Dear Recruiting Manager:
I read of your search for a part-time bookkeeper with nonprofit experience and am submitting my resume for your review and consideration. Overall, I offer over twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit accounting.
As my resume indicates, I have held positions where I have been required to process financial transactions, prepare internal and external financial reports and administer grant fund accounting for various organizations with budgets from $200K to over $30 million. I have over fifteen years of experience working with QuickBooks and have created and maintained financial systems, policies and procedures for various organizations. Additional accounting experience includes bank reconciliations for multiple units and accounts, coordination of AP, AR, payroll, cash disbursement, purchase order review and supervision of various staff.
My work in marketing and accounting required me to coordinate annual reports for funding agencies, boards and external stakeholders; prepare and manage fiscal budgets for various departments and coordinate all human resource activities including recruiting, hiring, employee evaluations and management of employment-related policies, procedures, handbooks, and training.
I offer advanced knowledge of internal controls, grant compliance and regulations, fiscal audit requirements and management, forecasting and modeling and serving as a member of senior leadership for boards and committees. I have over twenty years of experience in supervision and management, directing teams from 2 individuals to organization-wide of over 100.
I have recently returned to Chicago and have been working as a management consultant for nonprofit organizations, providing strategic planning, budgeting, financial systems integration and implementation as well as providing input on marketing, outreach, fund development and actively researching and writing grants. My work is completed via telecommuting so I have a flexible schedule to meet your 25+ hours per week scheduling.
I am seeking a position which will allow me to utilize my skills and experience within nonprofit fiscal management and look forward to the opportunity of speaking with further about your expectations and organization mission. I can be reached at 630-***-**** or via email at email@example.com with any questions or if you require additional information.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
MICHAEL J. FURGIUELE, MLS
440 West Ethel Avenue – Lombard, Illinois 60148
Bachelor of Arts in Business – Marketing and Accounting
North Central College, Illinois, 1986
Associate of Arts in Computer Science
College of DuPage, Illinois, 1983
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