Jina Etienne, CPA, joined the AICPA as Director - Taxation after a 22-year career in public accounting. She began her career in the tax department of Touche Ross (now Deloitte) where her focus was tax planning and compliance for corporations, partnerships, and S corporations ranging from government contractors and vending companies to hospitality and retail firms. She left Deloitte in 1993 to start her own practice and shift her focus to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses.At Etienne & Associates, LLC, Jina provided a wide range of accounting services for businesses and individuals, including tax planning and preparation, business consulting and representation before the IRS. She started speaking professionally in 1995. She taught for private companies, clubs, conferences, and various organizations, including 5 years in the Financial Management division at Management Concepts and 3 years as a Gear-Up speaker. She has also served as an adjunct accounting professor at American University.Now, as Director – Taxation for the AICPA, her focus is on delivering timely and useful resources for AICPA members of the Tax Section and general AICPA members interested in tax. The Tax Division develops resources and services that address members’ technical needs and practice management issues. She is also responsible for ensuring that AICPA continually strive to increase awareness and understanding of the AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services (the AICPA’s enforceable ethics for tax services).Ms. Etienne earned an M.S. in taxation in 1993 and a B.S.B.A. in accounting in 1989 from American University. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, two sons and her shepherd/lab mix named Coda. In her spare time she loves Sudoku, cake decorating and karaoke.
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