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Manager Administrative Assistant

Slidell, LA
December 31, 2018

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Melinda Besse

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

Slidell, Louisiana, 70458


Dear Hiring Manager

Thank you for the opportunity for the Accounting role at your company. After reviewing your job description, it’s clear that you’re looking for a candidate that is extremely familiar with the responsibilities associated with the role, and can perform them confidently. Given these, I am certain that I have the necessary skills to successfully do the job adeptly and perform above expectations. I am a diligent professional who has been consistently praised as hard-working by my co-workers and management. Over the course of my 30-year career, I’ve developed a skill set directly relevant to the Accountant role you are hiring for, including accounting expertise, tax preparation, and trust accounting. Overall, I have consistently demonstrated multitasking and problem-solving abilities in every aspect of my Accountant role at Person Huff CPA, and I invite you to review my detailed achievements in the attached resume. After reviewing my resume, I hope you will agree that I am the type of competent and competitive candidate you are looking for. I look forward to elaborating on how my specific skills and abilities will benefit your organization. Please contact me at 985-***-**** or via email at to arrange for a convenient meeting time.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely,

Melinda Besse

Melinda Besse

3330 Blanco St., Slidell, Louisiana, 70458 * 985 -290-9139 * WORK EXPERIENCE

Melinda Besse

Jack Besse LLC, Slidell, LA

Accountant/Office Manager, Nov 2016 - Sept 2018

Energetic, Profficient writing skills, Time Management, Problem Solver, Filing, Policy Administration Accounting, Human Resources, Administrative Assistant. Prepare, Analyze, examine accounting records, financial statements .Bank Reconciliations Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations. On boarding, training new employees, 401k, life, dental, vision insurance, Employee write ups, PERSON HUFF CPA, Metairie, LA

Accountant/Office Manager, Jan 2003 - Oct 2016

Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Report to management regarding the finances of establishment. Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting syst ems, making use of current computer technology.

Establish tables of accounts and assign entries to proper accounts. Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.

Advise clients in areas such as compensation, employee health care benefits, the design of accounting or data processing systems, or long-range tax or estate plans. Human Resources Onboarding,hiring, 401k, life health and Dental plans.

Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs. Provide internal and external auditing services for businesses or individuals. Represent clients before taxing authorities and provide support during litigation involving financial issues. Prepare forms and manuals for accounting and bookkeeping personnel, and direct their work activities. Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the description, value and location of property.

Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maint ain solutions to business and financial problems. Resolves human resource issues, recommend solutions. Prepare invoices, reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.

Conduct research, compile data, and prepare papers for consideration and presentation by executives, committees and boards of directors.

Attend meetings to record minutes.

Greet visitors and determine whether they should be given access to specific individuals. Perform general office duties, such as ordering supplies, maintaining records management database systems, and performing basic bookkeeping work, onboarding and training of new employees for human resources. File and retrieve corporate documents, records, and reports. Open, sort, and distribute incoming correspondence, including faxes and email. Make travel arrangements for executives.

Coordinate and direct office services, such as records, departmental finances, budget preparation, personnel issues, and housekeeping, to aid executives.

Set up and oversee administrative policies and procedures for offices or organizations. Supervise and train other clerical staff and arrange for employee training by scheduling training or organizing training material.

Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures for employees. Meet with individuals, special interest groups and others on behalf of executives, committees and boards of directors.

Review operating practices and procedures to determine whether improvements can be made in areas such as workflow, reporting procedures, or expenditures. Hired Trucks Jan 1992- Dec 2002

Accountant/Administration Assistant: Payroll, Drivers Logs, Fuel Cards, Hiring, Terminating, All correspondence, Ifta reporting, request oversize load permits, dispatch drivers H&R TAX SCHOOL, New Orleans, LA

State Tax Preparer Certified, Oct 2016


Weather/Oceanography Certified


Microsoft Office Suite including Expert in Excel, Word, Powerpoint Budget and Financial Software including Quickbooks, Peachtree, Juris Organizational Structure


Treasurer for Slidell Elks Lodge 2321 from 2011 thru 2016. Non-profit Organization. Responsible for maintaining the books for the lodge and all trust accounts. On the board for Krewe of Titans Non-Profit Organization for 2017 ENDORSEMENTS



Reverend Mary Rasch 1523 Queens Drive Slidell, La. 70458 Matthew Person 3200 Lake Villa Blvd. Metairie, La. 70002 Cynthia Laine 1916 Edgemere Drive Slidell, La. 70461 504-***-**** Melinda Besse



High School Diploma, May 1983

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