Georgene S. Harkness,  C.P.A.

3000 Custer Rd #270-353

Plano, TX 75075



Contractor Position:  October 2012 – Present

Thomson Reuters

Forms approval process


Senior Business Systems Analyst :    July 2006 – October 2012

Thomson Reuters 

TaxBuilder and Development of 1120 tax application


Owner:  January 2004- July 2007

Liberty Tax Service


Staff Accountant/Tax Preparer :   May 1998 – August 2003

Burney, McClellan and Associates,  Carrollton, TX

Full charge accountant and tax preparer for CPA firm


Staff Accountant/Tax Preparer :   January 1-May 1998

Ronald R. Grambling, C.P.A. , Plano, TX

Full-charge accountant and tax preparer for CPA firm



Master of Science                                            Years Attended: 1996-1997

University of North Texas                                            Denton, TX

Master’s Degree concentration: Taxation, 1120 specialization


Bachelor of Science                                         Years Attended 1995-1996

University of North Texas                                                                            Denton, TX

Baccalaureate Degree in accounting: graduated cum laude


Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Texas since February 2000

  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Documentation development with editing for clarity
  • Functions well with awareness of time deadlines
  • Competency with Excel and Word
  • Communicates, understands and cooperates with staff at every level
  • Organizes, prioritizes, and follows project to completion
  • Teaches, assists and trains other staff members
  • Comfortable with presenting material to every level of staff and public
  • Devises improved processes while maintaining accuracy
  • Maintains professional demeanor under all situations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current best practices and accounting conventions