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of an anxiety reduction solution!
 

My CFO is your anxiety reduction solution, making housecalls, prescribing Tax CPR (consultation, preparation, representation) plus . . . . accounting services, payroll, bookeeping, compilations, reviews and much more. 


 
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Who or What is My CFO?


Maria Gagne is the principal behind My CFO.  The practice is a mobile service by design.   

My business mission is to become your anxiety reduction solution by providing quality professional accounting and tax services to individuals and small businesses. Respecting individualities, personalities, and abilities is my business philosophy.   Let's face it. . . . . While some do, not every individual and small business requires the services of a CPA all year long. Truthfully, some small businesses merely need processes and procedures documented and streamlined so that ordinary employees can handle the paperwork.  However, with the institution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), some smaller businesses may benefit from outsourcing previously in-house work assignments.  There are also times when a Certified Investment Counselor or licensed legal representative should be utilized.   Please keep in mind that I am not a banker or broker, investment counselor or insurance salesman.  But, I can refer you to people that I trust to ensure you receive the best quality service possible in these areas.  Each business and individual is unique and what works well for one might not for another.  

Because I want to maintain a low overhead, making house calls to clients is how I choose to operate.  I do have a license to do business out of my home. HOWEVER, I chose not to require client visits because my husband works a swing shift. Regardless of how I set appointments up, invariably someone wakes him up. To keep my marriage going for a long time, I am only providing a post office box, a telephone number, and an e-mail address for contact information.  When the cyclical workload requires it, I have professional and administrative staff available for contract assignments.

The mailing address and phone number are:

Post Office Box 3451

Lawton, Oklahoma  73502

580.583.1363

 




Now, if you are like me, you are reluctant to do business with someone you do not know or cannot check out.  So, if you ever want to meet me, please stop by St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 910 Northwest 38th Street in Lawton on Saturday evening around 5:00 P.M. or Sunday mornings.  I am usually one of the greeters for our Alternative Service on Saturday afternoons and I normally attend Bible Study Classes at 9:40 on Sunday mornings and stay for the regular service at 10:45 A.M.  My church is located right across from Kids Zone (where you can find one of the best walking parks in the area).  You can find out about other activities where you might see me by going to their website at stpaulslawton.org . (Just click this link and it will take you there!)


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

I am a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Oklahoma and hold current memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Along with a Preparer Tax Identification Number issued by the Internal Revenue Service, I hold the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation from the AICPA.  A seasoned professional, I have manufacturing, oil & gas, distribution, government contracting and non-profit experience with sole proprietorships, LLC’s, S-Corps, and C-Corps.  Problem solving is what I am good at and why many contact me.  My skill set includes:

  • A Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University College of New York at Oswego
  • A Masters in Business Administration from the State University College of New York at Oswego
  • Solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • 15+ years hands-on experience with accounting and financial reporting, month end close, account and bank reconciliations, budgeting, standard cost systems, fixed assets, inventory management and controls, cycle counting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and payroll tax reporting, state sales and use taxes, SOX compliance, variance analysis, financial statement preparation and analysis and 8K, 10K, and 10Q SEC reports
  • 7+ years individual and business income tax analysis
  • Software experience with SAP, Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics, ACCPAC, FRX and many others.  
  • Software implementations with SAP, Great Plains, and ACCPAC.