Paula Komarek earns Enrolled Agent Certification

Paula J. Komarek, of Panama, a senior tax accountant with Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C., recently earned her Enrolled Agent Certification. An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. To obtain this certification, Komarek passed a three-part comprehensive Internal Revenue Service test covering individual and business tax returns. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

“We are very proud of Paula and the effort she put forth to accomplish this great achievement in her professional career,” stated Kristy Zabrodsky, CPA, Shareholder at BWB.

Komarek is a graduate of Alfred State College and has over 35 years of experience in accounting, tax preparation and auditing. Komarek has a broad range of experience in individual, partnership and corporate taxes, as well as financial statement preparation and auditing of small businesses and non-profit organizations.

BWB is a full service public accounting firm providing wide-ranging assistance in the areas of accounting, auditing, tax and advisory services. Their current staff consists of over 45 professionals, paraprofessionals and support staff, including 23 Certified Public Accountants. The Firm serves as accountants and advisors to businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the United States, while maintaining offices in Jamestown, Olean and Orchard Park.