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Denver, CO
March 29, 2018

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Paula Friedman


Perkins+Will (formerly Sink Combs Dethlefs) – Denver, CO Jan 2015-Jan 2018

Controller/Human Resources Manager

Responsible for all aspects of the company’s accounting environment

Develop, issue and improve financial and project reporting

Manage cash flow and provide monthly financial updates to firm’s partners

Maintain the company general ledger, including monthly and year end adjusting journal entries

Comply with local, state and federal government reporting and tax filing requirements

Prepare invoices as specified by contract terms with various cities, counties, and universities nationwide

Manage banking relationships

Process payroll via ADP, manage leave of absences, unemployment and workers’ compensation claims

Health/Vision/Dental Insurance selection, enrollment and management

401K enrollment, management and compliance

Matthew Potts CPA – Englewood, CO Jan-April 2015

Tax Accountant (part-time/seasonal while working fulltime)

Prepare individual, corporate and partnerships returns

Research tax law and apply rules when preparing returns

Miscellaneous projects as assigned by firm owner

CliftonLarsonAllen - Greenwood Village, CO Jan 2014 –Dec 2014

Tax Accountant

Prepare individual, corporate, partnerships, fiduciary and nonprofit returns

Research tax law and apply rules when preparing returns

Frequently interface with client personnel to review and apply accounting and tax principles

Assist in the preparation of financial statements and statistical/account analysis

Interact with peers, supervisors and partners to gather and prepare information

Prepare responses to Federal and State tax notices for various clientele

Miscellaneous accounting and bookkeeping projects as assigned by supervisors and partners

PorchLight Real Estate Group - Denver, CO Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Accounting Assistant to the Controller

Assisted the company’s Controller in entering, tracking and payment of A/R and A/P

Prepared journal entries for tracking expenses and transferring earnest money

Deposited commission checks and processed closings for over 80 agents

Recorded all company purchases for Sales and Use Tax liability; calculated amounts due and paid taxes quarterly for Denver and Littleton offices

Documented and tracked special commission deals and recruiting bonuses for agents

Assisted in end of year 1099 reporting and tax filing

Audited agent’s files for compliance with all industry regulations

Stadium Medical/LimoCare, LLC - Denver, CO Aug 2010 - May 2011

Administrative Specialist

Answered calls and scheduled appointments for the company’s wheelchair and stretcher -transportation service

Responsible for setting up new clients and billing for services using QuickBooks

Paid invoices in QuickBooks and made weekly bank deposits

Set up new employees in CrewScheduler online time management program and created calendars in Crew Scheduler for employee shift times and dates

Completed 1500 HICPA Forms to bill to client’s insurance or third party

Created and maintained company website and reviewed all submissions to website

Bell & Pollock, P.C. - Greenwood Village, CO April 2009 - Aug 2010

Cost Account Manager/Legal Assistant

Started as receptionist and promoted to Legal Assistant and Cost Account Manager after three months.

Responsible for maintaining client’s cost accounts for the entire firm; duties included billing new invoices, assisting in preparing monthly billing statements in PC Law software, making bank deposits and printing checks using QuickBooks Pro 2009

Opened files for new client’s cases, entered all required information and updated records in Time Matters database

Reviewed Client’s file and prepared Settlement Demands to be sent to opposing parties’ insurance providers after the attorney’s approval


Metropolitan State University of Denver - Denver, CO 2012-2016

CPA Certification Program-completed all educational requirements to be eligible to sit for the CPA Exams ; currently studying for FAR

GPA: 4.0

Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree

GPA: 3.7

Graduated with Honors, member of Golden Key Honors Society and

Psi Chi Honors Society

Certifications & Software

PTIN registered 2014 and 2015

IRS Certified Basic and Intermediate Income Tax Preparer 2013

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tax Preparer 2013

Proficient in using Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, DelTek Vision, Pro FX Tax and QuickBooks

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