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Barry Sims | Elance
 
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Barry Sims

Experienced CPA with Masters Degree
   United States
  |   Crofton, MD
  |  9:40 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am a certified public accountant, licensed in New Hampshire but living in Maryland. Though I work full-time, I truly enjoy performing bookkeeping and income tax return research and preparation, as well as educating students in accounting and finance. Therefore, I am seeking part-time accounting, tax research and preparation, and instructional (training and tutoring) opportunities.

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Jun 3, 2014|Accounting|$633|Completed
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Dec 29, 2013|Investment Analysis|$59|Completed
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4.8
Dec 4, 2013|Accounting|$206|Completed
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Apr 25, 2013|Tax Services|$322|Completed

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Skills (10)

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Accounting
Accounting Skills Test (Assets and Revenue)
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Financial Statements
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Bookkeeping
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Accounts Receivable Management
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Financial Analysis
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Accounts Payable Management
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State and Multi-state Income Taxation
State Sales and Use Tax
Federal and State Payroll Taxes
Quicken

Service Description

I hold a Masters degree in Accounting with an emphasis in income taxation. I am a certified public accountant. I passed the Certified Fraud Examiner examination, but I let the certification lapse because it did not fit my career plans.

I owned and operated a CPA firm for six years. In my firm, I prepared state and federal income tax returns for individuals and all types of businesses, property tax returns, and full disclosure financial statements. I also trained my clients' staff members to use Quickbooks and Quicken. I also helped a client incorporate, set up offshore bank accounts, acquire equipment, rent office space, and hire employees. Prior to that, I was a state auditor; I audited sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, and worker's compensation insurance. Beginning in 2003, I was an IRS agent for 3.5 years. I now work as an accountant at a government agency in Washington, DC.


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Employment

U.S. Government
Systems Accountant
2010 - Present
I research Federal laws and regulations as well as departmental policies and procedures to create new policy and procedure statements.
Self-employed
Accounting and Finance Tutor
2008 - Present
Using web conferencing software and either a conferencing telephone number or Skype, I tutor graduate students in all aspects of accounting and corporate finance. I also provide homework help and...
U.S. Government
Supervisory Accountant
2008 - 2010
I directly supervised an accountant, two supervisory financial technicians, and a cost document technician, and indirectly supervised up to six financial technicians responsible for paying the...
U.S. Government
Staff Accountant
2007 - 2008
The Cooperative Research, Education, and Extension Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which makes agricultural research and extension grants and cooperative agreements. I...
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Agent (Return Preparer Coordinator)
2006 - 2007
I coordinated preparer penalty investigations, and the related tax compliance audits of their clients, against paid tax preparers suspected of wrongdoing. I also authored an administrative manual...
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Agent
2003 - 2006
I audited individuals, sole proprietorships and mid-sized corporations to determine their compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, revenue rulings, revenue procedures and court cases. I examined...
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Staff Accountant I
2002 - 2003
In addition to operating an educational facility, the University of Massachusetts Medical School performs financial compliance auditing and revenue recovery tasks for various divisions of the...
Self-employed CPA
Owner
1997 - 2003
I owned and operated a CPA firm in Las Vegas, NV until April 2002, which had revenues of $102,549 in 2001. Clients have included car dealerships (including a chain of three), construction...
Various Local CPA Firms
Staff Accountant
1988 - 1997
I worked part-time for five small CPA firms in Las Vegas, NV, all with revenues of under $250,000 per year and under five people on staff. All had diverse clientele. In these capacities, I...
Nevada Department of Taxation
Auditor III
1994 - 1995
I trained, aided my supervisor in disciplining, and reviewed the work of a staff of 25 auditors. I also trained, reviewed the work of, and directly supervised (including evaluations and...
Nevada Department of Taxation
Auditor/Senior Auditor
1982 - 1994
I performed financial audits (including property inspection, walkthrough of transactions and sampling of transactions) using Lotus 1-2-3 on businesses ranging from small, family businesses to large...

Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Masters of Science in Accounting
1996 - 1997
Hofstra University
Bachelors of Business Administration in Public Accounting
1979 - 1981
Nassau Community College
Associates in Accounting
1977 - 1979

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accounting
tax
tutor
education
finance
research
preparation
homework
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