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Payroll Specialist, HR Coordinator, Executive Assistant

Stuart, Florida, United States
January 23, 2017

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Melissa J. Stanley§

payroll/human resources/legal

Diligent senior professional with over 20 years of executive level administrative experience in providing accounting, human resources and administrative solutions. Advisor to Finance Director on external and internal compliance regulations. Active problem solver and troubleshooter. Analyze, evaluate and strategize from an accounting, legal and “people” perspective.

Core Competencies

Conducting Studies/Research Reporting Standard Operating Procedures Automating Work Processes Advanced Accounting Skills Office Management Hiring Payroll Compliance Issues

Research Event/Meeting Planning Financial & Administrative Management

Career Accomplishments

Bonus for successful “Acting Finance Director” role during FD extended sick leave.

Recognized for pivotal role in making Comcast Sportsnet’s Memorial Day Show a highly successful event; recommended innovative new ideas that included featuring Navy football.

Re-structured faculty hire program resulting in more timely/accurate reporting and increased productivity.

Earned subsequent promotions, advancing from Grade 5 Clerk Accounts Payable to Grade 15 Budget Analyst within 10 of years.

Professional Experience

George Washington University Washington, DC 1996 – Jan. 2016

Payroll/HR – College of Professional Studies (CPS)

Entrusted to serve as the assistant to the Chief Financial Director, providing assistance in day-to-day financial and human resources operations in addition to budget, administrative and research support.

Improved regulatory and policy compliance by effectively communicating the most current and accurate hiring, tax and budget policies/guidelines to executive personnel.

Appointed to serve as department representative; attend meetings/events throughout the University.

Administrative Management

Supervise 1 staff and 2 students in addition to managing all personnel and academic/enrollment paperwork for Off-Campus Master’s programs and Graduate Certificate programs.

Developed new file and records management process that facilitated improved faculty hiring

Recognized as the go to person on all policy and procedure questions/issues.


Prepare monthly payroll for over 250 faculty and bi-weekly payroll for over 100 staff using KRONOS payroll system; answer payroll questions and investigate/resolve all discrepancies and overpayments.

Proved instrumental in accurately preparing payroll and supplemental payments for 15 different budgets, programs and locations, successfully meeting all deadlines.

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Human Resources

Serve as human resources liaison for department; prepare payroll for over 100 employees and support all recruitment activities. Using PA7 software, mange the recruitment and onboarding of all staff.

Coordinate with CPS managers, directors and deans staffing needs for five separate off-campus locations throughout the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Cultivated and maintained excellent relationships throughout the University, facilitating smooth hiring, on boarding and termination of both staff and faculty.

Freelance Experience

Comcast Sportsnet Washington, DC 2002 – Present

Floor Manager/Director

On boarded as an Intern; recruited to permanent employment after three months.

Manage studio, including talent, camera and sets, during live broadcast and tapings, under advisement of the Executive Producer/News Director.


George Washington University Washington, DC

Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies August 2013

Bachelor of Art in Electronic Media (Radio/TV) – Minor in Journalism 2002

Computer Proficiency

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook,

Banner HRIS-Oracle Financial Kronos Timekeeper Data Mart People Admin7

Lexus/Nexus Westlaw

Professional Affiliation

George Washington Alumni Association

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