Thomas M. Shepard, CPA
Collins, Georgia 30421
912-***-**** – Cell
To secure a challenging position, where I can utilize skills learned and experience obtained in the accounting, governmental and financial fields.
2017 City of Statesboro, Statesboro, GA
Accountant for Special Projects, Temporary
Convert fixed assets listing from auditor’s records into City’s accounting program. Make sure listing is complete and all relevant assets have VIN # and/or Serial # recorded. Verify that useful lives and asset cost are correct for all fixed assets.
Implement Project Accounting on the City’s accounting program to account for projects that cover multiple accounting periods such as multiyear Special Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), CDBG grants and Capital Improvement Projects.
2015 - 2017 City of Soperton, Soperton, GA
City Clerk and Treasurer
Manage all financial, municipal, payroll, utility billing and accounting matters for the City under the direction of the Mayor and City Council.
Work with external auditors and regulatory and governmental agencies to ensure compliance and proper accounting practices.
2015 H & R Block Business Services, Vidalia, GA
Prepare Individual, Corporate, Partnership and Other Income Tax Returns.
Consult with individuals and small businesses on various income tax related matters.
2008 – 2014; 1997 – 2000 McLain, Calhoun, McCullough, Clark &
Co., P.C., CPAs, Vidalia, GA
Senior Staff Accountant
Plan, Manage and Perform Audits of Local Municipalities, Non-Profit Organizations and Community Banks,
Consult with businesses, local governments and other organizations on Internal Audit, Capital Assets and other financial matters.
Perform Internal Audits, Reviews, Compilations and Agreed–Upon-Procedures for various clients
Prepare Income Tax and Information Returns for C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Individuals, Estates, Municipalities and Non-Profits.
Prepare Sales Tax, Personal Property Tax, Occupation Tax and other Tax and Information Returns for various clients.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel, Creative Solutions software including Accounting, Engagement, Fixed Assets and Ultra-Tax. Working knowledge of Quick Books Accounting Software.
2006 – 2007 First State Bank, Wrens, GA
Senior Vice President, CFO
Manage all aspects of the Financial, Operations, Technology, Security and Human Resource departments including the related policies and procedures.
Lead Asset-Liability Committee consisting of Executive Management and managing the risk and planning strategies for efficient use of assets and resources to serve the financial needs of bank customers and to maximize profits for the bank’s shareholders.
Manage the financial and regulatory reporting process in conjunction with the bank’s accountants, auditors and other professionals.
Manage the purchasing, accounts payable and building and grounds maintenance for all areas of the Bank.
Serve as Information Security Officer and Physical Security Officer working in conjunction with the Bank’s primary Operations, Security and Information Technology vendors to safeguard the Bank’s assets.
Manage the bank’s Investment Security Portfolio in conjunction with the bank President/CEO. This function is part of the overall program of managing the bank’s interest rate risk and liquidity needs.
Serve as Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering Officer to ensure regulatory compliance and accurate reporting in this most important area of Banking.
2001– 2005 Altamaha Bank & Trust Company, Vidalia, GA
Controller / Financial Officer
Perform financial and accounting services, previously outsourced, that increase earnings by at least $50,000 annually.
Implemented efficient financial and regulatory reporting practices, which significantly reduces preparation time and thus lowers cost.
Introduced meaningful budget process, which equips management with tools to better access performance of profit and cost centers.
Introduced Branch and Cost Center Financial reporting which equips management to access performance of Mid-level management.
Reworked stale Financial and Performance reports which allow the Board of Directors to make more informed decisions.
Established relationships with auditors, regulators, vendors and correspondent banks, which allow for accurate and timely compliance with the multitude of regulations, laws and standards, which govern the Bank and Holding Company.
2003 - 2003 Southeastern Technical College, Vidalia, GA
Adjunct Accounting Instructor
Taught Principals of Accounting to three levels four hours per night four nights a week.
1983 - 1986 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
B.B.A in Accounting.
Maintained 3.4 Grade Point Average
1982 1983 East Georgia College Swainsboro, GA
Majored in Accounting
Continuing Professional Education
2003 – Present
Participated in several classes, workshops and seminars to increase and sharpen my professional skills and experience.
Maintained CPA Licensure with required Continuing Professional Education of at least forty hours per year.
Licensed Certified Public Accountant, February 2000.
Passed entire CPA Exam, November 1990
Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Southeast Georgia Chapter GSCPA.
413 S. Tillman Street
Glennville, Georgia 30427
507 East Barnard Street
Glennville, Georgia 30427
P. O. Box 277
Reidsville, Georgia 30453