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Accounts Payable Accounting

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
December 06, 2017

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I am a seasoned, dedicated, and reliable individual seeking to secure a full time or contract position with a well-established organization that will enable me to utilize my strong organizational, literacy and accuracy skills, and ability to work well in an individual and a team setting. I am efficient, resourceful, and a quick learner looking to challenge myself professionally and expand my knowledge. I possess good judgement, an optimistic attitude, and am incredibly accountable with a high value of integrity, innovation, and commitment.

Professional Profile

Dedicated, motivated, and, dependable professional with over 8 years of experience in diverse accounting and finance positions, and over 3 years of experience in a not-for-profit trade union/oil & gas environment

Possess advanced oral and written communication, and organizational skills, with leadership experience of managing 10 to 15 staff members

Adapt quickly to new computer software, with strong working knowledge of MS Office programs (including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Cloud, Sage 50, ADP, InDesign, and Moodle

Integral part of a highly productive team which thrives in operating in challenging, demanding, and diversified working environments

Possess the ability to perform complex tasks using own initiative with considerable judgement, and use discretion to handle confidential information appropriately

Career Summary

Administrative Team Lead November 2013 – April 2017

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955 Training Trust Fund (Edmonton, Alberta)

Scheduling board meetings, preparing meeting minutes, compiling supporting statistics for agenda items, and handling sensitive documents while maintaining a high degree of confidentiality.

Making travel arrangements for staff traveling on business purposes, and preparing/processing expense reports.

Acting as a liaison to establish new business relationships and collaborating effectively with existing partners/vendors.

Excelling in communication by preparing and editing correspondences, reports, curriculum content, and educational/promotional material.

Overseeing the daily activities and leading the administrative staff (unionized and out of scope) by holding engaging and informative team meetings.

Mentoring and providing guidance on proper procedures and new initiatives, while streamlining and enhancing workflow and processes. Creating and amending policies to ensure that they meet the requirements of not-for-profit legislation.

Using analytical skills and effectively managing multiple projects simultaneously which include the development, troubleshooting and implementation of new software programs integral to the efficiency of the organization:

oOnline scheduling software for over 400 courses annually

oCustom membership database, dispatch and revenue record keeping system

oMulti-departmental website and content management system

oLearning Management System for distribution of online and in class training

oCloud based software for storing and managing safety certifications and skills evaluations

Performing accounting duties, including: Accounts Payable and Receivable, weekly bank deposits, petty cash authorizations, issuing purchase orders, coding invoices, posting of all general journal entries, monthly bank account reconciliations, month/quarter/year end reports, preparing and conducting statistical analysis of financial statements, and tracking/forecasting the operating budget ($3 – 5 million annually).

Processing payments and remittance reports from signatory contractors for monthly employer contributions, verifying accuracy of submissions to the collective agreements.

Business and Funding Manager January 2010 – October 2013

Canadian Automotive Reality Inc. O/A Vos Motors (Toronto, Ontario)

Performing to an exceptional standard in this role, and ensuring the continuous growth of the company through excellent business practices, introduction of new products, and continuous training of coworkers.

Assessing the needs and preferences of customers by providing comprehensive information in relation to various finance and leasing options available from the company.

Fully accountable for determining the loans, interest rates and terms available for customers, comprehensively analyzing the information from credit reports, taking relevant industry standards into account.

Clearly conveying features/benefits, and upselling of relevant extended warranties and aftermarket products in relation to vehicle, motorcycle and leisure products.

Fully preparing all necessary financial and legal documents needed for the sale of vehicles and related loans, while adhering and continuously adapting to the governing body’s regulations.

Interacting and building relationships with finance industry leaders through the remittance of finance contracts to the relevant banks and lending institutions, for funding of up to $100,000 per transaction and processing in excess of 125 files per month.

Managing 15 staff members, while creating and maintaining a positive work environment, ensuring high levels of organization, communication and productivity.

Assisting in various human resource tasks as needed, such as interviewing job candidates, resolving conflicts among staff, and encouraging strong work ethic.

Administrative and Accounting Assistant April 2005 – August 2009

Mazda of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

Performing to an exceptional standard in this position, ensuring that the reception was operated to standards of the highest quality, including screening phone calls, establishing rapport with customers, and responding to web inquiries.

Performing daily bank deposits and entering transactions into the general ledger.

Reconciling an extensive selection of Accounts Payable/Receivable.

Consistently meeting deadlines by working quickly to submit appropriate paperwork to the lenders, and on various ad hoc projects.

Gaining substantial expertise in the effective operation of various industry related software, such as the Dealer Lounge System, Dealer Track, CT Wizard, ADP accounting system and the Mazda Canada database.

Processing and reconciling all warranty claims within the service department and ensuring that all warranty procedures are done within policies and standards outlined by Mazda Canada.

Education and Qualifications

Respect in the Workplace Certification – November 2016

Successfully completed the Leadership course with honours through NAIT’s 3rd year Bachelor of Business Administration Program – August 2015

Accounting Diploma – Seneca College - April 2010

Sage 50 – Canadian Edition – 2 Day Classroom Course through Sage University – November 2013

OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council) Certification – August 2010 – August 2014

Fluent in English and Russian languages

Excellent references available upon request.

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