General Accountant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Detail-oriented Accountant with 25+ years of experience in accounting and expertise in Great Plains Dynamic. People-oriented and committed to efficiency, financial modernization and close management of invoice documentation.

  • Account reconciliation
  • GAAP principles
  • Vendor relationships
  • Great Plains software expertise
  • Team collaboration
  • Account payable and receivable
02/1994 to 08/2009
General Accountant Ametek, Inc. Middleborough, MA,
  • Tracked expenses and entered deposits into Data General while reconciling monthly bank accounts to verify accuracy.
  • Assessed data and information to check entries, calculations and billing codes for accuracy.
  • Tracked 5 expense accounts worth up to $$75,000 for accurate forecasting and financial recordkeeping.
  • Identified major accounting errors by creating automated cross-referencing processes.
  • Reconciled monthly checks for accurate bank statement distribution.
  • Paid Agent commissions regularly.
  • Followed detailed end of month accounting procedures to verify proper balancing of all accounts and readiness for new month.
  • Minimized financial discrepancies by accurately managing bookkeeping, payroll and tax reporting procedures with zero errors.
  • Mitigated risk, maintaining full compliance when executing and tracking bank reconciliations, A/P, invoicing, billing and collections for hundreds of policy holders.
  • Assisted senior leadership by processing policy holder documents, ensuring timely completion.
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies, using accounting software to record, store and analyze information.
  • Processed end-of-day paperwork using Data General software, verifying deposits and rectifying discrepancies.
  • Handled cash and deposits using proper accounting procedures and documentation.
  • Calculated and verified all figures, calculations and documents.
  • Automated document flow, accurately maintaining financial tracking in Excel.
  • Prepared bank statements, deposits and forms with accuracy and speed.
  • Maintained accounts receivable documentation electronically and on paper.
  • Processed journal entries, online transfers and payments.
  • Maintained detailed and accurate ledgers and excel documents to accurately communicate payment needs to clients.
  • Reviewed bank account statements to reconcile accounts by documenting correct financial information in general ledger.
  • Mitigated financial discrepancies by preparing bank reconciliations, managing field audits and reviewing accounting records for accuracy.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction ratings, managing client inquires and outstanding payment discrepancies through resolution.
  • Prepared and mailed policy holder payments within expected time frame to promote likelihood of on-time payments.
  • Processed bank reconciliations and financial reports to verify practice of proper due diligence.
  • Coded invoices and other records to maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Developed and implemented bookkeeping policies and procedures to improve department workflows.
  • Increased efficiency and alleviated work loads by creating new Excel-based financial recording system.
  • Assisted senior accountant with contract holder payments, successfully achieving accurate payments.
08/2009 to 07/2012
Accounting Assistant II Glanbia Plc West Haven, CT,
  • Monitored open accounts and pursued payments to control account balances.
  • Compiled financial data including compliant ledger and journal records.
  • Coordinated timely payments from clients and policy holders.
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly bank accounts.
  • Updated accounting records with client checks and cash receipts.
  • Calculated and verified figures, calculations and documents.
  • Processed more than 200 monthly invoices and promptly submitted and documented all payments to keep records current.
  • Managed daily bookkeeping functions with attention to accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking reconciliation and disbursements.
  • Received and distributed mail correspondence throughout finance division.
  • Analyzed financial statements and income statements to review company's financial performance.
  • Answered office phone calls and emails to direct customers and answer questions.
  • Posted financial data in Excel spreadsheets.
  • Resolved policy holder and employee inquiries about invoices and purchases quickly through research.
  • Maintained account books and accounting systems with accuracy by entering data precisely and proofreading.
  • Gathered all banking transactions via statements, recorded activity in Excel format and reconciled balances.
  • Applied mathematical skills to calculate totals, check figures and correct problems with physical and digital files.
  • Maintained accuracy when reviewing and reconciling general ledger.
  • Coded invoices and other records to maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Assessed data and information to check entries, calculations and billing codes for accuracy.
  • Collaborated internally with team members and employees across multiple departments and accounting to ensure consistent circulation and billing data.
  • Reconciled expenses and accounts, including company credit cards and expense accounts.
  • Handled mail correspondence throughout financial departments.
  • Interfaced with technical team members to automate processes and streamline accounts payable and receivable activities.
  • Communicated with Controller about discrepancies and devised plans to reconcile financial issues.
  • Reviewed general ledger entries for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assembled payment and interest reports to show 1099R information.
  • Payment Processing
  • Balanced reports and batch summaries to submit for approval.
  • Monitored accounts payable and receivable statuses and delegated related tasks.
  • Updated and reconciled accounts payable with policy holders for accuracy.
  • Communicated internally with team members and employees across multiple departments and accounting to maintain accurate circulation and billing data.
  • Prepared month-end closing entries for detailed reporting and record-keeping.
07/2012 to 12/2017
Senior Accountant Current Spartanburg, SC,
  • Assessed accuracy, completeness and integrity of company financial records.
  • Compiled budget documents and monitored costs to maintain control systems.
  • Managed financial operations, month-end reporting, financial schedules and reconciliations.
  • Reviewed and reconciled discrepancies in accounts and financial documentation.
  • Analyzed files and accounts for discrepancies and resolved variances.
  • Performed general ledger account reconciliations and generated updated financial documents.
  • Devised, implemented and enforced effective accounting systems for agents.
  • Completed month-end and year-end close procedures and reconciled all bank accounts.
  • Collaborated with Controller and external auditors to conduct year-end close process.
  • Documented and tracked overhead and capital expenses for budgetary purposes.
  • Managed and prepared journal entries and reconciliations to support monthly general ledger closing activities.
  • Prepared and distributed financial statements and reports, including variance reports, regulatory filings and related schedules.
  • Determined tax owed, completed and filed returns, and upheld compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Successfully converted manual accounting system to electronic system to reduce errors and improve efficiency.
  • Generated and presented monthly financial statements to senior management.
  • Worked with financial team to convert financial department software to Dynamic accounting package.
  • Created and implemented procedures and best practices for bank reconciliation process and completed balance sheet reconciliations.
08/2018 to 12/2019
Accountant/Shipping Coordinator Konrad Marine Inc City, STATE,
  • Supported department staff by performing wide range of clerical and administrative tasks.
  • Processed bank reconciliations and financial reports to verify practice of proper due diligence.
  • Posted accounts receivable payments made by cash, check or credit card payments.
  • Revised and streamlined inefficient work procedures with automation software.
  • Developed 30-60-90 day past due report to track monthly defaulted customers.
  • Reconciled monthly bank statements and resolved any discrepancies.
  • Analyzed expenses and revenues to project future trends.
  • Investigated and resolved billing issues to generate revenues and minimize outstanding debts.
  • Performed daily accounting functions like tracking expenses, readying deposits and preparing payments.
  • Reached out to customers to verify information and follow up on issues.
  • Gathered information and entered data into computer system.
  • Reviewed and reconciled discrepancies in accounts and financial documentation.
  • Maintained accurate accounts on cash, prepaid credit, accrued expenses and line of credit transactions.
  • Secured positive customer satisfaction ratings by resolving issues efficiently.
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly bank accounts.
  • Shipping international and domestic daily
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1994
Associate of Science: Accounting
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College - New Richmond, WI,

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School Attended
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Job Titles Held:
  • General Accountant
  • Accounting Assistant II
  • Senior Accountant
  • Accountant/Shipping Coordinator
  • Associate of Science