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Raleigh, NC, 27608
August 20, 2012

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Karen T. Vick

**** ***** ***** ***** 919-***-**** Raleigh, NC 27608

An experienced payroll/accounting professional focused on quality operations. Achievement background is based on integrity, trust and commitment to success.

• A proven performer who leads others through achievement, versatility and understanding of business needs

• A persistent and credible individual who successfully manages positive internal and external customer relationships

• A high-energy performer who strives for superior achievement and consistent top performance

• An innovative “out of the box” thinker and problem-solver


INC Research, Raleigh, NC

Payroll/Accounts Payable Assistant November, 2001 – May, 2011

Responsibilities included:

• Processed bi-weekly payroll for INC and DSI

• Organized and distributed or mailed out payroll checks

• Filed all payroll reports and data

• Organized, printed and mailed out all vendor checks

• Interacted with ADP (3rd. party payroll vendor) on all issues

• Maintained new hire information for payroll processing

• Updated changes in options for 401k and flex spending accounts

• Produced payroll analysis spreadsheets for management during financial closing and for general business decision scenarios

• Recorded, coded and entered all General Journal entries related to payroll

• Interacted with all internal customers on payroll and expense reports

Carolina Holdings, Raleigh, NC

Payroll Specialist 2000 - 2001

• Reviewed, verified and entered payroll data for 3,000 employees

• Processed a bi-weekly and semi-monthly payroll

• Provided customer service to store managers

Highwoods Properties, Inc., Raleigh, NC

Payroll Coordinator 1994 - 2000

• Reconciled, balanced, adjusted and calculated payroll accounts for 600 employees in 12 states

• Reconciled monthly benefit plans, researched tax delinquencies and issues with tax returns

• Processed payroll for 24 union employees in Missouri

• Implemented payroll software: ADP to Century to Paymaxx

• Maintained general ledger, created spreadsheets for tracking, made daily deposits of over $250,000, reconciled multiple bank statements and prepared financial statements for the firm with annual revenue in excess of $20 million

Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Administrative Assistant 1993 - 1994

• Maintained accounts receivable collections

• Prepared monthly and quarterly inventory for textbooks

• Was responsible for accounting functions for real estate: collected monthly rents, made mortgage payments and generated monthly cash projection reports

Plaza Associates, Raleigh, NC

Financial Administrator 1988 – 1992

• Responsible for accounting functions for 55 shopping centers with 300 tenants

• Process daily deposits, made mortgage payments, generated escrow and distribution reports, closed out accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledger for all centers on a quarterly/annual basis


• Macintosh Software including Panorama and PageMaker

• Microsoft Word and Excel

• Lotus1-2-3 DOS Introduction

• Abra Human Resources, ADP, JD Edwards, MRI

• Oracle Accounting

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