staff accountant resume example with 10+ years of experience

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

Goal-focused and detail-driven accounting professional experienced in examining and analyzing accounting records, financial statements and financial reports to assess accuracy and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and standards. Offering 9 years of experience handling finances for multiple locations. Proven to analyze accounting processes, identify deficiencies and formulate and implement corrective action plans to achieve compliance and mitigate risk. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity. Worked under GAAP for 9 years. Employee of the year for 5 years from 2014-2019.

  • Strong Communication skills
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Positive Team Player
  • Data entry
  • Computer skills, Tech Savvy
  • Intuit QuickBooks, Sage DAC, PMS, C.I.T.Y. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point) skills
  • Active Listening
  • Leadership Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Time management
  • Speak the Arabic Language
Work History
12/2019 to Current Staff Accountant Marmon Holdings, Inc | Seymour, CT,
  • Increased efficiency, support and documentation of accounting processes by creating detailed schedules for journal entries.
  • Performed testing of audit areas for fixed assets and accounts payable.
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts.
  • Created journal entry schedules to improve efficiency, support and documentation of accounting processes.
  • Executed financial reporting, managing prepaid accounts, schedules, reconciliations, event settlements and month-end accruals.
  • Updated financial management systems to reduce financial discrepancies and increased cost savings through implementation of internal controls.
  • Reduced liabilities by accurately managing tax statements, mailings, journal entries, payments and transfers.
  • Approved pre-posted accounts payable general ledger coding and tracked deposits for contract compliance.
  • Set up and improve accounting systems and processes to meet business needs and maximize operational success.
  • Evaluated and improved accuracy and completeness of financial records.
  • Collected and arranged financial information and entered details into Sage DAC financial management system.
  • Completed end-of-year financial audits by collaborating with various coworkers.
  • Assisted the Controller and CFO with year-end financial audits.
  • Achieved compliance with audit standards and objectives by monitoring and upgrading accounting practices.
  • Contacted clients with past due accounts to formulate payment plans and discuss restructuring options.
  • Reviewed accounts on monthly basis to assess aging and pursue collection of funds.
  • Processed bill reminders and consulted with third-party collection agency to resolve past-due customer accounts.
  • Prepared billing statements and invoices for customer purchases and recorded transaction date, price and fees to support accuracy.
  • Reconciled accounts receivable ledger to verify payments and resolve variances.
  • Prepared and mailed invoices to customers, processed payments and documented account updates.
  • Managed costs and billing and resolved financial discrepancies effectively through organizational management of account information.
  • Performed targeted collections on past due accounts aged over 30 days.
  • Identified, researched and resolved billing variances to maintain system accuracy and currency.
  • Processed tax exempt certificates, coupons and vendor credit inquiries.
  • Handled high volume of in-bound calls pertaining to reconciliation of delinquent accounts.
  • Applied more than 200 payments per week.
  • Applied proper codes to invoices, files and receipts to keep records organized and easily searchable.
  • Submitted cash and check deposits and generated cash receipts to record money received.
  • Responded to inbound inquiries regarding accounts and payments.
  • Used accounting software to reconcile accounts, track income and generate invoices.
  • Investigated daily variances and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Reported financial data and updated financial records in ledgers and journals.
  • Calculate and process sales commissions.
  • Investigated payroll variances and employee claims to resolve discrepancies and balance financial records.
  • Verified and submitted timekeeping information for accurate and efficient payroll processing.
  • Performed calculations in overtime, vacation, and sick hours to provide accurate data to payroll processing database.
  • Produced payroll activities documentation and reports to meet corporate guidelines and promote transparency.
  • Managed time entry batch for system-wide leave entered and changes, imported data for correct salary rate and monthly leave without pay (LWOP).
  • Maintained payroll information by calculating, collecting and entering data.
  • Maintained employee privacy and protected payroll operations by keeping all information confidential.
  • Managed payroll data entry and processing for 46 employees to comply with predetermined company guidelines.
  • Updated employee banking records when it was necessary.
  • Checked accrued hours against listed hours for leave time.
  • Operated 10-key calculators, computers, fax machines, copy machines and other office equipment.
09/2012 to 12/2019 Accountant Air Communities | Denver, CO,
  • Supported change management by understanding and addressing impacts of new accounting policies, financial statement initiatives and non-standard transactions.
  • Managed banking reconciliations and monthly balance sheet statements.
  • Managed journal entries, collection efforts, reconciliations and payroll processing.
  • Reduced liabilities by accurately managing tax statements, mailings, journal entries, payments and transfers.
  • Gathered financial information, prepared documents, and closed books.
  • Evaluated and improved accuracy and completeness of financial records.
  • Supported monthly reporting analysis to achieve validation of internal reports and to reconcile production operations and general ledger.
  • Documented cash, credit, fixed assets, accrued expenses and line of credit transactions.
  • Tracked financial progress by creating quarterly and yearly balance sheets.
  • Drove client satisfaction by identifying maximum adjustments, deductions and credits.
  • Established QuickBooks accounting system to reflect accurate financial records.
  • Reviewed and filed financial documents, coded accounting entries for data processing and posted daily receipts and payments in accordance with all corporate protocols.
  • Verified postings to ledgers to confirm accurate entry and account balances.
  • Tracked business revenue and expenditures and reconciled accounts to maintain high accuracy.
  • Investigated daily variances and corrected errors to resolve discrepancies.
  • Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.
  • Manage cash application making sure all cash receipts are applied properly.
  • Weekly reporting of invoicing totals/aging totals/cash receipts/invoice adjustments.
  • Proper recording and application of cash, management of outstanding invoices, and direct interfacing with customers on collection matters and dispute resolution.
  • Assure that the companies standard template regarding invoice sample is in place for every customer.
  • Supervise accounting staff and night auditors.
  • Managed approximately 30 income calls and emails per day from customers.
  • Task force travailing to train new accounting department staff and general managers.
  • Managed payroll data entry and processing for 122 employees to comply with predetermined company guidelines.
  • Maintained employee confidence and protected payroll operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Updated employee files with new details such as changes in address or salary levels.
  • Checked accrued hours against listed hours for leave time.
  • Processed wage garnishments and child support.
  • Processed new hire paperwork and documents.
  • Responded to employee questions and requests for information in timely and knowledgeable fashion.
  • Reviewed personnel records to determine names, rates of pay, occupations of new hires and changes in wage rates.
11/2010 to 05/2012 Office Manager Interior Architects | Houston, TX,
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity and implemented modifications to improve overall performance of personnel.
  • Managed budgets, appointment scheduling, employee and event itineraries and accounts to improve productivity initiatives.
  • Evaluated employee records and productivity to complete employee evaluations.
  • Optimized organizational systems for payment collections, AP/AR, deposits and recordkeeping.
  • Managed all business files, documentation and databases to keep records secure, accurate and current.
  • Support Office Executive Director.
  • Oversaw daily purchased and managed all supply inventories.
  • Processing all business inquiries from worldwide suppliers.
  • Elevated customer satisfaction ratings by resolving issues quickly and effectively.
  • Developed standard operating procedures for all administrative employees.
  • Communicated corporate objectives across divisions through regular correspondence and scheduled status updates.
  • Established and developed strong administrative team by delivering ongoing coaching and motivation and fostering career advancement.
  • Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
  • Answered office phone calls and emails to direct customers and answer questions.
  • Managed and monitored contract change requests and facilitated resolution.
  • Reviewed all details on incoming contracts and service agreements to keep pricing correct.
Expected in 06/2006 Bachelor of Science | Civil Engineering Al-Mustansiriya University/College of Engineering., Baghdad - Iraq, GPA:

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  • Al-Mustansiriya University/College of Engineering.

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