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work experience:

imi rashid, cpa, Chicago, Illinois         Jan 2008 – Present
Sole Proprietor:
Comprehensive tax and accounting services provided to individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations. Services offered include income tax return preparation, monthly accounting and bookkeeping, budgeting, payroll calculations, payroll tax return preparation and tax planning.

Sabbatical         Aug 2007 – Dec 2007

Peoples Energy Corporation, Chicago, Illinois         Apr 2005 – Aug 2007
Senior Accountant (Acting Supervisor) Taxes & Controls:
Responsible for the company’s accounting for income taxes, including the calculation of monthly current and deferred taxes, effective tax rate calculations, annual tax return true-up entries, SOX 404 compliance and tax depreciation calculations. Additional responsibilities included the preparation of supporting documents for 10Q and 10K disclosure of tax matters, tax compliance for the Illinois Commerce Commission Annual Report, and assistance with special projects.

The Marmon Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois         Nov 1997 – Apr 2005
Senior Tax Analyst: (May 2000 – Apr 2005)
Responsibilities included the preparation of consolidated Federal tax returns, for the parent company. Duties also included the preparation of stock basis calculations and calculation of tax gains/losses resulting from acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries, FAS 109 analysis, tax planning, responding to IRS audit inquiries, researching complex tax issues and supervising interns. Assigned companies include manufacturing companies, airplane and vessel leasing agencies, consumer credit, wire and cable and medical equipment providers.
Tax Accountant: (Nov 1997 – May 2000) Responsibilities included the preparation of all Federal compliance related tax work including estimates, extensions and tax returns for assigned companies. Provided guidance to member company personnel on all tax related matters. Responded to IRS inquiries for all audit cycles.

Toepper & Rosenbloom, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois         Aug 1996 – Nov 1997
Staff Accountant:
Duties involved handling all accounting functions for assigned clients including but not limited to: monthly financial statement preparation, bank reconciliations, filing all payroll and sales tax forms and preparation of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns.


education:

• Certified Public Accountant Illinois, May, 2000.
• Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Bachelor of
    Science degree in Accounting,
May 1997.


computer skills:

SAP, PowerTax, CorpTax, Lacerte, Tax Stream, QuickBooks, extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Macintosh and some basic web designing.

achievements/activities:

• Women Employed's "Champion for Change" award recipient, September 2008.
• Junior Achievement Volunteer, Dewey Academy of Fine Arts, 2002 – 2005.

references available upon request




imi rashid is a registered certified public accountant with the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation