About Us

Jigna M. Patel, CPA MBA CGMA -About the owner

A MBA graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Patel has several years of work experience ranging from mid to large sized corporations to government. In addition to her extensive experience in financial statement design, compilation and analysis, she is also well versed in business, individual and international tax preparation, planning, review and audit representation. Prior to starting Sigma Accountants LLC, a Certified Public Accountancy firm, Ms. Patel worked for Legg Mason, Old Mutual PLC and the Government in the accounting, asset management and financial reporting divisions.

In addition to Maryland, Virginia and DC CPA license, she also holds one from Australia (CPA Australia). She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Certified QuickBooks Proadvisor and Xero Partner.

During her career as a Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Patel has built a reputation as an expert in tax and business consulting for self-employed businesses, non-profit and closely held corporations. Her client roster includes emerging and established businesses in the hi-tech, health care professionals & practices, engineering, other professional practices, not for profit, retail as well as other closely-held businesses and business owners.  Ms. Patel also devotes much of her practice to international tax matters including U.S. tax aspects of international business such as foreign businesses doing work in the U.S., U.S. businesses doing work abroad and related taxation issues. For individuals, Ms. Patel is well versed in tax issues relating to offshore bank account compliance such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), PFIC reporting and the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). Ms. Patel also assists U.S. citizens living overseas comply with their U.S. tax filing obligations.  Where other CPA firms outsource their preparation work, Ms. Patel is directly involved in making sure your tax return is complete, accurate and finished timely. Additionally, she can make appointments to suit your schedule no matter where you are in the world. We can get started today!