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ACCOUNTANT- HUMAN RESOURCES - OFFICE MANAGEMENT
Accomplished professional with 30 year’s knowledge of accounting, office management, human resources, and property management. Excels in combining a common sense approach decision making ability and strong work ethic, across multiple industries, resulting in smoothly running operations. Demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success. Adept at compiling and analyzing financial information, performing month-end statements, account reconciliation, and cash projections. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn the intricacies of diverse industries, including those with international aspects, resulting in reduced costs and increased production.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Subcontract / Procurement,
Payroll Tax processing,
General Office Management,
Federal & State Election Reporting
WATKINS FOR STATE AUDITOR, BELLEVUE, WA Current
Maintain all the financial records and cash flow for State campaign, including monthly filings, to the state. Answer questions as needed. Responsible for cash forecasting, lease and vendor negotiations / management, banking, accounts payable, and producing 1099’s.
CITIZENS FOR WATKINS, KIRKLAND, WA Treasurer 2010 -2012
Maintain all the financial records and cash flow for half million dollar Congressional campaign, including quarterly FEC filings. Answer questions from FEC as needed. Responsible for cash forecasting, lease and vendor negotiations / management, banking, accounts payable, and producing 1099’s.
IRDETO ACCESS, BELLEVUE, WA 2006 - 2010
Accountant charged with human resources, office / facility management. Hired as Corporate Accountant, was quickly given additional responsibilities for operations management. Reported directly to Controller- Americas multinational company.
Conducted weekly cash projections for Dutch parent company.
Accurately processed customer cash receipts and bi-monthly payroll through third party.
Maintained excellent vendor relationships, negotiated contracts, and processed payments.
Client contract management and contract fulfillment monitoring.
Reduced payment time for employee expense reports by 50%.
Processed customer cash receipts,
Processed bi-monthly payroll thru 3rd party, booked entries in Peachtree.
Selected, edited, instituted new employee handbook, new employee orientation.
Researched employee insurance providers resulting in adding new enhanced option.
Oversaw all administration functions, ensuring smooth office operation.
Instrumental in closing the Bellevue location; partnered with sister companies to ensure a smooth transition of equipment to the new location.
ACCOUNTANTS INC. 2005 - 2006
Accountant - Contractor
Assigned to multiple clients for temporary positions in consumer products and manufacturing industries using client’s software.
Accounts Receivable identified delinquent accounts and initiated collection efforts.
Accounts Payable processed backlog to bring payments back to industry standards.
Bank Reconciliations by researching and correcting errors.
MILLER, BEAM & PAGANELLI – RESTON, VA 2004 - 2005
Daily financial operations management, including:
Preparation of daily, weekly, and monthly financial statements.
Daily processing of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and collections.
Input, proofed and check creation for payroll.
Invoicing of customers, and tracking to ensure timely payments.
Bank reconciliation to ensure proper posting, and the capturing of all deposits.
Honeywell (Formally Transaction Verification Systems) - Falls Church, VA 1997 - 2004
Office Manager / Facility Manager - 2004
To transition office
Collaborated with Honeywell to ensure smooth transition of all company records, transfer parts to new manufacturing location in Mexico.
Coordinated with Honeywell IT to move all accounting records from Peachtree to Honeywell in house system.
Senior Accountant -1998 - 2004
Day-to-day operations of accounting function
Processed payroll, commissions, computed taxes and prepared returns to ensure compliance with payment, reporting and tax requirements.
Subcontract Administration through vendor payment negotiation, including extended payment terms as necessary.
Accounts receivables collection and payment arrangements negotiation.
Reduced loss by 50% by revising return procedures.
Accountant – 1997 - 1998
Provided accounting support to Senior Accountant
Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records.
Performed journal entries, bank reconciliations, and assisted with month-end closing.
Various software including: Peachtree, Great Plains, Microsoft AX, Excel, Word, Outlook, Trailblazer, S-2000, Orca, and QuickBooks. Ability for quickly learning and applying new technologies, processes, and methodologies.
The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers