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Controller/Accounting Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, 30309, United States
March 03, 2011

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James S. Shaw III

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Atlanta, GA 30309



**/**-******* *********, *** Tax Manager Atlanta, GA

Tax manager with telecommunications MDU roll-up combining five separate entities with nexus in eleven states. Primary focus on compliance duties, as follows:

• Responsible for initiating, developing, and implementing tax compliance systems and procedures for entity from inception

• Federal and state income tax return completion from 2006 through 2008, including apportionment at the entity and state level

• FAS 109 Income tax provision calculation and support for audited statements, as well as FIN 48 process overview

• Property tax accruals for over fifty jurisdictions covering multiple return periods, as well as determination of property value and placement for most favorable assessment including comparison of historical cost basis and purchase accounting

• Reconciliation of Fixed Assets between book and tax from purchase dates to current

• Execution of state VDA’s and integration of state sales and use tax compliance for services, tangible property, and construction with billing and purchasing

• FCC compliance reporting for video and VoIP services

• Research of company- specific tax issues for federal, state, and city taxes

05/07-11/08 Reznick Group, PC Senior Tax Accountant Atlanta, GA

Senior tax accountant with top twenty national accounting firms responsible for the following tasks:

• Reviewing complex partnership, S corporate, C corporate, nonprofit, trust, and individual tax returns

• Supervised staff on projects and engagement management for multiple clients

• Concentration in real estate and affordable housing projects and tax credits

• Tax research on numerous federal and state tax issues, including developing compliance strategies for new state tax laws; co-developed firm-wide compliance guide for revised Texas Franchise Tax

• Developing and supervising staff, recruitment, and assisting in client management and practice development activities

01/99-05/07 Ahmed H. Zaki, CPA, PC Accountant Duluth, GA

Accountant for CPA firm with the following responsibilities:

• Managed firm’s staff in preparation of financial statements

• Prepared tax returns for corporate, partnership, and individual clients

• Supervised and reviewed payroll, sales and use, and property tax returns

• Coordinated directly with clients for tax planning and business analysis

• Consulting with numerous clients over business efficiency and profit

• Tax planning for long-term goals for businesses and owners

• Preparation of deferred tax asset and liability provisions (FAS 109)

• Specialized in real estate, construction, and manufacturing

• Successfully represented clients in various income, sales, and property tax audits

• Strong working knowledge of cash, accrual, completed contract, and percentage of completion accounting methods

• Marketing for new clients and engagement development with established clients

11/97-01/99 Reid Packaging, Inc. Operations Manager Tucker, GA

Performed various tasks for crating company, directly responsible to company President for the following operational tasks:

• Purchasing of all manufacturing materials, including negotiating prices and terms

• Maintained all financial controls for the company

• Responsibility for all income, payroll, sales, and property tax compliance matters

• Developing internal procedures and systems for workflow

• Implemented new inventory system

• Improved gross profit margin by 15% and lowered operating expenses 22%

• Continued on client basis 02/99-05/07

09/88-10/96 Comprehensive Accounting Services Jr. Accountant Norcross, GA

Responsible for processing financial statements and tax returns for a wide variety of clients. Tasks performed:

• Account reconciliation, including bank, payables, and receivables

• Sales, property, payroll, and income tax reporting

• Resolution of client tax notices and specific tax research

• Worked directly with clients in advisory role regarding business performance

Education: Masters in Taxation Georgia State University, Atlanta. GA

BBA, Accounting Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Credentials: CPA – Passed one section of Uniform CPA Exam and currently working towards completion.


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