Ebony J. Howard Title: CPA, Intuit Credentialed Tax Expert, Senior Accountant Education: Clark Atlanta University Location: Atlanta, Georgia Expertise: Accounting, Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Taxes (Personal) Member of The Balance's Financial Review BoardCertified public accountantQuickBooks ProAdvisorMore than 14 years of experience in accountingMore than six years of experience providing tax advice and solutions to individuals Experience Ebony has robust experience developing and analyzing financial information in the healthcare, banking, and real estate sectors, making her an expert in accounting, taxes, and financial planning. In addition to her work with businesses, she provides tax, budgeting, and financial advice to individuals as a tax preparer in the IRS' Volntuary Income Tax Assistance program. She is passionate about making challenging and overwhelming topics easy to understand, thereby empowering people to manage their money better and achieve financial freedom.Her employment experience includes Intuit, OrthoAtlanta, GoHealth Urgent Care, SunTrust, Emory Healthcare, and H&J Russell & Company. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a master's in accounting. When you think of the future, having a mindset focused on self growth is the key to success in life. My mission is to challenge and empower you to make wiser decisions to attain your personal financial goals. Education Ebony earned her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Accounting at Clark Atlanta University. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.