Masterpiece Accounting Services LLC (MAS) was founded by Ibanessa Soto Hogan. With a strong passion for learning, she earned her Bachelors Degree in Public Accounting at El Universidad Technologica de Santiago (UTESA) in her native land, the Dominican Republic. Ibanessa moved to New York in 1997 to continue pursuing her spiritual goals and become a better leader. She has always had a great desire to help people, leading her to start MAS in 2011.
Ibanessa is, besides a degreed and experienced Accountant, a Chartered Tax Professional, a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor, and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB). She is in the process of becoming an Enrolled Agent (EA), the highest designation given by the IRS to tax practitioners, and is currently attending graduate school to obtain her Masters in Accounting at Concordia University.
Prior to starting MAS, Ibanessa worked in the corporate world for 15 years as an accomplished professional, accumulating extensive experience in accounting, bookkeeping and auditing. She held both staff and senior accounting positions in companies such as: Coopers & Lybrand (currently Price Waterhouse Coopers), ThyssenKrupp Elevator/Dover Elevator, Frito Lay and Castle Oil Corporation.
Ibanessa believes that everyone has the potential to be successful. She is passionate about helping her clients achieve success in their business endeavors by helping them understand “the meaning behind the numbers.” She has the scope and understanding of both her client’s business and needs, and is qualified and equipped to help them streamline processes to enable them to be more productive, and as a result, more profitable.
Ibanessa currently sits on the Board of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce, where she also perform the duties of the accountant for the chamber.
She is also offers educational training through her firm and for WEDC, Score and The Westchester Business Council.