Welcome! My name is Raushana Kaye Pender. I am an entrepreneur, accountant and financial strategist. I am the founder of Mural Financial and Tax Services. I have over 15 years experience in the accounting, tax and financial services industries.
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Millikin University and a Master of Arts degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. I also hold a Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
My passion is to help individuals create financial freedom through entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur you have the ability to control your time, talent and treasure. You are in control of your career and the path you decide to take in life. You have the ability to control what you do, the amount of money you make, and the people you work with.
It is my hope that I can help you understand finances and how to use your money to your benefit, to design and live a life that is pleasing to you.
I wish you much success along this journey called life.
When I was growing up, my career dreams were like that of any other adolescent, to become a teacher, a doctor or any other job that paid well because that is all I ever heard. Little did I know, God had other plans for me. God had given me signs of my skill and interest all along that I had unconsciously overlooked, such as enjoying math, problem solving, constantly thinking of strategies to manage my money more wisely and telling others how important it is to save. Most people aspire to join corporate America when entering into a career but I believe it would be more impactful to serve people on a more personal level.
My undergraduate achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There’s only 1 Saluki! After undergrad, I continued my education and earned a Master of Science degree in Personal Financial Planning from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Go Tigers! Once I began to learn more about how much of a difference I could make in someone’s life, how I could help them reach dreams and goals they thought impossible, I knew that this was my purpose.
I have over 5 years of experience in providing accounting/bookkeeping services, monthly and annual financial reporting in alignment with GAAP regulations, financial analysis, account reconciliations, cash flow management, budgeting and forecasting. I want to take the wealth of knowledge and skills I have accumulated in the corporate world and use it to serve those around me to help them achieve their personal and professional goals by focusing on their financial freedom.