Yusra Najam, CPA

Atlanta Office

Yusra's Tax Experience

Snapshot and Years of Experience

Yusra Najam has 18 years of tax compliance and tax accounting experience, consisting of 10 years in public accounting at some of the top mid-sized firms across the nation, as well as, over 8 years of industry experience at large multinational manufacturing and retail corporations.

Tax Compliance – Corporate

  • Preparation, review and filing federal consolidated returns, including preparation and review of sub-consolidated and proforma returns and workpapers 
  • Preparation, review and filing of corporate state returns, including unitary, combined and separate states 
  • Data collection, analysis and computations for state apportionment allocation
  • Preparation and review of city returns
  • Preparation, review and execution of federal and state estimates and extensions 
  • Resolve matters related to state tax notices 
  • Assist and coordinate IDR information requests 
  • Various tax attributes work such as creating and tracking carryforward schedules and performing NOL or tax credits roll-forward studies

Tax Accounting

  • ASC 740 tax provisions, including calculation and review of M-1 adjustments, deferred tax balance proofs, true-up analysis and adjustments
  • Identify and analyze provision-to-return differences for federal and state true-up purposes
  • Valuation allowance analysis and utilization/expiration forecasts on tax attributes
  • Compiling audit-ready supporting documentation, provision reports and drafting internal and external memorandum
  • Assist in tracking receivables/payables for payable proof

Leadership & Project Management

  • Manage and provide data to external advisors for tax credits, federal and state tax returns and audit requests 
  • Manage state tax compliance and planning through delegation of assignments, tracking progress and scheduling timelines for preparation, review and filing of returns
  • Lead various special projects and inter-departmental collaboration
  • Manage, train and support tax department personnel

Tax Technology Experience

  • ONESOURCE Income Tax
  • ONESOURCE Tax Provision
  • ONESOURCE State Apportionment
  • ONESOURCE WorkFlow & DataFlow Manager
  • GoSystem Tax RS
  • Oracle Hyperion
  • SAP
  • Alteryx (beginner level experience)
  • RIA Checkpoint, CCH and BNA Research Tools

Previous Work Experience

  • WestRock Company
  • The Home Depot (SSC)
  • Forvis LLP fka Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • CohnReznick LLP fka Reznick Group, P.C.
  • BDO Seidman, LLP


  • Georgia State University –
    Bachelor of Business Administration,
    Accounting Major
  • Certified Public Accountant –
    Licensed in GA
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