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Professional Accountant

Gray, TN, 37615
September 29, 2008

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Gray, TN ***** 423-***-****

Shaunna Mellons

Professional Profile Achievement-oriented Accounting professional with an impeccable work history and exceptional grades. Dependable, hard working, and resourceful. Consistently strives to exceed employer’s expectations through motivation and determination to succeed.

Experience 2004-2007 Dart Helicopter Services Piney Flats, TN

Senior Accountant

 Manager of all financial aspects of a start-up helicopter accessory company with over $12 million in revenue in 2005. Reported directly to the president of the company. Responsible for all office management and supervisor of the office staff. Completed all special projects for the president and vice-presidents to assist with helicopter sales, board meetings and various other business ventures.

 Developed the accounting procedures and setup the ACCPAC accounting software to suit the company's needs. In addition to the system, developed a manual system using Microsoft Access and Excel to complete all tasks until the system was ready and available to use.

 Daily job responsibilities included, but are not limited to Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivable, supervising the purchasing department, maintaining all bank and cash records, general ledger analysis, general ledger journal entries, bank reconciliations, setup of new customers, credit verification for customers requesting Net 30 credit terms, assignment of general ledger accounts to suit the growing business, reporting and tracking time of office staff, and assisting office staff with daily responsibilities.

 In addition to accounting, performed Human Resources roles such as defining and writing the vacation policy, completing paperwork for company benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K), timekeeping for employees as well as vacation tracking.

 I was located in the head office of the organization. The other three locations were international (Calgary, Alberta, Canada , Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada & Barbados). Communicated with international co-workers and employees daily.

 Served an integral role in the development of the sales process. Worked very closely with the sales manager on coordinating the efforts of our four offices. Attended all sales and marketing meetings.

 Involved in the implementation of a new customer database (CRM which was ACCPAC compatible) which will be used in sales and marketing.

 Responsible for reviewing, approving and posting all general ledger transactions for all sales and purchases.

 Prepared financial statements which are supplied to partners, creditors and partially audited annually by KPMG.

 Served as a resource to all employees when determining how to handle out of the ordinary situations. Constantly strived for improved processes, better communication, more efficiency and a deeper understanding of all transactions and activities of the company.

2000-2004 Citi Commerce Solutions Gray, TN

Accounting Specialist

 Reconciled various general ledger accounts and participated in multiple general ledger conversions.

 Demonstrated leadership abilities and advanced knowledge, which facilitated in training new employees.

 Supported management by providing assistance to co-workers in accomplishing department goals.

 Initiated process improvements for various reconciling tasks and procedures.

Education 2001- 2004 East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN

 B.B.A. Accountancy Fall 2004

 Graduated Summa Cum Laude (ranked 11th in class of 550+)

 Member of various business, accounting and general academic honor societies

 Recipient of The Accountancy Faculty Award for the 2004-2005 year

 Recipient of the Fred C. Ward Outstanding BBA Student in Auditing 2004

 Recipient of the Fred C. Ward Outstanding BBA Student in Accountancy 2004

1998-2001 Northeast State Community College Blountville, TN

 Associate of Science with concentration in business/accounting

 Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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