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Executive Assistant / HR coordinator/ Accounting Assistant

Cypress, TX, 77429
March 17, 2023

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Lara Blessington

Cypress, Texas 702-***-****-


Degreed, self-directed, well-organized professional with ten plus years of experience planning and managing cross-functional business activities and projects.

Articulate communicator and presenter with the ability to independently plan, coordinate and execute high-level administrative projects, programs, and services.

Trusted advisor, assistant, and office manager proficient in MS Office and QuickBooks software.

Astute HR administrator skilled in staff recruitment, onboarding, training and development, payroll administration, benefits administration, teambuilding, and best practices.

Solid qualifications in event planning and coordination to include venue selection, catering management, event logistics, vendor relations and contract negotiations.


Executive Calendar Management Budgeting & Planning Confidential Correspondence Preparation

Executive Office Administration Staff Recruitment, Training & Development Employee Onboarding

Payroll Administration Benefits Administration Employee Relations Policy & Procedures

Regulatory Compliance Supply & Equipment Procurement IT Coordination Office Setup Confidential Recordkeeping & Documentation Customer/Client Service Management

Facilities Management Executive PowerPoint Presentations Vendor & Supplier Relations

Travel/Meeting Planning Event Planning & Coordination Venue Selection Catering Management

Contract Negotiations Data Collection & Analysis Expense Reporting Financial Reporting


LIGHT & WONDER, Las Vegas, Nevada 2015 – 2022

Formerly Scientific Games, a provider of technology products; rebranded/renamed in March 2022

Executive Assistant HR Coordinator

Handpicked by two senior VPs and the VP of Software Development to provide executive and administrative support and assistance to the executive team. Managed HR-related activities for a staff of 100+ to include HR recordkeeping, resource planning, onboarding, performance management, teambuilding, and training and development.

Managed executive calendars, planned meetings, arranged domestic and international travel, prepared organization charts and created PowerPoint presentations for weekly and monthly meetings and conferences.

Planned and orchestrated monthly teambuilding events to build comradery and a cohesive corporate culture. Selected venues, managed catering, monitored budget and tracked success.

Supervised, trained, and empowered a team of interns and managed their daily productivity.

Orchestrated company moves multiple times to include individual office setup, telecommunication installation, computer and furniture procurement and security access.

Tracked and categorized hourly reporting of every employee and developed a weekly report to management to identify opportunities for resource planning, budgeting, and staffing.

Granted employee access to appropriate distribution lists and maintained tight security on equipment, software, and hardware technologies.

Procured and monitored inventory and equipment and managed relationships with vendors.

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IGT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, Las Vegas, Nevada 2012 – 2015

Provider of systems solutions and consulting services for the entertainment industry

Office Manager Executive Assistant HR Coordinator

Selected by the VP of Systems Integration to provide executive assistance and support to the VP, and multiple directors, managers, and system integrators of this fast-paced system integration business. Managed the onboarding, security access and benefits administration for 200+ employees.

Arranged travel and meeting planning, prepared confidential correspondence and expense reports, and served as a Notary Public.

Built the floor plan for the company to include cubicle arrangements, telecom and IT infrastructure coordination, computer and furniture setup and security access.

Managed system checklist to ensure appropriate employee security access and to deny access during employee terminations.

Planned and organized high-profile catered events to include venue selection and theme.

Procured and maintained inventory, monitored equipment, managed HR records, and onboarded staff.

NATIONAL AUTOMATION SERVICES, Las Vegas, Nevada 2007 – 2011

Provider of automation control services for the commercial sector

Executive Assistant Accounting Assistant

Chosen to provide executive level assistance and accounting support to the Chief Financial Officer to include monthly balance sheet and financial statement preparation.

Analyzed financials, reviewed purchase orders from vendors and suppliers, and prepared accounts payables.

Managed executive calendar, drafted correspondence and scheduled meetings and travel.

Monitored credit risks and delinquent accounts and verified credit applications.

Prepared quarterly reports and ensure compliance with SEC and GAAP guidelines.

GAMING SUPPORT USA, Las Vegas, Nevada 2005 – 2007

Designer, manufacturer & global supplier of technical products for casino, arcade & leisure sectors

Office Manager Executive Assistant HR Coordinator

Retained by absentee Australian-based owners to provide vision and direction for administrative and daily business activities. Onboarded and managed a staff of 20.

Scheduled and handled travel arrangements, meetings, conferences, and special events.

Applied, renewed, and monitored licenses with Nevada Gaming Commission and State Gaming Control Board.

Administered payroll, maintained HR employee records, and prepared weekly reports.

Managed equipment inventory, executed contracts and prepared billing and expense reports.


BA, Psychology, Queens College, Flushing, New York

AS, Business Management, Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, Queens, New York

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