Debra Wivholm, CPA/MBA

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  • Masters of Business Administration (Taxation)-Golden Gate University 1988 
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting - Montana State University 1981 
  • Certificate, Accounting-Kinman Business University 1977 


  • October 2000 - present McSweeney & Associates, APC, Grass Valley, California
    Tax preparation and consulting for individual and business clients
  • May 1994 - October 2000 Debra Wivholm, CPA, A Professional Corp., Grass Valley, California
    Self-employed practice with focus on small business tax preparation and strategic planning, individual tax and accounting services
    Responsible for management of practice
  • November 1988 - May 1994 Lund & McSweeney, CPAs, Grass Valley, California
    Tax return preparation, review and supervision
    General client accounting and consultation
  • 1985-1987 Citation Circuits, Inc. (manufacturing company), Stockton, California
    Set up all accounting systems
    Assisted in preparing annual business plans
    In charge of financial statement preparation
    Developed program to capture all inventory costs at various stages of completion
    Cash management
    Accounts receivable collection
  • 1983-1985 Grant Thorton, Sacramento, California
    Senior accountant, specializing in taxation, including real estate development partnerships
    Litigation support
    Tax forecasts and projections
  • 1980-1983 Pfanner and Tate Accountancy Corporation, Sacramento, California
    Staff accountant, specializing in taxation
    General client accounting
    General auditing
  • 1977-1979 Armstrong Accounting, Cut Bank, Montana
    General client accounting
    Individual tax return preparation


  • Past member and co-chairperson of the Nevada County CPA Discussion Group
  • Past board member, Sierra Nevada Children Services Council
  • Active in Union Hill School organizations and activities
  • Donate time and expense to prepare non-profit returns for several organizations
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