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Brian D.

Chadds Ford, PA

$50/hr

Accounting and Related Subjects Tutor - Patient, Flexible, Effective

Background check passed as of 10/23/13
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Accounting and Related Subjects Tutor - Patient, Flexible, Effective

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Hello, my name is Brian. I currently provide forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support, valuation and small business consulting services, on a consulting/independent contracting basis. My professional background includes, among other things, providing audit and other assurance services at a Big 4 accounting firm for over six years. I also spent a portion of my career as a technical manager for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of the Uniform CPA examination.

I attended the University of Delaware where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Minor in Economics. My honors and certifications include: Dean's List, University of Delaware; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), AICPA; Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), AICPA; Forensic Accounting Certificate, AIPCA, IFRS Certificate, AICPA and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), AICPA [in process]. My memberships include: AICPA; Forensic and Valuation Services Section, AICPA; ACFE; Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Philadelphia Area Chapter of the ACFE.

Although tutoring does bolster my curriculum vitae used to secure engagements in my primary line of work and provides a secondary source of income, I tutor primarily because it provides a sense of personal fulfillment to share knowledge and be part of the process where students of all ages and abilities achieve, and often even surpass, their goals. As a tutor I believe in only positive teaching methods, tailoring such methods to the needs of individual students and ensuring students have firm grasp of basic concepts which can then be applied to solve the even most complex problems. I strive to be patient, yet effective, and professional, yet friendly and relaxed. I also consider myself to be very flexible with scheduling due to autonomous nature of my primary work.

Testimonials

"Excellent experience"

- Kim, West Chester, PA on 7/19/14

"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and focused!!"

- Todd, Chester, PA on 6/20/14

"Non-threatening, User-friendly"

- Jia, Wilmington, DE on 5/16/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Lauren, Newark, DE on 4/29/14

"Great, Patient Teacher"

- Keith, Newark, DE on 4/23/14

"Great tutor"

- Justin, West Chester, PA on 2/27/14

"Great Tutor"

- Bruce, Newark, DE on 2/22/14

"Great tutor."

- Andrew, Newark, DE on 1/18/14

"Very professional."

- Michelle, Sewell, NJ on 11/10/13

"Definitely knows what he is doing"

- Sidonie, Newark, DE on 11/9/13
Homeschool:
Accounting,
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Accounting

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Economics. I have over 13 years of professional experience as an accountant, including experience at the management level with a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition, I spent a year working at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of, the Uniform CPA Examination.

I have earned several honors and certifications, including Dean's List at the University of Delaware, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (AICPA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) (AICPA), International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate (AICPA), Forensic Accounting Certificate (AICPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) (AICPA) (in process). I am also a member of many professional associations.

Business

I currently, in part, offer small business consulting services on a consulting/independent contracting basis and am the Chief Financial/Accounting/Compliance/Information Technology Officer (de facto) for a related-party small business. In addition to such practical experience, I have successfully tutored several students in a broad range of business courses. Such courses have ranged from undergraduate level general business administration to MBA level qualitative and quantitative business decision analysis.

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Economics. I have over 13 years of professional experience as an accountant, including experience at the management level with a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition, I spent a year working at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of, the Uniform CPA Examination. I have earned several honors and certifications, including Dean's List at the University of Delaware, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (AICPA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) (AICPA), International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate (AICPA), Forensic Accounting Certificate (AICPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) (AICPA) (in process). I am also a member of many professional associations.

Economics

I currently provide forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support, valuation and small business consulting services, on a consulting/independent contracting basis. I use both basic and advanced economic concepts extensively in each service line and every aspect of my work. In addition to that practical experience, I have successfully tutored several students in a broad range of economics-related courses. Such courses have ranged from undergraduate level general business administration to MBA level qualitative and quantitative business decision analysis.

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Economics. I have over 13 years of professional experience as an accountant, including experience at the management level with a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition, I spent a year working at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of, the Uniform CPA Examination. I have earned several honors and certifications, including Dean's List at the University of Delaware, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (AICPA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) (AICPA), International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate (AICPA), Forensic Accounting Certificate (AICPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) (AICPA) (in process). I am also a member of many professional associations.

Finance

Currently, I provide forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support, valuation and small business consulting services, on a independent contracting/consulting basis. I utilize finance concepts, both basic and advanced, extensively in each service line and every aspect such work. In addition to that practical experience, I have effectively tutored several students in a wide range of finance-related courses. Such courses have ranged from undergraduate level general business administration to MBA level qualitative and quantitative business decision analysis.

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Economics. I have over 13 years of professional experience as an accountant, including experience at the management level with a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition, I spent a year working at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of, the Uniform CPA Examination. I am a member of many professional associations and I also have earned several honors and certifications, including Dean's List at the University of Delaware, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) (AICPA), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) (AICPA), International Financial Reporting Standards Certificate (AICPA), Forensic Accounting Certificate (AICPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) (AICPA) (in process).

Microsoft Excel

I currently provide forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support, valuation and small business consulting services, on a consulting/independent contracting basis. I use Microsoft Excel extensively in each service line and every aspect of my work. I am experienced with all aspects of Excel, including macros. I am proficient with all categories of formulas. I also am familiar with several Excel add-ins, such as Analysis ToolPak and Solver. In addition to business applications, I utilize Excel extensively for personal uses.

QuickBooks

I currently, in part, offer small business consulting services on a consulting/independent contracting basis, which includes extensive assistance with QuickBooks. I am the Chief Financial/Accounting/Compliance/Information Technology Officer (de facto) for a related-party small business, which includes the sole responsibility for establishing and maintaining its QuickBooks file. Further, I have used Quicken, from the maker of QuickBooks and very similar to such in many aspects, for my own personal finances for over 10 years.

Brian’s Resources

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I think it is always useful to find the number of units remaining then applying the cost/unit to find the total inventory cost. Perpetual inventory indicates that inventory is constantly updated; therefore, the timing of the sales and purchases must be scheduled out chronologically (e.g., only...

Jerry:   A.   The percentage-of-completion method recognizes revenues, costs and gross profit as progress is made toward the completion of a long-term contract.   The first step is to just record what we know (cost of construction, progress billings and collections,...

University of Delaware
Accounting

Education

University of Delaware (Accounting)

Excellent experience — I cannot express how thankful I am to have worked with Mr. Brian D. this summer for my Operations Management course. Brian was so helpful and without his help, I would not have learned the material or ultimately, passed my class. He made difficult concepts easy to understand and brought valuable insight to our tutor sessions. I was in an accelerated course (3 weeks) and Brian made his schedule fle ...

— Kim, West Chester, PA on 7/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Discount rates are available for groups. Premium rates may apply for advanced subject material or such requiring significant preparation time, locations beyond 20 miles and/or requiring parking costs.

Travel policy

Brian will travel within 20 miles of Chadds Ford, PA 19317.


About Brian

Hello, my name is Brian. I currently provide forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support, valuation and small business consulting services, on a consulting/independent contracting basis. My professional background includes, among other things, providing audit and other assurance services at a Big 4 accounting firm for over six years. I also spent a portion of my career as a technical manager for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) where I planned, developed and reviewed content, verified technical accuracy, and assisted in the production of the Uniform CPA examination.

I attended the University of Delaware where I earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Minor in Economics. My honors and certifications include: Dean's List, University of Delaware; Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), AICPA; Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), AICPA; Forensic Accounting Certificate, AIPCA, IFRS Certificate, AICPA and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), AICPA [in process]. My memberships include: AICPA; Forensic and Valuation Services Section, AICPA; ACFE; Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Philadelphia Area Chapter of the ACFE.

Although tutoring does bolster my curriculum vitae used to secure engagements in my primary line of work and provides a secondary source of income, I tutor primarily because it provides a sense of personal fulfillment to share knowledge and be part of the process where students of all ages and abilities achieve, and often even surpass, their goals. As a tutor I believe in only positive teaching methods, tailoring such methods to the needs of individual students and ensuring students have firm grasp of basic concepts which can then be applied to solve the even most complex problems. I strive to be patient, yet effective, and professional, yet friendly and relaxed. I also consider myself to be very flexible with scheduling due to autonomous nature of my primary work.

Testimonials

"Excellent experience"

- Kim, West Chester, PA on 7/19/14

"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and focused!!"

- Todd, Chester, PA on 6/20/14

"Non-threatening, User-friendly"

- Jia, Wilmington, DE on 5/16/14

"Very Helpful!"

- Lauren, Newark, DE on 4/29/14

"Great, Patient Teacher"

- Keith, Newark, DE on 4/23/14

"Great tutor"

- Justin, West Chester, PA on 2/27/14

"Great Tutor"

- Bruce, Newark, DE on 2/22/14

"Great tutor."

- Andrew, Newark, DE on 1/18/14

"Very professional."

- Michelle, Sewell, NJ on 11/10/13

"Definitely knows what he is doing"

- Sidonie, Newark, DE on 11/9/13
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Education

University of Delaware
Accounting

Education

University of Delaware (Accounting)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Discount rates are available for groups. Premium rates may apply for advanced subject material or such requiring significant preparation time, locations beyond 20 miles and/or requiring parking costs.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Chadds Ford, PA 19317

Brian’s Subjects

Homeschool:
Accounting,
Economics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Brian’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Brian. View all of Brian’s resources

I think it is always useful to find the number of units remaining then applying the cost/unit to find the total inventory cost. Perpetual inventory indicates that inventory is constantly updated; therefore, the timing of the sales and purchases must be scheduled out chronologically (e.g., only...

Jerry:   A.   The percentage-of-completion method recognizes revenues, costs and gross profit as progress is made toward the completion of a long-term contract.   The first step is to just record what we know (cost of construction, progress billings and collections,...


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