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Ebony Johnson

Ebony Johnson

Accounting and Taxes
Columbus, City of Columbus, Franklin


About Ebony Johnson:

Hello, I'm an accountant and tax professional looking to expand my career into teaching. I have a passion for people and helping them become the best version of themselves. 


Johnson Tax & Accounting Services LLC

Columbus, Ohio                 

Professional Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper (2015-Current)

  • Research client IRS tax inquiries. 
  • Contact IRS in regards to client accounts. 
  • Setup payment arrangements for client delinquent taxes. 
  • Maintain client tax records.
  • Attend yearly seminar on new IRS guidelines and legislation.
  • Electronically file client tax returns.
  • Interview tax clients in order to determine their tax needs.
  • Provide quarterly bookkeeping for small business owners. 
  • Pay monthly sales taxes on behalf of clients. 


Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Columbus, Ohio                 

Staff Accountant (2019-2021)

  • Prepared and performed intermediate to advance level account analysis, reconciliations, budget analysis, and journal entries.
  • Assisted with month-end and year-end close. 
  • Reviewed basic level accounts payable and accounts receivable processing and provide training to the Accounting Specialist and Accounting Technicians.
  • Reviewed operating and capital purchase orders to ensure accurate general ledger coding.
  • Approved employee credit card transactions. 
  • Maintained accurate customer and vendor records in the financial system, including new customer and vendor setup and changes to existing vendors. 
  • Prepared monthly parking financial statements and statistics to be presented to the Board of Directors, analyze account information and compiles variance explanations.
  • Assisted in the preparation of year-end financial reporting for the external Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and IRS 1099/1042 reporting.
  • Performed financial recording of real estate taxes and fixed asset, including budgeting, reconciliations, accruals and adjustments. 
  • Performed federal grand and award compliance through reimbursements, financial reporting and closeouts.
  • Participated in organizational and departmental projects and identifies and implements solutions that will support business planning and operational process improvement initiatives.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements for airport hotel operations. 
  • Prepared monthly revenue accruals.


The State of Ohio

Ohio Housing Finance Agency 

Columbus, Ohio                 

Fiscal Operations Coordinator/Fiscal Operations Manager TWL (2009-2019)

  • Responsible for monthly accounting of the Agency’s operations fund.
  • Represented the fiscal section of the Finance department in any board, and/or agency staff meetings. 
  • Independently reviewed 90+ single family & multi-family bond programs, bank statements and accounting entries in accordance with governmental & accounting procedures.
  • Prepared financial statements and reports required by the agency, external auditors, trustees, bondholders or governmental authorities.
  • Reconciled additional balance sheet & income statement accounts to cash receipts and expenditures.
  • Prepared invoices for bond program expenditures.
  • Met with and/or placed calls to bank trustees or agency representatives to clarify and resolve differences identified during the reconciliation process.
  • Assisted Budget Officer and Chief Financial Officer in preparation of accounting reports or projects for board presentation.
  • Maintained fixed asset inventory information.
  • Reviewed agency grants and contracts for compliance.
  • Approved and distributed funds to grantees and monitor grant recipient spending.
  • Daily review of agency bank accounts and investment balances.
  • Prepared and reviewed yearly audit notes for fiscal year end submission.
  • Provided innovative solutions to system and process improvements in order to maximize efficiency and satisfaction.
  • Formulated and implemented standard operating procedures.
  • Authorized obligations, expenditures and payments. 
  • Monitored aspects of special grants.
  • Monitored accounts payable and receivable accounts.
  • Reconciled all general and federal fund programs to the general ledger monthly. 
  • Lead banking services Request for Proposal process.


  • Masters of Accounting and Financial Management- Keller Graduate School of Management, Columbus, OH  2010-2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Franklin University, Columbus, OH  2008-2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH  2002-2007
  • Certificate of Completion– The Ohio Fiscal Academy, Columbus, OH  2018
  • Certified Public Accountant Candidate
  • National Association of Tax Professionals Member

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