Russ joined Mannia & Company in July 2016. His responsibilities include assisting clients with their books and records for the purposes of preparing their financial statements and corporate tax returns. He specialized in corporate and personal tax preparation; as well as training and assistance with QuickBooks, which he is a ProAdvisor. He is experienced in all bookkeeping skill sets, payroll, sales tax reporting, financial reporting, and corporate and individual tax return preparation to name a few, but has handled every accounting and tax need his clients have required over his 15 years in the accounting and tax landscape.
Russ earned his degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, with a bachelors' degree in Business Administration and is currently working towards earning his Certified Public Accounting certification.
Prior to joining our firm, he spent the previous 10 years in Fort Myers, Florida where he worked for a large accounting firm as a tax accountant, assisting small business clients and individuals with their tax and accounting needs. Previous to this, Russ resided in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was born and raised, and worked for some of their major banks as a business evaluation analyst and staff accountant. In the community of Fort Wayne, he is a member and the Treasurer of the Purdue Alumni Club of Fort Wayne.
Russ and his wife, Nadia, have one son, Luciano. Outside of the office, he enjoys spending time with family and friends; watching his hometown sports teams, particularly the Steelers and Penguins; attending his son's games; and exploring all th
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