Head Bookkeeper Resume


Head Bookkeeper / Office Manager position offering extensive experience in the areas of:

  • Computerized/Manual Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Credit and Collections
  • Month-End-Closings
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Expense Control
  • Weekly Payroll Processing
  • Statement Billings
  • Customer Service / Client Relations
  • Office Management
  • Human Resources Coordination
  • Staff Recruitment, Training and Supervision


KITTY COUTOUR, Arlington, VA                         2003 – Present

      HEAD BOOKKEEPER (2009 – Present)

  • Manage company-wide accounting and reporting functions for five subsidiaries, as well as weekly payroll processes for 45 salaried employees.
  • Handle diversified Accounts Payable/Receivable and expense control procedures including bank and account reconciliation, cash receipts, disbursements, finance charges, billings, invoicing, purchase order/inventory verification, charge-backs, rebates, and preparation of daily bank deposits.
  • Collaborate extensively with external auditors, providing in-depth assistance with periodic corporate audits.
  • Perform thorough credit analyses, research financial histories, and review account status as a prerequisite to
  • Research account transactions, demonstrating a keen ability to recognize and resolve discrepancies.
  • Follow through on timely and accurate month-end closings and financial reporting activities  
  • Negotiate and enforce collections to expedite the clearance on delinquent accounts.
  • Qualify new accounts, authorizing product purchases and extending/increasing lines of credit.
  • Establish and maintain Human Resources-related employee files reflecting salary increases, deductions, garnishments; benefits; payroll exceptions and W-2 withholdings exercising a high level of confidentiality.

      OFFICE MANAGER (2003 – 2009)

  • Act as liaison between senior management, employees and clients to ensure open lines of communication.
  • Address a myriad of problems and issues requiring immediate attention and resolve.
  • Oversee interviewing, hiring, training and evaluation of employees all within the Accounting Department.

CREATIVE TAILORSS, Arlington, VA                      1995 – 2003      

      BOOKKEEPER (2000  – 2003)

  • Calculated, posted and distributed employee payroll.
  • Managed A/P and A/R, as well as weekly, monthly and quarterly billing.
  • Followed-up on collections and General Ledger postings.

      EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT  (1995  – 2000)

  • Provided executive level support to senior management (VP to CEO). 
  • Acted as liaison between Central Office and Union delegates.
  • Coordinated meetings for internal/external management and associates. 
  • Exercised independent judgment with a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Prepare Minutes of Meetings; proficiently took and transcribed fast longhand.
  • Handled all travel and itinerary preparation; processed all related expense reports (T&E). 
  • Devised correspondence, prioritized assignments and screened a heavy influx of calls.
  • Maintained a comprehensive alpha-numeric filing system and .
  • Maintained ongoing inventory of office supplies and capital equipment (furniture and computers).


     Arlington College, Arlington, VA

     Associates in Accounting, 1994


     MS Word, Excel and QuickBooks

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