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Herbert H.

Mechanicsville, VA


Energetic coach for Accounting, Finance course work and CPA Exam prep

Background check passed as of 1/17/14
5.0 average from 465 ratings
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Purdue University
Accounting and Finance


Purdue University (Accounting and Finance)

About Herbert

I have a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University and became a CPA in Illinois. I am a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC, The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching. I am also a certified personal finance/budget coach through Crown Financial Ministries and a founding partner and certified coach, trainer and speaker with the John Maxwell Team, a leadership development organization.

I have 30 years of industry experience in senior accounting and finance roles with Motorola, IDEX Corporation, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. I have my own business where I help individuals, business owners, executives, non-profit organizations and teams of all sizes understand the importance of leadership and continual learning that enables them to achieve their personal and business goals and dreams. I have presented numerous corporate training programs and industry presentations on leadership, career planning, accounting and ethics.

My coaching style is one of encouragement to help others grasp fundamental concepts so more complex topics can be learned and understood.
I have a B.S. degree in Accounting and Finance from Purdue University and became a CPA in Illinois. I am a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC, The Institute for Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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"Awesome! Tutor!"

- Vicki, Garland, TX on 10/2/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Wendy, Cranston, RI on 12/16/16

"If I could only draw a sixth star on Herbert's profile..."

- Thomas, Miami, FL on 12/15/16

"Help for Basic Accounting"

- Matt, Iowa City, IA on 12/12/16

"Continued support!"

- Emily, Chesterfield, VA on 12/8/16

"Very helpful!"

- Sam, Goleta, CA on 12/4/16

"Knowledgeable Tutor"

- Michelle, Lake Ariel, PA on 11/23/16


- April, Edmonds, WA on 11/22/16

"Patient and Easy to Understand"

- Lucas, Austin, TX on 11/15/16

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Scott, Phoenix, AZ on 11/14/16

"Brings Clarity to Finance"

- Gina, Roswell, NM on 11/13/16

"Amazing Tutor"

- Simao, New York, NY on 11/8/16

"Great tutor"

- Morgan, New Orleans, LA on 11/5/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Denise, Raleigh, NC on 10/15/16

"Extremely helpful!"

- Patrick, River Forest, IL on 8/6/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Koga, Mays Landing, NJ on 8/6/16

"Best Finance Tutor"

- Fawaz, Richmond, VA on 7/27/16

"Awesome Tutor"

- Jacqueline, Wausau, WI on 4/18/16

"Best Auditing Tutor"

- Angel, Hialeah, FL on 4/7/16

"Making progress"

- Martin, Charlotte, NC on 3/27/16

"Very knowledgeable and clear"

- Susann, Colorado Springs, CO on 2/28/16

"Excellent teacher both in Finance and Leadership"

- Rick, Davenport, IA on 2/22/16

"Financial Modeling using"

- Jeffrey, Brewster, NY on 2/12/16

"Best accounting tutor I've had"

- Ed, Seattle, WA on 2/5/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Michael, South Park, PA on 12/23/15

"Great for Exam Prep!"

- Erin, Mechanicsville, VA on 11/30/15

"Fantastic Tutor!"

- Jeremy, King George, VA on 11/27/15


- Natalie, Mahopac, NY on 11/9/15


- Rayanna, Minneapolis, MN on 11/6/15

"Excellent instructor!"

- Lisa, Augusta, GA on 10/25/15

"Great Tutor"

- MESHAL, Richmond, VA on 10/10/15

"Great 1st session"

- Trevor, Richmond, VA on 10/5/15

"Really kind"

- Aimy, Richmond, VA on 9/26/15

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Cara, Jacksonville, FL on 9/12/15

"Reliable & switched on."

- Louis, New York, NY on 8/31/15

"Knowledgeable and caring tutor"

- Sooyoung, New York, NY on 8/18/15

"Herbert was engaging and well informed"

- Aljanon, Richmond, VA on 8/13/15


- Fatimah, Richmond, VA on 7/16/15

"Knowledgeable on cost accounting"

- Chris, Portland, OR on 7/7/15

"Helpful, Knowledgeable"

- Barry, Richmond, VA on 7/6/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Caroline, Richmond, VA on 2/20/15

"Great instructor!"

- Karen, Richmond, VA on 2/13/15

"The Best."

- Sean, Richmond, VA on 12/20/14

"Great Tutor with Patience and Flexibility"

- Inga, Richmond, VA on 4/1/14
Herbert replied on 4/3/2014

Thank you Inga for your kind words and confidence in me. It's always my objective to teach and coach where the student is at and in a manner that matches their learning style.

"Great Tutor!"

- Karen, Doylestown, PA on 8/19/13

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- AZAM, Philadelphia, PA on 6/1/13

"Great tutor, very helpful."

- Ashley, Villanova, PA on 5/29/13

"Phenomenal experience with exceptional results!"

- Jason, Dallas, TX on 3/27/13

"Great Tutor, flexible times, knowledgable, and speaks in easy to understand terms (Not Textbook)"

- Dana, Perkasie, PA on 7/13/11
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I received a degree in accounting from Purdue University in 1981. In 1985, I passed the Uniform CPA exam and was awarded a CPA certificate in the state of Illinois. For 30 years I held numerous financial and accounting positions that required the application of fundamental and advanced accounting principles and practices. I continue to help undergraduate and graduate level students understand the fundamental principles of accounting and their application in real world situations.


30+ years working as a CPA in industry in companies ranging from $25 million to over 4 billion in annual revenue. These companies were both private and public and single location to multinational. I was responsible for areas ranging from Accounting and Finance to HR, Purchasing, and IT.

Career Development

In over 30 years of working in multiple Finance and Accounting roles, I have had the privilege of managing teams of 1 to over 110. These roles provided the opportunity to lead, mentor, coach and assist many, many individuals with their career development, career planning, skills, leadership assessments and personality assessments.

I have had the good fortune to hire many individuals over the years using a variety of interview approaches and techniques. My preferred approach is behavioral based.


I have tutored dozens of students on Introductory Finance through Corporate Finance. My background includes positions as a Domestic / International Financial Analyst as well as Director of Finance and Controller at both the division and Corporate level. Expertise includes Time Value of Money, Stock and Bond Valuation and Capital Budgeting.

Public Speaking

I am a certified coach, trainer and speaker and a founding partner with The John Maxwell Team. John Maxwell was recently voted as the #1 leadership guru in the world. We coach, teach, and speak on leadership and leadership related topics to corporations, industry groups, small businesses, individuals, students and entrepreneurs.

Tax Preparation

I am a CPA and have prepared tax returns for individuals and small business for over 30 years.

Purdue University
Accounting and Finance


Purdue University (Accounting and Finance)

Awesome! Tutor! — I was in desperate need of help in my Accounting and Finance, and Herb came to the rescue! Herb is an excellent tutor and very patient. He explained all the steps to a lot of questions and very helpful breaking down the material for me. I'm definitely using Herbert for my tutoring and all I can say is he's AWESOME! ...

— Vicki, Garland, TX on 10/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $69.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Herbert will travel within 20 miles of Mechanicsville, VA 23116.