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Davita Pray, CPA

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Meet Davita Pray, CPA: A Journey from West Philadelphia to Tax Expertise

Born and raised in the vibrant community of West Philadelphia, Davita Pray's journey into the world of accountancy is a testament to her resilience, expertise, and dedication to making a difference. A proud alumna of West Chester University, Davita graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, setting the stage for a remarkable career in finance and taxation.

Davita's professional journey began with a pivotal role as an auditor for the Department of Defense, where she honed her skills in meticulous financial examination and compliance. Her passion for the field and relentless pursuit of excellence led her to obtain her CPA license, further solidifying her expertise and commitment to the highest standards of accounting practice.

Her career trajectory took an exciting turn when she joined Capmark Finance Inc, contributing significantly to the Risk, Controls, and Compliance department. However, the 2008 financial crisis brought unforeseen challenges, leading to a layoff that would become a turning point in her career. It was during this period that Davita's resilience shone brightest. Instead of seeing this setback as a defeat, she viewed it as an opportunity to redefine her path and make a direct impact on the lives of others.

Davita's dedication to serving her community led her to volunteer for the Internal Revenue Service’s Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), where she provided invaluable tax preparation and financial development assistance to low-income families. This experience not only enriched her professional skills but also deepened her understanding of the unique financial challenges faced by many families.

Emboldened by her experiences and driven by a desire to make a lasting impact, Davita decided to venture into entrepreneurship, launching her own tax and accounting business. It was during this transformative period that she met her mentor, Anita Conner, and joined the esteemed Anita Conner and Associates, also known as the Tax Divas. For two years, Davita immersed herself in tax and accounting work, gaining invaluable insights and experience before fully launching her own practice.

Since then, Davita Pray, CPA, has become a beacon of excellence and reliability in the tax and accounting industry. She has successfully assisted dozens of families and businesses with their tax and business needs, including providing tax services for prestigious Big 4 firms PWC and E&Y. Her expertise and dedication have not only earned her the trust and loyalty of her clients but have also led to her being quoted in esteemed publications such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and the AICPA Journal of Accountancy.

Davita's journey from West Philadelphia to becoming a trusted tax expert is a story of perseverance, expertise, and the unwavering belief in the power of positive impact. Whether you're a family in need of tax planning or a business seeking expert financial guidance, Davita Pray, CPA, is here to navigate the complexities of tax and accounting, ensuring your financial success and peace of mind.

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