Hello! My name is Rana. Yes, my name sounds just like the character Rayna James on the TV show Nashville, except that I spell it different and I like to claim that I made it hip before she came along.  I’ll be working seasonally during the busy tax season to help clients with their annual tax filing needs.  I worked with Matt in the public accounting industry when we both lived in the Franklin, Tennessee area and I’m excited to be working with him again as part of the Senter, CPA team.  For the past twelve years I have managed my own bookkeeping business handling the part-time accounting needs of several small clients from my home office.  I have also worked as tax accountant preparing individual, corporate and partnership income tax returns during the busy tax season for a small, local CPA firm. I appreciated working for several years with a small firm where I could service the same tax clients year after year and build a relationship with many of them.  Due to some changes at my previous firm it was time for me to find a new firm “home” so I was happy to learn that Matt had a place just for me as a seasonal tax accountant. 

I grew up in a small Central Florida town and earned my BS in Accounting and MS in Taxation from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!).  I am also the third generation in my family to be a proud football season ticket holder at “The Swamp” where we love cheering on our Florida Gators.  I have lived in the Nashville area since 2007. I currently live in Goodlettsville, Tennessee with my partner of thirteen years, Mike.  He has a grown son and we are happy empty nesters.  We love to travel and scuba dive together.  We typically take a couple of international trips every year with the exception of the last couple of years when international travel was “challenging”.  Our last big trip was in May 2021 to Egypt for a week of scuba diving in the Red Sea followed by a week long river cruise down the Nile exploring the antiquities from Luxor to Aswan and finished up with exploring the Great Pyramids in Cairo.  It was spectacular!  We are finally back on schedule with our trips and are looking forward to traveling to Scotland (again) and St Lucia next year followed by the Philippines the year after that.

In my free time, when I’m not traveling or scuba diving I enjoy visiting with my family, watching college football, NHL hockey and reading.  I look forward to being part of the Senter, CPA team.