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Yelena Sandler, MST, CPA

Tax Manager

Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP
Rockville, Maryland, USA

Public Accounting Firm - Local

Professional Summary

CPA with 17 years of experience working in public accounting providing tax and accounting services including compilations and reviews for a broad spectrum of clients. Skills include preparing and reviewing corporate, partnership, individual, trust, not-for-profit, and multi-state tax returns. Background also includes providing outsourced controllership functions for a variety of clients including government contractors, medical offices, and law firms. Software knowledge includes CCH Tax, CCH Engagement, CCH Intelliconnect, Go Tax, BNA, Checkpoint RIA. Ability to serve as client contact, execute planning and complete engagement deliverables on a timely basis.

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Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Industry Experience

    • Consulting

Interests/Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Yoga

Birthday

March 19

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Experience

Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP
Rockville, Maryland, USA 20853
Tax Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Local
2013 - 2017
Prepared and reviewed partnership, corporate, high net worth individual, trust, estate, not-for profit tax returns with concentration on partnerships. Analyzed personal and business situations and consulted clients with a new and on-going business and personal tax compliance; intensive tax research using CCH Intelliconnect or Checkpoint RIA. Quarterly and annual tax projections using spreadsheets and BNA. Responsible for budgeting and completing assignments on time; represented clients before the IRS; handled the IRS audits via mail and in person; resolved tax problems with local tax agencies. Supervised staff, trained, and explained tax laws and proper software usage. Facilitated U.S. citizens living abroad with foreign tax compliance.
Grossberg Company, LLP
Bethesda, Maryland, USA 20814
Tax Supervisor
Public Accounting Firm - Local
2010 - 2012
Prepared partnerships, corporations, and high net worth individuals tax returns; conducted discussions with clients. Made sure assignments are accomplished within the budgeted time. Communicated with the IRS and local tax agencies to resolve tax problems as they arose. Served in educational programs as an instructor or a discussion leader.
E. Cohen and Company, CPA's
Rockville, Maryland, USA 20852
Senior Tax Accountant
Public Accounting Firm - Local
2006 - 2010
Performed tax, compilations and reviews for various types of entities including doctors, attorneys, not-for-profits, government contractors, and construction companies. Communicated with clients and clients’ accounting personnel. Trained staff in preparation of tax returns. Reviewed personal property, payroll tax returns, and compilations. Performed tax projections for businesses and individuals. Provided advice and related services to businesses, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. Solved various problems with the IRS and state departments of taxation.
Aronson & Company
Rockville, Maryland, USA 20850
Tax Senior
Public Accounting Firm - Regional
2003 - 2006
Organized clients’ data, performed compilations and reviews and prepared a variety of tax returns including corporate, partnerships, and individuals. Accrual to cash and vice versa conversion. Tax research, business planning, and individual tax projections. Reviewed personal property and payroll tax returns. Communicated with clients and met deadlines. Participated in regular knowledge exchange through in-house training sessions.
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman, CPA
Bethesda, Maryland, USA 20814
Staff Accountant
Public Accounting Firm - Regional
2000 - 2003
Provided outsourced accounting services involving recording transactions in ledgers, preparing trial balances and financial statements, reconciling subsidiary accounts to control accounts, and resolving discrepancies. Prepared payroll, sales and individual income tax returns. Prepared accrual entries for property and equipment and calculated depreciation expense. Performed compilations and review procedures. Worked independently at clients’ sites and performed controllership functions.

Education

MST, Taxation 2015
American University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
BS, Accounting 2001
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland, United States

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)
Active
2010

Associations and Societies

  • MACPA
  • AICPA

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