I have been in the accounting profession since 1970. I started by transferring numbers from a scratch piece of paper with all the calculations to the various tax forms required. Since that time, I have held various positions with various types of businesses, and it taught me how the real world works and that everyone has their own way of doing things. I believe that is the best education a person could obtain. In 1987 I found employment with a small tax & bookkeeping firm by the name of Stratton & Associates where I obtain so much knowledge and education on both subjects. I became a Notary Public in 1991 and gave up that position 2011. I passed my series 6 licensing and became a Register Representative from 2002 to 2010. I am now inactive with that license. The owner of that small tax & bookkeeping business pushed me to uncover the possibilities that one has. In 2014, I purchased that small firm known as Stratton & Associates, due to my mentor retiring and has now been renamed Bev Creech Tax Preparation. I am registered with the IRS in their Annual Filing Season Program and also with the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) which requires 20 hours of continuing education annually..