Junior Accountant Credit Manager in Chicago IL Resume Theresa Wallace by TheresaWallace2

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Theresa Wallace is a versatile and highly self-motivated accounting professional with more than 10 years of leadership experience. She has had demonstrable experience supervising accounting staff and managing diverse teams.

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									                                     THERESA WALLACE
                                                Mokena, IL 60448

(815) 342-5041                                                                         tawallace77@yahoo.com

                                    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Versatile and highly self-motivated accounting professional with more than 10 years of leadership experience.
Demonstrable experience supervising accounting staff and managing diverse teams. Expert in billings and collections
with significant experience managing balance sheets and management status reports for blue chip organizations.
Analytical thinker who brings a new approach to the management of accounts receivable.

               Accounting Management                                  Accounts Receivables Management
               Credit/Collections Management                          Balance Sheet Management
               Accounting Team Leadership                             Preparing Financial Status Reports


                                                  EDUCATION

                                 Masters of Business Administration in Accounting
                                   Colorado Technical University Online, CO
                                                 December 2012

                           Bachelors of Science in Management of Information Systems
                                              Kaplan University, IA
                                                 December 2007


                                       ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE
Accounting Manager
Supervised six accounting personnel. Prepared financial statements under cash and accrual accounting
methods.
       Directed work flow, supervised and trained accounting staff, and ensured its entry into the general
       ledger.
       Responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Income Statements, Profit and Loss
       Statements.
       Collection calling, maintained collection reports.
       Managed over 1,000 accounts receivables and accounts payables while working directly with the
       Vice President of Finance.

Credit Manager
More than 10 years of experience in all aspects of accounting, credit and collections.
       Designed and implemented credit department from start up.
       Monitor billing system to ensure timely/accurate billing procedures within established time frames.
       Converted and maintained new accounting software system.
       Responsible for all computerized and manual functions of accounting, payroll, commissions and bank
       reconciliation’s.
       Created and implemented spreadsheets for the billing department.
       Managed over 1,500 accounts receivables while working directly with the Vice President of Finance.
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                                       PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Metropolitan Life Company                                Orland Park, IL                                  2010 – 2011
Financial Services Representative

Duties:
Develop and cultivate client base. Constantly meet or exceed Company production objectives. Market and sell
appropriate financial products. Actively participate in on-going training, maintain all books, records, and accounts as
required by MetLife. Have or obtain registration: Life/Health, Series 6 and 63. Must have business ethics, honesty, and
integrity and be customer service focused. Demonstrate the ability to balance working autonomously with contributing
to the team. Knowledge of MetLife products, prospecting, and the selling process. Assertive, ambitious, energetic, self-
disciplined, self-motivated and independent. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Marketing.

Accomplishments:
Partner and collaborate with experienced representatives and assist on appointments learning from valuable expertise.
Successfully sold on average $4,500 of products on a weekly basis through successful marketing of comprehensive
portfolio of top quality investment and insurance products, over the phone and in person.
         Qualified Financial Services Representative, moved into Risk Management and Financial Planning for my
         clients.
         Licensed professional selling Annuities and Mutual Funds, and certified to sell Long Term Care.

Prudential Company                                       Frankfort, IL                                            2009
Financial Services Associate

Duties:
Enter training program to obtain Life/Health, Series 6 and 63 licenses, web-based training to acquire knowledge of
company products, procedures and requirements. Develop and cultivate client base to market and sell appropriate
financial products. Must be able to sell $5,000 Gross Domestic Commission during the training period.
Accomplishments:
Professionally licensed in Life and Health Insurance. Passed the FINRA Series 63 Exam for Mutual Funds. Established
several clients and successfully completed several web-based training sessions.
        Sold required $5,000 worth of policies and contacted clients who no longer had an assigned agent.

Security Coverage Incorporated                           Cedar Rapids, IA                                         2008
Level 1 Technical Support Representative
Accomplishments:
Installed Anti-Virus / Anti-Spyware Software for customers nationwide via Remote Desktop / PC Remote.
         Fixed small problems found on customer computers while I had remote access.
         Troubleshot PC system problems and corrected security issues.

MCI Telecommunications Corporation, Inc.                 Cedar Rapids, IA                                 1995 – 2003
Applications Developer III
Accomplishments:
Converted linkage copybook and workbook, modified 250 programs and completed project two weeks ahead of
schedule. Directed several software releases and led a special maintenance release, selecting own team, and reporting
timeline to management, through all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle. Handled any inner-team conflicts
through listening, empathizing, and quickly attaining a proactive, productive solution.
        Trained employees on all stages of the Systems Development Life Cycle.
        Examined programs for corrections, updates, and improvements.
        Designed and maintained relational databases using DB2 / SQL.
        Worked with auditors to simplify their balancing process.

								
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