Karen Spruill's first bookkeeping job began while she was in high school, and she has worked in jobs associated with the accounting profession ever since. Upon graduating from college, Karen spent a decade as a legal assistant, dealing with collections, foreclosure, real estate, and corporate issues. Next came an accounts payable specialist position at a national company. Most recently, Karen was the district manager of a major tax preparation franchise, where she not only managed four stores but also prepared tax returns, performed tax resolution services, and taught tax classes.
Karen has maintained her commission as a notary for many years. She achieved the IRS’s Enrolled Agent status in 2013 and has maintained that designation ever since. Karen teaches classes for the local community college's Small Business Center. She is an active member of the National Society of Accountants as well as the affiliated North Carolina Society of Accountants, where she currently holds the office of state Treasurer. She has held the office of President of the Eastern Chapter of the NC Society of Accountants for several years.
A native of Elizabeth City, Karen graduated with honors from Elizabeth City State University. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching Sunday School and spending time with her family.
Deborah Davis took a much different path to her current position. Nearing the end of a career teaching band in the public schools, she pursued an associate degree in accounting at the local community college to prepare for a post-retirement job. She met Karen when she signed on as a tax preparer at a major tax franchise. After two years, Deborah was made office manager of one of the local stores.
Deborah is also a notary and participates in the IRS’s voluntary Annual Filing Season Program. She is a member of the Eastern Chapter of the North Carolina Society of Accountants as well as the National Association of Tax Professionals. She is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Winterville Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Roanoke Rapids, Deborah is an honor graduate of East Carolina University. She remains active as a musician and educator and loves to spend time at the beach.
Karen Spruill is an officer with the North Carolina Society of Accountants. Formed in 1947, the NCSA seeks to protect the practice rights of non-certified accountants in North Carolina. The Society helps to maintain a high standard of proficiency and integrity among its members by offering continuing professional education, state legislative monitoring, and an annual state convention.
Karen Spruill with NCSA Secretary Mary Fuller.