Analytical and meticulous accountant with proven effectiveness preparing financial reports, budgets, analyses, reconciliations and forecasts in strict compliance with all regulatory standards.
Detail Oriented * Excellent Written and Oral Communication * Problem Solving/Troubleshooting * Many and Varied Information Technology Systems
Kim began her accounting career at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, IL gaining valuable experience in the area of corporate accounting. Wanting to work closer to her home & family, she next entered the world of school finance, a very rewarding experience being part of a team focused on providing the best possible education for students. Serving the larger community soon became a desire and Kim left school finance to move into municipal finance. Helping to shape the future of a community, especially the one she grew up in, was incredibly rewarding and further developed her desire to assist on another level. Armed with more than 20 years experience, Kim set out to provide more individualized support directly to local businesses and organizations, solving their unique accounting challenges.
A: No, I am not licensed as a CPA. I have a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. My passion for accounting and years of vast professional experience make me uniquely qualified to handle the accounting needs of small businesses and non-profits.
Accountants in the United States have the option of becoming Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). CPAs have met licensing requirements for the state in which they practice. State licensing qualifications vary but typically require 150 hours of education (30 hours beyond the typical 120-hour bachelor’s degree in accounting). Licensing requirements also always include some documented experience and achieving a passing score on the Uniform CPA Examination.
The key task that CPAs can perform - and that non-CPAs cannot - is the preparation of audited and reviewed financial statements for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).