JOSEPH S. BIZZELL, CPA
Richmond, VA 23238
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION: Certified Public Accountant, licensed by Virginia Board of Accountancy
ACCOUNTING EDUCATION: BS in Business, Major in Accounting, VCU School of Business, Richmond, VA, August 1998
ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
05/2009 - Present - Accountant (de facto Controller / CFO) Haley Pearsall, Inc., began as temp-to-hire through Ajilon Professional Staffing
- Manage all aspects of accounting (A/R, A/P, G/L, Cost, PR, and Reporting) for a custom manufacturing / contracting
- Perform most cash management for this manufacturer
- Track all costs (Direct and Overhead) into projects and recommended correct pricing
- File Sales and Use, and Personal Property Tax returns
- Performed most other Administrative and HR tasks
06/2008 – 10/30/08 - Accounting Specialist (contract) The Mergis Group, 9020 Stony Point Parkway Suite 455, Richmond, VA 23235, (804)***-****
- Prepared a variety of reconciliations, jornal entries, and special projects for a national Non-Profit Organizatio
- Supported audit preparation and financial statement production
01/2006 – 04/2008– Accounting Analyst, Main Street Realty, Inc., 1559 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, (804)***-**** [employment began on a temp-to-hire basis]
-Primary responsibility for all general ledger accounting and financial statement production for 8 residential rental communities
-Varied external reporting to taxing authorities, lenders, and regulatory bodies
-Opened and closed accounting periods for Payables, Receivables, and General Ledger functions
-Examined and explained (and/or corrected) revenue and expense variations from either budgeted or historical trend values
-Reconciled all types of balance sheet accounts including (without limitation) bank and investment accounts, accounts payable,
accounts receivable, long and short term liabilities of various types, prepaid expenses, and fixed assets
-Supervised daily activities of 2 A/P clerks
08/2005 – 12/2005 – Variety of short term temporary assignments while seeking permanent employment, Accounting Solutions
05/2003 – 07/2005 – Staff Accountant, Christian Children’s Fund, Inc., 2821 Emerywood Pkwy., Richmond, VA (804)***-****
-Spearheaded development of annual operating and capital budgets for an international non-profit organization operating in
more than 25 countries
-Developed a spreadsheet which allowed for simultaneous development of Foreign Currency based and US Dollar based
budgets, and which allowed for easy upload of those budgets into multiple accounting databases, each of which used a
different charts of accounts
-Accounted for numerous grant funded projects involving US Federal, foreign, and combined governmental sources,
as well as privately funded grants
03/2002 – 05/2003 – Temporary Project Accountant, Accountemps, Inc., 4951 Lake Brook Dr., Glenn Allen, VA 23060, (804)***-****
-Reconciled 3 different accounting databases across more than a year, involving multiple currencies and exchange rates
-Performance led to offer of permanent job with client
07/2001 – 03/2002 - Accountant II, Capital Region Airport Commission, 1 Richard E. Byrd Terminal Dr., Richmond International Airport, VA, (804)***-****
-Tracked acquisitions and construction of fixed assets against both approved capital budgets and construction contracts
-Extensive experience with fixed asset accounting including acquisition, depreciation, disposals, allocation to departments, and
construction in progress
-Accounted for numerous grant funded projects involving federal and Virginia state governmental sources,
as well as private funding sources
11/1998 – 06/2001 – Staff Accountant, Bon Secours - Richmond Health System, Richmond, VA (804)***-**** [employment began on a temp-to-hire basis
- Prepared various routine and special journal entries
- Reconsiled assigned balance sheet accounts monthly
- Assisted with statement preparation and audit schedules
- Sales tax filing for cafetereia
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