Benjamin Bell, CPA 1010 N. 12th Avenue, Ste. 101
Pensacola, FL 32501

Phone 850.429.1581

About the Accountant


Accounting Private Practice - May 2004 - Present
Pensacola, FL

Has provided preparation of individual and corporate federal returnsreturns, state income tax returns, estate and gift tax returns, preparation and filing of payroll tax forms, payroll processing, Quickbooks advising, financial statement compilation and review, and consulting services.

Controller - In USA Group, Inc. - March 2003 - May 2004
Pensacola, FL

Duties included supervising all accounting activities and supervision of personnel for fast-paced internet company. Formulated budgets and projections, performed product cost analysis, allocated costs to websites, responisble for all financial reporting and quarterly and year end tax returns. Performed all banking functions such as procuring lines of credit and financing of inventory and receivables.

Director of Tax Services - Willstaff Worldwide, Inc. - November 2002 - March 2003, Penacola, FL

Directed all tax return preparation for large temporary labor company for offices in Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

Accountant III - Escambia County Health Department - October 2001 - October 2002, Pensacola, FL

Supervised all accounting aspects of $8MM Nursing Department. Responsible for budgeting, expense allocation, analysis of contract content, and procurement. Became familiar with Florida State Health Department accounting system. Contract manager for county-wide sterilization services. Position deleted after one year.

Financial Analyst - Escambia County School District - December 1993 - June 2001, Pensacola, FL

Deceloped accounting department for $60MM Risk Management Department including health benefits. Began as internal auditor and was gradually promoted to supervisor of new accounting department. In addition to being responsible for all accounting functions, also created internal accounting controls, formulated new accounting positions, implemented Section 125 program and in-house dental claim processing center. Negotiated health care contract for six thousand employees and procured insurance policies for over one billion dollars of assets. Prepared several sections of annual CAFR and other financial reporting requirements.

Accountant III - Department of Corrections, State of Florida - October 1992 - December 1993

Manager of accounts payable and procurement for maximum security prison in Century, FL. Supervision of three clerks. Maintained inventory and supervised inmates who operated canteens on the compound.

Chief Accountant - Lakeview Center, Inc. - September 1990 - October 1992, Pensacola, FL

Supervised eighteen man accounting department for adult mental health and alcohol abuse center. Supervised payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, client accounts, purchasing, grants and state funding. Reconciled fixed assets and managed facilities activities. In charge of allocating overhead to cost centers and quarterly reporting to state and local government authorities.

Staff Accountant - Price Waterhouse - May 1987 - October 1989, Tampa, FL

Staff accountant for Big Eight firm. Audited cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable and fixed assets.


The University of West Florida - Master of Accountancy, 1987
Master of Business Administration, 1986

Oklahoma State University - Bachelor of Business Administration, 1983

Certified Public Accountant - 1989, Florida License

Certified Fraud Examiner - since 1997

Computer Skills

Familiar with most all popular accounting and finance software packages including Quickbooks, Peachtree, Great Plains, and MAS 90. Very familiar with spreadsheet and word processing applications.