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Accounting Assistant

Brooklyn, New York, United States
February 18, 2019

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Celine Qin Chen

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Street, Apt # * Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220 631-***-**** EDUCATION

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO (SUNY OSWEGO) Oswego, NY Master of Business Administration Concentrated in Public Accounting May 2018

• Academics: Cumulative GPA: 3.72

• Eligible for CPA

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO (SUNY OSWEGO) Oswego, NY Bachelor of Science Concentrated in Public Accounting May 2017

• Academics: Cumulative GPA: 3.55

• Honor: Beta Alpha Psi

• Activities: Accounting Society, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Consultant October 2018 – November 2018

• Analyzed and reconciled the firm’s monthly accounts

• Prepared the tax workpapers for the partners’ income tax preparations

• Researched tax issues as they arise and write up a report of findings

• Reviewed of federal, state and city income tax returns, including the Firm’s partnership return and supporting schedules.

W. R. GRACE Columbia, MD

Internal Auditor Internship June 2017 - August 2017

• Executed the Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) control testing over 10 business processes in compliance with GAAP

• Analyzed the supporting documents such as invoices, inventory counts, and shipping reports, etc. for ensuring skepticism, fair presentation and free from material misstatement

• Analyzed SAP Security Model and verified system configuration for users, roles, objects, and risks

• Reviewed the company’s financial statements, and footnote disclosures for Q2 review as part of PwC’s direct assistance

• Organized the meetings with key management to conduct investigative walkthroughs for audit plan reporting and risk assurance

BIOGEN Cambridge, MA

Internal Auditor Co-op February 2016-June 2016

• Tested and delivered the design and operating effectiveness of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) control activities which would impact the external auditing teams (PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP) testing reliance.

• Performed the financial control testings’ completeness procedures by exporting posted journal entries, balance sheets and other supporting through Oracle and Business Objects

• Collaborated with audit teams on planning and execution on various financial, operational, governmental and affiliate audits for risk assurance

• Communicated proactively within the Internal Audit team to perform ad hoc administrative audit assignments WORK EXPERIENCE


Graduate Assistant – Lab Instructor for Accounting Principal (ACC-201) September 2017 - May 2018

• Prepared and facilitated lab sessions and collaborative lab assignments for the class

• Tracked the course attendance and grade records in accordance with the course syllabus and grading policy

• Provided feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques SKILLS

• Technical: Experienced in Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUP & Pivot Table), SAP, Oracle, Business Objects, and 3E Software.

• Industrial: Financial Statement Analysis, Audit Control Testing, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Testing

• Language: Proficient in Chinese (Mandarin)

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