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Accounting Accountant

Aurora, Illinois, United States
October 10, 2016

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Parag Patel

**** ********** **., 520-***-****

Aurora, IL 60502


My objective is to utilize all my 29 years of experience as an accountant and auditor to the best of my ability. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

Certified Public Accountant (’12) Certified Information System Auditor (’09) Licensed from California & Illinois State Information System Audit and Control Association Diploma in Information System Auditor (’02) Chartered Accountant (‘92) (CPA of India) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Bachelor of Commerce, Accounts & Audit (’85)

Maharaja Sayjirao University, Vadodara, India


SDC CPA’s, Aurora, IL (Global Investigation and Forensic Accounting Firm) Since February 2015 Staff Accountant

Preparation and review of insurance loss claims, in which accounting concepts apply, such as fidelity, inventory, contents valuation, third party liability claims, and personal loss of income claims.

Analysis and review of financial documentation, in which accounting expertise is provided as litigation support, such as employee dishonesty, financial condition and personal injury. R Patel LLC, Belvidere, IL 01/2013 to 01/2015


Bookkeeping and preparation of Financial Statements of the firms.

Tax planning and preparation of Individual and firm tax return.

Retirement Planning and Investment.

Arrangement of finance from Financial Institution. Universal Accounting Services Inc, Mesa, AZ 10/2009 to 04/2010 Accountant

Bookkeeping and preparation of Financial Statements of various professional and business firms.

Tax planning and preparation of Individual and firm tax return. Essh Two Corporation, Rockford, IL 12/2008 to 08/2009 Accountant

Maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements.

Preparation of weekly report to be submitted to franchisor.

Assisting CPA for preparation of Firm and personal tax return. Parag Patel & Associates, Vadodara, India 09/1994 to 10/2008 Proprietor

Statutory and Internal Audit of Proprietary concerns, Partnership Firms, Government Organization, Charitable Institute, Public and Private Limited Companies.

Prepare financial statements as per the law.

Tax planning and preparation of tax return of Individuals, Partnership Firm and Limited companies. Represent the clients before Tax authorities.

Member of the panel of Statutory Auditors of the Nationalized Bank for the past ten years. Done Audit of leading nationalized bank having branches in India and abroad.

Information Systems Audit for various financial institutions as per guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India, an apex body in India which controls and supervises the Banking Industries.

Reviewed systems for adequate management controls, efficiency, and compliance with policies, regulations, and accounting principles. Made recommendations when necessary.

Interviewed client IT staff for resolution of previously identified audit violations or weaknesses.

Participated in audit and designed of programs for auditing processes.

Coordinated with stakeholder and performed audit on departments.

Coordinated with team members and recommended continuous improvement on processes. Thakur Vaidnath Aiyer & Co., Mumbai, India (One of the top ten accounting firms in India) 04/1991 to 08/1994 Chartered Accountant

In-charge of internal audit of government agencies and project in India funded by Operation Flood, World Bank.

Performed Operations and Internal audits across various industry segments. K A Shah & Co, Vadodara, India 06/1989 to 03/1991

Audit Officer

Statutory and Internal Audit of Individual, Partnership firm, Private and Public Limited Companies.

Tax planning and return preparations of various entities.

Preparation of Project Report for arrangement of Short and Long Term Finance from Banking and Financial Institution D M Sant & Co, Vadodara, India 03/1986 to 03/1989

Article Trainee

Internal and Statutory audit of Partnership firm, Private limited companies, Club, Trusts. AFFILIATIONS

Member of ISACA - Chicago Chapter

Member of Timely Talkers Toastmasters Club, Aurora HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Chairman of the Baroda Branch of Western India Chartered Accountant Student’s Association (WICASA) a student wing of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi for the year 2005.Won the Best branch award of Western India CA Student’s Association for the above tenure.

Chairman of Baroda Branch of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the year 2006. Won the Best branch award in Big branch category competing against 100 plus branches. VISA STATUS

On H1B visa since October 2014.

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