Accounting Specialist resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Focused Accounting professional with 15 years of experience maintaining financial records and reviewing account activity. Successful at keeping accounts current and accurate for compliant financial recordkeeping. Excellent problem solving, a diligent and well-organized professional with a desire to continuously learn new information.

Competent Accounts Receivable Specialist bringing [Number] years' experience carrying out all accounts receivable functions in high volume environments. Proficient in tracking payments, resolving billing issues and preparing account statements. Recognized as a dedicated professional driven to meet team targets and enhance bottom line performance.

Detail-oriented and methodical [Job Title] offering [Number] years' experience in related roles. Exceptional abilities in conducting research, problem-solving and prioritizing simultaneous tasks. Leverages resourcefulness, critical thinking skills and superior work ethic for top job performance.

Knowledgeable about preparing invoices, processing payments and pursuing past-due balances. Well-versed in accurately coding different types of bills for clear recordkeeping and tracking. Team-oriented, dependable and performance-driven.

  • NetSuite
  • Open Systems Accounting Software
  • Type: 45 WPM
  • Billing
  • Cash receipts
  • Customer Service
  • Database
  • Documentation
  • Email
  • Fax
  • General ledger
  • Insurance
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word
  • Office administration
  • Problem resolution
  • Coding
  • Receiving
  • Reconciling
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Invoice and payment processing
  • Audit Support
  • Invoice Processing
  • Data Entry
  • Statement reviewing
  • General ledger accounting
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Statement preparation
  • Reporting analysis
  • GL and journal entries
  • Training
  • Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
  • Invoice Processing
  • Customer Checkout
  • Data Entry
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounting
  • Customer Billing
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Oracle
  • Payroll Processing
Work History
01/2017 to 09/2019
Accounting Specialist 365 Retail Markets Troy, MI,
  • Reason for leaving: Involuntary separation
  • Centralized entire subcontractor A/P process which includes entering approved subcontracts and pay applications while ensuring all required documentation was received for payment
  • Processed current Certificates of Insurance for subcontractor vendors
  • Issued Purchase Orders following guidelines and approval matrix
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable
  • Assessed data and information to verify entry, calculation and billing code accuracy
  • Analyzed prior reconciliation process for inventory account and created more streamlined procedure
  • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals
  • Entered figures using 10-key calculator to compute data quickly
  • Assisted Accounts Receivable by researching discrepancies and collect outstanding balances
10/2010 to 10/2016
Accounts Receivable Specialist Active International Framingham, MA,
  • Reason for leaving: Involuntary separation
  • Prepared and mailed invoices to customers, processed payments, documented account updates, and performed bank deposits
  • Managed efficient cash flow reporting, posted cash receipts, and analyzed chargebacks, independently addressing and resolving issues
  • Identified, researched and resolved billing variances to maintain system accuracy and currency
  • Reviewed accounts on monthly basis to assess aging and pursue collection of funds
  • Researched and resolved customer claims related to shortages, discount violations and returns
  • Verified postings to ledgers to ensure proper entry and account balances
  • Organized and maintained up-to-date financial records
  • Customized financial and management reports on weekly and monthly basis
  • Invoiced $81 million in sales revenue for fiscal year ending June 2015
  • Prevented impending loss and increased profitability by enforcing scheduled collection campaigns by reduced uncollectable balances from $22,000 in 2010 to less than $4,000 in 2011 and 2012
03/2008 to 01/2009
Manager Trainee Town & Country Market Rensselaer, IN,
  • Reason for leaving: Company closed office/laid off
  • Conferred with customers each day to maintain current understanding of needs and preferences, resolve issues and promote brand loyalty
  • Maximized revenue by promoting optional services and promotional sales
  • Resolved escalated concerns using professionalism and understanding of all facets of each issue
  • Planned marketing initiatives and leveraged referral networks to promote business development
  • Participated in overall branch performance including; rental process, revenue generation, fleet utilization, office administration, and problem resolution
05/2002 to 01/2007
Service Operations Specialist Autonation, Inc. Santa Clara, CA,
  • Reason for leaving: Returned to school
  • Responsible for maintaining all assigned accounts by reconciling monthly bills and resolving payment discrepancies on IDX computer system
  • Responded to inbound inquiries regarding accounts and payments
  • Made outbound calls to vendors and customers to discuss and resolve account needs
  • Customer Service Representative for Year 2002
  • Member of two-person team designed to clean up North Carolina customer accounts; 90-day past due balances dropped over $100,000 within three months
  • Reconciled 95% of assigned groups and resolved all discrepancies within 30 days of payment
  • Recouped $14,000 from one customer for unpaid premiums for period of 1 year
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Early Childhood Education
Clemson University - Clemson, SC,

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School Attended

  • Clemson University

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  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Manager Trainee
  • Service Operations Specialist


  • Bachelor of Arts

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