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JOSEPH McLAUGHLIN, CPA

Philadelphia, PA 19145 (856) 625-4542 joem6565@comcast.net

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Tait, Weller & Baker LLP, Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2011 2004, 2006 to

Senior Tax Accountant Prepared and reviewed federal, state and local tax returns for corporate, partnership, individual and non-profit clients. Forms 1120, 1120-RIC, 1120-L, 1065, 1040, and 990. Prepared consolidated corporate tax returns and assisted audit staff with tax provisions for financial statement reporting (FAS 109/FIN 48/ASC 740). Prepared financial statement compilation and reviews as needed for tax basis financial statement clients. Performed tax research for proper tax compliance and as requested by upper management. Devised and continually improved Form 990 questionnaire used by all staff members. Developed all tax work papers for large consolidated corporate clients for all phases of tax compliance. Prior to my tenure, such procedures were not in place. Successfully represented corporate clients with federal and state income tax audits. Garfield Park Academy, Willingboro Twp, NJ 2005 to 2006

Business Manager Managed and assisted staff members. Closed out monthly activity, posted journal entries, and compiled reports for internal use by upper management. Assisted teachers and social workers with funding class projects. Performed daily cash reconciliation as requested by upper management which was vital to its daily operations since its resources were often stretched. Submitted and processed biweekly payroll information using ADP. Settled all wage disputes and filed disability, workers compensation and various other claims on behalf of employees saving them time, money and effort. Reconciled daily attendance logs which were submitted monthly to jurisdictions in southern NJ for billing of each special needs student. Greatly improved this process by converting from Filemaker for MAC to Excel. Prepared annual report for private schools for NJ Dept. of Education. Received personal commendation from executive director for my hard work and dedication to this project. Simonson, Lipschutz & Fogel, Philadelphia, PA (Now McGladrey & Pullen LLP) 2004 to 2005

Senior Accountant Performed financial statement audits, reviews and compilations primarily for family-owned businesses involving several subsidiaries. Prepared and reviewed federal and state income tax returns, and financial statements for partnerships and corporations.

Prepared federal and state income tax returns for individuals, estates, and trusts. Work autonomously on several engagements. 1998 to 2004

Voynow, Bayard, & Company, Philadelphia, PA

Senior Accountant
Performed financial statement audits, reviews and compilations primarily for automobile dealerships. Prepared federal and state income tax returns, and financial statements for partnerships and corporations. Prepared federal and state income tax returns for individuals, estates, trusts, and private foundations Assisted accounting personnel to ensure proper recording and disclosure of accounting and financial data Performed tax planning and management advisory services. Implemented financial statement and tax account grouping for entire client base of two successive managers when the firm adopted GoSystem Audit for its trial balance software.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1994. Overall GPA: 3.2. Accounting GPA: 3.7.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Excel, ProSystem Tax and Engagement, BNA Tax Planning and Forms, Checkpoint Tax Research, LexisNexis - 1120-L and consolidated, Filemaker for Mac, GoSystem (Audit, Fixed Assets, and Tax ) and PPC Engagement Manager.