Tax Accountant, Bay City, MI

Tax Accountant - Duties include: business, trust & personal tax preparation, and other various accounting and auditing functions.

Jan 1991Aug 1992

Nehls, Mitchel & Keidel and Associates, Inc. -Tax Accountant, Saginaw, MI

Duties include: Communicating and reviewing financial statements with clients, preparing Federal & State Corporate, Partnership, & Personal tax returns using Creative Solutions software & other misc. duties.

Jan 1990Apr 1990

Plante & Moran Accounting Firm - Accounting Internship, East Lansing, MI
Jun 1976Dec 1989

M Bender Tool Grinding, Inc., - Family owned Business, Reese, MI

Responsible for sharpening rotary burrs, setup and operation of fluting machine, assisting in hiring, investment, bookkeeping and decision making.

May 1982Dec 1984

Reese Auto Polishing & Reconditioning Center - Owner, Reese, MI

Entrepreneur of business venture, consisting of: Investing, Purchasing, Bookkeeping, Marketing, Public Relations, Accounts, and Hiring.  Reese Auto Polishing & Reconditioning is still in business today.