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Accurate and detailed Financial Analyst with planning, budgeting and accounting expertise. Analyzes market changes and plans personal investment strategies to maximize customer satisfaction.
  • Financial modeling
  • Superior time management
  • Financial reporting expert
  • Bookkeeping
  • Variance analysis
  • Complex problem solving
  • Account reconciliation
  • PeopleSoft expert
  • Superior research skills
FINANCIAL ANALYST Jul 2014 to Feb 2017
AKH Company Leicester, Leicester Shire
  • Analyzed legal documents, including wills, insurance policies and corporate contracts.
  • Designed and created weekly and monthly spending reports.
  • Streamlined spending analysis to a more accurate, efficient and automated process.
  • Partnered with business development to identify major account opportunities.
  • Supplied necessary industry and market research to target new businesses. .
  • Identified operational processes inefficiencies and recommended necessary improvements.
  • Analyzed utilization and capacity against performance goals.
  • Coordinating and consolidating of annual business plans.
  • Coordinating meetings between Analysts and clients.
  • Conducted periodic risk analysis and evaluation for Provision for Loan Loss (PLL).
  • Providing analytical perspectives to important strategic decisions.
  • Developed financial analysis reports and presentations by applying acquired financial principles.
  • Developed, produced and enhanced risk reports for all business units.
  • Analyzed financial information obtained from clients to determine strategies for meeting clients' financial objectives.
  • Reviewed clients' accounts and results regularly to determine whether life changes, economic developments or financial performance indicated a need for plan revision.
  • Interpreted data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences and other factors affecting investment programs.
  • Investigated red flags for fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, tax evasion, false accounting statements, organized crime, terrorist financing and insider trading.
  • Maintained confidentiality of bank records and client information.
  • Prepared internal quarterly and annual portfolio monitoring reports.
  • Communicated regularly with management regarding portfolio performance and new loan transaction quality.
Education and Training
MSc Accounting and Finance - 2013
Merit, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University
BA (Hons), Accounting and Finance 2010 Leicester Business School, De Montfort University Accounting and Finance
ACCA Part qualified Part Qualified modules includes: Accounting in Business, Management Accounting, Financial Accounting, Corporate and Business Law, Performance Management, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance and Financial Management.

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Professional Profile

Senior payroll specialist, with solid technical knowledge, committed to delivering the highest level of payroll related services to clients and customers, in line with service level agreements and legal reporting obligations. Offers 18+ years of multi-state Australian payroll and compliance experience using a variety of HRIS/Payroll systems, with the flexibility to adapt to either a HR or Finance focused payroll environment.

Key Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Analytical skills
  • Mathematical/reconciliation skills
  • Investigative approach
  • Problem solving
  • Multiple payroll systems
  • Time management
  • Manage conflicting and non-negotiable deadlines
  • High attention to detail
  • Independent worker
  • Relationship building
  • Led the successful implementation (together with the payroll team of Atlas Copco Australia) in demerging Epiroc Australia's payroll and reporting structure from Atlas Copco Australia as per a global initiative to create a separate entity in the Mining and Rock division (Epiroc) on 1 November 2017.
  • Implemented a new timesheet upload process that increased the accuracy of manual timesheets during the fortnightly payrun and decreased the time and financial cost of having to process ad-hoc pay cycles.
  • Automated a manual process in the payroll system to maintain superannuation and LSL accruals locally for outgoing Epiroc Australia expats
  • Identified and corrected the overpayment process at the University of Sydney, where overpayments from previous financial years were only being recovered as net overpayments instead of gross overpayments, resulting in a cumulative loss of funds over several years.
  • Reviewed and implemented additional checks in the payroll process for The University of Sydney to assist in identifying duplicate leave entries prior to finalisation to prevent overpayments.Automated the manual process of maintaining the fortnightly SmartSalary novated lease process for the University of Sydney.
  • Created a Remuneration Package calculator for SAI Global using Excel to assist the payroll team in accurately breaking down the components of complex packages that included grandfathered agreements such as super top-up, and various vehicle benefit options. This calculator is still currently being used by SAI Global.
Work Experience
09/2017 to Current
Payroll Analyst Epiroc Australia Pty Ltd Blacktown, NSW

Responsible for the full function processing and compliance of Epiroc Australia's national payroll (600+ employees).

  • Processing the fortnightly payroll and ad-hoc pay cycles using multiple awards and EBAs, or National Employment Standards as per Fair Work Australia.
  • New hires, terminations, allowances and deductions maintenance
  • Month end reporting - third party deductions, monthly payroll tax, monthly superannuation remittance via Colonial First State clearing houseSupporting the Finance team in the Philippines and Malaysia with payroll accounting reports and queries
  • Processing annual company Variable Compensation benefits, quarterly sales commissions, and annual salary review
  • End of financial year process and STP reporting, including payment summary distribution
  • Liaising with the Epiroc office in Belgium to accurately maintain local superannuation for outgoing Australian expat workers
  • Maintaining workers compensation and salary continuance
  • Calculating overpayments and negotiating repayment plans.
  • Preparing audit requests from State Revenue offices.
  • Mapping pay codes and reconciling payroll clearing accounts.
  • Training and mentoring support officers to process the payroll.
  • Identifying areas to improve the accuracy rate and time spent processing the payroll.
03/2014 to 09/2017
Senior Payroll Officer The University of Sydney Forest Lodge, NSW

Shared responsibility with other Senior Payroll Officers in the fortnightly and ad-hoc pay run for 12,000 permanent and casual, professional and academic staff, using AscenderPay (previously Alesco Talent 2) payroll system.

  • Running the pay includes uploading of timesheets and SmartSalary deduction files; investigating error alerts triggered by the system; processing salary level increments; processing Centrelink Paid Parental Leave payments; running DiscovererPlus reports to identify unpaid transactions, duplicate leave entries and flag potential overpayments; checking and analysis of payroll reports; checking termination/redundancy payments and any other special pays; reconciling the payroll file to the bank file; reconciling the deduction file; preparing the paperwork and payroll report for sign-off; uploading the bank file into NAB Online. Running electronic payslips, costing and closing off pay periods.
  • Ownership of the redundancy function that provides a specialised service to the HR Relationship Group by assisting them with redundancy calculations. Processing payments for voluntary and involuntary redundancies and highly confidential separation agreements.
  • Complex sick leave and long service leave reconciliation.
  • Reconciling the SmartSalary salary sacrifice deduction file
  • Mentor and train the payroll officers and other members within the HR Service Centre to investigate and solve payroll queries.
  • Act as an escalation point of complex payroll queries.
07/2013 to 10/2013
Senior Payroll Specialist Thales Australia Sydney Olympic Park, NSW
A 3 month contract overseeing the accurate processing of payroll and ad-hoc payments made by the payroll transaction team, ensuring data integrity for masterfile changes, payroll accounting duties, and that compliance with current legislation and audit requirement is achieved.
  • New hires and processing all masterfile changes (salary, health, pay adjustment etc.)
  • Checking and approving ad-hoc payments prepared by the payroll administrators
  • Overseeing the progress and action of service requests logged in NeoCase
  • Investigating and responding to escalated queries
  • Preparing weekly, fortnightly and monthly payroll breakdown report
  • Monthly superannuation reconciliation report
  • Reconciling novated lease wash-ups using advice from SG Fleet
  • Maintaining and reconciling the payroll clearing account (net pay clearing, PAYG clearing, superannuation clearing, deduction sub-accounts)
  • Documenting procedures and creating process checklists to assist with audit compliance
06/2012 to 03/2013
Senior Payroll Officer SAI Global Pty Ltd Sydney, NSW
Full function ADP processing of 1,200 fortnightly employees across 4 divisions and delivering payroll accounting support to the Finance team.
  • New hires, intercompany transfers, masterfile changes
  • Calculating and cross checking all termination types
  • Responding to payroll queries
  • End to end payroll process that included coding and entering manual casual timesheets, overtime claims, kilometre reimbursements, on call allowances, Centrelink Paid Parental Leave payments, running payroll and costing processes in the system, investigating and explaining pay variances, reconciling the payroll and producing final reports with supporting documentation, uploading the EFT file into Westpac Online and running electronic payslips
  • Fortnightly remittance of group taxes, reconciliation and remittance of superannuation through BT Clearing House online
  • Monthly remittance of deductions
  • Running month end process - posting pay details to the journal, posting journals to the general ledger, reconciling payroll reports to the general ledger account, running costing, leave liability and headcount reports, reporting of multi state company payroll tax liabilities
  • Miscellaneous projects - system data integrity checks, annual salary review data checks
06/2009 to 06/2012
Senior Payroll Officer Downer EDI Shared Services North Ryde, NSW
Full function Oracle payroll processing of 350 fortnightly salaried, 25 fortnightly wages, 40 monthly salaried, and 20 fortnightly Papua New Guinea expatriate employees. Waged EBA's include the call centre and Internal Technicians awards.
  • New hires and 457 visa check procedures
  • Processing all termination types within NES guidelines, calculating taxes in accordance with ATO requirements and checking LSL accrued through the appropriate state board
  • Processing manual payments, deductions, allowances, novated lease wash-ups, salary sacrifice super requests, leave requests, rate changes, LAFHA and back payments where due
  • Running payrolls and reconciling pay reports; loading bank files into ANZ online and releasing funds when payrolls have been approved by senior management
  • Master data maintenance
  • Supplying pay reports and costing details to Finance
  • Payslip distribution
  • Reporting system configuration faults by raising "bug" incident reports to assist in improving payroll system accuracy and performance
  • Assisting the Oracle system support team to clear "bug" items in the development and testing of solution patches in test environments before it it is deployed in the Production payroll environment
  • Responding to payroll queries
  • Creating employee files and maintaining a shared payroll system
  • Training new payroll officers
06/2008 to 06/2009
Assistant Financial Accountant Mobile Messenger Australia Pty Ltd Sydney, NSW
Payroll accounting/financial accounting focused role using MYOB. Stand-alone fortnightly payroll preparation for approximately 90 employees in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Preparing timesheets and payroll exception reports for submission to third party vendor (AussiePay)
  • Uploading payroll files from AussiePay into MYOB and reconciling payroll accounts
  • Remitting tax payments to the Office of State Revenue (Australia) and Inland Revenue (NZ) and KiwiSaver superannuation payments
  • Raising accounts payable invoices and preparing paperwork for review and sign off by the authorisor
  • Preparing payments in Westpac business banking for approved accounts payable invoices
  • Processing monthly credit card revenue payments through St George merchant website
  • Following up reminder and recovery procedures for overdue accounts
  • Recording financial transactions and journal entries in MYOB
  • Assisting the Financial Accountant in the month end reconciliation of general ledger accounts
02/2008 to 06/2008
Payroll Specialist, Shared Business Service Boral Ltd Prospect, NSW
Payroll processing using Chris5/21 to pay 360 weekly construction and materials wage employees from Western Australia and South Australia in accordance to various EBA's and conditions of employment. This includes the Quarry Workers' WA Award, Transport Workers WA Award, Transport Workers (Passenger Vehicles) SA Award.
  • Data entry of timesheets, workers compensation and applications for leave
  • Weekly processing of the payroll that include checking various reports to detect errors in payment, such as this pay vs last pay, variance reports, etc.
  • Ensuring RDO's are correctly deducted from their pay, leave loading is correctly applied to annual leave taken, hourly rates and allowances for each employee matches the award class they are set up under
  • Reconciling the weekly payroll data, including off-cycle manual payments, termination payments, and payments made in advance (leave).
  • Creating new starters and maintaining employee details, such as transfers, rate changes, personal deductions and taxation details.
  • Processing terminations
  • Process award and EBA rate increases and back payments if due.
  • Complete average weekly and labour price index surveys from the Australian Bureau of Statistics every quarter. Complete reports requested by the Western Australia Long Service Leave board for employees and organise cheque payments for amounts due every quarter.
05/2007 to 02/2008
Payroll Administrator United Group Limited North Sydney, NSW
9 month contract full function payroll role using both Aurion pay system and Pronto time and attendance to pay multi-state weekly Resource and Infrastructure wage employees.
  • Processing hours entered into Pronto and transferring interpreted data into Aurion
  • Reconciling reports between Pronto and Aurion
  • Processing termination payments
  • Building relationship with site administrators
  • Responding to payroll queries
  • New hires, local and 457
  • Maintenance of payroll and employee data
12/2005 to 05/2007
Payroll Assistant NSW Police NSW Police Headquarters, Parramatta, NSW
Contract role entering and maintaining payroll and employee data using SAP.
  • New hires, data maintenance, salary changes, allowances, deductions
  • Producing hard copy payslips
  • Completing Centrelink and Family Assistance work reports
  • Completing bank and finance company work details request
  • Filing and other administrative duties
03/2005 to 10/2005
Debt Recoveries Officer NSW Department of Education and Training Blacktown State Office, NSW
Ownership of a highly sensitive special project which was the recovery of the salary overpayments.
  • Investigating and calculating overpayments
  • Raising overpayment case files (producing notification letter, calculation and repayment options)
  • First point of contact for overpayment queries
  • Negotiating repayment plans with employees
  • Maintaining a register of overpayments paid and outstanding
  • Sending reminder notices for overdue files
  • Referring aged cases and writing case reports to collection agencies
  • Referring unrecoverable debts to Finance with a report detailing recommendation to be written off as a bad debt
05/2001 to 03/2005
Payroll / Support Officer NSW Department of Education and Training Blacktown State Office, NSW
Trained into a Payroll Officer role from a general Support Officer role. Responsible for entering and maintaining data into IBM AS400 payroll system for a share of casual NSW Department of Education employees that include teachers, principals, school administrative staff, general assistants, farm assistants, tutors, senior education officers and clerical officers/crown employees.
  • Manual timesheet entry for casual and temporary staff
  • Enter leave applications and maintain records
  • Complete Centrelink and Family Assistance reports
  • Calculate back payments/overtime
  • Process maternity leave applications
  • Relieving at switchboard/front desk reception
  • General filing
Certificate IV: Business Services (Accounting) Western Sydney Institute of TAFE Blacktown, NSW, Australia
Higher School Certificate Quakers Hill High School Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia
Janet McQueen
HR Business Partner, Epiroc Australia
0400 609 146
Lindley Itable
Finance Team Leader, Epiroc Australia
​0407 454 088
Kathy Hutton
(Previous) Team Leader, Salaries payroll, Downer EDI Shared Services
0438 254 670
Massooda (Maz) Evans
(Previous) Project Payroll Manager, SAI Global Pty Ltd
​0416 117 123 

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Professional Summary

Effective and committed Assistant City Manager, Finance, with  experience managing all levels of large-scale projects, including budgeting and administration. Successful at achieving exceptional results in high pressure environments; adaptive to changes while creating and implementing effective policies and procedures. Goal-oriented with passion, confidence, perseverance and vision promoting organizational success.

  • Superior attention to detail
  • Exceptional organization
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Great Communication Skills
  • Deadline-Orientated
  • Effective Time Management
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite
  • Accounting/Payroll
  • Financial Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Administration
  • Fiscal Budgeting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Internal Control Management
  • Financial Management and Reporting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Auditing Proficiency
  • Fixed Asset Inventory Management
Work History
Assistant City Manager Finance, 01/2017 to Current
City of Pearsall Pearsall, Texas

  • Assists and works directly with the City Manager, collectively brainstorming with department Directors, discussing strategies to mitigate issues.
  • Assists and manages daily operations of the organization as a whole to ensure successful mission continuation and/or completion through proper policies and procedures.
  • Assist internal and external customer; by making self available to answer questions, responding to inquiries, handling telephone requests.
  • Manages 5 personnel, accounts for equipment and finances within the Finance department.
  • Oversees and directs the preparation of the Finance Department's and City's annual operating and capital project budgets; reviews and recommends revisions of municipal procedures.
  • Facilitates the external audit process for the City including year-end closing journal entries, preparing client work papers, and preparing financial statement notes.
  • Prepares financial status, reports and worksheets; directs and maintains the central accounting system reviewing general ledger for accuracy, correcting errors.
  • Reviews sales and tax revenue collections, monthly municipal court fines, utility, license, rent, contract, and other collections, analyzing costs in all funds.
  • Reviews and authorizes city checks and supporting documentation, directs municipal purchasing activities, coordinating formal bids, preparing bid packages, writing bid specifications and reviewing bids for the city services, material and equipment.
  • Prepares resolutions and amendments for City Council meetings.
  • Provides training to all departments during Budget Retreats on Financial Policy and Procedures; providing guidance and awareness of current financial trends, addressing any budget concerns for better decision making.
  • Analyzes budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
  • Implementation for the City's fixed asset inventory management.
  • Researched possible grants and created proposals to submit along with grant application
  • Active Member of Government Finance Officer Association
  • Active Member of Texas City Management Association
Financial Accountant Manager, 01/2012 to 01/2015
W-S Welding Service Pearsall, TX

  • Analyzes company's financial state and trends; providing guidance and recommendation to save costs and identify new opportunities to increase profitability.
  • Reviews past reports to generate income forecasts. Analyze financial data to prepare financial reports including balance sheet, profit and loss statements, for generating and interpretation of financial records to supervisor.
  • Maintains and updates records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, and tax liabilities.
  • Manages daily operations of accounting transactions of creating, maintaining and posting journal entries, reconciliation of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, payroll and utilities, develops spreadsheet for budgeting and inventory accountability.
  • Organizes files and reports for monthly, quarterly, and compiles for end of year tax reporting.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge through online research, reviewing professional publications and continuing education.
  • Entered financial data into the company accounting database to be verified and reconciled.
  • Streamlined daily reporting information entry for efficient record keeping purposes.
Human Resources Manager, 01/2008 to 01/2011
US ARMY Houston, TX

  • Establishes recruiting requirements by studying organization plans and objectives; meeting with managers to discuss needs.
  • Builds applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges, employment agencies, recruiters, media, and internet sites; providing organization information, opportunities, and benefits; making presentations; maintaining rapport.
  • Determines applicant requirements by studying job description and job qualifications.
  • Attracts applicants by placing job advertisements; contacting recruiters, using news groups and job sites.
  • Determines applicant qualifications by interviewing applicants; analyzing responses; verifying references; comparing qualifications to job requirements.
  • Arranges management interviews by coordinating schedules; arranges travel, lodging, and meals; escorting applicant to interviews; arranging community tours.
  • Evaluates applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interviewing applicants on consistent set of qualifications.
  • Manages intern program by conducting orientations; scheduling rotations and assignments; monitoring intern job contributions; coaching interns; advising managers on training and coaching.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Logistics Manager, 01/2004 to 01/2008
US Army Fort Hood, TX

  • Actively works with comptroller to provide sufficient budget planning for each company's individuals needs to support unique missions.
  • Purchasing and inventory of materials as well as selection of vendors.
  • Makes recommendations to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.
  • Coordinates and resolves issues regarding existing and new products. Interacts with customers to ensure that all requirements are being met.
  • Implement the Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) for 8 different companies with proper guidance and training for all supply personnel.
  • Prepared and presents the readiness and supply status analyzed and complied from the 8 different companies in monthly conferences to supervisors.
  • Conducts annual inspection on 8 companies to prevent shortages and losses, to ensure readiness of companies.
  • Coordinates transportation to accommodate company's missions.
High School Diploma: 2004
Premont High School - Premont, TX
Associate of Arts: Business Administration, 2014
Grantham University - Kansas City
  • Graduated Cum Laue GPA of 3.52
Bachelor of Arts: Accounting , 2016
Grantham University - Kansas City, MO
  • GPA 3.34
Certificate Program Institute of Governmetenal Finance: 2017
Texas Tech University - Dallas, TX
Texas Certified Public Manager Pogram, Current
Texas State University - Round Rock, TX

2019 Public Funds Investment Act, 2019 GFOAT Governmental Accounting Academy, 2011 International Society of Logistics and the US Army Logistics University Advanced Leaders Course: Honors Graduate Fort Lee, VA; 2008 Recruiting and Retention School Fort Jackson, SC; 2008 Warrior Leaders Course Fort Hood, TX; 2007 Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced Camp Liberty, Iraq; 2006 Combat Life Saver Course Camp Taji, Iraq; 2004 United States Army Quartermaster School Fort Lee, VA.


4 Army Achievement Medal; 2 Army Commendation Medal; 2 Good Conduct Medal; 4 Certificate of Achievements; 2 Good Conduct Medal; 1 Gold Recruiter Badge; 1 Iraqi Campaign Medal; 1 National Defense Service Medal; 1 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; 1 Overseas Service Ribbon; 1 Army Service Ribbon