Foresight Tax Services is a small business owned by former refugees from DRC and South Sudan, who now call America home. FTS was found and still operates in NH since 2015. In June 2019, FTS opened a second office in Buffalo New York. FTS specializes in assisting immigrants and refugees because they are more likely to be targeted for predatory tax practices and misconceptions. With multiple languages, U.S tax code expertise, and affordable pricing, we believe we are uniquely qualified to educate, and hopefully eradicate the likelihood of newly arrived clients falling in the wrong hands. Though we specialize in assisting immigrants and refugees, our doors are open to all.

Get to know us

Owners

Francois John Ruvera

CEO & President, MBA

Francois is originally from the Democratic Republican of Congo. Francois was resettled in Burlington Vermont in 2005. Before coming to the United States, he lived in several places, included Burundi, Tanzania, and Zambia. He speaks Kiswahili, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Kinyanja, and French.

 

Francois is a co-founder of Foresight Tax Services. He holds a role of CEO and President as well as Tax Preparer and Accountant at FTS. In his role, he prepares individual and business tax returns, bookkeeping for small businesses; train staff and oversees the overall operations of FTS. Francois brings to FTS years of experience in the field of taxation including working as a tax prepare for companies like Liberty Tax Services and 3 years of volunteering with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant Program, an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations.

 

Francois completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in accounting and a Graduate Certificate degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to his MBA, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to accounting and business-related experiences, Francois has also experience in social services and Federal Government Contracts. He currently works at Person Centered Services.

John Amin Wani

CFO, BS

John Amin Wani is a co-founder of Foresight Tax Services. John is also a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University’s school of business with a Bachelor in Business Administration.  He successfully completed the Certificate of Completion with Liberty Tax.  John has an extensive background in accounting, finance, and preparation of individual and business tax returns. John brings years of experience in finance with the South Sudan Community of New Hampshire non-profit organization.  He has knowledge of business mathematics and statistics. John is originally from South Sudan. He was resettled in New Hampshire in 2003. Before coming to USA, John lived in Cairo, Egypt for approximately 4 years. John is proficient in English, Arabic and Moru.

Bijoux Elizabeth Bahati

CMO, MSW

Bijoux brings her keen understanding of social issues and language abilities to better serve FTS customers.  Bijoux is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at FTS. Her goal is to merge her social services background with her interest in design and marketing to achieve success for FTS. Bijoux oversees all marketing activities of the company including advertising, product promotion, designing marketing materials and outreach.  She is currently leading the marketing strategies including creating and maintaining the website. Bijoux currently works as a Care Coordinator for Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County.

 

Bijoux is native of Democratic Republic of Congo. She speaks Kiswahili and Kibembe languages. Bijoux lived in Tanzania for four years prior to migrating to Burlington, Vermont as a refugee teen. Bijoux obtained her bachelors’ degree at the University of Vermont and a Master’s at the University of Illinois (Urban-Champaign). Both of her degrees are in the social work field, concentrating in working with children, youth and families.  In her journey to building her career, Bijoux has worked as school liaison for Concord School District and Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services) in elementary schools to assist newly arrived refugee children and their families get the orientation necessary to make a healthy adjustment to U.S school systems.

 

Bijoux enjoys mentoring refugee and immigrant youth. Bijoux is skilled in care coordination for refugees, immigrants and asylees, childhood and family support, outreach and community resources, refugee resettlement and acculturation processes, and student support services.

Staff

Tuyisabe Lea

Tax Preparer

Tuyisabe was born in Burundi, was raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, and was 14 when she came to the U.S.  She had lived in Colorado Springs, CO, Buffalo, NY before moving to New Hampshire.

 

While in High School, Tuyisabe supported herself by braiding hair and interpreting. She studied social work at Plymouth State University for two years. Tuyisabe currently works for the city of Manchester and is also a certified interpreter. Tuyisabe speaks Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda.

 

Tuyisabe believes that we truly grow and thrive when we’re constantly learning.

Seasonal Locations:

NEW HAMPSHIRE

4 Park Street, Suite 304, Concord, NH 03301

603-674-7425

Hours of Operation

Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

2020 by Foresight Tax Services

NEW YORK

505 Ellicott Street

Buffalo, New York 14203

716-698-4270 

Hours of Operation

Tues. / Thurs. 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 12:00am-4:00pm

Call

Francois Ruvera:   716-698-4270

Bijoux Bahati:        802-343-5256

Amin Wani:            603-674-7425