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Staff Accountant

Location:
Palmdale, California, United States
Salary:
$18.00/hrly
Posted:
August 14, 2018

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DEBORAH M. HIMES

***** *********** **.

Palmdale, CA 93551

661-***-**** (home)

661-***-**** (cell)

ac6n9f@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a challenging position in an accounting field that will permit the use of my skills and knowledge to maximize company potential while developing additional knowledge, answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.

EXPERIENCE:

Staff Accountant

Feb. 2013 – Jul. 2015

Barri Sibbald, CPA, Palmdale, CA

Prepare monthly financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information. Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files, reconciling accounts accordingly. Insure proper recording of new purchases and manage credit cards applications and charges. Issue client’s payroll and file payroll tax deposits. Prepare timely payroll and sale tax returns. Entice potential client with the advantages of using our tax, bookkeeping and accounting services.

Staff Accountant

Sept. 2004 – May 2007

Mitch Bhatia, CPA, Northridge, CA

Collaborate and effectively analyze corporate internal controls and perform comprehensive audits, reviews and compilations for privately held clients. Serve as the client’s direct point of contact. Perform comprehensive audit tests on cash, accounts receivable, investments, fixed assets, prepaid expenses and accounts payable. Recorded financial activity and prepared monthly financial statements. Responsibilities included preparing clients payroll, accurately and timely and in compliance of company policy and governmental regulations. Prepare monthly/quarterly and year end payroll tax returns, W-2 and 1099’s and sales tax returns. Assist CPA with tax returns and special projects.

Jr. Accountant

Credit Manager

Aug. 2000 – Sept. 2003

New Horizons

San Fernando Valley Association for the Retarded, Inc.

North Hills, CA

Perform bank reconciliations and year-end schedules for a non-profit organization. Record and enter monthly journal entries and responsible for general ledger allocations for the Accounts Receivable and Payable Departments. Reconcile petty cash accounts and prepare daily deposits. Credit manager’s responsibilities included accounts receivable collections and evaluating a potential client’s credit limitations. Administrative duties included ordering office supplies, computers, printers and photocopiers. Update maintenance agreements and warranty issues for office equipment and other company assets.

Corporate Accounting Bookkeeper

Aug. 1997 – Sept. 1999

Filters, Inc., Valencia, CA

Supervise the Accounts Payable Department, installing proper accounting practices and procedures. Emphasis on accurate general ledger allocations for corporate and satellite counters and the rebuilding plant and warehouse located in Florida. Prepare daily, sales and inventory reports and submit a cash collateral report to bank authorizing a loan credit transfer of funds. Reconcile daily, the loan credit availability based on accounts receivable, sales, collections and inventory. Month end responsibilities include reconcile bank statements, accounts receivable and preparing sales tax reports. Prepare journal entries, recording sales, accruals, general ledger reclassifications, depreciation and various other entries. Convert accounting department to MAS 90 software system, providing a greater cost accounting of counters, warehouses and outside sales offices and departments.

Accounting Manager

Administrative Assistant

Jan. 1996 – Sept. 1996

Future Echo, Chatsworth, CA

Utilize automated accounting system to perform bookkeeping and accounting functions generating month and year end financial reports. Prepare payroll and reported tax information to the IRS on monthly/yearly basis 9i.e 940, 941, W-2, 1099’s). Evaluate and set credit limitations on potential customers as well as collecting on past due accounts. Manage office activity, modernizing work procedures, improving employee performance and productivity.

Property Account Manager

Jun. 1995 – Dec. 1995

PMG, Inc. – Chatsworth, CA

Processed accounts payable checks for twenty large commercial real estate apartment complexes in various parts of the state and country. Oversee on site property managers accounting data entries, reclassifying general ledger distributions when necessary. Insure accurate general ledger postings recorded. Generate weekly and bi-weekly payroll checks, using ADP payroll services for out of state employees. Month end closing included bank reconciliations and complete financial statements for each property. Successfully negotiate disputes between property managers and tenants.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Apr. 1992 – Nov. 1994

Commonwealth Land Title, Glendale, CA

Audited and recorded accounts receivable and payable activity, meeting critical deadlines regularly. Implement procedure change, which reduced company losses due to accounting and payoff department error. Achieved highest collection rate on aged accounts receivable, recovering funds written off as uncollectable. Developed excellent written and oral skills needed to successfully negotiate contracts and settlements.

Property Tax Administrator

Branch Coordinator

Dec. 1985 - Nov. 1990

Gateway Title, Burbank, CA

Supervise the processing of property tax payments to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector. Investigate and identify all property tax refunds and approve release of funds when insured property is clear of any pending tax liens. Analyze data relevant in determining status of pending tax and liens. With the expansion of offices outside the Los Angeles area, appointed branch coordinator handling various administrative duties. Report directly to the Controller and assist in daily accounting and month and year end procedures.

Corporate Bookkeeper

Accounts Payable Processor

Sept. 1980 – Nov. 1995

Cal-Abco, Woodland Hills, CA

Full cycle accounts payable for corporate and nationwide branches, including foreign countries, experiencing various rates of exchange. Supported management by maintaining auditable accounting records for corporate and subsidiary companies, recording manual bookkeeping data while incorporating an automated system. Assisted in inventory audits, reconciled petty cash accounts handled bank deposits. Report to officers daily, cash account balances and end of day sales figures. Provide departments status reports and other information during company merger and the establishment of outside offices.

Skills: Macintosh, Mainframes, IBM PC and compatibles, Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word Perfect, Lotus 123, Quicken, QuickBooks, MAS 90 and Creative Solutions Accounting and payroll software.

Education: Pierce Community College, Woodland Hills, CA 1994 -1996

Lotus 123, Reseda, CA Sept. 1992

Sawyer College of Business, Van Nuys, CA, Jr. Accountant Graduate, June 1981

Business Major Graduate, Granada Hills High School, Granada Hills, CA 1979



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