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Portrait of Donna

One thing that all cultures and nations have in common is paying taxes. Today is tax day in the United States of America. In honor of tax day, the person that I shall post will be my accountant, Donna.

Donna was a person who loved “getting things in ORDER,” which she practiced since she was a child. Along with the multitudinous receipts, forms, ledgers etc involved in accounting, Donna saw the legal aspects of accounting as part of the process of getting things at ORDER, “it’s challenging to set things up so that it works out best for my clients.”

Donna studied accounting at California State University, Northridge, and was a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for 35 years. At the time of this posting, she worked out of Lancaster, California, USA. At the start of her career, Donna thought that the legal aspects of accounting were going to be black and white but she ended up finding them very grey. Of course, she perceived tax law as something that needed to be put in ORDER.

Donna is a great accountant. Recently, a new friend, who moved to this area, asked me for an accountant recommendation. When I mentioned to Donna that I knew someone who wanted to retain her, she told me she was so busy that she wasn’t taking any new clients.

If countries hired accountants of Donna’s caliber to keep their finances in ORDER, geo-political systems would be much more stable in this world. Consequently, it would be a much happier, easier and more organized place to live.

BTW, Donna is so busy, she has no website or social media links, not only because she has no time, but because she doesn’t need them.

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Portrait of Jessica-1

When I met Jessica, she was on her second year working as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Ever since she was eighteen, and got her first job, she did her own taxes and found she liked filing tax returns. Her associate’s degree was in accounting from Antelope Valley College. She planned to get a bachelor’s degree in accounting at California State University Bakersfield.

Prior to working at H&R block, Jessica worked in warehouses, and assisted with family rehabilitation, specifically drug and alcohol issues. English was her primary language, she knew a little bit Spanish but also could speak her own native language in that she is part of the Pueblo of Zuni tribe, New Mexico. She was born on the reservation and most of her family still lived there.

When she was four years old, Jessica came to California to live with her aunt and uncle because a California education was better than the one provided on the New Mexico reservation. She grew up in Antelope Valley and went to Highland High School. At the time of this posting, she lived with her daughter, who wanted to be a veterinarian.

Jessica and her daughter had an 18 years old water turtle, a two months old little turtle, a Chihuahua, a Rottweiler, a Jack Russell Terrier, and a Russian hamster.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.