experienced professional with a bachelors degree in accounting seeking to contribute solid understanding of accounting practices and principles to drive organizational controls and fiscal accountability. strong knowledge of business communications, financial and cost accounting and general business administration. eager to secure a position with a progressive organization that values loyalty, hard work and a desire to support organizational goals.
core competencies include:
ability to work in a fast paced environment
accurate and detail oriented
dedication to customer service satisfaction
effectively manage multiple projects
excellent communication skills
financial/cost accounting proficiency
strong analytical skills
gaap / gasb standards
staff training and development
natural leadership style
2006 to present: walgreens, acworth, ga - assistant store manager
recruit, hire and train a high performance team; consistently lead operations strategies to optimize customer satisfaction, sales and merchandising goals for this location generating over $1mm in annual revenue.
develop, review and adhere to monthly and annual sales plans, modify sales initiatives according to profit/loss statements and market conditions; consistently manage operation in a high sales performance capacity.
2004 to 2006: foxwoods resort casino, mashantucket, ct - part time waiter (college employment)
provided exceptional food and beverage service to casino guests in a fast paced environment.
2001 to 2004: walgreens , north providence, ri - assistant store manager
provided leadership and oversight for day to day business operations; hired, trained and managed staff and ensured excellent client relations and sales strategies to enhance revenue results.
maintained strict controls on inventory, merchandising and planning to decrease overhead costs; monitored cash flow management and reconciliation activities to ensure accountability and accuracy.
1999 to 2001: foxwoods resort casino, mashantucket, ct - assistant restaurant manager
met customer needs by providing world-class customer service that exceeded expectations; set example to all employees by providing a positive customer service environment.
managed staff; delegation, give feedback, promote teamwork and performance management.
provided supervision and direction for all facilities management responsibilities; ensured that the establishment was clean and ready for business at all times, inspected kitchen and food preparation areas regularly for compliance with safety and sanitation standards.
analyzed sales levels and profitability, prepared revenue and operations reports including staff control, food control and sales activity.
1995 to 1999: rhode island association for retarded citizens, providence, ri - case worker
1991 to 1995: cvs/pharmacy, cranston, ri - shift supervisor
rhode island college - bachelors degree, accounting with a minor in social work
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although i have recently attained my degree, i am not a typical new graduate. i have the hands-on experience in real world settings that have prepared me to be a valuable member of your team from day one. after reading the description of the position you have available, i am certain that i am the qualified applicant you are seeking.
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