accounting specialist resume example with 9+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Quality-driven Accounting Specialist with 3 years of comprehensive experience working with teammates to support accounting functions in Payroll and Accounts Payable. Seeking the opportunity to secure a position within a strong and reputable organization while reaching higher standards for myself and the department. Proven interpersonal communications and multitasking skills. Adaptable team player recognized for willingness to learn newly acquired skills.

  • 10-Key Proficiency
  • Financial Auditing
  • Tax Preparation
  • Decision Making
  • Accounts Payable
  • Relationship Building
  • Discrepancy Reconciliation
  • Processing Checks and Invoices
  • Payroll Management
  • Problem-Solving
  • Payroll Auditing
Education and Training
Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ Expected in 12/2020 Associate of Applied Science : Accounting - GPA :
Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ Expected in 12/2020 Certificate of Completion : General Business - GPA :
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Expected in : Justice Studies - GPA :
  • Certified Tax Professional - 2011
  • Leadership in Action Certification - 2022
Boyd Corporation - Accounting Specialist
Grand Rapids, MI, 10/2019 - Current

Review payroll records to ensure compliance with City policies, procedures, and regulations. Enter payroll into system as assigned. Process, calculate, and post a variety of payroll actions including wage garnishments, benefits withholding, overtime hours, and workers’ compensation claims. Prepare, balance, and correct payroll reports after every payroll submission. Effectively manage organization’s payroll affiliated inquires. Assist in maintaining a variety of files and records related to the City’s payroll system. Assist in preparation of payroll and all payroll related reports including W-2s. Review and process W2’s for employees by deadline yearly. Attend to payroll inquiries from employees by phone or email. Participate in ongoing educational opportunities for both Payroll and Accounts Payable to stay current with legislations and City’s Policy and Procedures.

Post transactions to accounts payable system: verify, correct, and balance accounts payable system. Sort, audit, match and distribute invoices from vendors and service providers. Confer with vendors regarding invoices and payments. Review statements for accuracy and completeness. Process invoice for approval for payment and print/prepare payments for mailing. Communicate with clients to discuss account statuses, charges, or discrepancies. Assist accounting with audits and resolving discrepancies. Prepare and process 1099’s to ensure they are distributed before deadline.

City Of Houston, Tx - Senior Account Clerk
Houston, TX, 01/2016 - 10/2019

Perform clerical and accounting work involving research and processing of accounts for tax permits, licenses, utility services and cashiering. Provide bilingual services as well as other duties. Devote time to counter and phone interactions to manage utility accounts. Process monies received by balancing, reconciling, assigning to proper accounts, balancing cash drawer, posting to the general ledger of monies received and reconciling the totals. Investigate problem accounts contacting landlords/property managements. Responsible for collections on delinquent accounts for new residents applying for new service pertaining to the City of Avondale. Provide customer information by responding by phone, email, fax or mail resolving difficult and sensitive inquires or concerns from citizens in regard to charges, delinquencies, refunds and services. Accept applications, process, input information and collect related fees for new accounts pertaining to utility services, business and sales tax licenses and permits for development and engineering department. Manage the service order process by preparing and processing service orders for various city services including water turn ons and offs, sanitation container deliveries, leak detections and service verifications. Receive payments by customers over the counter or by mail making sure payments are posted to proper accounts. Process city deposits from Courts, Finance, Libraries, Parks & Recreation, Avondale Police department, Senior Center, Code Enforcement and Passports. Provide exceptional customer service, maintaining professionalism and courtesy while handling difficult customer interactions in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

Bank Of America - Merchant Teller
City, STATE, 04/2013 - 12/2015

Help customers with their financial needs while providing great customer service. Look for opportunities to deepen existing relationships. Process transactions accurately and efficiently in accordance with policies and procedures. Educate customers on convenient self-service banking options. Focus on building meaningful customer relationships by consistently demonstrating behaviors and activities that support Bank of Jessica values and commitments, which ultimately leads to deepening and retaining customer relationships.

Spanish :
Native/ Bilingual
Negotiated :
Activities and Honors
  • National Honor Roll
  • Who’s Who Among HS Students
  • President’s Award
  • High Honor Roll
  • National Society of HS Scholars
  • Scholar Athlete
  • National Honor Society
  • Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for Journalists
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity (ASU)
  • BME and CMT Advisory Council Member – Arizona Department of Education

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School Attended

  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Arizona State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Senior Account Clerk
  • Merchant Teller


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Some College (No Degree)

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