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Accountant

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
January 13, 2017

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JUDITH J. BUJAKI

**** ****** **. ********, ** ***22 / Phone: 219/***-**** Cell: 219/***-**** / acx9rr@r.postjobfree.com

ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL, PROBLEM SOLVER, TEAM PLAYER, ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH ALL LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT USING EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE ACCOUNTING EXPERTISE IN THE BANKING, DISTRIBUTION, MARKETING, PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, NOT-FOR-PROFIT, RESTAURANT, EDUCATION AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES IN THE AREAS OF INTERNAL AUDIT, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, BILLING, PAYROLL, COLLECTIONS AND OTHER ACCOUNTING AND CLERICAL DUTIES.

EDUCATION

Purdue University, Hammond, IN

Bachelor of Science in Management: Concentration in Accounting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bookkeeper, Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL (3/14-Current)

Accounting for 2 entities, ICSW and JPC using Quickbooks

Generate invoices, post tuition payments for 100-150 Master and PhD students for Spring and Fall Semester

Annual Financial Audit

1099 and 1098t preparation and mailing using Quickbooks and Laser Link

Semi-monthly ADP Payroll for seven employees

Monthly Bank Reconciliations

Process credit card payments

Cut checks for financial aid, instructor payments, leadership stipends, continuing education fees, monthly bills

Order office supplies

Staff Accountant, Accounting Principals, Public Building Commission, Chicago, IL (05/13-12/13)

A/P for Chicago Public Schools Project, approximately $200M to renovate approximately 100 schools

Preparation and delivery of vendor invoices for Chicago Public Schools Project

Interface with Project Managers and Project Accountants to ensure correct project and g/l coding of invoices

Enter invoices and cut checks for Project using Sage Software

Organize Project to avoid unrecorded invoices

Project Closeout using CW, auditing wire transfer logs, coding documentation for central filing system

A/R Specialist, Beacon Hill Staffing, YMCA, Chicago, IL (04/13-5/13, Temporary Assignment)

Manually enter billing information for members who are billed for each location (approximately 10 locations)

Accounting Clerk, Accountemps, Flat Out Crazy Restaurant Group Corp. Office, Chicago, IL (06/12-01/13)

Entered invoices into MAS 90 System weekly from Store Packets for Flat Top Grill and Stir Crazy Restaurants,

(36 Stores, approximately 600+ invoices in total with 99% accuracy), reviewed Accounts Payable Report

Matched paid invoices to approximately 150-200 check copies weekly to facilitate Controller review and approval,

(larger vendors had 50-100 invoices per check copy)

Audited Accounts Payable outstanding and paid invoice files weekly for propriety

Verified Vendor Statements monthly to assure invoices properly recorded in MAS 90 to avoid unrecorded liabilities

Filed 2011 paid files to make room for 2013 paid files

Filed 2011 and 2012 Store Packets in labeled boxes for efficient retrieval of information

Financial Analyst, Housing Authority of Cook County, Chicago, IL (03/10-01/12)

Reduced over 90 Day Balances on A/P Aging by approximately 50%, or $125K

Processed invoices daily for an A/P Aging of approximately $500K for 20 locations

Bank Statement Reconciliation of Operating Account; increased process efficiency with automation

Identified and corrected $100K error in Bank Reconciliation (duplicate entry)

Received invoices downtown, distributed to Assistant Asset Managers for review and approval

Verified all required documentation in order prior to invoice payment

Confirmed purchase orders were not exceeded prior to invoice payment

Cut Utility Disbursement checks monthly for eligible clients

Cut checks for Capital Funds Expenditures

Recorded check runs in Check Register; transmitted Positive Pay to bank

JUDITH J. BUJAKI

3317 Duluth St. Highland, IN 46322 / Phone: 219/***-**** Cell: 219/***-**** / acx9rr@r.postjobfree.com

Senior Fiscal Accountant, Workforce Development Services, Gary, IN (07/04-06/09)

Processed payroll and payables accounting for 70% of $5M budget; ADP Payroll Biweekly for

80 employees, up to 700 employees for 3 month summer youth program

Assisted grant applicators in obtaining $240K in-kind-funds

Performed Bank Statement Reconciliation; Audited Contractor Cost Reimbursement Invoices

Prepared and reviewed Purchase Orders for vendor invoices for four center locations

Maintained Fundware data entry of purchase orders through check cutting process per CFO

Worked closely with Director of Child Care Resource and Referral, Director of Finance and CFO to gather

necessary supporting documentation for the monthly billing

Audited supporting documentation for propriety prior to incorporating information into the monthly invoice

Prepared monthly invoices for Childcare Resource and Referral Program: monthly wages, mileage and expense

reports and supplies to facilitate reimbursement from Indiana Child Care Resource and Referral Agency

Utilized various software applications: ADP Payroll, Excel and Word to assemble and analyze report information

Controller, Charles Gluth and Son Roofing, Inc. Gary, IN (11/03-03/04) (Temporary)

Maintained general ledger, journal entries, and monthly closing

Filed taxes: Federal, State and County Withholding, Unemployment, Sales and Use and Fuel

Prepared draws on line of credit, interface with loan officer

Secured Sub-Contractor Licenses in various cities and towns

Property Accountant, Westfield Shoppingtown Southlake, Hobart, IN (04/02-05/03)

Maintained $16M Accounts Receivable Portfolio, 99.75% collection rate, 150+ tenant base

Posted Cash Receipts with 99% accuracy rate for 15,000 billable items

Billed Specialty Leasing tenants (term 1 year or less) manually

Cultivated tenant relationships to assure timely rent payment; Tenant issue resolution

Liaison with Corporate Project Controller, General Ledger and Revenue Accountant

Provided legal counsel with financial information to support collection procedures

Interfaced with all levels of Management: Regional Vice-President and General Managers

Coordinated special projects: audited leases for insurance, taxes and retro-billing CAM charges

Business Analyst, Intercontinental Industries, Inc., Merrillville, IN (01/01-02/02)

Supervised Administrative Assistant

Supported rapid growth for two companies: Cash Management, A/R, A/P and Collections

Analyzed general ledger accounts, prepared journal entries

Secured Credit Card Merchant Account that did not require Principal’s guarantee

Assisted Principal in securing $100K line of credit

Accounting Supervisor, Corporate Office Systems, Inc., Chicago, IL (09/97-11/00)

Maintained Accounts Payable System for $15M Herman Miller Office Furniture Distributor

Compiled “Borrowing Base Advance” Reports: $1M Receivables based line of Credit

Collected “Assigned” Accounts Receivable with 90% success rate

Enforced strict cash management to facilitate move (from Cabrini Green) to larger offices (to Greektown)

Established trade credit and set up new vendor accounts

Supervised staff of three interns and accounting clerk

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Sage Accounting Software, Citadon, CPI, MAS 90, ADP Payroll, Fundware, QuickBooks, CTI, Crystal, Alchemy, Contract Accounting, Emphasys, Team Design and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)



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