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Iryna Zimenkova, EA

Staff Accountant
IRS registration #00108597

Iryna has unique, broad experience in international accounting. After receiving her Bachelor degree in finance from the Belarus State Economic University, she started her career in the Belarus National Insurance Company. There, during 12 years of employment in different positions with constantly increasing responsibilities up to the position of Senior Financial Analyst, she acquired skills associated with activities in a large corporation of 4,000 employees. Later, working for two years for a start-up company as the only accountant, she learned from the inside all aspects of the day-to-day operations of a small business.

Following her immigration to Canada in 1999, she completed her two-year diploma program at Niagara College and was subsequently hired by a small accounting firm in Grimsby, Ontario. Here, she found herself immersed in all facets of accounting from bookkeeping to investment portfolio recommendations, from payroll to tax return preparation. In December 2004, she joined Herrick Ltd.

Iryna's characteristic feature is her diligent desire to continue learning and constantly improve her skills. While working full time, she still makes time for non-stop evening or on-line education. She has achieved the 4th level in pursuing the designation of "Certified General Accountant" in Canada. She has also held an Enrolled Agent certification with the Internal Revenue Service.

Iryna has travelled throughout North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Central and Western Asia, and the Caribbean. Iryna resides in South Burlington, Vermont, with her husband Oleg and has a son Steven living in New York. In her extra time she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and taking care of a variety of flowers in her garden.