New Jersey State Tax Professional with comprehensive experience ensuring that government obtain correct taxes due from businesses and individuals by reviewing tax returns, conducting audits, identifying taxes payable, and collecting overdue tax dollars. Comprehensive and substantial knowledge of all facets of New Jersey state taxes, compliance, and audit management. Recognized throughout career for professionalism, conscientiousness, and client advocacy. Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as having the ability to apply problem-solving skills, handle high pressure situations, adapt to changing situations, and maximize efficiency while minimizing costs.
01/2014 to Current Essex County College
Provide in-class and on-line instruction to college students as per college curriculum standards.
Assist in the development of student resources to aid in student success.
Administer examinations to students as per the college curriculum and state board standards.
Provide necessary advisement to enable students to be retained and complete required standards for graduation.
Process various administrative duties to ensure the students records and data are being updated and safeguarded.
Enforce all rules, policies, regulations, and procedures of Essex County College to all who interact with ECC.
Certified as an On-line Professor/ Instructor.
Investigator01/2007 to Current State of New JerseyNewark, NJ
Conduct examinations of taxpayers' financial statements, accounting records and tax reports to determine correct tax liabilities.
Review internal control structures, perform special reviews, conduct internal audits, make recommendations for corrective actions of unsatisfactory conditions, report findings to senior management, assist with improvements in operations and reductions in costs, monitor vendor contracts for compliance with contractual terms, and review all applicable laws and regulations for all projects and operations.
Analyzes balance sheets and profit and loss statements; reviews recorded documents for encumbrances on real or personal property to determine the equity in such property for seizures; investigate possible tax evasions.
Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with Federal, State and local government agencies.
Utilizes phone, electronic and personal visits or field work to locate and contact individuals and organizations to secure information and enforce compliance with specific provisions of tax laws, rules, or regulations; disseminates relevant information in order to enforce compliance with the tax law.
Assists with the seizures and impound of personal property for tax delinquencies; represents the State at administrative hearings regarding the seized property and arranges for the sale of the seized items; investigates complaints.
Consults in-house and external directories and personally contacts management companies, owners, and leasees to locate delinquent taxpayers; develop repayment plan for uncollected tax bills.
Case Worker Human Services Specialist01/2000 to 01/2007 Union County Division of Social ServicesElizabeth, NJ
Completed detailed budget worksheets for each client to include income and deductible expenses.
Contacted employers, banks, landlords, references, and community resources to verify data obtained from client interviews.
Documented financial and personal information for each client; maintained accurate records and reports.
Utilized knowledge of federal and state policies, procedures, and regulations to determine eligibility for benefits.
Referred clients to other agencies and social programs for additional services.
Informed clients of their rights and responsibilities, program requirements, and agency expectations regarding employment and self-sufficiency.
Paraprofessional01/1998 to 01/2000 Board of Education City of New York
Worked with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by certified staff.
Assisted the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities.
Monitored work, correct papers, and supervised curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff.
Served as the chief source of information and help to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
Performed clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff.
Alerted the certified staff to any problem or special information about an individual student.
Master of Public Administration2007KEAN UNIVERSITYNJ
Bachelor of Science: Marketing2004CALDWELL UNIVERSITYMarketing
Certificate in Teacher of Comprehensive Business Certificate in Teacher of Marketing Certificate in Teacher of Elementary Education (K- 12) Completion of 24 Hour Pre- Certification Teacher Training (Kean University) Kean University Graduate Certificate in Public Management New Jersey
Board Member - New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board Member - Hopes Cap, Inc. Community Action Program & Head Start Board Member - Selective Service System for the United States of America Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Plainfield (NJ) Alumni Chapter - Vice Polemarch Member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society Since 2007 Member of Golden Rule Lodge #24 F&A.M Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Member of Mu Kappa Tau International Marketing Honor Society CERTIFICATIONS Department of
Master of Public Administration 2007 Bachelor of Science : Marketing 2004 Ed.D Certificate in Teacher of Comprehensive Business Certificate in Teacher of Marketing Certificate in Teacher of Elementary Education (K- 12) Completion of 24 Hour Pre- Certification Teacher Training (Kean University) Kean University Graduate Certificate in Public Management
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