Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Eighteen years ago, I moved to the United States from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I only spoke Russian and didn’t know many people in U. S. I quickly realized that I needed to develop a career that would provide experience and learning to fuel my future. The first step was to obtain education. I was accepted in the University of Georgia in 2007 to one of the best Accounting school in the Nation, J.M. Tull School of Accounting from which I graduated in 2011. Since then I worked at H&R Block preparing small business and individuals tax returns. Prior my position at UGA Foundation, I worked at Synovus bank as a manager in the Money Center. Since 2016 I worked for the University of Georgia in a different positions. My current position, encouraged me to grow academically, socially and mentally. Based on my research, webinars and discussions with alumni, I learned that the MPA program offers a range of educational classes that will help me develop great leadership skills, give me the necessary tools and knowledge in supporting public services and provide valuable networking opportunities.


B.B.A, The University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2011, Business Administration in Accounting

Educational Experiences

My first Bachelor’s degree was in Literature and Language Arts from Humanities University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I also took a few core classes in the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural college in Tifton Ga and completeed a BBA in Business Administration in Accounting from Terry College Of Business in 2011.

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Career Goals

UGA’s BBA in Accounting program offered me valuable budget and finance foundation skills, as well as career and networking opportunities. My current position as a Senior Financial Accountant in the Finance and Administration Division of the University of Georgia has encouraged me to grow academically, socially and mentally. It also repeatedly reignited my passion to develop my career in the Public sector. I strive to develop further my critical thinking and great communication skills. I believe that MPA program will give me the necessary tools to grow in my current role and face new challenges in my workplace.

Relevant Work Experience

I worked over two years as an Accountant in UGA Foundation managing scholarships, preparing state sales tax returns and processed check requests for faculty and staff reimbursements of expenses. I also worked over two years at SPIA as a Business manager. In that role I reconciled SPIA’s faculty, staff and graduate assistants payroll, served as HR liaison for SPIA and hired student workers and graduate assistants. I also worked on budget development for the International Affairs department and provided support for the International Affairs faculty. Currently I work as a Senior Financial Accountant. My duties are to review and approve entire university GL entries that needs to be posted in the GL Ledger. I assist with preparation of the End of Fiscal Year reports for the Board of Regents, responsible for the end of the month GL ledger cleaning and closing, assist UGA Controller and Associate Director of Central Accounting with a different tasks as needed.

Of Note

The Becker CPA Review Scholarship
GSCPA Member
Reznick Group
Externship Program, Atlanta, Georgia

Research Interests

Governmental budget and finance