Ambitious and self-motivated accounting and business professional successful at achieving exceptional results in high pressure environments. Member of National Association
of Certified Public Bookkeepers.
Advanced bookkeeping skills
Accounts payable specialist
Invoice and payment transactions
Sales and Use Tax
Personal Property/Real Property Tax
Advanced computer proficiency (both PC and Mac)
Proficient in Sage, Solomon, QuickBooks Pro
MS Office expert
Bilingual Polish English
Porthole MarinaBusiness Manager | Accountant | Antioch, IL | September 2015 - Current
Establish a QuickBooks accounting system to reflect accurate financial records.
Post receipts to appropriate general ledger accounts and monitor payments due from customers.
Track financial progress by creating monthly, quarterly and yearly profit and loss statements and balance sheets.
Oversee the day-to-day processing of payroll for employees, including review of time sheets and computing pay in accordance with FLSA.
Reconcile company balance sheet, credit cards and line of credit accounts.
StericycleTax Analyst | Lake Forest, IL | September 2013 - September 2015
Prepared transaction tax (sales/used, B&O, gross receipts, and property tax) returns for monthly, quarterly and annual filings.
Analyzed tax exemption certificates for accuracy.
Prepared and reviewed business license renewals (400+ a year).
Analyzed and evaluated the accuracy of state and county property appraisals.
Assisted with tax audits (5+ a month).
Calculated weight based fees (1 million+ a month) and filed necessary tax returns.
Prepared journal entries and reconciled sales and use tax accounts.
StericycleAccountant | Lake Forest, IL | July 2011 - September 2013
Entered financial data into Solomon and Microsoft Dynamics AX to be verified and reconciled.
Performed month-end and year-end closing activities including journal entries, accruals, reversal entries and other adjusting entries.
Analyzed, coded and communicated many different consolidated bills (5 million+ a month).
Conducted revenue analysis ($650 million+ per quarter) and cost analysis to improve efficiency and increase profits.
Performed ad-hoc variance analysis as requested by the Accounting Manager.
Reconciled Accounts Payable account.
StericycleAccounts Payable | Lake Forest, IL | July 2010 - July 2011
Reviewed, processed and posted field batches for payment; resolved invoice discrepancies.
Entered financial information and invoices (over 2000 invoices/month) to guarantee that employees and vendors were paid accurately and on time.
Performed check runs on a weekly basis.
Prepared consolidated invoices by creating Excel spreadsheets and converting Pivot Table data.
Coded CAPEX invoices and calculated self-assessment tax.
Managed and responded to all correspondence and inquiries from customers and vendors.
MedcorAP/AR Accounting Specialist | McHenry, IL | December 2008 - July 2010
Applied all payments by check, cash, and credit cards and resolve payment discrepancies.
Generated invoices (250+ a month) upon receipt of billing information and tracked collection progress.
Processed 1000+ invoices per month and prepared weekly check runs.
Assisted with month-end processing, including accruals and account reconciliations.
Reviewed, analyzed and reconciled the General Ledger accounts.
Community Trust Credit UnionTeller Supervisor | Grayslake, IL | May 2008 - December 2008
Managed 5 tellers and oversaw all teller line activities
Coached teller team to help grow customer relationships by identifying opportunities and referred to the appropriate salesperson
Supported bank sales by overshooting the annual referral goal by 35%.
Assisted the Branch Manager with efficient operations of the branch including reporting and audit items
MBAColumbia College Columbia, MO | 2013
Master of ScienceSmall Business ManagementWarsaw University of Law and ManagementWarsaw, Poland | 2005
Bachelor of ScienceBusiness Management and EconomicsCollege of Business and Computer ScienceBielsko-Biala, Poland | 2002
Outstanding Graduate Academic Award
Streamlined weight base fees processes and reduced filing time from 20 to 5 days. Created procedures to establish criteria for the proper calculation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual weight based fees (Stericycle)
Created instructions for weekly check run and uploading batched
invoices into Solomon. Regarded as a step forward in turning accounts payable
from reactive to proactive as well as following principles on Continuous
Improved monthly billing process by 45% by helping redesign billing software (Medcor)
Institute for Professionals in Taxation - Property Tax School, 08/2014