Shalonda Graham, CPA, MBA

Shalonda Graham, CPA, MBA

Shalonda Graham has 21 years of Federal and State tax compliance experience at multinational corporations and Big 4 public accounting firms. These positions provided her with extensive, hands-on experience and an excellent understanding of a corporate tax department’s processes and procedures. To help you further evaluate her abilities, Shalonda’s experience is outlined below.

  1. Tax Accounting Experience – Shalonda’s most recent experience includes calculating the quarterly provision for state franchise taxes, analyzing the tax accounts, and booking quarterly tax journal entries for federal and state income tax, FIN 48 provisions, and state franchise taxes.  At a previous company, Shalonda was the sole tax analyst for several separate companies.She supported the monthly provision process by documenting book adjustments and Sch. M’s in CORPTax to show beginning account balance transfers and adjustments to the Tax Basis Balance Sheet.
  2. Tax Compliance Experience –  Shalonda’s most recent activity has consisted of preparing and reviewing state income and franchise tax returns (consolidated, combined, and separate company), preparing the quarterly estimates for the federal, state, and city jurisdictions (consolidated, combined, and separate company  filings), preparing state annual reports.  Shalonda reviewed corporate pro-forma Federal income tax returns and State separate and combined income tax returns.  She completed quarterly estimated tax payments, extension requests, data gathering, and tax compliance. These companies included a bank, finance company, and a Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC).   She also prepared the amended consolidated tax returns and developing Excel spreadsheets that were used as workpapers to show the tax adjustments to these tax years.  Her past experience also includes preparing Insurance Premium tax returns, and calculating tax capital accounts for various partnerships.
  3. Tax Management Experience – Shalonda managed the tax functions for approximately 110 entities for a large private multinational.   She While having reviewed the companies’ quarterly tax provisions, she also researched special projects that arose throughout the year, e.g., look-back calculations for percentage-of-completion contracts and capitalizing vs. depreciating certain tangible property.
  4. Big Four Experience – She specialized in the preparation and managerial review of corporate, individual, and partnership income tax returns.  Her clients consisted of start-up, middle market, and public companies.

Prior Employers

Shalonda’s prior employers include Arthur Andersen, PwC, The Gap, Inc., and Chevron Corporation.

Education

Shalonda earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration from Florida A&M University.  She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Illinois.