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I have experience performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) as well as OMB Circular A-133 (Yellow Book), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and KPMG Audit Methodology (KAM). I have prepared financial statements and the accompanying footnotes in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting (OCBOA). I also have significant experience in documenting and observing internal control procedures and assisting clients with bookkeeping, reconciliations, and general nonattest services. In addition to this I have conducted research on emerging accounting issues to include International Accounting Standards (IFRS), the Codification of GAAP, Fair Value Measurements and disclosures, and the FDIC Transaction Guarantee Program.

Work experience

Dec 2010Jan 2012

Assurance Associate


In this position I am responsible for:- Executing the day-to-day activities of audit engagements for various clients, including Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants, state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and private equity corporations.- Identifying and communicating accounting and auditing matters to managers and partners and identifying performance improvement opportunities while interacting with clients to help ensure the efficient flow of information.- Understanding and utilizing KPMG's Audit Methodology (KAM) as well as Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and identifying, researching, and communicating technical accounting matters to clients and management.-Participate in recruiting events at universities across the southeast and serve as a mentor and transitional coach to new hires and interns.Industries: State & Local Government, Manufacturing, Higher Education, Mining, Healthcare, Banking & Finance

May 2008Dec 2010

Staff Accountant

Brooks, McGinnis & Company, LLC

As a staff accountant at Brooks McGinnis I have developed and lead seminars on audit and fixed asset software as well as assisting in developing and leading CPE on the efficient use of this software in a paperless environment. I have been responsible for conducting field work and preparing workpapers for audits, compilations, and reviews as well as drafting financial statements for clients. I also have experience in the tax department through the preparation of IRS Forms 1040, 1120, 1065, 990, and accompanying schedules.


Aug 2004May 2008

BBA Accounting

North Georgia College and State University