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Accountant Sales

Los Angeles, CA
October 09, 2018

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Larry Castanon - Resume

*** **** **** ****** (C) 626-***-****

Los Angeles, Ca. 90003

Summary of Qualifications

I am an Accounting Professional with twenty-five years plus experience at the senior, staff, and general ledger level. I am skilled in the reconciliation and detail analysis of most balance sheet accounts including fixed assets; construction in progress; accounts payable; prepaids; investments; payroll, and cash. My industry exposure includes government; non-profit; university; manufacturing; TV/Entertainment; transportation; pensions, and property management.

Computer Skills:

Software: Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, and Access); Enterprise (JD Edwards - PeopleSoft); Sage (MAS90 – Peachtree); ADP; Visual Studio 2015; MS Project 2016; MS Visio 2013, and Oracle (SQL and PL/SQL).

Professional and Personal Goals:

Due to the recession (2008 to 2012), I was unemployed. Then I went on disability. In 2012, I went back to school. First, I attended Los Angeles City College. Then I transfer to California State University, Dominguez Hills. I graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. In 2016, I received two hip transplants. I have updated my Accounting Skills. Therefore, I feel confident enough to re-continue my career.

Current and Past Work Status (Non-Accounting):

People Ready - Hollywood, Pasadena, and North Hollywood, CA. January 2018 to Now

•Concessions (Cashier and Bar Back) and Driver

US Census - Los Angeles, CA – December 2008 to June 2009 - Supply Clerk for 2010 Census Project

Professional Experience:

Temporary/Contract Status

Ajilon Finance - Los Angeles, CA - 2006 to 2007

•BCBG Max Azaria - Staff Accountant - Bank Reconciliation and Monthly Sales Reporting – 6 months

•Children’s Institute - Staff Accountant - Monthly cost allocations to the various programs – 3 months

•KKW Trucking - Staff Accountant - Year End Reconciliations on Balance Sheet accounts including producing year-end reports – 6 months

Accountemps - Los Angeles, CA – 1997 to 1998, 1999, 2005 to 2006, and 2007 to 2008

•Community Partners – Accountant – Software Conversion – Vendor and Customer Databases - 1 month

•Cedars Sinai - Accounts Payable – Perform high volume Data Entry of payables - 1 month

•Fox Cable Networks - Staff Accountant - P&L Reconciliation and Analysis – 1 month

•Saban Capital Group - Staff Accountant - Investment Accounts Reconciliation – 1 month

•Westfield - Staff Accountant - Property Management - high-end retail sales reporting – 3 months

•Fredericks of Hollywood - Staff Accountant - Employee Benefits Allocations and Reconciliations – 6 months

•Producers Writers Pension Fund - Senior Accountant - Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Monthly Accruals, Prepaids, Bank Reconciliation, Payroll Taxes, and Investment Accounting – 1 year

•NBC Studies - Staff Accountant - Monthly Expense and Acquisition reporting – 6 months

•Fox Family Channel - Staff Accountant - General Ledger Reconciliation of Accounts Receivable – 1 month

•The Women’s Clinic - Staff Accountant - Banks Reconciliation – 3 months

•Avery Dennison - Staff Accountant - Fixed Assets Reconciliation and Analysis – 3 months

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City of Los Angeles - April 2004 to June 2005 - Treasury Accountant - Treasury Department – Emergency Hire

•Bad Debt reporting

•Bonds Payable reporting

•Cash Receipts and Disbursements

•Financial reporting – Monthly and Year-End

•Year-End Audit

Pima County - Tucson, AZ - 1996 - Accounting Technician 1 – 6 months

•Payroll Reconciliations

University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ - Fall 1992 – Student Worker – Facilities Management – Journal Entries - 6 months

Arizona State University – Tempe, AZ - Fall 1990 - Student Worker – Sponsored Programs – Federal Grant Reporting – 6 months

Permanent Positions

Cypress Land Company - Los Angeles, CA - Senior Accountant – Dec 1999 to July 2000

•Tenant invoicing

•CAMS (Common Area Maintenance Schedules)

•Accounts Payable

•Other special projects

•IT support

California Offset Printers - Glendale, CA - Staff Accountant – March 1998 to June 1999

•Accounts Payable, Bank Reconciliations, Accounts Receivable Collections, Payroll, and Employee Benefits

•Supervised general accounting area

•IT support (AS400) including routine maintenance and upgrading for 100 work stations plus

•Aided in year-end reporting with the auditors

Tucson Urban League - Tucson, AZ – MIS Specialist – September 1995 to June 1996

•Prepared and sent various billing reports to funding agencies (Federal, State, and County) for cost reimbursement purposes

•Oversaw the payroll process, fund spending, allocation process, and the budget development process for the various grant programs including Youth Summer Job Programs.

•IT maintenance/support

Insight Enterprises Inc - Tempe, AZ – Accounting Clerk – December 1991 to June 1992

•Monitor sales returns including reversing commissions to sales personal

•Reconcile Sales Returns and Allowances accounts

•Develop Paradox Database for Computer Work Station leasing program

Sears - Regional Accounting Center – Phoenix, AZ – Accounting Clerk – January 1990 to July 1990

•Fixed Assets Accounting including Depreciation Schedules

•Regional Sales Tax Reporting

•Software conversion (Lotus Spreadsheets to DacEasy Databases)

United Machinery Inc - Phoenix, AZ - General Accounting Assistant – July 1989 to Dec1989

Performed Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions

General Ledger account reconciliations including bank reconciliation

Monitored and supported job-costing subsidiary ledger

Prepared various tax returns (sales, motor carrier, and fuel-usage)

Provided IT maintenance/support

Blue Circle West - Phoenix, AZ - Fixed Asset Accountant - July1986 to June1989

•All functions of fixed assets including tax books, capital budgets, and depreciation

•Monitored and closed out the construction-in-progress accounts

•Transferred subsidiary ledgers from PC software (Lotus) to mainframe database (MSA)

•Larry Castanon – Resume Page 3

Blue Circle West – continue

•Maintained, revised, and created various external/internal financial/management reports to department managers and auditors

•Previous duties and Title – Accounting Clerk:


•Complied and analyzed statistical information about production process

•Prepared motor carrier and fuel usage tax returns

U-Haul International - Phoenix, AZ - Junior Accountant - March1984 to June1986

•All functions of inventory accounting including maintenance of various costing tables

•Year End Audits

•Aided in ground work for setting up computer network between rental centers and corporate office

•Previous duties: Accounts Payable Clerk

•Vendor database maintenance

•Purchase Order Desk

•Journal Entries


California State University Dominguez Hills

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Concentration: Accounting

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