Gabriella DeVille

Tax Accountant
If they say it's impossible, it's impossible for them, not for you.

Office Location

New York, NY

Where are you from?

Bronx, NY

Job Title

Tax Accountant
What three words would you use to describe your role?
Challenging, Exciting, Fulfilling
Past Work
Prior to working in tax, I worked for a small broadcasting company in New York City in the accounting department maintaining the company’s books and daily accounting needs. I then moved on to a small independent retail tax office in the Bronx, mostly catering to Individual taxpayers and Sole Proprietors. I went on to a small private full service CPA firm specializing in reporting of Crypto Currency and then on to a small private CPA firm in New York City specializing in Foreign and UN employees before landing here.
Education
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from The College of Staten Island; Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from Syracuse University (in Progress)
Industry Expertise
Individual & Business Preparation, Bookkeeping
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn how to Options Trade so I could accelerate my goal of becoming wildly wealthy.
What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today?
The coolest (or most important) trend I see today is the DIY Culture that people gravitate towards. It is empowering to know that you can just figure it out on your own and achieve your dreams on your own terms and timetable as opposed to being held to someone else's standards or rules.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
I would tell myself to be patient, study hard, and stay the course.
What is the toughest accountant problem you’ve tackled? How did you handle it? How did you overcome the challenge?
The toughest accountant problem I’ve tackled has been when preparing returns in certain softwares that do not calculate the proper tax treatment. I researched the topic to verify the treatment, presented it to my superior and then was tasked with calling the software company to see how we could prepare the taxpayer’s return correctly. In the end, I have always been able to resolve the issue with the customer support team, and ensure the accuracy of the taxpayer’s return.
How do you define success?
You are extremely successful when you are employed doing the thing you are most passionate about, that brings you continued happiness and challenges you to push yourself each day to become better.
Why do you love working for 1-800Accountant?
I love working for 1-800Accountant because there is constant variety in our daily tasks. There is always an opportunity to learn new tax topics while working on a return. The team atmosphere allows for easy communication with superiors to solve problems and hone our skills to be the best accountant we can be for our clients.
How has virtual accounting been a great fit for clients?
Virtual accounting has been a great fit for clients because we have been able to prove that the antiquated idea of meeting with your accountant is not the only way to receive quality service. It has also shown clients that we were ahead of the game given the current state of affairs and have been able to seamlessly assist clients who may have been otherwise skeptical about virtual accounting.
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