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About Raef S. Guirges, CPA

I am a self-starter ready to offer dedicated efforts to my client and my career.


EDUCATION: 
Helwan University, School of Business, Cairo, Egypt
B.A. Degree of Commerce, with double major in Accounting and Foreign Trade
Graduated with honors, June, 1978—3.9 GPA

Denver University—Business Law

American Institute of Banking

Professional courses in Financial Statements Analysis, Accounting Tools, and Lotus 1-2-3

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Department of Real Estate - Real Estate Agent License


EXPERIENCE:

12/90 to present:
Raef S. Guirges, Certified Public Accountant, Torrance, California Owner

Responsible for reparation of individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns, IRS audit and representation; preparation of financial statements, review and compilation of reports; act as a chief financial officer on behalf of large corporations.

7/88 to 12/90:
Internal Revenue Service, Laguna Niguel District

Special Agent, Criminal Investigation (5/90 to 12/90)
Investigated tax crimes and recommended prosecution.
Internal Revenue Agent (7/88 to 5/90)
Audited individual and corporate tax returns including financial statements to determine accuracy; corrected tax liabilities.

11/81 to 7/88:
Colorado National Bank, Denver, Colorado Trust Officer

In charge of two major activities:
1) General Ledger, which included preparing daily output, reviewing the weekly runs, preparing and adjusting entries, monthly statements and related schedules, annual federal tax forms, meetings with various users, compliance with IRS rules and regulations as they relate to the Trust Department’s activities, and preparation and analysis of monthly pension investments.

2) Investments, which includes reviewing and reconciling monthly statements with various insurance companies and special projects such as negotiation with insurance companies. Other special projects included automation of the financial records and the general ledger (Wang and IBM PC), and developing and revising the accounting policies and procedures.

7/82 to 7/88:
Fortune Income Tax, Denver, Colorado
Owner

Responsible for the preparation of individual and corporate tax returns.

9/80 to 5/81
Diners Club International, Denver, Colorado
Senior Clerk, Major Credit Card-Billing Department

Performed monthly billing preparation, billing inquiries and special projects such as analyzing special accounts per card holder’s request or the legal and collection departments.

7/78 to 4/80
C. Chawafaty International Trade Company, Cairo, Egypt
Accountant/General Manager

In charge of full set of books; prepared annual balance sheets and tax returns; met with exporting and importing authorities on a monthly basis. Traveled to other branches in Europe and the U.S.A. to perform auditing and management reviews. Also was an accounting tutor.


LANGUAGES:  Fluent and literate in English and Arabic.

    
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