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Assistant Controller

Over 23 years in professional business including years 1985 - 1996 at Great Plains Software, providing support & training on all core modules + Job Cost; Edited GPAdvisor newsletter Specialties ♦ Accounts Receivable ♦ Accounts Payable ♦ Liaison Skills ♦ Assisting/Co-Leading ♦ Program /Project Development ♦ Business Process Improvement ♦ Staff Training / Presentations ♦ Written and Oral Communications ♦ Claims Processing and Administration ♦ Consumer Bankruptcy ♦ Customer Servic

Desired Positions

Business Analyst, Project Manager, Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable, Financial Accountant, Management Accountant, Business Accountant, Tester / Quality Assurance, Technical Writer / Documentor

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
USD 40,000 - 80,000 per year  
Desired Job Type
Full Time  
Can Travel for Work
Not at all  
Highest Education Level
Masters Degree  
Current Location
Iowa-Davenport, United States  
Willing to relocate?
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
Dynamics GP Great Plains Financials Bank Reconciliation 1 2002  
    General Ledger 1 2002  
    Payables Management 1 2002  
    Receivables Management 1 2002  
  Inventory and Order Processing Invoicing 1 1985  

Employment History

Job Title
Accounting Assistant
11/2011 to 02/2012

Accountemps, Davenport, Iowa

with temporary work placement at Sun-Rys Distributing, Harris Liquors, & Mr. Pizza (dba: Harris Pizza)

Accounting Clerk/Assistant  November 2011 – February 2012

-Assisted the accounting manager with receivables, payables, purchase orders, receivings, and other functions as needed using Realworld and Quickbooks software applications

Job Title
Claims Administrator/Administrative Assistant
03/2003 to 09/2011
Carlson MN Chapter 13 Office (fka Farrell MN Ch 13 Office)

(consumer bankruptcy trustee office)
2003 – 2011 (8 years) Barnesville. MN

- Assisted company manager with ongoing monthly distribution of over $1 million to creditors
- Completed internal audits of chapter 13 bankruptcy cases
- Trained and supervised employees on payables
- Analyzed requests for mortgage and auto loan letters from debtors and drafted appropriate trustee‘s letter
- Analyzed debtor’s account balances to determine pay-off balances as they requested
- Analyzed and entered payables/claims using EPIQ software
- E-filed trustee Final Reports using the Public Access to Electronic Court Records (PACER) web site
- Entered cash receipts using EPIQ software and forwarded deposit to bank electronically
- Made outbound calls to clarify questions on submissions of claims, or to follow-up if disbursement checks were returned to us by the postal service or by creditors.
- Assisted debtors, creditors, and attorneys with questions regarding bankruptcy cases

Job Title
Support and Documentation Specialist
08/2002 to 03/2003

American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc., Fargo, North Dakota

Support Specialist and Documentation Specialist  August 2002 – March 2003

- Provided software support for crop insurance employees, agents, and adjusters

- Formatted crop insurance forms – paper copies and on-line forms

- Maintained files within the software program on the AS/400

Job Title
Accounting Clerk/Assistant
04/2002 to 08/2002

Accountemps, Fargo, North Dakota

with temporary work placements at Workforce ROI Corp and at Aggregate Industries

Accounting Clerk/Assistant  April 2002 – August 2002

-Assisted the financial controller at Workforce ROI Corp, a Microsoft Great Plains developer and customer:

- Entered daily transactions in Receivables, Payables, and Cash Management; using Microsoft’s eEnterprise accounting software

- Reconciled bank statements

- Reconciled balances in the subsidiary modules with those in the General Ledger

Job Title
Support Project Leader/Supervisor/Specialist
Computing - Software
02/1985 to 12/1996

Great Plains Software, Fargo, North Dakota

Customer Assistance Project Leader  1988 – 1996

- Developed and improved customer support services

- Wrote, compiled and edited the Q&A section of GPAdvisor, the newsletter for Great Plains Accounting customers and partners


Customer Assistance Technical Support Supervisor  1987 – 1988

- Managed 10 – 12 support technicians; providing leadership and training

- Represented the company by showing software at industry tradeshows


Customer Assistance Technical Support Specialist  1986 – 1987

- Provided telephone technical support assistance to customers and resellers for the Great Plains Accounting Series modules

- Tested software and reported problems to Development

- Trained customers and employees on the Great Plains Software accounting programs


Accounting Clerk  1985

- Entered transactions in O/E, A/R, A/P, and G/L using Great Plains Accounting Software


Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
2009 University of Mary-Bismarck, ND MBA-Accountancy  
2007 Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN BS in Accounting; minor in Philosophy  
1984 Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN AS in Accounting  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2004 Leadership Barnesville; Barnesville, MN Certificate of Completion in Leadership