staff accountant resume example with 16+ years of experience

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

I am a motivated, personable business professional with a successful track record in accounting, account management, office management, administrative support, customer service and upper management. The talent for quickly mastering technology, producing timely and accurate reports while maintaining company guidelines, have always been an effortless strength of mine.

I am accustomed to handling sensitive and confidential records while remaining diplomatic and tactful with professionals at all levels. Flexibility, versatility and able to maintain a sense of humor under high pressure are some of my great strengths. I am poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Deadline driven environments and possession of excellent team building skills are part of my daily goals.

  • Monthly and Annual Journal Entries
  • Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Journal Entry Preparation
  • Problem Solving
  • Report Preparation
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Processing Checks and Invoices
  • Payroll Management
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Relationship Building
  • Discrepancy Reconciliation
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Effective and Professional Communication
  • Positive Team Player & Attention to Detail
  • Work Organization and Prioritization
  • Goal Development & Conflict Resolution
  • Relationship Development
  • Deadline Attainment
  • Vendor Relationship Management
  • Juris Suite
  • Account and Ledger Reconciliations
  • Yardi Software
  • Property Showing
  • Commercial Property Accounting
Stanford University Stanford, CA Expected in 05/2009 MBA : Accounting And Finance - GPA :
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Expected in 05/2007 Bachelor of Science : Accounting - GPA :
Work History
Academy For Urban School Leadership - Illinois - Senior Property Accountant
, , Chicago, IL 08/2012 - Current
  • Gathered financial information, prepared documents, and closed books.
  • Created budgets and forecasts for management group to meet regular accounting deadlines.
  • Completed daily cash functions like account tracking, payroll and wage allocations, budgeting, donating and cash and banking reconciliations.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Reviewed numerous financial statements for accuracy and determined compliance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Assisted in creation of new property accounts and determined tax filing and data requirements.
  • Evaluated real estate leasing and accounting functions to determine transaction accuracy and revenue generation value.
  • Performed electronic banking transactions and completed bank reconciliations to obtain comprehensive picture of organization bank accounts.
  • Prepared for year-end audit cycle by compiling documentation for income statement and balance sheet accounts.
  • Completed bi-weekly payroll for company employees.
  • Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded necessary information.
  • Effectively communicated with clients about payment needs and kept updated, detailed and accurate ledgers.
  • Processed invoices and journal entries with efficiency and accuracy, resulting in decreased discrepancies.
  • Contacted clients with past due accounts to formulate payment plans and discuss restructuring options.
  • Prepared billing statements and invoices for customer purchases and recorded transaction date, price and fees to support accuracy.
  • Prepared and mailed invoices to customers, processed payments and documented account updates.
Brightview Landscapes, Llc - Property Manager /Senior Property Accountant
, , 07/2009 - 08/2012
  • Managed operations and leasing of upscale community of nearly 800 executive apartment homes, condominium association and rentals.
  • Monitored timely receipt and reconciliation of rent collections in accordance with landlord and resident statutes.
  • Minimized vacancy periods by collaborating with building owners to strategize improvements to marketing initiatives, business plans and tenant outreach programs.
  • Evaluated and recommended changes in rental pricing strategies to remain competitive in market.
  • Organized and participated in meetings to give residents opportunity to ask questions and provide forum for issues to be addressed.
  • Developed, reviewed and submitted property operating and capital budgets.
  • Followed up on delinquent tenants and coordinated collection procedures.
KPMG - Office Manager
, , 06/2004 - 06/2007
  • Managed budgets, appointment scheduling, employee and event itineraries and accounts to improve productivity initiatives.
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall performance of personnel.
  • Aggregated and analyzed data related to administrative costs to prepare budgets for corporate-level management.
  • Oversaw office inventory activities by ordering and requisitions and stocking and shipment receiving.
  • Optimized organizational systems for payment collections, AP/AR, deposits and recordkeeping.
  • Coordinated special projects and managed schedules.
  • Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
  • Managed office operations while scheduling appointments for department managers.
  • Prepared meeting materials and took clear notes to distribute to stakeholders.
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School Attended

  • Stanford University
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Property Accountant
  • Property Manager /Senior Property Accountant
  • Office Manager


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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