Karen joined our firm in 1996. She has over 29 years of experience in accounting and tax. Her responsibilities include preparation and review of tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts; preparation of compiled and reviewed financial statements; tax planning and assistance with tax compliance issues.
Before joining the firm, Karen held several positions including senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, where she performed audits of small businesses as well as tax preparation and review of savings and loan associations, high income individuals and consolidated corporate entities.
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and later changed careers and earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Mercy College in New York. Karen is a member of the NCACPA and AICPA. Her outside interests include genealogy, travel, walking and reading.
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