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Staff Accountant

San Antonio, TX
September 26, 2023

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James Costa

San Antonio, TX ***** Ph: 352-***-**** Email:

Professional Experience:

The University of Texas at San Antonio Jan 2019 – Present

Sr. Time and Labor Analyst

Ensure employee time sheets are inputted correctly, set up schedules, and correct overtime compensation.

Responsible for processing semi-monthly payrolls for hourly employees.

Act as customer service liaison, answering phones, answering questions

Responsible for upgrades to software system (PeopleSoft) and testing.

Validate payrolls, retro payments, reductions, child support, tax overpayment, and journal entries.

PCP Financial, LLC, Jacksonville, FL April 2017 to Jan 2019

Staff Accountant

Engage Sage software for HRMS and Time and attendance.

Allocate employee time to various departments.

Process payroll of over 450 employees.

Make journal entries and general ledger posting.

Prepare monthly reports on income from insurance and patient payments.

Stein Mart, Inc, Jacksonville, FL Nov 2016 to March 2017

Payroll Specialist

Validate Infinity (Payroll Software) time for inaccuracies and made corrections in the Kronos timekeeper.

Processed all garnishment inquiries and submitted them to ADP for processing.

Completed the benefit audits for each state that request them.

Submitted all of the information for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Paid the employees for their travel expenses.

Knights of Columbus - Lecanto, FL July 2013 to Oct 2016

Financial Secretary

Maintained the organization of my council.

Checked all invoices and contribution requests for payment.

Audited and track all contributions and payments from restricted funds.

Prepared for semiannual audits and submitted reports to the Grand Knight of the Council. s Accounted for all donated money to my council.

Tampa Media Group - Tampa, FL Jan 2015 to Jan 2016

Payroll Coordinator

Input new employee information. Requested drug and job screening.

Uploaded employee benefits to vendors.

Reconciled vendor vouchers for accurate payment information.

Made corrections to payroll timesheets and submitted them for processing.

Posted payroll to the general ledger.

Planet Hollywood - Orlando, FL Aug 2014 to Jan 2015

Staff Accountant

Updated the chargeback report and submitted the requested documentation.

Input the utility expenses for each unit for payments.

Updated the utility accruals for each store and submitted analysis.

Audited payments for lease payments for accuracy and timely payments.

Assisted with doing the sales tax payments for various states.

Input journal entries as needed such as payroll and sales taxes.

America Choice RV - Ocala, FL March 2013 to July 2014

Accounting Manager

Managed a staff of two employees and the Payroll Dept.

Verified federal ID numbers; scheduled and prepared checks; resolved purchase orders, contracts, invoices, or payment discrepancies and documentation; ensured credit was received for outstanding memos; issued stop-payments.

Processed tax payments. Settled all cash drawers from multiple locations.

Prepared weekly financial reports for management

Time Warner Business Services, LLC - Tampa, FL May 2012 to March 2013

Payroll Analyst

Created a preliminary chart of accounts.

Working with ADP to set up multistate tax payment issues and reports.

Created financial reports such as Balance Sheets and Cash Flow reports.

Lead a staff of four employees.

Sent tax payments to ADP for payments.

Processed stock options for senior executives.

Hodulik & Morrison, P.A - Highland Park, NJ July 2010 to Dec 2011

Payroll Administrator

Hilton Grand Vacations Company Jan 2008 to Jan 2010

Payroll Representative II


Bachelors of Arts in Accounting

Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies

St. John's University, Staten Island, NY

Software Skills

Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Sage and Sage 100, Visio, PeopleSoft, ADP Enterprise,

Ceridian, System 2000, QuickBooks, Oracle, PeopleSoft Financials, JD Edwards. Crystal Reports.

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