Precise, results-motivated and bilingual (English/French) Accounting Professional eager to contribute dynamic administrative, financial and supervisory expertise toward supporting the employer in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Seasoned background in broad range of accounting functions spanning accounts payable and receivable (A/P and A/R), reporting, monthly close, collections, reconciliations, and inventory control.
Reputation as a structured, deadline-focused, methodical, and systematic professional with polished planning, documentation, reporting, and communication skills.
Versatile and resourceful; quickly master new roles, responsibilities, software and environments.
Effectively collaborate with team members to meet or exceed expectations; excellent ability to cultivate cohesive working relationships with all levels of an organization.
Considerable staff leadership and team-building capabilities.
Legacy Kitchens, Calgary, AB, 2007 to Present
Order Desk (2010 to Present)
Steadily advanced through progressively responsible positions to most recent assignment ordering all kitchen-related products for Calgary and Canmore offices.
Foster, nurture and maintain cooperative relationships with numerous suppliers.
Concurrently handle month-end functions such as preparing commission reports.
Collections & A/R (2008 to 2010)
Performed full-scope A/R collections for retail customer base in Calgary and Canmore.
Played an integral role in coordinating jobs for retail contractors; scheduled delivery and installation and conducted inspections at completion of project to achieve 100% quality assurance.
Exercised strong critical thinking abilities to oversee service aspects of retail projects as well as warranty claims.
Steered collaborative efforts among sales staff, homeowner, suppliers and shippers throughout complete project lifecycle.
Accounts Receivable (2007 to 2008)
Performed billing for kitchen products shipped previous day.
Meticulously balanced Moneris machine twice per week, entering data into Excel and posting payments to customer accounts.
Trail Appliances, Calgary, AB, 2006 to 2007
Accounts Receivable Administrator
Leveraged exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with sales reps for all suppliers while serving as go-to person for accounting inquiries.
Managed accounts receivable for suppliers accounts; posted credits against debits issued for rebate programs, advertising, return of goods and damage requests.
Properly coded credit notes for payables department after posting.
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Professional Experience continued ...
Accountemps, Calgary, AB, 2005 to 2006
Cash Applications / Accounts Payable
Completed several temporary assignments for clients such as Westburne Electric Supply, Waterous Securities, and YMCA.
Hudson & Co., Calgary, AB, 2001 to 2005
Accounts Receivable Administrator C Chartered Accountants (2004 to 2005)
Applied sharp prioritization skills toward maintaining an extensive client database for company comprised of 65 accounting employees.
Exhibited tact, discretion and persistence in collecting past due accounts.
Expeditiously posted payments and facilitated daily deposits into various accounts.
Managed month-end procedures and submitted monthly/quarterly financial reports in accordance with required timelines.
Banking Administrator -- Insolvency (2001 to 2004)
Successfully administered continuously-evolving database of 1,200+ bankruptcy estates, employing strong multi-tasking abilities to manage constant flow of receipts and disbursements.
Spearheaded daily deposits and bank reconciliations for more than 300 bank accounts.
Replied upon to track and record collection of fees, and to verify interim and final dividends were paid in a timely manner.
Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut - corporate headquarters, Calgary, AB, 1997 to 2001
Accounting Department Supervisor
Proficiently supervised full spectrum of accounting operations encompassing order entry, inventory control, A/P, A/R and general ledger.
Cultivated and maintained unified relationships with owners of approximately 35 stores throughout Canada, Japan, and the United States to expedite and ensure accuracy of orders and billings.
Adhered to strict regulatory requirements in preparing customs documents for shipments to the U.S. and Japan.
Swiftly responded to inquiries from Canada Customs officials and customs brokers, vital to achieving and maintaining business continuity.
Supervisor Training Level I & II C Alberta Vocational College
How to Collect Tough Accounts C Alberta Vocational College
ACCPAC Plus ... Insolvency Manager Systems ... Prosystem FX ... Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) ... AS400 ... Solomon
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