I have experienced a wide variety of positions over the duration of my career - but all were in the Financial Services Industry. Most recently, I worked for a "boutique" Business Management firm, handling about 28 entities led by about 10 clients. The "entities' consisted of personal wealth management as well as the clients' wholly owned businesses. The aggregate worth of these individuals is in the range of $250,000,000. While most clients were celebrities or involved in entertainment, a few earned (or inherited) their money from other fields. For me, the combination of very personal relationships with a few clients, coupled with a wide variety of activities which they bring to the position make for a perfect balance relative to my interests.
I wish to remain in this field, serving a few special people. Client relations are my strong suit but I bring refined accounting skills and experience to the job and the relationships I enjoy.
Software Experience includes Datafaction (with Imaging); Word; Excel; Quickbooks; Quicken; Turbo Tax; Sage Timeslips, and others
Experienced Supervisor appreciated for "people skills" including helping workers to be happy and productive and as a mediator to solve internal disputes.
Communications Skills are superior. This includes letters and drafting agreements
A natural ability to sense another persons concerns (i.e. a "sixth sense"), especially with clients, has helped to anticipate areas to prioritize before they become an issue later
Flexibility in work scheduling and travel are easy to accommodate
Socialization as needed with clients; bankers, and other professionals is second nature
Frequent Communication with the IRS and Franchise Tax Board has generally led to desired results
Extensive Experience in processing compliance type reports including Workers Comp Audits, Payroll Reports, Business Tax Calculations, Census Bureau Questionnaire, etc.
Experience has led to a wide variety of matters that the rich and the wealthy contend with. I have been involved in Private Jet Schedules and Calculations; Buying and Selling Horses; Yacht Maintenance; Pre-Nup Agreements; Estate Management; "Coogan" Trust Accounts; Car Collections, Domestic Help Matters, etc.
Served as Account Manager for approximately 10 clients consisting of about 30 entities. Most, but not all clients are in Entertainment.
Processed all aspects of accounting entry including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Journal Entries, Payroll, Bank Reconciliations, Cash Flow Reports, Financial Statements, etc., utilizing Datafaction and Datafaction Imaging Software
Developed and Maintained other records using Excel and other software, as needed.
Worked with outside vendors including Bankers, Brokers, Government Representatives, Client Employees, etc.
Met with client's periodically to review financial results; budgetary and tax concerns; various projections; special projects. Meetings were mostly in work offices although some outside meetings occurred as well.
Handled all aspects of clients Banking Matters including obtaining cash, wire transfers, internal transfers, EFT, bill pay, etc., Bank Reconciliations; Developed Loan Application data and support.
BookkeeperSelf - Various in Los Angeles area01/2003 - 07/2006
Contracted as an independand Bookkeeper for Business Management and Accounting Firms
Handled all necessary aspects of Accounting and Management for Private Clients
Prepared Financial Statements and well as customized Management reports to meet a client's needs
Developed Private Clients through Marketing Efforts.
Processed all aspects of accounting using QuickBooks mostly, along with other software as needed.
Calculated and prepared Business Tax Returns, Census Bureau filings, payroll reports, Workers Compensation Audits, and all other necessary paperwork to achieve regulatory compliance for each customer
Advised clients regarding matters of credit, auto and home purchases, budgets, etc.
Reconciled Bank Accounts
Met with outside services as needed, to negotiate on behalf of individuals, as needed.
Served in a variety of positions, mostly in Accounting, for several Insurance Companies, and for Accounting offices which were involved in Business Management for at least some of their clients.
Travelled extensively in two positions where I served as a field Accounting Manager (first a small regional company); second, a larger National firm where I had 35 individuals reporting to me in the continental U.S.
Bachelor of Arts: Business ManagementUniversity of La Verne - La Verne, CA1979