Summary

Musheerah Kolen is a highly motivated business owners with over 10 years of experience in business. She is a visionary with extensive experience and education in accounting,  finances, taxation, real estate, insurance,  and investments. She is the President/ CEO of Kolen Services LLC a Tax Accounting & Financial Services firm located in Fredericksburg, VA   specializing is Tax Planning,  Tax Preparation, Tax Resolution, and Comprehensive Financial Planning. Musheerah experience in the military as an Army officer makes her a sought after business leader in her industry and amongst her colleaguesShe has the ability to manage change and produce “world class” results. Musheerah has a proven track record of success working in government and the private sector. She is a top notch leader in business with an incredible gift in managing & building relationships across all levels of an organization with effective communication skills in writing and speaking. She loves working with people, teaching, coaching, mentoring and seeing others achieve their dreams and goals. She is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and a valued member of the National Financial Educators Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting national financial literacy. 

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

President/ CEO, Tax Accountant & Financial Educator

Kolen Services
Jun 2011 - Oct 2015

Human Resources Officer

US Army Reserve
Jul 2013 - May 2015

Virginia Life Insurance License Instructor

Primerica Education

Motivate, coach & mentor students in passing the Virginia State Life Insurance Exam

Jan 2014 - May 2015

Registered Representative

PFS Investments, Inc

Financial Services Sales: Mutual Funds, Fixed Annuities, Indexed Annuities, Variable Annuities, ROTH IRA, SEP IRA, 529 College Funds,  and 401K Plans

Jun 2012 - May 2015

Life Insurance Agent

Primerica Life Insurance Company

Life Insurance Sales Agent

Apr 2009 - May 2015

Real Estate Referral Agent

El Paso Referral Corporation

Refer motivated Real Estate Buyers and Sellers to a Top Notch, competent & trustworthy Real Estate Agents.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Professor of Military Science

Howard University
  • Course Taught: Leadership & Development
  • Taught 16-week course face to face
  • Develop detailed syllabus, weekly lesson plans, lecture notes, study material and handouts to ensure material was presented in a variety of formats
Jun 2011 - Jun 2013

Professor or Military Science

Georgetown University
  • Course Taught: Leadership & Development
  • Taught 16-week course face to face
  • Develop detailed syllabus, weekly lesson plans, lecture notes, study material and handouts to ensure material was presented in a variety of formats
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012

Human Resources Officer Director

3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” (US Army)
  • Supervises personnel activities related to Human Resources Services, Human Resources Personnel Support, and Strength Management
  • Develops, implements, and standardizes correspondence for the organization
  • Direct programs for singles soldiers, married soldiers, deployed soldiers and family members
  • Develop subordinate leaders by setting goals, enforcing standards, using corrective measures, and rewarding for performance
Jan 2010 - Aug 2011

Adjunct Professor

University of Maryland University College- Europe
  • Course Taught: Introduction to Human Resources
  • Taught 10-week course face to face and online
  • Develop detailed syllabus, weekly lesson plans, lecture notes, study material and handouts to ensure material was presented in a variety of formats
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

Human Resources Officer Director

4th Brigade Combat Team (US Army)
  • Developed and supervised a plan to receive over 500 additional personnel in less than a month, increasing the department’s responsibility for personnel activity and HR support to over 1,200 personnel
  • Managed and directly supervised 3 departments; Human Resources Services, Human Resources Personnel Support, and Strength Management
  • Developed and supervised a sexual assault awareness program for females in Iraq fostering the spirit of sisterhood and making a stand against sexual assault/harassment
  • Researched regulatory guidance to advise supervisors and manager in labor relations, equal opportunity policies and other personnel activities, gaining the trust and confidence of management and employees 
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

Basic Finance for Managers Tutor

Webster University
  • Tutored 5 students in Basic Finance for Managers, all achieving passing grades for the course
  • Led weekly group session, assigning practice problems, answering questions, and assisting in providing weekly study notes and handouts
  • Achieved an A in class and was recognized as the assistant instructor
Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Human Resources Officer Director

121st Brigade Support Battalion (US Army)
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures that improved the organization’s processing and tracking systems for personnel activities supporting over 400 personnel
  • Developed a proven systems to seamlessly transition the organization to the Army’s new Human Resources support model; Personnel Service Delivery Redesign (PSDR) that improved the efficiency of internal organization support
  • Developed troubleshooting procedures to resolved Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) technical issue and supervised the management of HRIS
  • Developed and implemented customer service procedures that increased employees morale and recognition from the chief executive officer (battalion commander)
Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Human Resources Manager/Project Officer

32nd Air & Missile Defense
  • Implemented a family reintegration program that facilitated the integration of employers and their family members who have been separated due to job requirement abroad
  • Planned, organized, and executed social events to increase morale, instilled military customs, culture, and tradition for an organization of 700+ personnel
  • Managed and supervised all personnel activities; retention, staffing and selection, records updates, performance appraisal, awards and recognition, compensation benefits, promotions and reduction, transfers, termination, legal, and religious support
  • Managed Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and distributed work flow task to subordinates reducing transaction redundancy
  • Managed personnel, accounting and strength reporting procedures that consistently led to 100% accuracy reporting of over 700+ personnel
  • Managed Cup and Flower Fund membership of 40 members and monthly account balance over $1,500 to help off set the cost for farewell gifts, new born babies, death or hospitalization of a family members 
Feb 2005 - Jun 2006

Senior Nuclear Biological & Chemical (NBC) Trainer

18th Airborne Corp (US Army)
  • Developed, coordinated, and executed an operational decontamination routine training plan that improved personnel confidence in executing operations in a NBC work environment
  • Displayed initiative in planning, coordinating, and directing the first NBC Thorough Decontamination Exercise for the United States Army, Active, Guard and Reserve
  • Planned, resourced and executed an organization NBC Rodeo that trained over 500 personnel on 12 NBC Predator Tasks and qualified over 95% of the organization in mask confidence
Nov 2004 - Feb 2005

Unit Status Reporting Officer

2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense (US Army)
  • Analyzed subordinate companies and staff’s personnel, equipment and training resources reports, and explained the impact on the organization’s mission effectiveness
  • Coordinated with staff directors on resource planning to support subordinate companies personnel, equipment, and training limitation and shortfall
  • Briefed the chief executive officer (battalion commander) on the organization status and resource limitation, the impact it had on the overall organization’s mission, and the staff’s resources plan
Jun 2004 - Nov 2004

Finance Officer

Soldiers Support Institute (US Army)
  • Standardized, reviewed, and supervised Temporarily Duty compensation entitlement transactions resulting in 0 deficiencies
  • Prepared and presented training on compensation benefits that increased over 35 personnel knowledge of principles and procedures for compensation entitlements 
Sep 2001 - Jun 2004

Human Resource Specialist

Norfolk State University Army ROTC
  • Planned, organized, directed and resourced an Army ROTC Awards Ceremony that recognized 25 personnel and improved the organizations morale
  • Demonstrated academic acumen, recognized as the team scholar athlete and awarded the Dean’s List recognition

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2008

Masters of Arts, Human Resources Management

Webster University
Aug 2001 - May 2004

Bachelor of Science, Business Finance

Norfolk State University
Aug 1999 - Aug 2001

Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts, Humanities 

Passaic College

Licenses & Certifications

Certifications

Certified Financial Education Instructor

National Financial Educators Council 

Enrolled Agent, America's Tax Expert

Internal Revenue Services

All  examination requirements met, awaiting IRS final approval

Professional Tax Preparer

Universal Accounting

Professional Bookkeeper Certification

Universal Accounting

Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Online and Desktop QuickBooks

Series 6: Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts

FINRA

Series 63 : Uniform Securities Agent State Law

FINRA

Certified Notary Signing Agent

National Notary Association

Life & Annuities Insurance License

State of Virginia

Health Insurance License

State of Virginia

Real Estate License

State of Texas

Publications

Presentations

Kolen, M.N. (August 2015) How to Legally Beat the IRS. Presented to over 15 personnel. Fredericksburg, VA. 

Kolen, M.N. (June 2015) Its My Money and I want It Now. Presented to over 50 personnel. Hillside, NJ

Kolen, M. N. (January 2010) Financial Management. Presented to over 115 personnel, Tallil, Iraq

Kolen, M. N. (September 2009) Interpreted Enlisted Record Brief. Presented t o over 25 personnel, Tallil, Iraq

Kolen, M. N. (June 2009) Embrace the SUCK. Presented to five female Soldiers, 121stBrigade Support Battalion Women’s Bible Study, Tallil, Iraq

Kolen, M.N., Abington, W., Davis, S. & Daniels, L. (September 2007) Introduction to Rapid Instructional Design Presented to a graduate Training and Development class, Webster University Fort Jackson, SC

Kolen, M.N. (August 2007) Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Presented to a graduate Managing Human Resource class, Webster University, Fort Jackson, SC

Kolen, M.N., DeLucia, D. (December 2007) Recruiting and Retaining Soldier in the Army Presented to a graduate Staffing and Selection class, Webster University, Fort Jackson, SC