Lindon B. Forbes Jr.

Full-Stack Accountant, Data Architect

About Me

I'm a motivated and career-tested accountant who has dabbled in data engineering, analytics and web development. With a love for open-source technology and automation, I passionately enjoy breaking down complex business problems and seeking out both creative and cost-effective solutions.

Contact Information

  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Email: lforbes@canlin.us
  • Phone: 352-995-2400

Skills & Expertise


Financial Reporting, Tax Accounting, Multi-Entity Consolidations, Database Management, API/Data Extraction, 1099 Reporting, Revenue Recognition.


Payroll, Financial Modeling, Intercompany Transactions, Sales Tax, Nonprofit Accounting, Inventory Management, Cash Flow Management


Business Insurance, POS Integrations, Modern Web Development.

Professional Experience

Analyst + Senior Accountant at Loeb.nyc

February 2018Current

A Startup Lab that features a unique shared services approach in bringing brands to market. Requires considerable knowledge and ownership of tasks and client relationships to excel here.

  • I manage several data pipelines for operational and Finance needs. AWS is a prominent utility/platform here; sourcing data from Google Analytics, Facebook Business Manager and eCommerce Platforms such as Shopify.

  • More than 85% of the processes associated with the monthly financial close have been automated using Power Query, Python and other API/Web technologies; freeing up time for operational analyses and management consulting.

  • Automating certain business-critical metrics and reporting using data refreshes and automated emails has replaced multiple outsourced contractors; and has led to greater process evaluation, documentation and transparency.

Staff Accountant at The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

April 2016February 2018

A Non-Profit with a dedicated mission to cure Crohn's Disease and other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs). Certain regulatory restrictions apply to transactions and reporting; as with many 501(c)(3) entities.

  • Saved 4+ hours monthly by automating critical business processes that included generating reports, conducting analysis and sending emails to 50+ sub-chapter offices.
  • Assisted in spearheading a software integration project using concur; to gain greater insight into expense reporting and help streamline data entry and analysis.
  • Contracted post-employment to conduct independent review of audited analyses and controls.

Tax Preparer at Liberty Tax Service

January 2014April 2015 (2 consecutive tax seasons)

A highly known tax preparation service firm rich with both customers and competition (2 other tax service firms on the same block + price-sensitive customers will do that). fast-paced interactions and employee-involved marketing.

  • Accurately prepared individual (1040) Tax returns and corresponding schedules for itemized deductions (Sch. A) and small businesses/disregarded entities (Sch. C).
  • Guided clients with feedback and advice on claiming certain deductions and credits including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Dependent Care Credit and other tax situations and filing statuses.
  • Assisted in preparing larger clients' business tax returns (non-disregarded entities) and provided compilation services of client data for tax use.


Bachelors in Public Accounting

Monroe College
  • Graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors and a highly satisfying 4.0 GPA.
  • Named on the President and Dean's list every semester.
  • One of the highest rated Student Tutors due to knowledge of subjects and content delivery.

FAQS & Interests (2024.01.12)

Why should you hire me?

You should hire me because I always aim to impress with my work and my wit. I have a good sense of humor and am an even better judge of character. I love working with bad people. While no one is often times willing to admit their faults, I've worked with many that others would deem as bad actors and have not only worked well with them, but helped to change the narrative.


What am I most inspired to do on any job?

I am simply always inspired to do the upfront work of learning; either about the business, a process or a problem to overcome. Once I have a good understanding of something, the creative side takes over and that is where magic begins.


What's one of the most difficult challenges you've faced?

Dealing with Amazon's Seller API. This probably took me the longest time to figure out and probably the most lines of code I have ever written for any single project (2000+ total). Between the incorrect documentation, security protocols and their signature encryption algorithm which I reconstructed from scratch, (for business reasons no other way would work) to-date everything else has been painstakingly easier.