Ø On track to complete all phases of CPA Exam; have successfully passed parts 1 and 2, with part 3 results pending, and currently preparing to sit for part 4 in November 2010
Ø Graduated Magna cum Laude with BA in Accounting; 2009
Ø Completed Accounting Internship, capitalizing on opportunity to gain hands-on skills in Aged Receivables Trial Balance Reporting, Month-End Closings and Delinquent Accounts Collection
Ø Solid knowledge of accounting practices and principles acquired through academics
Ø Sharp business acumen; prior management experience in steering broad-scope operations ranging from general accounting, cash handling/deposits and P&L to inventory control, human resources and customer service; additional experience in client-focused, service-oriented industries
Ø Strong strategic planning, prioritization and organization skills vital to maximizing use of time and resources as well as meeting stringent deadlines; adept in efficient project/workflow management
BA, Accounting, Baker College of Muskegon-Muskegon, MI; 2009
Magna cum Laude Graduate; GPA: 3.71/4.0 scale
Accounting Internship: Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions-Muskegon, MI; 2007
Machine Operator, GR Spring & Stamping-Grand Rapids, MI 2005-Current
Lead Department 5S Committee crucial to compliance with health, safety and environmental standards
Active member of Culture Committee charged with defining and implementing policies and procedures to enhance work culture
Have taken advantage of company-sponsored Leadership Training Program
Proficiently manage machining projects to meet critical quality standards and timelines
Return Department Associate, School Specialty, Inc.-Walker, MI 2004-2005
Efficiently managed inventory for accuracy; included data entry of stock
Delivery Driver, Plainfield Lumber Company-Cedar Springs, MI 2001-2004
Beyond delivery driver responsibilities, oversaw inventory accuracy and stock management
Consistently provided superior customer service by strategically planning, coordinating and facilitating deliveries as well as building strong client relationships through direct interface
Manager, Kelly s Restaurant-Cedar Springs, MI 1999-2001
Promoted within 1 year of hire to assume managerial role in recognition of dynamic leadership skills
Effectively hired, trained, scheduled, and managed staff; directly supervised as many as 8 employees
Successfully controlled food and labor costs and inventory to maximize bottom-line profits
Applied general accounting skills toward managing cash receipts as well as handing bank deposits
Donations Facilitator, D.A. Blodgett Christmas; supporting families in need
Active Donor, Michigan Blood Centers
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT ACTUAL TITLE OF POSITION APPLYING FOR) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, I have successfully passed parts 1 and 2 of the CPA Exam, with part 3 results pending, and am on track to sit for part 4 in November 2010. I graduated Magna cum Laude with a BA in Accounting, earning a 3.71/4.0 scale GPA. As part of my academic program, I took advantage of the opportunity to complete an Accounting Internship, gaining valuable practical experience.
Illustrating my drive to achieve my academic and career goals, I excelled in college concurrent with employment. In my most recent position, I have capitalized on the chance to complete their Leadership Training program and have led as well as served on 2 different committees focused on regulatory/standards compliance and workplace/job satisfaction enhancements. My employment history includes a background in management, with responsibility for all areas of business operations ranging from general accounting, cash management, P&L, and inventory control to staffing, supervision and customer service.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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I would like to thank you for providing me the opportunity to interview with you and discuss the exciting (TITLE OF POSITION APPLYING FOR) position currently available with your company. Having gained a deeper insight into the job requirements and your objectives, I am confident you will find me a valuable asset in achieving your goals.
As discussed, I am an enthusiastic, disciplined team player eager to launch a successful career as a dedicated member of your staff. I believe you will find my dynamic (LIST A FEW SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS RELEVANT TO THE POSITION THAT WERE DISCUSSED DURING YOUR INTERVIEW) skills invaluable to your operations and look forward to contributing to your success.
Should you have any additional questions, or to further discuss employment opportunities, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Again, thank you for the enlightening interview. I look forward to your response.
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