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CPA Track Accountant

Alpharetta, GA, 30022
September 08, 2008

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Shyla Bakhsh


To build expert-level knowledge and skills in analyzing and assessing accounting and financial information to contribute to business goals and objectives


DeVry University - Keller Graduate School of Management; Atlanta, GA July 2007 - Current

• Master of Accounting and Financial Management with a 3.7 GPA

• Professional Certification Exam-Preparation emphases – Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

• Professional Certification Exam-Preparation emphases – Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

• Professional Certification Exam-Preparation emphases – Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Atlanta, GA August 1999 - May 2004

• Bachelor of Business Administration – Dual Major: Accounting & Finance

• Worked Part-time while attending school Full-time and maintained a 3.0 GPA

• Recipient of HOPE Scholarship for academic achievement

Professional Experience

Contracted Bookkeeper/Marketing Assistant May 2008 – September 2008

The P.O.P Shop. Alpharetta, GA; A marketing company who provides creative printing, premium, and promotional

products, as well as, incentives and design solutions to clients.

• Process purchase orders, sales orders, accounts payable, accounts receivable, sales & use tax returns monthly, credit checks

• Reconcile bank statements, credit card statements, merchant account statements

• Process and manage marketing job orders, from quoting products to billing clients

• Process marketing sample requests for clients and showroom

Tax Accountant October 2007 – February 2008

Spizzirri & Associates. Atlanta, GA; A Law Firm dedicated to serving small to large companies with their legal matters, business planning and taxation.

• Federal and multistate tax return preparation

• Individual, partnership and corporate taxation

• Prepared and filed Sales Tax returns for Georgia

• Federal and state audit representation

• Accounting, Bookkeeping and business consulting

• Forensic accounting

• Researched existing and new tax laws for weekly tax newsletters created using Microsoft Publisher

• Researched and prepared tax memos for clients regarding their issues and inquiries

Property Accountant November 2006 – September 2007

Colliers Spectrum Cauble. Atlanta, GA; A Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Firm specializing in user and landlord representation, investment sales, finance, property management and consulting

• Generated monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements for an average of 16 properties

• Processed monthly expenses, owner distributions, mortgage, tax, and insurance payments

• Processed tenant activity, including monthly charges, late statements, deposits, billing adjustments, lease abstracts and set up new tenants in system, performed move outs, and set up of new properties

• Processed annual common area and operating expense reconciliations

• Assisted property managers with budgeting and forecasting process

Property Accountant April 2006 – November 2006

Place Properties. Atlanta, GA; A National Financing, Development, and Management Company of student housing and related living and learning facilities

• Responsible for all accounting functions related to 10 property portfolios and special projects

• Prepared and analyzed property level balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statements

• Created and booked property accruals and journal entries to ensure general ledger integrity

• Reconciled property bank accounts and trustee bond accounts averaging 45 statements per month

• Managed property cash flow

• Supported 3 property and corporate audits

Staff Accountant August 2004 – August 2005

TechniPower, Inc. Roswell, GA; A National Staffing Company which provides small to large size companies with

engineering and design contractors

• Established and executed overall accounting and financial functions for the company

• Implemented and set up QuickBooks

• Prepared and analyzed monthly, year-to-date, and consolidated Balance Sheet, Profit/Loss Statement, and Cash Budget Forecast of the company’s 5 offices for the President and CPAs using Excel and QuickBooks

• Managed weekly payroll processing for 150 employees and contractors

• Reconciled bank statements

• Created a Base plus Commission Sales Analysis with estimated service costs to illustrate estimated profit/loss/breakeven points using Excel

• Coordinated and maintained the company’s business, medical, dental, and worker’s compensation insurance programs and administering 401K plan

Bookkeeper January 2002 – August 2004

Aquarian Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA; A Professional Services Firm focused on outsourcing financial management advisory

and operational accounting services

• Provided bookkeeping services for various industries, including staffing agencies, marketing medias, logistics, and insurance brokers

• Implemented and set up QuickBooks

• Managed the full cycle of accounting procedures, which included A/R, A/P, Payroll, Cash, Collections, and Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation

• Established an efficient and effective accounting process to reduce errors and time spent on daily functions, such as the accurate and timely payment for vendors and contractors, and billing for customers

• Communicated with internal managers and clients regarding various accounting issues

• Assisted with the year-end financial statements and analytical tools, and 1099’s

Computer Skills

• Microsoft Office


• Peachtree

• ProSeries

• QuickBooks Pro

• TaxWise

• Skyline

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