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I will be forever grateful to the CPA who invited me to a AAATP (Arizona Association of Accounting and Tax Professionals) East Valley Chapter meeting in 2018, where I signed up for a tax update and was introduced to NSA by the welcome committee. (Yes, the people at the signup and nametag table are providing a valuable service!) I actually won a door prize at that event – with entry on a slip of paper as I didn’t even have business cards yet – but had no idea the “big prize” this membership would prove to be.
I have greatly benefited from knowledge shared via NSA Tax Talk, connecting directly with members via that forum, and consulting on new areas of tax or uncertainty. As a sole practitioner of a small firm, I find it challenging to both keep up with all the tax law changes and avoid tunnel vision with client work, and having a network to fall back on is invaluable.
My background is a combination of industry and public practice.
I studied accounting in high school, when I recall chasing a 10-cent difference on a spreadsheet during a school break. I worked as a seasonal assistant at a small CPA firm, where income tax forms were completed in pencil, I added tax update pages to a row of binders stored on a bookshelf, typed basic financials into a new word processing system, and proudly managed the fax machine.
My advent into tax preparation began when my husband started a business. I had no idea how to handle depreciation so went to the company where a friend worked, ended up taking their tax course, working several tax seasons and becoming an Enrolled Agent.
I entered industry through a classmate at the nonprofit university where I obtained my accounting degree; they needed temporary additional staff while implementing an ERP software. This ended up being a 10-year path from staff accountant to Director of Finance, which included accounting cleanup, financial statement reporting (involving fun complexities such as foreign currency, elimination and consolidation), working with a Big Four audit team (where we proudly improved from their “worst” client to one of the “best” – there is hope for our clients!!), Form 990 preparation and developing process improvements.
I have served in the past on church committees as recording secretary and fundraising coordinator, as a board member for a nonprofit Children’s Museum as secretary and internal audit support, and most recently as member at large and Vice President of the AAATP East Valley Chapter where I was actively involved in supporting virtual meetings and coordinating speakers for continuing education.
Since obtaining my CPA license, I have worked as an employee for two CPA firms, contractor for two firms, and am managing my second firm as an owner. I am very excited to be adding a CPA to my staff this summer, which also makes this a good time to “give back” to NSA and its membership.
I enjoy sharing information, work well with others, make efforts at being a good team player and welcoming contributions, and recognize the importance of leadership and support to the NSA and the accounting profession.
MARIA KREY, CPA 515 E Carefree Hwy #83 Phoenix AZ
Mobile: 425.754.7801 Email: email@example.com
Dedicated CPA with proven track record and over twenty years of accounting experience enjoys accounting and tax challenges, producing accurate reporting and promoting best business practices.
Krey CPA PLLC, Phoenix AZ February 2018 to present
Trax Technologies, Inc, Scottsdale AZ November 2017 to March 2018
Johnson, Goff & Company, PLLC, Scottsdale AZ July 2015 to November 2017
Tax Preparer/Tax Manager/Partner
Numeric CPA, PLLC, Snohomish WA/Longview WA January 2010 to July 2015
City University of Seattle, Seattle WA February 2004 to March 2014
Director of Finance (2010 - 2014)
Assistant Controller (2007 - 2010)
Senior Accountant/General Ledger Manager (2006 - 2007)
General Ledger Accountant (2005 - 2006)
Consultant/Staff Accountant (2004 – 2005, part-time in addition to H&R Block while finalizing degree)
Toyer & Associates, CPAs, Inc. PS, Everett, WA 2007 to 2008
Senior Accountant/Tax Preparer (Two tax seasons)
H&R Block, Snohomish WA 2000 to 2006
Tax Preparer/Supervisor/Instructor (Seasonal work while completing BS in Accounting, CPA credentials)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, City University of Seattle, WA (first three years University of WA)
Reisjärven KR Opisto, Finland, Europe (General Studies, one year)
CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Certified Public Accountant (Arizona #17885, Washington #25696)
AAATP (AZ Assoc of Acounting & Tax Professionals) East Valley, Vice President, 2022
National Society of Accountants, 2018-present
Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church, Meeting Secretary, Renovations Fundraising Chair, 2015-2017
Arizona Society of CPAs, 2015-present; Washington Society of CPAs, 2007-2015
Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA, previously ASWA), Bellevue Chapter, 2012-2015
Imagine Children’s Museum, Board Member (Secretary), 2012-2015
Seattle Laestadian Lutheran Church, Recording Secretary, Fundraising Coordinator to 2014
Drake, UltraTax, Lacerte; QuickBooks, NetSuite, PeopleSoft/nVision; MS Office, Excel super user.
When asked to consider serving on the Board, I was flattered and had to give it some real thought. I have served on boards for credit unions, churches, and other non-profits. I have also recently served on the IRS Advisory Council and currently on the Taxpayer Advocate Panel. These have common themes of providing oversight and guidance to something bigger than ourselves.
The tax profession has numerous complexities and with each session of Congress and State legislatures the complexity grows. I believe NSA provides a quality voice both upward and outward. The upward component is engagement with tax administration. This includes speaking into IRS legislation and operations for the membership to provide influence and practical input to tax administrators. My 30+ year career with the IRS provides me with valuable insights into how the IRS functions and how to best influence the system. I have supported this in recent years by serving on the Federal Tax Committee of NSA, serving on IRSAC, and engaging with the National Public Liaison. The outward voice is the information and education provided to the members. This includes newsletters, legislative highlights, and the various forums / communities where members exchange information and ideas. I consistently share my experience and expertise through the discussion boards and supporting webinars and townhall meetings. I also teach numerous CE events both live and via webinars for groups across the country.
As a Board member I would strive to support the NSA staff and membership that provides enhanced tax administration by working both upward and outward. In a collaborative effort, we can continue to make NSA a formidable industry force.
Mr. Myers is a tax consultant with Myers Consulting Group, LLC, based in Huntsville, Alabama. Kelly provides tax seminars, advisory, and controversy services to clients which include individuals, businesses, and accounting firms. He spent over 30 years with the Internal Revenue Service (retired 2017) with the last 20 years working for the Washington, DC Headquarters as a Senior Technical Advisor. His IRS experience included official guidance projects, examiner and litigation technical support, and implementing new legislation. He leverages his decades of IRS and public accounting experience to strategically add value to a varied client base. He has developed efficient tax strategies in both preparation and controversy arenas. He has been a guest speaker for numerous CPA and EA continuing education events, IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, national tax associations, and others in both live settings and webinars. Kelly currently serves on the Federal Tax Committee for the National Society of Accountants (NSA), an alternate member of IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP; 2023-2025) and previously served on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC; 2020-2022).
I am married and have 4 children. My youngest son is working in my practice part time. I have owned my own firm for 22 years and worked for another CPA firm before that for 9 years. Needless to say, I have seen a lot of changes and as long as I am in practice I know that I will see even more enhancements. I am trying to incorporate them into my practice and learn to delegate which is always a struggle when it comes to my clients. I have always wanted to personally handle all facets of their business, but that is not possible as practices take on more and more clients and services. I just have to make sure safeguards are in place and employees are properly supervised and knowledgeable. That is where NSA education resources play a major role.
I have been a member of NSA since 2008 and have served as state director in the past for Mississippi for several consecutive terms. I was District Governor for our district as well in 2020 before the bylaws made changes to the board. In addition to these roles, I have served on the membership committee, leadership development committee and am also a graduate of the Leadership Development Program.
Those positions have enabled me to see the importance of accurate financial records and also the importance of remaining current with tax and accounting rules and regulations. It also has allowed me to see the advantage of utilizing all of the latest technology available but not losing sight of ensuring the confidentiality of data as well as accuracy.
I feel that as we move forward NSA can play a major role in helping to balance the Artificial Intelligence being used in accounting and ensuring our members are provided the education needed to implement the tools needed for our practices.
As a member of the board, I would bring my years of experience to the table as well as having a desire to give back to this profession and encourage other members that are possibly just beginning their careers.
There are many non- profit groups available to join and NSA has to assure the membership that dues are justified with products being offered. As a board member I could help to emphasize this need and reach audience that may not know about our products.
I feel as a board member I could be a team player and help accomplish tasks that are requested by membership. The board is usually made up of a diverse group of people and I think working together we can achieve goals that are set.
Every role that we serve as members usually strengthens us in our practice or profession. You are giving but at same time receiving invaluable benefits in return. I consider members that I have served with friends and we have kept in touch years after serving together. If I have an issue and I feel they can help, I reach out and they do the same with me.
I hope you will consider me for this position on the board.
P O Box 3325
Brookhaven MS 39603
|Objective||My objective is to provide quality accounting and auditing services to clients.|
|1984 - 1986 Farm Credit Banks Jackson MS|
|1986–1990 Farm Credit Banks Jackson MS|
Senior Operations Analyst
|1990–1994 Farm Credit Banks Jackson MS|
|1990 – 1994 Perry W. Smith Crystal Springs MS|
Part time Tax Accountant
1994 – 2001 Roger C. Boyd Brookhaven MS
2001 – Present Self-employed Brookhaven MS
|1982 - 1984 Millsaps College Jackson MS|
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My name is Randy L. Brandt and I am submitting a request for consideration to run for an at-large position on the board of directors of the National Society of Accountants. I am currently concluding a two year term in this current position and I have a desire to continue to serve the NSA in this capacity.
Throughout the past two years, the NSA has undergone many changes. Depending on whom you speak with some of the changes were viewed positively while other changes were viewed negatively. In either case, it is truly hard to judge the effect of a change without the benefit of a period of time to consider the consequences of the change. It is also difficult to build momentum for any change without consistency and continuity being poured into the efforts behind the change. Recognizing this, I believe that it is important that the board of directors of the NSA contains some new members to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board, but it is also important that the board maintain some members who have been involved with some of the more recent changes. The experience and knowledge that I have acquired while serving on the NSA board over the past 22 months will be a valuable asset to the Organization as it proceeds forward.
Consistency, communication, and a vision for the future are attributes that are critical to a successful Organization. My experience working in public accounting for the past 27 years has played a key role in developing and refining these skills. My involvement on the board the past two years has provided an opportunity to forge and develop relationships with other NSA leadership team members and with the new CEO of the Organization. Additionally, being actively engaged in board meetings and committee meetings has provided a fuller, deeper understanding of the inner workings and the more detailed aspects of what it will take for the NSA to achieve their stated goals. To take this knowledge and experience and step away at this time would feel like an opportunity lost for both the Organization and myself. I have no doubt that someone with equal or better skills could fill this role; however, the learning curve of that individual would need to be repeated. While the need for change is always present, the need for consistency and experience is of equal value. I believe that I could continue to fill an important role within NSA by bringing knowledge and experience back to the board for the next two years.
Therefore, I respectfully request your consideration and support as I submit my name as a nominee to serve as an at-large director for the National Society of Accountants. I recognize the value that this Organization has to those serving in the accounting and tax preparation fields and I desire to see its continued success into the future. This can only be done through the efforts of professionals like myself who are willing to contribute and serve as best they can and I am willing to continue to do so for the NSA.
Randy L. Brandt, CPA is the President and owner of Brandt Accounting located in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Randy was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, Randy attended Grove City College where he attained his bachelor’s degree in accounting. Randy began his professional career with Price Waterhouse in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office. After three years in the auditing department, Randy’s interests drew him back to Lancaster County where he went to work for a local accounting office serving the needs of individual tax clients and owners of privately held businesses. In 2006, Randy was given the opportunity to purchase the practice from the retiring owner and has been the owner and President of Brandt Accounting since that time. With a team of 6 full-time staff and additional seasonal and part-time team members working as needed, Randy most enjoys the time he spends working one-on-one with business owners, helping them to understand the financial aspects of their business, and working with them to reduce their tax liability while increasing their overall net worth.
Randy and his wife Jennifer reside in Manheim and are the parents of four children, the two youngest of which still live with them. Randy recently became a grandfather for the first time this spring. He looks forward to teaching his new grandson mischief that he may not have thought of on his own. When work and family happen to allow him some free time, Randy enjoys hunting and fishing, spending time in the outdoors, and playing strategy games with friends.
I am seeking National Society of Accountant director at large position.
Am serving on the North Dakota chapter board of directors in 2021, 2022, and 2023, I have ample experience in:
Also I serve as president of International Harvester Collectors for the western USA, in leading and directing that club for antique IH tractors and trucks. I also am its editor in publishing a quarterly newsletter, while being its web master for Facebook and www.ihcc14.org.
My experience and accounting/auditor background has included auditing Fortune 500 multinationals, that serves well in leading NSA to ensure we maintain tax compliance with the IRS, constantly seek new memberships through seminars and have a relevant website presence for the public.
I am a monthly blogger for the NSA tax discussion providing my experience and expertise on a variety of tax subjects.
I would be honored to serve as director at large.
Roger Lubiens, MBA, CTRP, NSA local director
R&S Tax Service Inc
President Roger Lubiens
Financial tax accountant with substantial in-house audit experience as senior compliance officer at California Franchise Tax Board from 1975-2004. High premium on providing ethical, accurate tax advice, integrity, with Christian values servicing our clients in 12 states. Focus on tax compliance requirements and resolving prior year tax issues with completed financial arrangements.
Selected by National Society of Accountants as April 2023 public accountant of the month
R&S Tax Service Inc
We provide year round financial accounting services, as well as an extensive tax service for our clients. Our tax services range from personal tax returns, small business tax returns, estates and trusts, and general and sub S corporations. We have also assisted numerous clubs in obtaining 501c3 tax exemption status with the IRS.
With over 40 years of accounting, auditing, and tax education experience, we have the tools for solid tax planning and accurate tax returns to meet our clients needs.
President of this antique tractor organization with 7,500 worldwide members. The purpose of our organization is to create an educational atmosphere for public awareness of IH history and legacy, provide an educational forum for the sharing of information, and establish the International Harvester Collectors as an identity to which collectors of IH products can relate.
My name is Stephen Hill, I am a thirty five year member and currently serve as the Vice Present of the National Society of Accountants. I am proud and humbled to submit my name for consideration as the President of the National Society of Accountants for the year 2023 – 2024.
I have been on the board of the NSA as a director and officer for the past several years. Over that time, I have had the opportunity to serve with and for many outstanding NSA leaders. From each of them I have learned about the history, traditions and operations of the organization.
In my professional and civic career I have worked with not for profit organizations on an extensive basis. It is this experience that I wish to bring to the position of President of the organization. If elected you will have my commitment to make the National Society of Accountants the finest organization it is capable of being. As someone who has worked in public accounting for forty three years this mission is close to my heart.
If there are specific questions that anyone has I would be happy to discuss them with you. I am available by telephone or email.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania – May 1980
Licenses and Recognitions:
1980 – 1986 - Staff Positions in Certified Public Accounting Firms ranging from entry level staff to supervisory positions. Worked performed in the areas of Auditing (Governmental Units, Not-For-Profit entities as well as small to medium corporate entities) and Taxation (Individual, Corporate, Partnership and Estates)
1987 – Present – Partner / Owner of Stephen T. Hill, P.C., Licensed Certified Public Accounting firm located at 5 Eversley Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06851. Client work performed includes Auditing (Governmental Units, Not-For-Profit Organizations and small corporate entities), Bookkeeping, Taxation (Individuals, Corporation, Subchapter S Corps, Partnerships, LLC, LLP and Estates) and client consultation engagements.
2000 – 2010 – Served as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services (full time consultation basis) of the Norwalk Transit District, 275 Wilson Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854 (Governmental Mass Transit Provider). Duties included all financial aspects, insurance coverages, procurement, human resources, fiduciary to pension plan, banking liaison as well as all Federal and State reporting. While in this capacity twice won the “Award of Financial Reporting Achievement” given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
Professional Associations and Memberships:
I would like to be considered for the office of NSA Vice President . I first joined NSA as an associate member in 1972. After taking a break in membership I rejoined as a full member more than 20 years ago. I have had the privilege of serving on the NSA scholarship foundation as secretary-treasurer and now as southern district governor. I have also had the privilege of serving as Chair of the Right to practice committee, member of the federal taxation committee and as a member of the membership and governess committees.
In the fine state of NC I have served all line offices and have been NCSA President for two separate terms. I have also served all committees in the state in my 40 years of membership.
I have been in public practice for more than forty five years. Our firm is Haynes, McRae Accountants and Co. And we have eight employees.
I am married to Ben and have one daughter Joni , bonus grandson Michael Patrick and our dog Andy.
Jense Haynes Creighton is a native of North Carolina and shares her hometown of Mount Airy with NC television legend Andy Griffith. Jense has been an accountant and tax professional since 1972, first in Monroe, NC and later in Charlotte NC with her firm employing eight staff and paraprofessionals. The firm serves clients in varied industries including construction, manufacturing, real estate, and sales.
Jense attended Wingate College (now University) and received her Degree in Accounting from Anson College.She received her Treasury Card and became Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue service in 1986, and at the same time received her Accreditation from the National Society of Accountants in Taxation and Accounting.
Jense has served twice as President of the NC Society of Accountants in 1994 -95 and 2019-20, and on the board of directors more than 15 years. Currently she serves on various committees and as a parliamentarian and leads the Charlotte chapter of the society.
Jense has a record of service to the National Society of Accountants as a member of the Regulation and Oversight Committee (ROC) starting in 2018 and served as chairperson for the last two years. In addition is serving as a trustee for the National Society of Accountants Scholarship Foundation, holding the office of Secretary -Treasurer. This is her second 2-year term. Jense has served on the board of directors as Southern Regional Director for the year 2022-23. As director she also served on the federal taxation committee, grievance, and membership committees.
Jense and her husband Ben enjoy frequent visits to their favorite places, Blowing Rock and Hilton Head as well as hiking and tennis as time away from work allows. Jense is a cancer survivor and is a supporter and fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Charlotte Chapter.