Eliot Cashell earned his Bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and graduated from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Program. He received his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy and attended Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training.  Eliot did not complete Hell Week and received an honorable discharge after a year of service.  Still filled with the burning desire to serve his country, Eliot resigned his commission and enlisted in the Marines.  Eliot completed Boot Camp, School of Infantry, Amphibious Reconnaissance School, Army Airborne School, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape School before deploying to Iraq with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion in Okinawa, Japan.  Eliot conducted direct action, covert ambushes, deep reconnaissance, clandestine surveillance, helicopter interdictions and battlespace shaping missions in Fallujah and Al Asad during a seven-month deployment.   After Eliot completed his deployment, he received orders to attend Officer Candidate School and became a Finance Officer.  As a Finance Officer, Eliot directed the day-to-day operations for the largest expeditionary operating base in Afghanistan during a year-long deployment.

Eliot transitioned from the Marines and embarked on a new career in the private sector.  As a full-time employee for a “Big Four” accounting firm and father of two kids, Eliot returned to school as a part-time student and graduated from the George Washington University with a Masters in Accountancy.  Simultaneously, he studied and passed the rigorous CPA exams all on his first attempt and completed the work experience requirement.  Eliot is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the District of Columbia Board of Accountancy.  Prior to becoming a CPA, Eliot prepared taxes on a pro-bono basis as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant and on a per-diem basis.

Filling out tax forms is filling out tax forms.  What excites Eliot the most about providing tax advisory services is interacting with people and providing an international and holistic approach to listening and learning about their financial situation.  Eliot is a highly qualified tax professional specializing in tax advisory services and building sustainable customer relationships.

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