freelance bookkeeper resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Customer-focused professional with successful 20+ year career in Accounting field. Proven success applying outstanding attention to detail while enhancing customer satisfaction by providing service excellence in a busy business environment..

  • Accounts Receivable
  • Bank Statement Reconciliation
  • Relationship Building
  • Proactive and Self-Motivated
  • Accounts Payable
  • Attention to Detail
  • Expense Reports
  • Microsoft Office
  • General Ledger Management
  • State Regulation Compliance
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Customer Relations
  • Federal Regulation Compliance
  • Handling Confidential Material
  • Financial Closing Reports
Work History
Freelance Bookkeeper, 06/2017 to Current
Bankers FinancialTrenton, FL,
  • Tracked expenses and income for businesses while organizing and maintaining bank statements for checking accounts.
  • Eliminated discrepancies in finances by expertly documenting expenses, monitoring income, handling bank deposits and managing statements for multiple clients.
  • Increased efficiency and office morale by developing processes and training customers on technology allowing staff to work remotely.
  • Developed a highly dedicated clientele by earning a reputation for consistently producing monthly financials quickly and accurately.

Accounting Specialist, 07/2021 to 03/2022
Solar AlternativesGulfport, MS,
  • Oversaw office accounting functions such as AP and AR; applying proper GL codes to invoices and receipts to keep finances accurate, current and easily searchable.
  • Paid vendors by monitoring discount opportunities and paid employees by receiving and verifying expense reports.
  • Matched purchase orders to invoices and logged invoices into computer.
  • Entered new vendor data into accounting system, ensuring that proper documentation was on file.
  • Developed client rapport by efficiently addressing incoming correspondence and resolving 5 A/P inquires per day.
Full Charge Bookkeeper, 03/2015 to 02/2018
Central Lakes CollegeBelle Plaine, MN,
  • Processed accounts payable transactions by acquiring proper approval and applying each line item on invoice to appropriate cost center and GL Account, ensuring that discounts were taken and that sales and use tax were charged correctly.
  • Reconciled checking account balances for 5 stores daily. Monitored account balances for all 39 stores and Initiated bank transfers between stores ensuring funds were available to cover outstanding payments.
  • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals, verifying accurate entries to ensure accounts balanced at month end..
  • Generated P&L Reports, Trial Balances and Balance Sheets for senior management by the 5th day of each month.
  • Processed payroll, calculated deductions and executed ACH transfers of payroll taxes, health insurance, 401K contributions and garnishments for 500 hourly and 50 salaried employees.
  • Developed reconciliation procedure for payroll account with 3rd party vendor to ensure accurate reporting and tax payments. saving company 48 hours per month in man hours and $15,000 per quarter in IRS fines.
Business Office Manager, 09/2000 to 12/2010
Westwood CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Managed accounts receivables and worked with 3rd party billing agency to ensure that students receiving financial aid are 100% funded and that cash paying student are paid in full prior to start of term
  • Develop relationships with students to increase retention and graduation rates
  • Post all charges for tuition, fees and books for 5,000 students
  • Processed returns or refunds of any credit balances created by federal financial aid.
  • Posted, reconciled and deposited all funds received by campus.
  • Fielded escalated student issues and evaluated best course of action to comply with federal financial aid laws and staying within company policies while striving to meet students' needs.
  • Provided documentation for internal self audits, accreditation audits and federal financial aid audits.
  • Explained each students' financial obligation , loan detail, payment options and legal rights during registration and/or orientation process to avoid liability regarding Federal Aid packages.
  • Consistently Improved student satisfaction scores 1.4 points to a 4.5 on a 5 point scale. through application of superior empathetic listening ability, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented training to improve overall performance of personnel. Wrote the step by step manual used to train new Business Office employees on proper handling of Title IV Funding for out of school students at the Corporate Processing Campus.

: Bookkeeping , Expected in to Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Professional development completed in Bookkeeping
Certificate: Logistics Management, Expected in to Front Range Community College - Westminster, CO
  • Professional development completed in Transportation Management
Associate of Applied Science: Criminal Justice, Expected in to Westwood College - Denver, Colorado

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School Attended

  • Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Front Range Community College
  • Westwood College

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Full Charge Bookkeeper
  • Business Office Manager


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

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