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Hampton, Virginia, United States
April 14, 2018

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Cherie’ A. Powell

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CAREER SUMMARY: Seasoned Accounting professional with proven troubleshooting and analytical skills. Specialize in GAAP principles and tax research.


Account reconciliation expert

Organized and detail oriented

Strong problem solving skills

General ledger accounting

Tax Accounting


Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Newport News, VA 7/07-12/16

Sales and use tax auditor

Inspected account books and accounting systems for efficiency, effectiveness and use of accepted accounting procedures to record transactions

Report to management about audit results, and recommended changes in operations and financial activities

Performed complex tax research for taxability issues regarding multiple sales and use taxability

Hampton University, Hampton, VA 10/03-6/07

Staff Accountant

Reconciled multiple bank accounts

Prepared complex journal entries for posting to the general ledger

Posted inter-company expenses to various departments

Quality Tax Service, Hampton, VA 1/03-4/03

Tax Preparer

Interviewed clients to obtain additional information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances

Reviewed financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine forms needed to prepare tax returns

Prepared simple to complex tax returns for individuals and small business

Furnished taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Hampton, VA 12/00-4/01

Tax Preparer

Calculated form preparation fees according to return complexity and processing time required

Consulted tax law handbooks to bulletins to determine procedures for preparation of returns

Used all appropriate adjustments, deductions, and credits to keep clients’ taxes to a minimum

Furnished taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to ensure correct tax form completion

Ken Jarrett, CPA, Hampton, VA 8/99-5/00

Tax Preparer

Prepared quarterly payroll calculations for 941payments

Reconciled small business books for adjusting journal entries

Posted journal entries to the general ledger

Prepared tax returns for individuals and small business


University of Phoenix B. S. Accounting 5/15

Thomas Nelson Community College A.S. Accounting 5/99


Notary Public, State of Virginia

Expires 10/31/2017

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