Rhonda L. Simmons, ATP, RTRP, is the CEO and member of REGIONAL LEDGER SPECIALISTS LLC.  She earned the designation of Accredited Tax Preparer through the Accreditation Council of Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) in affiliation with the National Society of Accountants.  ACAT's earned credentials demonstrate higher national standards, a mastery of accounting and taxation principles, procedures and practices, and professional knowledge well above and beyond the IRS minimum competency requirements.

Ms. Simmons has extensive business and professional services experience, having worked in a diverse range of industries and roles in accounting and tax preparation.

Ms. Simmons began her career as an accountant in a health care facility, then was recruited to manage the accounting department of a cheese manufacturing facility, eventually becoming the General Manager.  She subsequently joined a rapidly growing software engineering firm specializing in the development of avionics software.  As comptroller of this startup corporation, she developed and managed the accounting and human resource systems and maintained financial and shareholder reporting responsibilities and tax return preparation.

Ms. Simmons then owned and operated a specialty retail store, expanding inventory and sales by 300% the first year.  After several years, she was recruited to join a national tax and financial services company where she specialized in individual and business tax return preparation and was commissioned to develop an accounting division, which she eventually purchased and operates today as REGIONAL LEDGER SPECIALISTS LLC.