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William D. Benson

15 West Columbia Street, Anywhere, California 11111, Telephone: (555) 555-5555

Detail-Oriented Accounting/Finance Management Professional
with extensive professional experience in the following areas:
* Accounting Management/Administration    * Coordinating/Processing Payroll
* Administrative Management    * Overseeing Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable
*  Compiling/Monitoring Billing & Collections



  • Background encompasses extensive professional experience in the following key areas of responsibility: Accounting Management (Assistant Controller/ Assistant Financial Administrator); Executive Assistance; Billing Management.

  • Strengths: Detail-oriented; positive attitude - brings enthusiasm to daily tasks; excellent communication skills; self motivated; strong work ethic; works well independently or in a team environment; skilled at multi-tasking; strong analytical skills; adept at problem identification/problem resolution; enjoy challenging work assignments.

  • Communication experience: Word; Excel; Peachtree; QuickBooks Pro; TurboTax.

Areas of Expertise:

* Accounting Management * Balancing Financials
* Job Costing * Analyzing/Monitoring Cash Flow
Accounts Receivable * Vendor Negotiation
* Financial Statements * Balancing Bank Reconciliations 
* Banking Relations * Maintaining Confidential Information
* Payroll Processing * Collections
* Computer Software Use     * Customer Relations
* Problem Identification/Resolution * New Account Set-Up

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Assistant Controller / Assistant Financial Administrator: Instrumental in taking business from debt to profit in 18 months by analyzing and implementing effective accounting procedures, budgeting, reducing collections and improving company image for repeat business (Keys Corporation, Anywhere, California).
  • Assistant Controller / Executive Assistant to President and Vice-President): Reduced number of accounting employees from 17 to 12, saving corporation $158,000 annually; implemented new accounting system, increasing efficiency (Breeze Accounting Services).


        Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting
University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
        * Minor: Economics
        * Activities: President of Accounting Club
        * Honors: Graduated with Honors

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William D. Benson                                         Resume of Qualifications - Page 2


Professional Experience:

Keys Corporation, Los Angeles, California (1993 to 2009)
    Assistant Controller / Assistant Financial Administrator

  • Balanced monthly financials.
  • Implemented more efficient procedures for accounting, budgeting, reducing collections and improving company image for repeat business.
  • Coordinated and processed payroll.
  • Oversaw and processed accounts payable/accounts receivable.
  • Entrusted with confidential financial information.
  • Compiled and monitored billing and collections.
  • Balanced bank reconciliations and oversaw daily bank balances.
  • Coordinated and negotiated with vendors.
  • Referred and recruited new customers to improve company's net profits.

Breeze Accounting Services, Los Angeles, California (1989 to 1993)
    Assistant Controller / Executive Assistant to President

  • Balanced monthly financial information.
  • Coordinated and processed payroll.
  • Investigated/examined sub ledger accounts against balance sheet and provided proper supporting documentation.
  • Coordinated bank wire transfers.
  • Balanced all monthly bank reconciliations and oversaw daily bank balances.
  • Coordinated and negotiated with vendors.
  • Set up all new accounts.
  • Assisted external auditors with annual company audit.
  • Hired, trained, supervised and evaluated accounting staff members.
  • Assisted Human Resources with benefits administration.

GLM Enterprises, LLC, Los Angeles, California (1986-1989)
Accounting Manager

  • Assisted Controller with overseeing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Supervised and evaluated 2 accounting clerks.
  • Reconciled 3 bank accounts.
  • Oversaw all wire transfers.


  • Member of Los Angeles Accounting Professionals (LAAP)
  • Member of Accounting Managers International (AMI)


  • Improving Accounting Procedures, Thomas A. Melton, Los Angeles, CA (2006)
  • Software Mastery for Accounting Professionals, Seaway Educational Institute, Phoenix, AZ (2004)
  • Retaining Clients, Bothell Professional Training Institute, Bothell, WA (2001)
  • Maintaining Confidential Information, Sherry Sampro, Los Angeles, CA (1986)


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