Guillermo A. Vega, E.A.
Enrolled Agent, President
In 1999, Guillermo received his Bachelor’s degree in Optometry from the Universidad de La Salle in Bogota, Colombia. For the next four years, he worked in research and field studies for a non-profit health organization, became its web developer and administrator of fundaver.com and was awarded by the Department of Communications of Colombia for best website in the health field.
On 2003, upon his arrival to the U.S., he began attaining credentials in taxation and payroll processing, and was hired by the former administration of La Oficina, where he grew his experience and instated new automated and electronic processes to better track compliance with tax payments and filings for its clients. He also was responsible for developing and executing a plan to bring payroll processing in-house, formerly provided by a third party contractor.
Following his passion for business development, Guillermo and his wife Flavia acquired La Oficina in 2011 and put into practice new tools and standards to improve client management and communication, peer to peer collaboration and to reach new markets.
Guillermo has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) since 2005 and has attended many of their live training and seminar events, as well as seminars offered by NCSU, Wake Tech and the Internal Revenue Service. He has taken great pleasure supporting the NC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce helping as a speaker in their event series “Emprendedores”, teaching taxation issues for small business owners. He was also a speaker in a business development event organized by the City of Raleigh in 2012. He is currently a member of the Farmworker Health Insurance Team (FHIT), a multidisciplinary workgroup that helps farmworkers in North Carolina to understand and access health insurance as mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and offered by the federal marketplace. He has provided this workgroup with education in tax laws related with the ACA.
In addition to completing his continuing education, in February 2016 he earned the designation of Enrolled Agent by the IRS following mandatory testing in individual and business entities tax law.
Apart from his business and professional endeavors, at age 16 Guillermo proudly served his country and is a veteran of the Colombian Army. He gladly gives time and resources to the church he attends and other ministries that proclaim the gospel inside and outside this community, actively participating in activities such as providing simultaneous translation of the Sunday service into Spanish, and is a chaplain for Hispanics at one local minor league professional baseball team.
Among his personal passions, Guillermo enjoys spending quality time with his family and church, cooking on weekends, practicing water sports, biking with friends and neighbors, running 5K races on a regular basis, camping, and traveling.
Flavia is originally from Lima, Peru. In 1990 she moved to the US with her twin sister and mom. She faced one of the biggest challenges of her life, trying to adapt to a new country and learn the language. After her studies she started working as a co-manager for a retail store, where she was able to demonstrate effective leadership, the ability to motivate others and the desire to work as part of a team to generate fresh and innovative ideas. In 1999 she took a break from her career to start her family. In 2001 she was offered a job as a Mortgage Consultant to serve the growing Hispanic community in the area. She worked in the finance field from 2001-2009 helping many achieve the American dream of home ownership. While working with the Hispanic community, she realized the importance of educating the community and the need for more resources. She became very passionate about helping the Hispanic community integrate to the community at large, while also improving the well-being of their families. In 2011, Flavia and her husband became the new owners of La Oficina, a bilingual business center serving the community for more than 14 years, where she continues to help and educate the community. She is a firm believer of giving back to her community and is always looking for ways to help. Flavia is very involved with her community and participates in different events to expand her professional network, and to stay informed about issues affecting the community. Currently, she is very involved in helping North Carolina’s farm workers. She has been working diligently with other organizations to be able to reach out to farm workers and educate them about tax compliance. In light of the lack of transportation that many farm workers face, Flavia and her team travel outside of Raleigh to provide information and an opportunity for farm workers to get their questions answered.
Flavia has been a tax preparer for the last three years. She has attended various trainings through the NATP (National Association of Tax Preparers) to better help her customers, and to stay up to date with IRS regulations and updates through continuing education.
Flavia is a member of the NCSC Migrant Council and has served on the board of Directors of The North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, Flavia was the recipient of The Excelente Business Woman of the Year Award.
Among her personal passions, Flavia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and relaxing at home.