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James Hamanaka, CPA, MST | Elance
 
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James Hamanaka, CPA, MST

Tax and Accounting Expert
   United States
  |   Wellston, OH
  |  5:29 am Local Time

Overview

I am a low-cost, licensed CPA with a Master's degree in taxation from DePaul University of Chicago - The #1 tax program in the nation. I have been in public practice for 15+ years providing accounting, audit and tax services to small businesses and individuals on a full spectrum of issues and tasks. I am knowledgeable in many different types of industries and a trained researcher. Whether it be in accounting, audit or tax, I will surely get you the in-depth answers you need. I am proficient with QuickBooks, Excel, Word and various tax...

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I compiled this simple guide from firsthand knowledge, education and research.
I gathered all fixed and variable components from both company management and prior...

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Service Description

I will work diligently to tailor your financials so they are meaningful for you to make the best decisions possible. You will be able to spend more time running your business rather than being burdened with paperwork.

Some areas of practice are:
Bookkeeping
Payroll
Financial Analysis
Budgets
Forecasts
Appraisals
Policy Development
External and Internal Auditing
Tax Preparation
Tax Research
Tax Planning
IRS Representation
Investigatory Accounting
Buying and Selling a Business
Cash Flow Analysis
Cost Management and Control
Trust, Estate and Gift Taxes

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Employment

AAA Atlas Accounting Associates
Self-employed CPA
2009 - Present
As a CPA my duties include: Preparing and documenting workpapers in preparation of financial statements and tax returns. I work closely with clients on day-to-day issues and at year-end. Other work...
Plot Books Publishing Company
Self-employed Writer
2002 - Present
As a writer, I authored and illustrated a 70,000 word novel entitled, "$wamped," which takes a humorous look at the accounting and finance debacles that plagued the industries at the onset of the...
Klayman & Korman, LLP
Senior Accountant
1996 - 2002
As a Senior my tax responsibilities were to prepare semi-complex filings of forms 1040, 1120, 1120S, 1065, 990, 5500, 706, 709 and 1041 with all their applicable attachments, tax research,...
Morrison & Morrison, Ltd.
Senior Accountant
1994 - 1995
As Staff my duties included: audits and compilations of small businesses, client write-ups, payroll accounting and tax, special projects, business and individual taxes and tax assembly.

Education

Depaul University
Master of Science in Taxation
1990 - 1996
Loyola University of Chicago
Bachelor of Business Administration
1988 - 1990

Keywords

tax prep
tax research
tax planning
bookkeeping
accounting
payroll
QuickBooks
Excel
valuation
audit
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