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Meet Hema Rupnarain, CPA, Owner

Professional Experience

Hema Rupnarain started her own firm, Hema Rupnarain, CPA, PA in 2010 as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Before starting her own firm, Hema spent a combined 10 years gaining experience in the accounting field by working for a variety of companies including Collier, Hagin, & Hornby CPA's, Taxwise Bookkeeping & Income Tax, Jagdesh Construction Inc., Ripley Entertainment Inc., and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Over the years, she gained substantial experience in the specific areas of tax preparation, advising, financial auditing, and corporate budgeting.

Education and Recognition

Hema earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College, completed her Masters of Accountancy at the University of North Florida, and earned  her CPA designation from the Board of Accountancy in the State of Florida. In 2009, Hema  was honored with the CPA Technology Advisor's "Forty Under Forty" Award, which recognizes accountants, tax professionals and technology developers serving the profession who are emerging into leadership roles and are poised to help shape and guide the profession in the years to come. In 2010, she was also one of six women in the State of Florida presented with the first ever FICPA's Women to Award which recognizes outstanding women in accounting.

Community Involvement & Personal Interests

Despite her busy accounting career, Hema has made time to be involved with community and professional organizations. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). In her community, she served as Chair for the Mid-Florida Chapter of the FICPA, Program Coordinator for the Ocala-Silver Springs Rotary Club, member of the Ocala CEP, and is a volunteer for Junior Achievement and PACE. When Hema is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, yoga, and watching football.


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