Jennifer A. Jones, CPA, MBA is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice section and the AICPA’s Tax Practice section. She has been in public accounting for over twenty five years. Jenny received her Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance at George Mason University. She was named a National Winner of the Small Business Institute Case of the Year by the US Small Business Administration 1989/1990. She is also enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, George Mason University, December 1991.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Accounting, with distinction (highest honors), George Mason University, 1985.
Associate in Applied Science, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, Northern Virginia Community College, 1977.
National Winner of the Small Business Institute Case of the Year by the US Small Business Administration 1989/1990.
Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1985 Jennifer successfully passed all sections of the CPA examination on the first test: an accomplishment achieved by less than 10% of all Certified Public Accountants.
Accreditation in Accountancy received from the National Society of Public Accountants in 1985.
Enrolled Agent recognized by the Internal Revenue Service to represent taxpayers at all administrative levels. In 1983, Jennifer successfully passed all sections of the Enrolled Agent examination on the first test. This test is a two day examination on tax law and IRS procedures, and has a lower passing rate than the CPA exam.
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; member of the AICPA Division for CPA Firms; member of the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section; and a member of the AICPA Tax Practice Section, member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and member of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Continuing Professional Education
Professional organizations, Virginia State Board of Accountancy, and the Internal Revenue Service have minimum continuing education requirements for membership and licensing. These requirements include a minimum of sixteen credits per year in accounting and auditing topics and sixteen credits per year in tax related topics. Recent Continuing Professional Education courses include:
- Exempt Organization Taxation
- Electronic Filing
- Compilation and Review Engagements
- Financial Statement Preparation
- Estate Tax Planning and Return Preparation
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Securities & Exchange Commission Reporting Requirements