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Accounting Position Resume


Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 61005
Desired Job Location: Fairfax, Virginia Date Posted: 5/29/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Undecided


Objective:
I am writing to express my interest in the accounting field within your company, and am enclosing my resume for review. I believe the financial skills and knowledge that I have accumulated to date mirror what you are seeking, and I am confident that I will make an immediate contribution to your company.

I enjoy the challenge of meeting productivity and profitability goals by creating and implementing fiscal solutions that work on every level, and I am confident that the breadth of my experience gives me the versatility to be effective in a variety of contexts. My credentials include roles such as Tax Specialist, Manager, Accountant and Senior Accountant.


Experience:

Jennifer H. Wood
Accounting & Tax Professional

Chantilly, VA • Tel 703.725.0342 • Hello_Jennifer@aol.com

Dynamic Finance Professional with strong experience in the planning, and administration of corporate accounting, finance, payroll, and tax operations. Excellent analytical, negotiation, and project management skills, consistently contributing to the expansion and growth of an organization. Outstanding expertise in virtually all facets of financial accounting, analysis, and reporting. Uncommon ability to effectively communicate to all professional levels with keen customer insight. Brings a methodical and consistent career history demonstrating top performance and strong leadership abilities. Inspires and fosters team commitment, pride, and trust. Thrives in the face of significant challenges and responsibilities.



Core Proficiencies



Tax Accounting ▪ Financial Accounting ▪ Tax Audits ▪ Tax Compliance ▪ Accounts Payable
Financial Statements & Analysis ▪ Process Improvement ▪ Reporting ▪ Payroll Processing



Professional Accounting Experience



Anime Pavilion, Falls Church, VA 2001 - 2010

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT/STORE MANAGER (2005 – 2010)
Promoted to take additional ownership of all day-to-day store operations in addition to financial management. Interviewed, hired, mentored, and scheduled up to eight employees to ensure optimal store productivity and profitability. Monitored and maintained product inventory levels for optimal in-store and mail order sales. Meticulously tracked and reported all figures relating to sales receipts and inventory. Perform analysis to support Owner decisions and detailed understandings of operating performance by using excel, PowerPoint and database systems. Drive the development of products and production support and ensure the right technology investments (software, internet store and brick and mortar store) are made by researching and communicating effectively with owner and employees. Integrate operating and capital budgets within the framework of the company strategic plan. Review and prepare account reconciliations ensuring accuracy and clarity through the use of QuickBooks Pro. Articulate accounting policies and roles to owner and employee and summarize financial data in an appropriate level of detail. Ensure executions of strategies are within the boundaries of the financial budget and plan. Plan, articulate, organize and manage projects and work efforts of employees and manage one or more phases of large projects. Addressed and resolved all internal and customer-related issues to drive maximum employee morale and client satisfaction.

Key highlights
• Significantly reduced in-store theft and shrinkage by implementing a comprehensive security plan that included the installation of security cameras.
• Streamlined operations and increased sales by delegating specific daily activities to each employee.

ACCOUNTANT (2001 - 2005)
Leveraged knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles to establish and maintain peak fiscal performance. Track, research and document and make recommendations on strategic state income tax ideas and potential implications. Managed and completed all tax-related activities including state/local sales and use tax reporting, sales tax reconciliation, payroll withholding, information gathering, notices of assessment, and annual tax returns with Federal Form 940, 941, 944, VEC Form FC 21 and FC20, and SSA W-2 and W-3 Forms. Expertly administered all day-to-day and strategic bookkeeping activities including vendor credit application, general ledger entries, bank/credit card reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, payroll, purchase orders, and financial reporting.

Key highlights
• Established the company’s first structured filing system, including POS and QuickBooks Pro, to maintain up-to-date figures for sales, inventory, and sales tax tracking.
• Expanded the company’s competitive advantage by maintaining sales/use tax forms and business licenses for all 27 states where industry conventions were held.
• Reduced payroll processing costs $1,500 annually by researching and sourcing a new payroll system.
• Played an integral role in avoiding a critical IRS audit following the freezing of corporate assets by collecting/organizing financial information, analyzing the data, and presenting findings to IRS agents in a timely, efficient manner.
• Eliminated the assessment of late filing fees and penalties by instituting a filing schedule to ensure the on-time sales/tax use filing for each of the 27 states where the company participated in conventions.


HR Block, Columbia Pike, Arlington VA 2003 – 2005

TAX SPECIALIST (SEASONAL)
Applied accounting expertise and business acumen to prepare and review a variety of individual tax returns. Worked closely with clients to educate and inform them on filing status, business structures, and distributions as required by individual needs.

Key highlights
• Received corporate recognition for completing more than 400 individual returns in one tax season.


Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Manassas VA 2002-2002

TAX SPECIALIST (SEASONAL)
Prepared 2002 Individual Tax Returns including all schedules and addendums using Jackson Hewitt Proprietary Software. Prepared amended Returns and prior year tax returns.


First American Bank, McLean VA (Sold to First Union and Dominion Bank in 1993) 1992-1993

COLLATERAL DOCUMENTS PROCESSOR
Reviewed Loan Documentations guaranteed by Collateral for the Business Division. Verified that the loan was secured by UCC Filings and all appraisals and documents are attached to the updated files. Participated in Audit Review of Collateral Documentation.


Managerial Experience

Anime Pavilion, Falls Church, VA 2001 - 2010

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT/STORE MANAGER (2005 – 2010)
Promoted to take additional ownership of all day-to-day store operations in addition to financial management. Interviewed, hired, mentored, and scheduled up to eight employees to ensure optimal store productivity and profitability. Monitored and maintained product inventory levels for optimal in-store and mail order sales. Meticulously tracked and reported all figures relating to sales receipts and inventory. Addressed and resolved all internal and customer-related issues to drive maximum employee morale and client satisfaction. Promote coaching and training to ensure the retention of top performers. Ensure the store is hiring the best talent by driving and coaching the talent selection and interviewing process. Provide analytical and execution support to the organizations growth initiative including financial model development for potential growth opportunities and conduct market intelligence analysis on key industry trends, i.e. consumers, technology, competitors and make inform key decisions for long term strategy through research. Manage and Develop Sales people to meet or exceed their selling and productivity goals. Ensure compliance with all employment laws. Ensure that all Human Resource related tasks are completed in a timely manner. Manage office and labor expenses.

Key highlights
• Significantly reduced in-store theft and shrinkage by implementing a comprehensive security plan that included the installation of security cameras.
• Streamlined operations and increased sales by delegating specific daily activities to each employee.


Benjamin Books, Dulles VA (Sold to Border’s Books in 1991) 1987-1989

SALES ASSOCIATE, THEN CO-ASSISTANT MANAGER
Assist customers with sales of books and help them with finding gifts and items prior to boarding on airplanes. Did daily opening and closing procedures. Made sure shelves were fully stocked and set up schedule for employee coverage.



Education:
Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Neurophysiology and Clinical Emphasis); Chemistry minor
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Certificate of Accounting (eligible to sit for CPA exam)
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus


Skills:
CompTIA A+ Certification
Typing – 65-70 Words Per Minute

TECHNOLOGIES
Frontpage MS Office Suite Peachtree Accounting
Quickbooks POS Medlin Accounting Quickbooks Pro
Quicken


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