Dedicated Finance Professional & Analyst eager to contribute extensive accounting, technical, and payroll management skills toward supporting the employer in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Proficiency in general accounting inclusive of A/P, A/R, payroll, general ledger, financial reporting and statements, reconciliations, taxes, and cost accounting (activity-based costing). Improve productivity and cost containment through precise tracking of company expenditures. Outstanding analytical, documentation, reporting, interpersonal and communication skills. Adaptable and resourceful; quickly master new roles, responsibilities, technologies/software and environments. Able to perform complex financial analysis, prepare forecasts, and plan project budget needs. Deploy impressive business instinct to identify and implement solutions for process improvements and financial stability. Excellent technical acumen; adept at system analysis, defining requirements, and supporting the complete software development lifecycle.
Reduced incorrect assignment of department numbers to new hires and transfers at Latham & Watkins by creating and implementing Access database.
Expedited payroll processing by 75% for 300 summer associates at Latham & Watkins.
Successfully deployed Intuit PC Entry payroll software in just one pay period on-schedule and on-budget for Tom Gilmore & Associates.
Avoided $2.3K in penalty fees for Regency Park through timely research and resolution of past discrepancies on employees W2s.
Championed reconciliation of Regency Parks past due accounts on utility bills which were seven years outstanding, bringing all accounts up-to-date.
Resolved past due taxes spanning the last four years for Grace Builders and averted penalty fees via settlement agreement.
Slashed payroll complaints at Amkor from 200 to zero in just three payroll periods for company comprised of 10,000 employees.
Latham & Watkins, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, 2006 to Present
Spearhead seamless and precise payroll operations by researching, analyzing and swiftly resolving issues or discrepancies, reconciling payroll general ledger each pay period, and providing expertise to peers, particularly in use of MS Excel.
Prepare bi-weekly and monthly payroll reports, handle Leave Of Absence summary sheets, and oversee payroll garnishments.
Tom Gilmore & Associates, Los Angeles, CA, 2005 to 2006
- Demonstrated exemplary organizational skills in steering payroll administration in a multi-company environment.
Professional Experience continued
- Rapidly reconciled company s discrepancies for 2004 in time for tax return preparation.
- Enhanced payroll operations by assembling procedure manual and standardizing relevant tasks.
- Trained, coached, mentored and instructed accounting staff in use of new payroll system.
Regency Park Senior Living, Inc., Studio City, CA, 2002 to 2004
Proficiently managed full-scope accounting operations inclusive of accounts payable and receivable, month-end closing, monthly statement preparation, daily cash balance reporting to management, and vendor file maintenance.
Prepared and analyzed monthly income and expense report, vital to optimizing cost control and budget compliance.
Grace Builders, Inc. / New Talent, Los Angeles, CA, 2000 to 2002
- Expertly coordinated, analyzed and managed full spectrum of accounting functions such as A/P and A/R, payroll, general ledger, monthly bank reconciliations, and tax form completion and filings.
- Exhibited significant versatility in managing administrative operations such as business correspondence, approval letters, change orders, contracts, and proposals.
- Automated numerous tasks at New Talent by installing computers, printers and fax machines, instituting effective bookkeeping solutions, and improving document filing systems.
Amkor Technology Philippines, Inc., Manila, Philippines, 1992 to 2000
Senior Business Analyst C Information & Communication Systems (1998 to 2000)
Effectively analyzed user requirements, determined and recommended alternative solutions, conducted cost-benefit analysis for alternative options, and formulated comprehensive implementation and integration plans.
Demonstrated considerable technical expertise in performing software installations and providing end user support.
Administered all financial systems including payroll, general ledger and product costing.
Resourcefully navigated data warehousing project using Cognos Impromptu.
Promoted from role as Process Cost Analyst with the Finance Department based on exceptional performance.
Master of Science Degree, Engineering Management, California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Science Degree, Industrial Engineering, Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Project, Visio, QuickBooks, Oracle PeopleSoft, ADP, ReportSmith, Elite Enterprise, AS/400, Cognos Impromptu 4.0 & 5.0
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a <insert job title/position> capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
In addition to excellent academic credentials, I bring to you exemplary expertise in payroll analysis and administration, and outstanding talents in reconciliations, A/P, A/R, financial statement preparation, and monthly close. To complement these qualifications, I offer polished critical thinking, planning, forecasting, technical, and prioritization skills which are paramount as a <insert job title/position>.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a driven professional and stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance, integrity, and initiative. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of organization>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
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