LINDA A. BRATINA
Results-driven Human Resource Manager with several years of experience in HR management, payroll, office management and accounting; with a talent for organizing, and accomplishing projects. Team-oriented professional with a proven record, of working well with others and leading by example
Key Qualifications Include:
Dynamic HR management career with full collaborative and leadership responsibility in providing strategic direction to organizational objectives
Extremely efficient with in-depth knowledge of human resources functions with high-volume exempt/non-exempt employees and contract labor
Adept in executing strategic plans for talent acquisitions, retention, and succession planning
Independent Insurance Sales 2014 – 2018
Authorized Representative for Aflac and SPJST Houston, TX
Arrange to present and educate employers concerning Aflac and its advantages to employees
Present Aflac to employees and help them choose what policies would serve them best
Care of client companies and individuals, maintained accounts, corrected problems
One on one sales of Life insurance, key man and buy sell agreements and annuities for SPJST.
Volunteer Office Manager 2011 – 2012
Law Office of Margaret Poissant Houston, TX
Handled office and daily contacts for Ms. Poissant
Helped with the discovery process, contacting all pertinent entities, recording all legal actions and documents at the courthouse
Office Manager/Director Human Resources 2010 – 2011
Percheron Acquisitions, LLC Houston, TX
Directly managed a staff of 20 employees both locally and remotely; oversaw job development, description, design, analysis, compensation, and performance evaluations.
Developed HR policies, procedures, employee manuals, training, safety, and awareness programs.
Handle recruitment, interviews, and new employee orientation; successfully increasing employment size from 40 contractors, and 9 employees to 5 contractors and 204 employees.
Provided employee development, mentoring, team building and conflict resolution with streamlining of processes allowing increase from one contract to eight ongoing contracts
Oversaw benefits acquisition, accounting, workers compensation, insurance, and 401K audits
Conducted bi-weekly $500K payroll using ADP and performed the collection/deposit of monthly multi-million dollar receivables.
Maintained accurate and confidential employee records.
Director Human Resource & Manager of Accounting 2008 – 2009
Legero International Houston, Inc. Houston, TX
Managed employee relations from background checks through terminations, designed the payroll system, and wrote policy manuals.
Conducted and maintained bi-weekly payroll, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, data entry, and daily financial reports for Directors.
Trained and managed accounting and payroll staff of three, calculated, payroll, employment, and business laws were upheld and taxes correctly reported.
Performed local and international banking, reconciliation of accounts, credit checks and cash control.
Acted as the personal assistant for the Managing Director and Notary Public for company; assisted with inventory control as needed by performing supply and equipment acquisitions.
Human Resource Generalist 2008 – 2008
Miresco Decorative Rugs/Kelly Services Houston, TX
Contracted to support the Human Resources and Operations departments; assisted the COO with processing corporate payroll using ADP.
Conducted benefit enrollments and cancellations for healthcare, dental care and AFLAC.
Analyzed and reconciled vacation and sick leave balances for 3 years.
Provided information to field personnel, compiled Contractor Sales reports for commissions and base pay, issued checks; data entry in customer computer system including product sales
Handled employee tax requests, IRS audit, state employment information, franchise tax board and Worker’s Compensation claims
Human Resource and Office Manager 2000 – 2007
Lancaster Community Association, Inc. Cypress, TX
Managed accounting/bookkeeping, HR, payroll, A/R, A/P, banking, staff recruiting, acquisition, training and development, Notary Public, and collection of current and past due accounts.
Organized committee and homeowner’s meetings, and work sessions; wrote speeches, drafted proxies, conducted elections, kept minutes, wrote amendments, document control, represented Board of Directors to authorities, and appraisal districts.
Wrote and organized community newsletter and added 4 annual community events; managed budget to acquire community center and build playgrounds, parks, and swimming pool.
Reconciled payroll, A/R, A/P, and bank accounts, and directly managed nine staff members.
Solved problems for the community, increased from one to seven subdivisions, increased from 297 accounts to 3,005 accounts.
Payroll Manager 1998 – 1999
Compaq Computer/Manpower Houston, TX
Managed a team of payroll employees and traveled to companies acquired by Compaq to transition their payroll and HR systems while implementing a new Compaq payroll and HR system with PeopleSoft software.
Worked with transitioning the Compaq payroll system through Oracle into the PeopleSoft system
Successfully completed implementation and testing of PeopleSoft payroll and HR system
Successful implementation of data transfer to and usage of the PeopleSoft system
Director/Owner 1991 - 1998
Through The Eyes of a Child Katy, TX
Director of daycare center with responsibilities of recruitment, HR, payroll, AP, AR, training, sales, advertising, creating curriculum and developing nutritional menus for clients.
Day to day operations for a 24/7 daycare center to include special needs children
Payroll Manager-A/R Manager 1987 – 1990
Semtech Corporation Newbury Park, CA
Handled payroll for this semi-conductor manufacturing corporation, including record keeping, time cards, payroll processing, and year-end tax filing for payroll department
Master of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) Graduated 2014
American InterContinental University Houston, TX
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
Graduated with Honors
Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resource Management) Graduated 2013
American InterContinental University Houston, TX
GPA: 3.99 out of 4.0
Honors: Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Business Software: PeopleSoft, QuickBooks Pro, ADP Payroll, Quicken, Mapics
Database Software: Oracle, Lotus 1-2-3, Access
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Works, Outlook, PowerPoint
Data Entry: Type 60+ WPM, 10-Key 10,000+ KPH