SHANKS OPENS ACCOUNTING FIRM -- Cari A. Shanks has started her own accounting firm, Cari Shanks CPA, LLC located at 2311 Durham in Thomas Township. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Shanks has over 15 years of experience in small business bookkeeping and tax preparation. She is also proficient in Quickbooks and Peachtree Accounting software. Prior to this she worked for 10 years in a local Certified Public Accounting firm of which she was a partner and then worked for a financial firm for five years with a focus in corporate and individual taxes. Shanks is also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Thomas Township and is a member of the Board of Directors at First Area Credit Union.