A CPA is a very trusted, confidential advisor of individuals and businesses who is expected to uphold high standards. Not all CPAs perform the same types and/or levels of service. However the most common services consist of accounting, auditing, tax, financial planning, and management consulting. Furmankiewicz and Associates has chosen to offer accounting, tax, management consulting, and various other services as agreed upon by the firm and the client. CPAs must pass a comprehensive 2 day exam covering all aspects of accounting. In addition relevant work experience, a background check and an ethics exam must be completed before the state will issue a CPA certificate. To stay current on issues, 80 hours of continuing education are also required every two years.
Alan Furmankiewicz brings over 20 years of accounting expertise to his select client base. As an IRS Agent and team leader for 15 years, Alan led audits and handled complex corporate tax issues. Alan was selected to represent the agency as spokesman and educator and has appeared on many radio and television programs. A graduate of Valparaiso University with a BS in Business Administration majoring in Accounting, Alan is a CPA licensed to practice in Illinois & Indianas.
The goal of this firm is to provide clients with complete tax, accounting, and consulting services, enabling them to make sound business and personal decisions based on well-thought-out planning and professional guidance. We assist clients with ways to increase efficiency and limit professional fees charged, so they can retain as much of their income as possible.
CPE is short for Continuing Professional Education. As a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) I am required to complete an average of 40 hours a year of continuing education in order to keep my license. Why is this important to you? This requirement insures that I am keeping up to date on changes in the tax law, technology and trends in the business environment in general. While we are required to complete continuing education, tax preparers that work at businesses like H&R Block have no such requirement. Think about that for awhile.
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