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Professional Summary

Highly motivated, dedicated, and exceptionally talented professional with proven ability to form strong relationships with and gain the trust of colleagues and members of the public at all levels. Adept at successfully solving complex problems. Seeking a Special Agent position with the intent to provide protection of individuals and facilities and make a difference within the community.

  • Excellent academic background with analytical ability and strong interpersonal skills
  •  Ability to work in a fast paced high pressure work environment while executing delegated tasks and assignments 
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, Glovia, Quickbooks, Timberline, Paylocity, and Echelon
  • Expertise in invoice and payment transactions
  • Superior organizational and leadership skills 
Work History
Accounting Assistant, 04/2017 to Current
P&N Machines Houston, TX
  • Performed various accounting clerical tasks such as filing, typing, verifying mathematical accuracy
  • Composed effective accounting reports summarizing accounts payable data
  • Coded and entered at least 40 invoices each day into the in-house accounting software during peak season
  • Audit all journal entries before final receipt to the Controller 
  • Conduct training on Expertpay to accounting staff and oversee all documentation and report generation 
  • Manage payroll for 52 employees on a weekly basis including auditing time cards, verifying vacation, and handling company reimbursements to employees as needed
Accounting Clerk, 10/2015 to 06/2016
Wisenbaker Builder Services Inc Houston, Texas
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Communicated with Controller in a professional manner and resolved uncertain entries by providing supporting documentation 
  • Supported management through risk identification and process improvement procedures
  • Analyzed and reviewed journal entries and communicated final results to Controller
  • Distributied vendor assignments to other clerks  to ensure timely payments
  • Trained new recruits as needed on in-house accounting software
HR and Payroll Specialist, 05/2013 to 03/2015
Carber Holdings Houston, TX
  • Restructured the company's payroll department to achieve greater efficiency and resolved payroll and insurance issues to ensure timely and accurate payroll generation 
  • Managed the payroll processing of weekly, bi-weekly and semi-monthly payrolls for over 200 employees locally and multi-state
  • Processed child support orders, levies, garnishments and verification of earnings 
  • Responsible for the confidential administration of employee information
  • Served as HR liaison between Canadian employees and Houston corporate office, including the HR Director
  • Led payroll production for a multi-state organization through ExpertPay
  • Managed union reports for both domestic and Canadian unions by modifying Excel files to track monthly hours and job roles for special employees to ensure timely payment on behalf of organization
Accounting Clerk, 06/2010 to 07/2012
National Oilwell Varco Houston, TX
  • Reported month-end audit issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate associated risks
  • Assisted in reducing external audit fees by 90% each year through careful management of resources
  • Audited accounts payable to ensure accuracy in billing and items being coded to correct general ledger accounts
  • Supported AP specialist by processing 60 invoices on a daily basis and managing vendor set-up
  • Consulted with vendors and customers in regards to disagreements and payment
Master of Arts: Strategic Communications and Leadership, August 2016
Seton Hall University - South Orange, NJ

Bachelor of Arts: Political Science , August 2011
Prairie View A&M University - Prairie View, TX

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Senior Payroll Coordinator skilled at streamlining processes and documentation with areas of expertise include benefits, payroll processing and employee relations.
  • Ultipro Software
  • ADP
  • Ceridian Web
  • Heartland Web
  • Paychex
  • Stromberg Time and Attendance
  • Multi-State and Local Taxation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Kronos
  • Lawson Payroll System
Bachelor of Arts David N Myers University Cleveland, Ohio Information Technology
Associate of Arts Bryant And Stratton College Parma, Ohio Administrative Assistant
Accel Schools Senior Payroll Administrator | Independence, OH 10/2019 to Current
  • Administrate biweekly payroll for 19 schools for all hourly and salary employees on Ultipro software.
  • Audit all hourly time cards and verify for accuracy and then enter time into import spreadsheet to import for payroll processing.
  • Audit all request paid time off requests and enter into spreadsheet to be uploaded for payroll processing.
  • Audit all new hire information for rate/salary, status, position, and etc to ensure first check is accurate.
  • Audit and finalize all salary final payments for terminations or resignations.
  • Responsible for auditing all PTO carry over and PTO payout at the end of the year.
  • Responsible for end of year payroll processing for fiscal year end reporting.
  • Responsible for tracking benefits in the arrears for employees who go out on a leave of absence and needs to make up payments for.
  • Responsible for the coding of G/L information for multiple jobs worked during the week per employee.
  • Organized and maintained payroll information by entering data, deleting errors, calculating and collecting information.
  • Tracked and applied tax liens, child support and other types of wage garnishments to paychecks.
  • Constructed leave pay schedules, and worked closely with Human Resources to pay out bonuses, severances, stipends, and quarterly bonus payments.
  • Managed files and payroll for over 19 schools.
Olympic Steel Inc. Senior Payroll Administrator | Bedford Heights, OH 01/2018 to 10/2019
  • Processed payroll for 1,355 employees (hourly, salary, union and nonunion) weekly.
  • Tracked and applied tax liens, child support and other types of wage garnishments to paychecks.
  • Submitted child support payments online.
  • Prepared garnishments payments to submit to A/P for processing of checks.
  • Made rate changes (hourly/salary), department changes, supervisor changes, shift changes, G/L coding, and other HR information in Lawson payroll system.
  • Entered all new hires and terminations in Lawson payroll system.
  • Processed termination (severance payments and vacation payment)
  • Resolved vacation and floating holiday accrual plan issues
  • Entered all union dues as well as processed billing payments for all union dues and reconciled any issues.
  • Reduced payroll accrual processing time 10% by using payroll reports and cheat sheets to handle union employees hours in Kronos time keeping system.
  • Handled all manual checks and initiated direct deposits for employees as needed.
  • Activated Bank of America prepaid cards online with bank.
  • Print and ship all live checks.
  • Upload ACH file to bank
  • Handled positive pay for live checks with bank
  • Process payments for safety bonus monthly and quarterly
  • Process sales incentive payments quarterly.
Real Alloy Payroll Coordinator | Beachwood, Ohio 12/2015 to 01/2018
  • Process weekly and semi-monthly hourly/salary payrolls
  • Business Locations in Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia, Arizona, Tennessee, Kentucky, Idaho, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ontario Canada, Alabama, and Indiana
  • Real alloy has 18 salary payroll groups, 18 weekly pay groups, and 1 biweekly pay group. Responsible for cross training of all payroll processing procedures for all pay groups. Responsible for 8 salary pay groups and 7 weekly pay groups
  • Reconcile and Audit all payroll processed
  • Complete Funding Reports for Funding of payroll to Bank to cover cost of checks, direct deposits, taxes, and wage attachments
  • Run/Generate/Reconcile G/L report and reporting to make sure G/L matches Funding and Payroll Processing
  • Enter Garnishments and audit that garnishments taken were paid by third party
  • Reconcile each payroll so that when it is time to file quarterly reports our reconciliation of payroll per pay period matches our quarterly filing reports
  • Back up person to upload positive pay files and ACH files for payroll into Corporate bank once payroll is finished to pay employees
  • Verify all print vendor files are accurate and send over thru a secure data base so that all paychecks get printed in a timely fashion and out for delivery on time.
GCA Services Group Payroll Specialist | Cleveland, OH 10/2011 to 12/2015
  • Process weekly/biweekly payroll in multiple states (MT, ND, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, MS, WI, IL, MI, IN, and OH.
  • Maintain and process Federal and State W2 forms.
  • Enter direct deposits Complete verifications for Federal, State, Local agencies, banks, and apartment leasing.
  • Respond to all inquires on payroll matters by phone or email.
  • Manual check issued - retro pay, bonus, terminations, new hires, and transfers.
Heartland Payment Systems Payroll Processor | North Olmsted, OH 05/2010 to 07/2011
  • Processed payroll for 260 clients.
  • Process payroll for weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly clients.
  • Handled and logged all tax notifications with the tax department.
  • Received clients payroll by either email, fax, call in, call out, or web.
  • Responsible for entering new hires, terminations, pay changes for all clients except for web based clients.
  • My day to day position was all about processing payroll.
Flight Opions, LLC Payroll Administrator | Richmond Heights, OH 05/2006 to 04/2009
  • Processed payroll for 1500+ employees paid hourly and salary.
  • Payroll was processed semi-monthly prior to 4/1/2007 and then bi-weekly after 4/1/2007.
  • Used Ceridian 550/Ceridian Web based payroll system prior to 4/1/2007 and Paychex System along with Stromberg Time and Attendance System after 4/1/2007.
  • Responsible for payment and compliance for short term disability, workers compensation, military, and FMLA leave.
  • Responsible for pilot/flight attendants overtime and PTO pay.

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  • Created Standard Operation Procedures for Lawson Payroll System as follows:
  • 1st - detailed notes on how to run every step of the payroll process
  • 2nd- detailed notes on how to enter a new hire
  • 3rd- detailed notes on how to process a termination
  • 4th- detailed notes on how to enter payroll adjustments on an employees check
  • 5th - detailed notes on how to handle union hourly payroll
  • 6th - detailed notes on how to issue a manual check
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To secure an entry-level accounting position that will utilize my educational foundation, problem solving skills and proficient ability in adapting to diverse situations while maintaining accuracy and confidentiality.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting and Business Administration, 2013 METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY St. Paul, MN
Associate of Arts: Accounting, 2010 NORTH HENNEPIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Brooklyn, MN
Bookkeeping and Payroll Specialist, 01/2014 to 01/2015 PETERSON, LOGREN & KILBURY, P.A ST. PAUL, MN
  • Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Monthly Reports, Complete and Submit Quarterly Taxes, Enter Time and Disbursements, Legal Billings, Order Supplies, Daily/Weekly Bank Deposits, Payroll and Payroll Taxes.
AP Intern, 05/2013 to 07/2013 DOMINIUM Plymouth, MN
  • Assist with entering/scanning payables; general administration; create and/or maintain Excel spread sheets; complete research projects as directed by senior accounting staff.
Certified Pharmacy Technician, 08/2006 to Current ALLINA HEALTH-MERCY HOSPITAL Hospital Inpatient Pharmacy Coon Rapids, MN
  • Prepare and dispense medications, compound topical and oral products including packaging of medications in unit dose or unit of use packaging.
  • Follow strict aseptic requirements in preparing IV admixtures, syringes and other aseptically prepared products.
  • Provide customer service.
Certified Pharmacy Technician, 10/2004 to 08/2006 CVS PHARMACY Andover, MN
  • Answered phones; operated a cash register including: cash, checks, and charge transactions; handled insurance issues and offered / referred questions to pharmacist.
Pharmacy Technician, 08/2003 to 10/2004 RAINBOW FOODS PHARMACY Plymouth, MN
  • Counted and measured medications, capped and uncapped vials and bottles.
  • Retrieved and file pharmacy prescriptions in the appropriate files and assisted Pharmacist with checking in and pricing drug orders.
  • Maintained inventory levels, pulled outdated/recalled merchandise.
  • Pharmacy paperwork: maintained daily/weekly reports.
Additional Information
  • COMMUNITY FIELD INVOLVEMENT Volunteered for VITA Tax Preparation: February 2013