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Accountant, Auditor, and Consultant

Alexandria, VA
April 22, 2016

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Kirubel Degefaw

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Alexandria, VA 22304



Professional Accountant with 5 years of progressive experience in accounting and financial analysis, including the advanced use of Excel, QuickBooks and other accounting-related software. Solid background in US GAAP, GAAS and IFRS. Highly skilled consultant with excellent communication and time management skills.

Core Competencies

Financial Statements & Reports Financial Analysis

Internal audits & controls AP/AR Closings & Reconciliations Peachtree

XBRL Tagging Power Pivot (Business Analytics) QuickBooks Excel with Pivot tables

Professional Experience

JZ CPAs, Cloud Based Company (Part-Time) February 2016- Present

Client Accounting and Finance Manager

Prepared financial statements such as income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement including all required footnotes.

Researched and analyzed financial statements and checked their accuracy in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Compiled financial information and performed integrated risk assessment and audit programs using Auditfile secure cloud based software and prepared tax return on intuit tax online.

Performed financial audits including financial statements review, internal controls assessment, substantive works, and actively communicated with clients for requests/questions.

Mark Computer Training and Accounting Firm, Alexandria, VA (Nov 2014-Aug 2015)


Prepared business plans for individuals and organizations.

Prepared financial statement reports and tracked financial transactions using QuickBooks.

Consulted with clients on their start-ups of small and medium sized businesses.

Analyzed monthly sales tax and investments using NPV, IRR, and payback periods.

Offered free tax consultation and planning.

Scheduled client appointments and maintained up-to-date confidential client files.

Tewodros Accounting, Consulting, and Auditing, Arbaminch, Ethiopia (July 2012 - April 2014)

Accountant, Consultant and Auditor

Increased company’s profit by 35% through advising clients to improve their internal controls, and prepare written policies and procedures that govern their employees’ activities and behavior, while providing outstanding service.

Prepared financial statement reports, tracked financial transactions, and maintained general ledger accounts in the charts of accounts using Peachtree, which resulted in easily retrieved, stored and, organized financial reports for the manager for decision making.

Delivered financial analysis of sales, profitability, and working capital and reported those indicators to the manager for decision making.

Diminished customer complaints by conducting data audits to ensure data quality.

Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, and general ledger, including processed payments and customers’ receipts which were assigned unique account codes.

Accomplished year-end closing entries by transferring temporary account balances to permanent accounts and completing adjusting entries of various ledger accounts to reflect appropriate balances.

Proposed and suggested alternative solutions to curb the occurrence of discrepancies, such as analysis of financial reports.

Evaluated accounting transactions in accordance with firm- wide policies, GAAP, and government regulations.

Arbaminch University, Arbaminch, Ethiopia September 2009- May2014

Instructor and Consultant

Provided training to the Finance Department on how to prepare cost allocation plans, budget preparation, and cash management.

Taught the following courses; Financial Institutions and Markets, Financial Management, Project Evaluation and Analysis, Operation Management, and Strategic Management.

Consulted with students on how to use their business ideas to invest in a profitable business and how to finance it.

Advised students about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and comparing budgeted costs to actual costs.

Participated in different problem solving research projects in the community and presented my findings.


M.B.A. with Accounting (in progress)

Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa

2016 Graduation anticipated


Jimma University, Ethiopia


B.A. in Management

Haramaya University, Ethiopia


Computer Skills

Peachtree, QuickBooks, Microsoft Project, SPSS, Outlook, ERP, SQL

Excel with Pivot Tables, XBRL, Data Model (Business Analytics), & Lookups.

Certification: XBRL

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