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Paula Edwards, CMA

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Accounting Instructor

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Paula L. Edwards

Paula has been a Certified Management Accountant since 1997 and a Certified Tax Preparer since 2003. Her expertise is with small businesses encompassing such areas as real estate, interior design, retail, sports management, information technology, restaurant operations and consulting.

Prior to starting her own company in 2003, Paula was Accounting Manager with Lowe Enterprises, a vertically integrated real estate company, specializing in accounting for office buildings held by pension funds. Prior to that, Paula was a Senior Accountant with The Macerich Company; a Santa Monica based real estate investment trust (REIT) company which owned and managed large regional and super regional shopping centers.

Paula earned an MBA from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Finance and an undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach with an emphasis in Accounting and Human Resources. She also attended two study abroad programs in Asia and Europe.

Paula is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the California Tax Education Council. She was formerly a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica College Advisory Board (Executive Committee), Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) (Board of Director) and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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