accounting specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Accounting Specialist offers 22 years of experience in accounting roles for law firms. Skilled in account reconciliation, report drafting and collections. Industrious and meticulous with strong history of integrity and reliability.

  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Financial Controls
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Asset Utilization Reports
  • Microsoft Office
  • Problem Solving
  • Personnel Recordkeeping Review
  • Processing Checks and Invoices
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Payroll Management
  • Systems Efficiency Evaluation
  • Relationship Building
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accounts Payable
  • Positive Team Player
  • Audit Preparation
  • Accounting Records Analysis
  • Discrepancy Reconciliation
  • Report Preparation
  • Monthly and Annual Journal Entries
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Financial Projections
  • Cash Analysis
  • Document Recordkeeping
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Accounting Software Systems
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statements
  • Effective and Professional Communication
  • Journal Entry Preparation
  • Financial Statements Review
  • Business Operations Analysis
  • Financial and Regulatory Consulting
  • Database Maintenance
  • Journal Entries
  • Staff Training
  • Time Management
  • Balance Sheet
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Employee Motivation
  • Work and Task Scheduling
  • Creative Thinking
  • Work Organization and Prioritization
  • Team Building and Leadership
Work History
04/2001 to Current Accounting Specialist Bluelinx Corporation | Statesville, NC,
    • Reconciled account information and reported figures in general ledger by comparing to bank account statement each month.
    • Investigated daily variances and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
    • 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 financial information and made proactive adjustments.
    • Input financial data and produced reports using ATO (Aderant Total Office) software.
    • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals.
    • Managed accounting department through oversight of accounts payable/receivable, and payroll activity.
    • Managed payroll posting; made all Trust deposits and disbursements daily; made all Operating accounts deposit.
    • Managed payroll and benefits for employees.
03/2000 to 04/2001 Assistant Bookkeeper Armanino Mckenna Certified Public Accountants & Consultants | San Jose, CA,
  • Prepared and mailed account statements to vendors and kept meticulous correspondence documentation.
  • Provided comprehensive accounting support to company by managing functions like payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and business expense processing.
  • Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded necessary information.
  • Assisted bookkeepers in providing support documentation required for audits.
  • Reconciled financial data to maintain accurate account balances and support compliance with established accounting practices.
  • Received and delivered incoming accounting department mail to appropriate staff members.
  • Performed data entry, paper filing, electronic archiving and used 10‐key and other machines and equipment to support office efficiency.
  • Processed employee and contractor expense reimbursements quickly.
  • Filed invoices with processed checks to maintain orderly accounting filing system.
  • Validated and recorded invoices and resolved discrepancies with vendors.
03/1998 to 03/2000 Head Cashier Food City | East Ridge, TN,
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Facilitated and logged store opening, closing and shift changes.
  • Mentored new team members on sales software system operation.
  • Oversaw weekly and seasonal merchandising and signage changes to promote specific products.
  • Answered customer questions and helped find specific items.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Managed staffing levels to provide optimal support for cash register operations.
  • Reconciled daily totals to maintain balanced and compliant ledgers.
  • Trained, mentored and developed new cashiers with positive and encouraging techniques to maximize performance and team contributions.
  • Alleviated customer service needs with policy-appropriate solutions.
  • Processed both cash and card purchases and returns.
  • Helped management develop employee improvement plans and motivate team members to continually improve.
  • Received and processed customer payments.
  • Led cashiers and associates in providing thoughtful customer service.
  • Set and updated employee schedules to fulfill gaps based on expected customer demands.
  • Maintained and updated security protocols for front desk operations.
  • Taught employees fundamentals of register use, merchandise scanning and customer service.
Expected in Associate of Science | Accounting And Business Management Capital Community College, Hartford, CT GPA:
Expected in 06/1996 Bachelor of Science | Foreign Languages And Literatures Spiru Haret University , Bucharest, Romania, GPA:
Native or Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Capital Community College
  • Spiru Haret University

Job Titles Held:

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Assistant Bookkeeper
  • Head Cashier


  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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