MELINDA PEDEN, MSA.
Phone: 678-***-**** E-mail: email@example.com
P R O F E S S I O N A L S U M M A R Y
Highly dependable, analytical and enthusiastic Accounting Professional with over fifteen years of experience in streamlining and enhancing the accounting process of fast growing companies. Hands-on expertise in daily journal entries, account analysis and reconciliation, and A/P set-up. Recognized for success in ensuring the accuracy of accounts payable records while collaborating with accounting teams to schedule payments, reconcile invoices and research all disputes.
C O R E C O M P E T E N C I E S
Time Management Communication Skills Problem Solving
Team Player Mentality Customer Service Skills Multi-Tasking
Leadership Skills Inventory Management Accounts Auditing
Project Management Accounts Payable/ Receivable Organization Skills
Records Management Database Management Risk Management
Computer Skills Account Balancing Invoice Compilation P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
Accounts Payable Supervisor 2012 – Present
Best American Hospitality
Coordinate and supervise employees within Accounts Payable interacting with internal customers and external suppliers monitoring all controls.
Work closely AP management staff and other Finance departments in support of time bound processes.
Oversee employee business expense processing for multiple business units leading projects such as system testing and implementation.
Analyze and close invoice batches daily and documented AP internal controls and procedures.
Communicate accounting policies practices and procedures with department managers vendors and internal customers to ensure compliance.
Purchasing Coordinator 2011 – 2012
Beazer Homes Builder, Atlanta GA
Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies.
Strengthened and maintained vendor relations through outstanding communication and human relations skills.
Assisted in transfer of materials for warehousing functions.
Documented and maintained client inquiries and purchase orders.
Reviewed client orders to maintain internal document systems.
Issued all purchase orders and expedited shipments to meet production schedules. Paraprofessional Accountant 2005 – 2011
Cobb County Community Service Board, Smyrna, Georgia
Performed assigned accounts payable and related clerical support-functions
Processed all check request, invoices, and purchase orders to ensure vendors arc paid properly and timely.
Maintained vendor files and responsible for all reporting pertaining to vendor data.
Ensured all established monthly payments are paid on due date.
Worked with budget managers to ensure appropriate account numbers listed on Alp document, in order to charge the budget correctly when payment is due.
Prepared departmental allocation schedules for postage, copy machines and utilities.
Submitted monthly check requests for the premium of our benefits programs.
Accurately prepared and maintained accounting documents records and reports in timely manner. Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist 1995 – 2004 Gourmet Services Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Organized and maintained all accounts receivables active files.
Developed and maintained responsive and efficient methods of communication with staff and vendors.
Led, trained, and mentored staff members and appraising their performance.
Verified, checked, and approved vouchers for payments and ensured correct amount on the issued checks.
Worked with collections to transition past due accounts to the proper status. T E C H N I C A L S K I L L S
E D U C A T I O N
Master’s Degree in Accounting 2012
Bachelor in Human Resource Management
Great Plains Software Peachtree Software JD Edwards
AS400 QuickBooks People Soft