George Atanassov

Fiscal & Business Analyst
Room: BSN 3534
Mailpoint: BSN 3403
Phone: (813) 974-2656

George Atanassov is a fiscal & business analyst for the Muma College of Business' financial management team. His responsibilities include review of the monthly financial reporting package sent to the department chairs and the recipient of grants and other awards, biweekly payroll reconciliations, approval of procurement card charges in accordance with USF guidance, preparation of different budgets and on demand reporting, and submission and adjustment of journal entries.

Prior to joining USF in 2015, Atanassov worked in public accounting in New York Metro in the areas of both audit and tax.

As an audit senior he was responsible for audits, quarterly reviews, and employee benefit plan reviews under Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) for various financial and non-financial service clients, reporting under both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). During his years in audit, Atanassov was fortunate to be on several audit teams of leading SEC-registered investment advisers where he enjoyed working on waterfall capital allocations, as well as investment valuations for private equity and hedge fund clients. His tax experience was in the area of high net worth individuals, as well was income tax implications for global companies and their employees on short or long-term assignments in the US or overseas. He consulted companies in areas of global compensation reporting, US payroll withholding, shadow payroll reporting, tax treaties, foreign tax credits optimization as well as stock-based incentive plans and equity-based compensation plans. Atanassov prepared tax returns for expats and foreign nationals and he really enjoyed preparing written responses to the Federal and State taxing authorities concerning foreign tax credits, pass-through carried interest and other business and personal deductions.

Atanassov has a master's degree in accounting and is a New York CPA and a member of AICPA