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Detail-oriented, ethical professional seeks a position in accounting where strong analytical and problem-solving abilities will contribute to business growth. Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects with strong written and verbal communication skills. Academic preparation includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, general ledger, inventory methods, tax research and individual and corporate taxation.

Work experience

Nov 2008Present

Senior Tax Advisor 2

H & R Block

Office Manager with 15 tax professional on site. Have over 350 C.P.E credits with company, Clients Tax returns ranging from Rentals and small business to Estates and gift tax returns. Tax instructor and tax mentor to the junior staff as well as informational speaker on all tax topics that would impact any client who needs to file a 1040 series

Sep 2008Present

Senior Accountant

Purr-fect Grooming solutions

Responsible for the day to day operations which includes A/P, A/R, Bank reconcilation and end of month statements.

Jun 2007Present

Accounting Tutor,

Walsh College

Tutor students on the accounting cycle including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank reconciliations and sales forecasting while adhering to GAAP guidelines.

Jun 2003Present

Board of Review member

City of Sterling Heights

· Authority to change the state equalized value of any property as a result of evidence provided by a taxpayer. · Authority to change the taxable value for a property only as it relates to specific addition only time when this does not apply is when the assessor has failed to uncap a property as a result of a qualified transfer of ownership or has mistakenly uncapped a property's and losses. · Authority to revise tax for commercial property taking into account items such as Goodwill, depreciation and economic conditions · Have jurisdiction to change property tax for residents for reasons of financial hardship

Nov 2003Present

Elections Chairman

City of Sterling Heights elections
Dec 2010Present


John Rickel CPA
  • Prepare and review Multi-state 1120, 1120-S, 1065, 1041 and 1040 series tax returns.
  • Counsel clients on a variety of tax issues.
  • Research tax questions; offer suggestions for tax planning and study tax laws for potential tax savings for corporate and individual clients.
  • Type of clients responsible for: real estate management, development & partnership; health care tax planning &private high-income individual for estate & trust tax planning.
  • Monthly reviews of G/L and Financial Statements issued
  • Prepare property tax statement
  • Accounting & Tax programs include ProFx, ATX and QuickBooks Pro 2008
  • Handle a broad scope of internal processes encompassing the daily management of, billings, collections, reconciliation, general ledger and month-end-closings with a main focus on accounts receivable functions.
  • Licensed Notary with the state of Michigan
Apr 2010Present

Quartermaster (Treasurer)

VFW Post 6250

  Responsible for all monies due the Post, giving receipt therefore, and have charge of the funds, securities and other property of the Post, all of which shall be placed in my care.

  • Disburse funds as properly authorized by the Post using accepted banking practices.
  • Receive and process annual membership dues and life membership fees and forward the Department and National dues and life membership fees immediately to National Headquarters.
  • Provide the Post Trustees with all records, files and statements required or necessary for the preparation of the Post Trustees Quarterly Report of Audit.
  • Maintain a dues reserve fund and relief funds in accordance with the By-Laws and Manual of Procedure.
  • Reconcile and verify all transactions listed on all bank statements to assure the accuracy of post records.
  • Report on transactions concerning receipts and expenditures, for any given period, at a regular or special meeting of the Post.
  • File appropriate forms as required by Federal, State and Local Statutes.
Aug 2008Dec 2008

Tax Training Assistant

H & R Block
Assistanted training in the field of tax theory, changes in tax laws and client interview skills. Course Topics included: Filing requirements and filing status,Exemptions,Income and wages,Interest and dividends,Credits (EIC and Child Tax Credit), Deductions (itemized and standard),Health savings accounts,Charitable contributions,Education credits and other credits,Traditional and Roth IRAs, Saver's Credit,Adjustments to income,Retirement planning and income,Social Security, pensions, annuities,Tax payments and tax planning
Dec 2007Apr 2008

Tax Associate

H & R Block

Working with clients on individual 1040 returns in areas not limited to Home foreclosure, Healthcare expenses (e.g., medical, dental), ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) application, Retirement income, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, or Self-employed, Tax Planning


Dan McCarthy

“  My 2009 tax season at the H & R Block's Utica Office brought me in contact with Stephan who displayed his knowledge of tax and well as his administrative skills as an Office Leader. As with any customer service business, an office leader has to be adaptable to the diverse challenges that emerge - service to clients, supportive of office staff and intuitive to the market changes occurring outside the office as well as being responsive to the expectations of upper management. Stephen exhibited skills in addressing all four challenges. His tax education from Walsh College as well as from H & R Block served him well in resolving the special questions presented by some clients relating to the quality of services provided by tax preparers. His ability to listen to his tax collegues enabled him to create a more cohesive office team that became more in tune with the expectations of upper management as the tax season progressed. His willingness to engage the outside market forces that, undoubtedly, are unsettling the traditional mode of business for H & R Block and causing many headaches for upper managment indicates not only a sense of self confidence but also a commitment to the professional service brand that H & R Block has to offer to tax clients. An employer who is looking for a leader and an insightful professional would benefit greatly by having Stephen Bilan on the staff. His skills, experiences and personality would quickly enable any business to appreciate and realize the benefits that Stephan would bring to the company. I am more than happy to recommend Stephen Bilan to any employer and I am greatful for having this opportunity. If you wish to contact me, feel free to do so. Dan McCarthy, EA, MPA, MSPA” May 17, 2009

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