Jennifer DeWilde Eubanks, CPA, CGMA, CMA

Jennifer Eubanks, CPA, purchased a solo tax practice from a retiring CPA in 2014 and from that base launched CPA Department, a boutique CPA firm. She brings clients a vast skillset acquired throughout her career in roles as CFO, DCAA auditor, and corporate controller for a leading public company. CPA Department provides sophisticated, strategic outsourced accounting, business consulting, tax preparation, and financial services to small- to mid-sized organizations and their owners. Clients include commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, and government contractors nationwide.

In her current role, Jennifer and her team partner with businesses in pursuit of corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and in need of outsourced accounting, controller, CFO and back office services. She provides pricing and proposal support and designs financial strategies for enhancing operational growth, implementing strategic financial management, and managing accounting departments. Jennifer is recognized for her inspirational leadership along with her integrity, thoughtfulness, and client-centric approach.

Prior to launching CPA Department in 2014, Jennifer held roles as Sr. Contract Auditor for DCAA, where she was assigned as a full-time contract and systems auditor for Northrop Grumman. As Chief Financial Officer at Pac-West Telecomm in San Francisco, she led financial operations while furthering business development initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and post-acquisition integration. Earlier in her career, she held roles as financial controller, as corporate controller for a public company, and as accounting manager within professional services, computer hardware, and the security and investigations industries. She’s an active participant in fundraising events to support Semper K-9 and is committed to assisting veterans and their families.

Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Science in Accounting. She’s also earned CGMA designation and CMA certification. Jennifer is board member for the George Mason School of Business Center for Government Contracting and has been a guest speaker at George Mason University (her alma mater). In addition, she’s a Cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF), the AFCEA professional association, the Vistage® CEO network, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).  Jennifer was nominated a Top Financial Professional by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Linda L. Abu-Saleh

Linda L. Abu-Saleh joined CPA Department as Tax Manager trailing two decades with big four firms in the industry. In her current role, she leads the tax team and collaborates with clients to help manage all aspects of taxation—from compliance through provision and forecasting. She’s recognized for her subject matter expertise, her communication skills, and her strong customer focus.

Prior to joining the company, Linda worked as Tax Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. In this capacity, she reviewed and managed federal and state compliance and provision (OIT and OTP) and international compliance (OIT and Corptax). She also oversaw IRS audits and examinations, FAS asset depreciation and adjustments, and direct clearance of state tax notices. Having always been technologically inquisitive, she worked to develop a process at Ernst & Young to convert clients from GoSystems to ONESOURCE Income Tax, testing this in phases until eventual system rollout enterprise wide. Earlier, she held roles as Tax Manager, Senior Analyst, Staff Accountant, Federal Tax Analyst, and Auditor within communications, financial, information technology, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.

Linda’s currently pursuing her master’s in taxation at Golden Gate University. She’s a designated Enrolled Agent and an Associate Member of VACPA. Consistently striving to contribute to a good cause and promote the greater good, she’s acted as Treasurer for the Rock Ridge Band Support Organization since 2016, as troop leader for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital since 2009, and as past President and Membership VP for Toastmasters Club. Linda is fluent in both Arabic and English.

Karen Dickert

Karen Dickert joined CPA Department as Director of Accounting, where she leads the accounting team and is responsible for managing the outsourced accounting function. Working closely with the founder, she supervises and evaluates employees to keep activities focused on the company’s overarching mission and goals. Karen is recognized for her extensive experience in accounting, government contracting, and information technology. She brings humility and authenticity to her role and is able to quietly build strong teams and trusted relationships with peers, direct reports, and customers.

Earlier in her career, Karen spent a decade as Vice President of Accounting at FCi Federal, Inc., a leading government contractor providing business process outsourcing services to federal agencies including the Department of State, the Department of Treasury, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she led the finance and accounting department through tremendous growth and the onboarding of thousands of employees spanning more than 40 states and territories, and ensured corporate compliance with the Service Contract Act.

Eventually employing 5,000, the company was named one of the fastest growing government services support firms in the nation. Along with the company’s expansion came a considerable increase in responsibilities, and two accounting systems migrations—all of which Karen handled with great success. Later, Karen played a pivotal role in the financial and due diligence efforts required during the company’s successful divestiture of FCi Federal to PAE, a federal contractor.

Fran Rucker

Fran Rucker joined CPA Department as Director of Business Development trailing two decades in the financial services and technology fields.  She is recognized for her personable demeanor, her exceptional listening skills, and her innate ability to forge and manage key relationships. She is an important executive in the organization, taking on the role of client advocate and standing first in line to ensure our clients are engaged, satisfied and well-served.

Prior to joining the company, Fran held domestic and international business development roles, including positions with Prudential Securities, DLT, Insperity and the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce.  She spent a decade in London, where she drove measurable improvements in European, Middle Eastern, and Asian sales territories.

As a personal fan of veterans and the sacrifices they make for our country, Fran enjoys employing her event planning skills in support of veteran groups and their initiatives.

Fran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. She currently serves on the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) programs committee, on the Reston Chamber of Commerce GovCon Committee, and is a member of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA).

Reshma Palvia, CPA,  Senior Accountant

As a senior member of the accounting team at CPA Department, Reshma is responsible for managing outsourced accounting for our clients and mentors our junior staff. With 15 years of experience in accounting and tax she serves our commercial and government contracting clients with expertise and caring. Reshma received a Master of Science in Accounting at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Reshma earned her CPA certification in 2007. In her spare time, Reshma enjoys spending time with her family and raising her children.

Sheetal Sood, CPA, Senior Tax Accountant  

Sheetal is a senior member of the tax team with 6 years of experience in accounting and tax.

In this role, Sheetal participates in tax planning and preparation on behalf of our clients, as well as maintaining accounting records in support of client tax returns, and mentoring our junior staff. She received her undergraduate degree at George Mason University and completed a Masters Degree in Accounting with a tax concentration at Strayer University.  Sheetal earned her CPA certification in 2018. In her spare time, Sheetal enjoys cooking and working out at the gym.

Howard Turpin, CPA – Senior Tax Accountant

Howard has a broad range of experience in accounting and financial management.  As a former Controller of a large telecoms company and also of a smaller firm he understands the internal processes of a company and that our clients depend on timely, correct financial information.  Howard began his accounting career at Ernst and Young auditing and advising clients.  This diverse background serves him well and he cares deeply about our client’s wellbeing.  When not working, Howard enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.

Klaudia Curumi, Tax Accountant

Klaudia Curumi joined our tax team to support tax planning, preparation and accounting activities for our business tax clients.  She worked with us through her senior year at George Mason University to apply what she was learning at the University in the real world and jumpstart her career.  Upon completing her Accounting Degree, Klaudia joined CPA Department as a full time employee with a concentration in tax.  Klaudia loves the collaborative relationships we develop with our clients.  In her spare time, Klaudia plays volleyball, foreign and international movies and shopping.

Nahom Woldesenbet, Staff Accountant

Nahom Woldesenbet provides outsourced accounting services to our business clients.  In his role, Nahom prepares monthly financial statements, creates customer billings, performs job costing, and processes accounts payable and payroll transactions for CPA Department’s clients.  Nahom’s background with the Dulles Chamber of Commerce prepared him well to work with business owners with a client centric approach.  Nahom joined CPA Department as an intern during his senior year at George Mason University and joined as a full-time employee upon graduation.  Nahom plans to attain his CPA certification in 2020. In his spare time, Nahom likes spending time with friends and family and is a movie fanatic.

Sun Mo Lee (Stephanie), Staff Accountant

Stephanie provides outsourced accounting services and analysis to our business clients.  She graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Economics, and draws on her understanding of economics and analysis in her current role.  Stephanie prepares financial statements, performs incurred cost proposals, prepares client billings, job costing, accounts payable, and payroll services.  Stephanie worked as an intern with us during her senior year at George Mason University, becoming a full-time employee upon graduation.  In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys bullet journaling, flag football and tennis.

James Park, Staff Accountant

James Park supports our transaction processing team, ensuring client data is up to date, accurately posted to accounts, and reconciled on a daily basis.  James brings more than 4 years of accounting experience to his role, in addition to having earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University.  In his spare time, James loves to watch movies and work out at the gym.

Mindy Wilson, Payroll and AP Specialist

With 15 years of experience in, Mindy acts as an integral part of the team liaising with our clients to insure that payrolls are run on time and accurately and also handles AP.

Mindy was a business owner for 10 years and understands the importance of these functions.

In her spare time Mindy enjoys spending every free second with her grandson.

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