assistant to a certified public accountant resume example with 6+ years of experience

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

My varied experiences both employed and serving as a volunteer have enabled me to work well with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds. I value everyone's individuality and their contributions to the goals and achievements unique to every job situation. I bring a great store of experiences and interests to your organization and I am proven to be a dedicated worker, a quick person to adapt, and one who is trustworthy.

  • Problem-Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Effective and Professional Communication
  • Accounting Policy and Control
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Flexible and Adaptable
Education and Training
Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL Expected in 08/2012 MBA : Business - GPA :
Simpson College Indianola, IA, Expected in 05/1987 Bachelor of Science : Biology - GPA :
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Fayetteville, AR Expected in Master of Science : Geology - GPA :
Unum Group - Assistant to a Certified Public Accountant
Detroit, MI, 10/2021 - Current
  • Generated relevant paperwork and payroll reports.
  • Calculated overtime, vacation sick hours and other categories of time.
  • Onboarded new employees in time reporting and payroll systems.
  • Managed payroll for temporary, hourly, and salaried employees.
  • Processed employee rehires, transfers, terminations, garnishments, and withholdings.
  • Produced and filed payroll reports weekly, biweekly, monthly and quarterly payroll accounts.
  • Managed payroll for employees at 98 different locations.
  • Assisted with audits by preparing accounts and providing information.
  • Prepared physical checks for employees and check stubs for those receiving direct deposits of funds.
  • Responded to requests for information as company expert on payroll operations.
  • Entered corrected records into Accounting ACS and added additional adjustments as required.
  • Calculated and applied wage garnishments.
  • Kept operations in compliance with requirements by applying knowledge of applicable regulations, legal statutes and tax code information.
  • Implemented various payroll-related policies, procedures, and regulations to adhere to changing company and governmental standards.
  • Offered child support and distributed wage assignments.
  • Followed IRS guidelines and state regulations when submitting payroll taxes.
  • Updated and reconciled retirement, tax and health care accounts.
  • Prepared purchase orders and expense reports.
  • Determined proper handling of financial transactions and approved transactions within designated limits.
Self Employed Services - Small Business Consultant
City, STATE, 10/2015 - 10/2018
  • Gathered and organized data to analyze current industry trends.
  • Analyzed and tracked data to prepare forecasts and identify trends.
  • Defined appropriate metrics and measurements to drive results.
  • Explained technical concepts to non-technical staff members in easy to understand language and concepts.
  • Met end-user goals by supporting strategic planning initiatives for applications.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Analyzed, created, and integrated owner's goals to achieve viable business plans and the securing of business loans.
United States Marine Corps - Government Purchase Card Manager
City, STATE, 08/2011 - 07/2013
  • Managed the Wing Commander's GPC Program oversight of $5.6 million per annum consisting of 135 accounts.
  • Trained base-wide personnel on the management and implementation of respective GPC Programs.
  • During this time I received multiple awards for streamlining the funding approval process for various squadrons; overall result was 2012 Civilian Category II Employee of the Year.
United States Air Force Reserve - Student Career Employ, Prog. Contract Specialistl
City, STATE, 12/2010 - 08/2011
  • Managed and awarded $3.6 million in service contracts and $2.3 million in supply contracts.
  • Monitor existing contracts for upcoming expiration dates, subsequently coordinating with appropriate channels for contract re-negotiation and possible renewal.
  • Worked to resolve vendor issued by proactively communicating with market contacts.
  • Guided suitable resolutions on issues related to critical contracts in support of program managers.
  • Initiated and administered a variety of option year contracts.
  • Accomplished many stages of the contract life cycle.
  • Familiar with budgetary constraints for funding contracts.

Graduate of the Leadership Johnson County Program 2015-2016 (Provided by Clarksville-Johnson County Chamber of Commerce)

Category II Civilian Employee of the Year 2012, 21 Feb. 2013, Columbus Air Force Base (Eagle Award)

Government Purchase Card Program Command Unit Inspection, Rating Excellent, 8 February 2013

Mission Support Group Category II Civilian of the Fourth Quarter, October 2012, Columbus Air Force Base

Trail Blazer Award May 4, 2012, Columbus Air Force Base Wing Commander recognition of Star Performers

Star Parent Award for Caledonia Middle School 2009

Certificates of Service Isles DoD School District 2001-2004

Grand Forks Public Schools Dedication and Community Service Award 1998

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School Attended

  • Saint Leo University
  • Simpson College
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Job Titles Held:

  • Assistant to a Certified Public Accountant
  • Small Business Consultant
  • Government Purchase Card Manager
  • Student Career Employ, Prog. Contract Specialistl


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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