Maria has been with the Firm since 1999. She began her career in the accounting field with The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Office Audit Division and was later promoted to Field Examination. After several very successful years at The IRS, Maria accepted a promotion to the Department of Defense's Investigative Service (DIS). While in both government jobs, Maria managed these offices and was awarded several recognitions for efficiency and improvement of office operations. Maria continues to expand her knowledge by attending numerous accounting and software education classes including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Intuit QuickBooks. In addition to her office manager responsibilities, Maria also provides bookkeeping services for numerous for-profit as well as not-for-profit clients.