Dionne L.

Education: MBA: Finance, Business Analytics at Drexel University's Lebow School of Business; Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Lives in Philadelphia, PA, USA

Philadelphia CPA FAR tutor Dionne L. received an MBA at Drexel University Lebow School of Business where she focused on Finance and Business Analytics. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania specializing in non-profit accounting. 

Dionne has spent the last four years working with entrepreneurs, partnerships, small-to-medium-sized corporations providing accounting and tax services. Before becoming 100% self-employed, Dionne worked as an Auditor and Outsourced Accountant with CLA, a top 10 U.S. accountancy firm. In addition, she founded Mantra Consulting, a boutique firm based in Pennsylvania offering Accounting and Advisory Services.

The process of taking and passing the CPA FAR exam was not easy for Dionne. When she experienced a career change from finance to accounting she was well into her career and had to learn to study all over again. She balanced studying with her full-time job and, in doing so, developed a super organized, personalized method of studying and retaining pertinent information for test-taking. Her methods helped her pass BEC and FAR within a two-month span and with a score of 80 or above on both sections.

In her spare time, Dionne enjoys traveling, teaching young people about the accounting profession, and spending time with her friends and family.