Jennifer Miller, CPA

Jennifer MillerJennifer Miller is a CPA licensed in Ohio, South Carolina and Washington State with over 20 years of experience in all areas of accounting and tax.  After graduating from the University of Toledo in 1979, Jennifer worked for several CPA firms in different states, moving with a husband in the military. Jennifer also has a diverse background in private accounting, from her experience as a controller in different industries.

Jennifer's unique background combining tax, accounting and management has made her a valuable member of the firm.  She primarily handles tax representation cases and has been very successful in settling federal, state and local tax liabilities. Jennifer and the Mockensturm, Ltd tax resolution staff believe in handling each case on an individual basis, applying specific, unique strategies to resolve the client's problems. What works for one client may not be the best solution for another.

Jennifer is also actively involved in all areas of tax preparation for the firm.  Mockensturm, Ltd has a staff of accountants with over 100 years of combined experience in preparing all types of tax returns. Tax planning is one of our specialties.  Because our clients are so diverse in their tax issues, we can plan ahead for their tax problems taking into account their prior tax situation in developing successful solutions.

Jennifer finds this work rewarding because she is able to help people solve a problem in their life. Dealing with the government can be a frustrating experience, but Jennifer and the tax resolution team believe in never giving up on the situation until the issues are resolved.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Mockensturm, Ltd, Toledo, Ohio May 2003 - Present
Office Manager

Oversee all non legal staff, coordinate schedules and ensure that work flow is handled in the most efficient manner. Also handle most high level negotiations and communications with IRS, State and Local tax authorities.

Mountain Star Transport, Inc., Maumee, Ohio 04/02 – 05/03
Consultant

Consulting position as Chief Financial Officer and hands-on controller responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, multi-state payroll, payroll taxes, general ledger and financial statements. Supervised credit and collections as well as billings. Supervised operations management for a $12 million plus trucking company. Managed cash flow and financial decision making including budgeting and forecasting. Reorganized three years of financial records and payroll, including collecting on old accounts receivable.

Miller – Gardner CPA's, Toledo, Ohio 02/02 – 04/02
Tax Accountant

Temporary position for the 2001 tax season. Prepared individual, partnership and corporate tax returns. Worked on special assignments.

Christian Crosses, Inc., Toledo, Ohio 11/00 – 01/02
Consultant

Consulting position to setup charity fund raising operations in the Toledo Area. Managed all accounting and operational functions for the charity. The board of the charity decided to discontinue this new business venture.

Treasurer, Candlelite Video Games, Inc., Charleston, SC 09/96 – 11/00
Secretary

Responsible for all financial management, operations management, planning and accounting functions for four video gaming casinos in Charleston, South Carolina. Directly responsible for all accounting, and data processing including cash management, accounts payable, payroll and payroll taxes, sales taxes, inventory and general ledger. Prepared financial statements, operating reports and budgets. Directly supervised 12 managers with over 50 employees and gross revenues of over $20 million. Industry was dissolved by the state and I relocated to Toledo to be involved in Christian Crosses at the request of the owners.

Accounting Concepts & Espresso Connection 01/92 – 09/96
Self-Employed

Subcontracting and small business consulting. Temporary long term Assignments for Johnston and Marion, CPA's and Humphries & Co., CPA's, including troubleshooting for companies with financial problems. Assignments included handling all accounting functions and financial reporting functions for these companies. Owned and operated two coffee bars in Massachusetts.

J. Olin Hammond, CPA Charleston, SC 01/91 –01/92
Staff Accountant

Auditing of manufacturing and nonprofit organizations. Prepared personal, corporate and partnership tax returns. Responsible for all monthly accounting through financial statements for numerous assigned clients. Prepared payroll and payroll tax returns.

Beller, Shepatin & Co., CPA , New London, CT 03/90 – 04/90
Tax Accountant

Auditing of nonprofit organizations. Prepared personal, corporate and partnership tax returns. Worked on reviews and compilations.

Kemper Brewing Company, Poulsbo, WA. 08/89 – 12/89
Consultant

Designed a computerized accounting system for a Micro-Brewery –Manufacturing Company through financial statements. Handled the conversion from manual bookkeeping to computerized accounting. Processed all the accounting associated with setting up the system. Trained personnel to handle all accounting, including inventories.

Interpack Northwest Froz. Foods, Inc., Bainbridge Island, WA. 05/88 – 09/96
Associate

Involved in startup of a frozen fruit brokerage firm. Handled all administrative and accounting functions, including credit, collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger through financial statements. Continued to be involved as a consultant.

Steven R. Hunt, CPA PS, Bremerton, WA 05/88 – 09/96
Staff Accountant

Prepared personal, corporate and partnership tax returns. Worked on audits, reviews, and compilations.

NW Cold Pack Company, Bainbridge Island, WA. 07/84 – 04/88
Secretary-Treasurer

Responsible for all financial management, planning and accounting for an International Food Sales Company. Prepared financial statements, quarterly taxes, managed cash flow and handled all credit and collection decisions. Directly responsible for credit, collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory and general ledger. Developed and implemented a computerized management information system for sales and job a job cost accounting system. Supervised personnel in traffic, computer entry, and administrative.

Driftwood Plumbing, Inc., San Diego, CA. 03/84 –05/84
Accountant,

Temporary position to design a manual accounting system through yearly financial statements. Set up all transactions from source documents.

Toledo Edison, Toledo, OH. 04/82 – 02/84
Customer Service Supervisor

Supervised a staff of eight union employees with a computerized database for an electric utility. Directed and coordinated the activities resulting from customer telephone correspondence, and personal contacts.

Toledo Edison, Toledo, OH. 09/79 – 04/82
Accounting and Statistical Analyst

Responsible for the preparation of annual and quarterly report financial statements. Prepared information for SEC 10k's and 10Q's. Worked on preferred stock, common stock and bond registration statements. Prepared governmental, public utility and performance reports. Worked on the corporate budget.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Current in all Continuing Education Requirements for all States.
    Present
  • North Adams State College, Mass.
    Teaching Certificate, 09/94
  • strongcensed CPA,
    Washington State, South Carostrongna 01/92
  • strongcensed CPA,
    Ohio. 05/01
  • Sat for CPA exam and passed all parts the first time.
    05/88
  • University of Toledo, graduated in three years BBA in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude.
    Toledo, OH, 09/76 – 08/79