Ellen Perkins is a Senior Tax Associate with MRA Associates. In this role, she is responsible for tax planning, tax return preparation, and tax consulting to our clients. She is experienced in providing proactive tax services to executives, high net worth individuals, and their related business enterprises.
Prior to joining MRA Associates in May of 2017, Ellen served as the Vice President of Tax at Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (GCU) for eight years. As Vice President of Tax at GCU, Ellen was responsible for the overall department function and supervised both the indirect tax team and a corporate tax team. Earlier in her career, she served as the Senior Tax Director at Apollo Group, Inc. and Tax Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. In those roles, she provided consulting in all areas of federal and states taxes and was responsible for the coordination and delivery of corporate income and individual high net worth income tax services.
Ellen earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Taxation from Golden Gate University in California. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.