I will receive my Bachelor degree in Accounting this coming August. I am looking for a new job so I can support myself & start paying off debt incurred while in college.
I hope to get a job that pays at least $38k+ with free health and dental coverage (retirement plan would be nice too). I haven't applied to any jobs yet. I figure that I'd start on Monday.
I know that it's common for people to puff on their resume but the one I have below is a fair presentation of my abilities.
I would greatly appreciate it if you can look over my resume and provide suggestions / comments. The resume below is a scannable version. It has no fancy formatting and loaded with info. It's good for companies that scan the resumes into a database and then managers just do a keyword search.
OBJECTIVE: Versatile and focused Bookkeeper / Jr. Accountant with extensive experience in the full Accounting Cycle seeking a Staff Accountant position in a Corporate Accounting Department.
SUMMARY: Organized, self-starter, results-driven with proven experience in managing multiple projects under tight budgets and aggressive deadlines. Detail-oriented Bookkeeper / Jr. Accountant with excellent verbal, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
Bookkeeper / Jr. Accountant, Picture-it Awards, Inc., Edison, NJ
September 2002 to Present
Organize material for monthly P&L report / analysis. Prepare journal entries. Submit monthly financial statements and sales tax reports to the firm's CPA. Assist the company's CPA in special projects including end of year closing, and income tax preparation. Enter sales data into Excel worksheets for analysis.
Reconcile various accounts such as bank, credit card, and shipping.
Accounts Receivable -- Responsible for billing, receiving payments, past-due account collections, operating the cash register, preparing daily bank deposits, credit card sales, returns, and settlements.
Accounts Payable -- Match and verify bills with purchase orders. Execute check runs.
Payroll -- Calculate employee work hours, bonus, commissions, health benefits, and Simple IRA contributions for PayChex, AETNA US Healthcare, and Fidelity Investments. Maintain Human Resource files.
Customer Service -- Create job estimates for customers. Process order forms. Answer inquiries by personal interaction, letter, fax, email, and phone. Investigate and resolve vendor / customer account discrepancies.
Manage logo royalty dues owed to Rutgers University by issuing checks and quarterly royalty reports to the Rutgers Trademark and Licensing Department.
Maintain Petty Cash account. Verify and reimburse employee expenses.
Upgrade the firm's existing accounting software to QuickBooks Pro 2003. This enabled a 70% reduction in the average time to generate estimates and invoices for customers. Set up QuickBooks user accounts with different access levels to safeguard company data. Create back-ups of critical files off-site.
Reduce company expenses and increase operational efficiency. Provide support in updating the firm's website and online catalog ("shop.Awards1.biz" and "www.MilitaryAwards.com") by code debugging and site testing. Configure the firm's osCommerce site (an automated online shopping cart system utilizing PHP coding and MySQL database). Populate the site with 826 products. Setup the system for easy editing of item information with Excel.
Cut the costs of domain name registration and webhosting for more than 87%. Utilize cPanel to manage website. Create and configure email addresses for the customer service and art department.
Establish and maintain the firm's online store, PayPal, and eBay accounts which increased sales, inventory turnaround, and customer base.
Develop and manage the Google Adwords marketing campaign which increased traffic to the website.
Provide support in the online marketing for a new line of military recognition awards by placing the item in eBay and launching a Google Adword campaign.
Assist in adjusting the profit margin and developing product pricing. Design a T-shirt Imprint Pricing Guide. The draft was the basis for the brochure that was distributed to more than 150,000 customers. Edit/proofread various company correspondence and forms.
Install UPS Worldship. Train employees on the use of UPS Worldship and FedEx Online Ship Manager. This decreased the time spent on generating shipping labels by an average of two minutes per package.
Upgrade the credit card terminal to meet merchant account and federal law requirements.
Troubleshoot computer system problems. Install and maintain various computer software / hardware such as network printers, ACT, Roland ColorChoice. Purge malware, virii, trojans from desktops.
Tutor, Middlesex County College – Tutoring Center, Edison, NJ
February 2003 to May 2003
Provided academic support and resource for students in various fields including Accounting, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
Supplied additional information gained from work experience and discuss new changes in the Accounting field such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
QuickBooks Pro, Peachtree Accounting, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, UPS Worldship, FedEx Online Ship Manager, CuteFTP Pro, osCommerce, Computer Hardware, Internet, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Opera, Windows 9x / ME / 2000 / XP, and MS-DOS, Adobe Reader. Fluent in Tagalog.
Technical Consultant and osCommerce Coder for FuzeLicious Morsels Records, and YeahMan Records.
Freelance Computer Technician. Build / repair / customize / upgrade Intel PCs.
Prepare or review Federal and New Jersey state individual tax returns for 2002 and 2003.
Kean University, Union, NJ, August 2004
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting
Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ, December 2002
Associate Degree in Accounting, Dean's List
Major: Accounting / Computer Science