Susannah W. Walsh, CPA, MPA
As a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Susannah W. Walsh received a Master of Professional Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration. The Master in Professional Accounting program at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business has been widely recognized as one of the leading graduate accounting programs in America.
Susannah is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Texas. She has 20 years of public accounting experience providing tax, accounting and financial services to individuals and small businesses. The majority of her clients are airline pilots currently flying for regional, cargo and legacy carriers as well as fractional and corporate jet operators, and premier helicopter service companies.
Prior to starting her own public accounting practice, Susannah worked as a Financial Analyst for a private equity fund where she was responsible for new investment analysis, as well as analysis pertaining to portfolio companies. In this role, she provided analytical and asset valuation support, performed due diligence on new acquisitions, conducted in-depth research, monitored portfolios, modeled capital structures with financial variables and prepared financial scenarios. Susannah also performed budgets and forecasting, accounting department management, controller and CFO responsibilities for various portfolio companies. She has experience in SEC compliance and analysis and financial reporting for hedge funds and complex family investment partnerships. At present, she continues consulting in this line of work on a part-time basis, outside of tax season.
In addition, Susannah previously served as a Senior Financial Analyst in corporate finance at Sabre, Inc., and she began her career at Arthur Andersen LLP where she left as a Senior Auditor.
The CPA Designation
Don’t undervalue the significance of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. These three letters are only awarded to individuals that have met certain educational requirements and passed a rigorous uniform national examination. In addition, CPA’s must abide by demanding continuing education requirements and are governed by a code of professional ethics that is among the most exacting of any profession.
Certified Public Accountants, like attorneys are generally unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can practice before. In contrast, practice before the IRS is much more limited for other individuals.
Please use special care in selecting an individual to prepare your tax return. There are many types of individuals providing tax return preparation services with varying degrees of qualifications. Please protect your financial interests by making sure the person you select is properly licensed and qualified.