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Accountant & Payroll specialist

Norwich, New York, 13815, United States
December 01, 2018

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Lorraine LaBar

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Committed and motivated Accountant with exceptional customer-relation and decision-making skills. Strong work ethic, professional demeanor and great initiative. I have 20 years’ experience with general accounting; Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and 10 years’ experience in Payroll serving 1200 employees. Reliable and competent professional with exceptional data entry and customer service skills. Excellent communication and computer skills; ability to work independently or as part of a team to meet project deadlines.

Key Strengths


JD Edwards / AS400

Microsoft Word



Computer Proficient

Initiative to work independently or team setting

Experienced in AR; AP and collections and Payroll

Well organized

Detail oriented

Team leadership skills


Process Improvement

Achieved revenue objective by implementing cost-cutting measures.

Data Verification

Checked figures, postings and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy and proper coding.


Southern Tier Harley Davidson, Binghamton, NY April 2018 – present

Accounting Manager responsible for all aspects of financial data for the company.

Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, month end reporting, Closing month end; journal entries, balancing accounts and bank recons. NYS sales tax reporting; Reports directly to the owners.

Professional Teleconcepts Norwich, NY Aug. 2017 – Feb 2018

Responsible for journal entries, balancing accounts and preparing entries for month end closing.

Reviewing entries from Accounts Payable for accuracy.

Endicott Precision, Inc. Endicott, NY 13760

Accounting/ Accounts Payable / Payroll Administrator Dec. 2013 – 2017

Responsible for all accounts payable processing and reporting; responsible for all payroll functions

And journalizing payrolls. Reporting payroll taxes and quarterly taxes. Balance GL accounts

For month end processing. HR functions as needed.

Raymond Corporation, Greene, NY 13778

Accountant II Nov. 2000 – Dec 2013

Calculated, prepared, and issued bills, invoices and account statements according to established procedures.

Accessed computerized financial information to answer questions related to specific accounts.

Reconciled and reported discrepancies found in records. Assist with month end closing, journal entries, run month end financial reports.

Communicated with customers, employees and other individuals to answer questions and explain information.

Reviewed files, records and other documents to obtain information and respond to requests.

Acct/Finance III - Account Payable Oct. 2005 - Dec 2007

Enter Invoices for payment in JDE Filing vouchers Handling Suppliers calling for payment information Coding Freight Bills and preparing spreadsheets for month end journal entries.

Debit Memo's from Shipping coding and entering

Acct/Finance III - Payroll Nov. 2000 - Oct 2005

Prepare spreadsheet for Payroll Journal entries.

Prepare weekly payroll for processing by reviewing E-time timesheets and importing Syracuse payroll for processing. Train new Supervisors and Managers in Etime and Pay Policy.

Provide E-time support to Managers and supervisors as necessary.

Assist employees with questions/discrepancies on paychecks and initiate corrections for review by Supervisors Create new Report Smith Reports and run reports to be mailed with garnishment checks.

Maintain and update PC Payroll Records Importing HR information from HRVantage to PC Payroll

Deposit Computer Services, Inc. Binghamton, NY 13901

Accounting Clerk/ AR/ AP/ Collections Apr. 1997 – Nov. 2000

Executed accounts receivable reporting enhancements and reconciliation procedures.

Received, recorded, and banked cash, checks, and vouchers as well as reconciled records of bank transactions.

Create spreadsheets for data entry on work being done Reconciling bank statements payroll Accounts payable and handling customers and suppliers.

Gather and analyze a wide variety of data for reports to managers Answer customer calls regarding invoices and resolve any issues.

Enter into Peachtree software cash receipts and issue Accounts payable checks.

Make collection calls on outstanding invoices 30 days old and older.

Maintain and update contracts to customers.

Order office supplies and handled general administrative duties such as filing, faxing, copying and mailing.

US Army Military Police Honorable Discharge


Bachelors of Business Management Empire State College Online Web Aug. 2005 - Dec. 2009

Associate Degree Accounting Broome Community College Binghamton, NY Aug. 1993 – May 1995

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