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Senior Accountant

United States
September 11, 2008

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Beverly Powell-Taylor

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Canton, MS 39046


OBJECTIVE: A responsible, challenging, career-oriented position, which utilizes a background in Business Administration to allow for professional growth.


Business Consultant July 1997 – April 2005

Jesus and I Trucking Canton, MS

Negotiate shipping rate, prepare customer itemized invoices and schedule delivery. Maintain contract with a variety of companies. Coordinate the movement of freight and trucks and stay in contact with drivers as well as with freight customers. Dispatch loads. Prepare company budget, monitor cash flow, loans and assist with tax preparation. Attend meeting with auditors to verify compliance with Federal standards. Formulate and submit various reports to appropriate state agencies. Handle all financial transactions and recordkeeping.

Teacher September 1998-August 2005

Taylor’s Academy Ridgeland, MS

Perform duties as a facilitator, using interactive discussions and “hands on” learning techniques to assist students in grasping and applying concepts. Plan, evaluate and assign lessons. Prepare, administer and grade papers, observe and appraise oral presentations. Manage day-to-day schooling and instructional materials. Follow curriculum designed by administrators. Assess reports and projects. Supervise extracurricular activities, and accompany students on field trips.

Accountant/Auditor II July 1993-September 1998

Department of Environmental Quality Jackson, MS

Enter receipts in the Fee Tracking and Real World Accounting system. Reconcile each program. Invoices were generated in the Real World Accounting system quarterly. Responsible for assisting in the transfer of monies to the State Treasury and ACH request, interest, receipt for MS state departments. Reconcile payment voucher information for reimbursement of expenditures. Handle NSF checks and checks security. Physically deposit monies into the bank daily. Communicate with program staff and responded to inquiries.

Accountant/Auditor I July 1991-June 1993

Department of Environmental Quality Jackson, MS

Maintained receipt logs and program files. Communicate with program staff, follow-up on outstanding check approvals. Responsible for making bank deposits and prepared grant reports in accordance with regulations. Auditing accounts and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations. Code documents according to agency procedures.

Data Control Clerk II October 1983-1991

Department of Environmental Quality Jackson, MS

Supervise the administration of an agency’s personnel program. Ensured that the department conformed to rules, regulations, and policies under which it operates. Maintain mutual bond between departments in reference to pay, classification, leave, reinstatement and reemployment. Handle the purchasing of supplies, equipment, acquiring repair services, federal grants and state contracts

Processing Clerk June 1981-February 1982

MS Library Commission Jackson, MS

Processing patrons-adding new patrons, change of address, additional format, transfer patrons, cancelling patrons, and deceased patrons. Assist in compilation and mailing of the quarterly Service for the Handicapped Newsletters. Also, assist Librarian in weeding active files and maintaining Talking Book Topics (TBT) mailing list. Refer calls to professional staff when necessary.

Sales Coordinator August 1980 – June 1981

Madison Furniture Industries Canton, MS

Problem solving by telephone and mail, informing customers of fabric problems, tracing merchandise, take phone orders, handle credit problems and approval of credit, also mailed sales material to customers and sales representatives. Informed customers of status and delivery date of orders by using the CRT. Calculate discount and markup. The territory involved was central and western Unites States and Canada.

Department Manager September 1977-September 1979

Wilson’s Jewelers and Distributors Jackson, MS

Assume responsibility for the operating efficiency of an entire department; adjust errors and addressed complaints, issued written and verbal instructions. Compose composite reports. Keep perpetual records of merchandise or stock on hand, inventory control, and issued accommodation slip when merchandise was returned. These duties also include display, explain, and sell merchandise. Train new employees. Maintain ledger, receive shipment, and stock shelves.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1973-1977

Jackson State University Jackson, MS

Business Administration (Graduate School) 1977-1979

Jackson State University Jackson, MS


Church Treasurer: 1985-1987, 1990

Assistant Church Treasurer: Present

Finance Committee: 1997-2004

Count and verify contributions collected. Contributions are earmarked contributions as “conference funds” and “church funds”. Deposited contributions; posted to the cash receipts journal and the general ledger. Both checking accounts were reconciled monthly. Prepared financial statements and reported financial conditions at board meetings. Handled the collection of NSF checks. Reviewed journal entries made by assistant. Prepared the church budget. Obtained quotes and secured contractors for services. Inventoried and purchased church supplies.


• Basic Secretarial Seminar

• Advanced Secretarial Seminar

• Basic Data Processing Fundamentals

• Introductions to Microcomputers and MS-DOS

• Lotus 1-2-3

• Advanced Lotus 1-2-3

• DBase IV

• Advanced DBase IV

• DisplayWrite IV

• WordPerfect

• Time Management for Secretaries and Administrative Assistant Seminar

• The Take Charge Assistant Seminar

• Introduction to Government Bookkeeping and Accounting

• Versa Check Smart Invoice Software

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