Accounting Technician (Former Employee), Kettering, OH – June 22, 2012
Pros: great co-workers, great daycare, flexible hours.
Cons: i truly can't remember any now.
I began working at the Defense Electronics Supply Center in 1986 as a Clerk Typist in the Accounting Department. In 1988, I transferred to the Disbursing Office as a "Cashier" and was later promoted to the Deputy Disbursing Officer in 1990. From 1990-1994, I received two Sustained Superior Performance Awards. The Deputy Disbursing Officer reported to – more... the "Treasurer" and was the 2nd person in command. Their were four people assigned to "The Cage". The office was named "The Cage" because it consisted of a large vault where all financial instrument forms (blank checks and bonds, completed checks that were ready to be mailed, and cash intake). I was responsible for the daily balancing of my drawer and had to prepare a daily deposit for the Brinks Delivery team. I was also responsible for providing in-house employees with travel allowances, and reimbursing their expenses when they returned from travel. Our office prepared three bi-weekly payrolls. The first payroll was the payroll for DESC which consisted of 3000 employees. The 2nd payroll was for a Washington DC payroll, and the 3rd payroll was for the Office of the President of the United States. The 3rd payroll required that I pass a "Top Secret" security clearance. I was also the 2nd in command and was asked on a several occasions to approve the President's payroll amount through the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Our office processed President George Bush Sr.'s last payroll check and President Clinton's first payroll check. As with any accounting position, the hardest part of the job was to make sure that everything balanced to the penny. During my employment, I NEVER had a cash balancing error. The most enjoyable part of the job was that it was very active and kept me very busy. I also enjoyed a sense of accomplishment. My co-workers were great and my friend Sue and I still keep in touch through the social networks. During my career, I have a numerous supervisors and I can honestly say that my supervisor, the disbursing officer, and the Accountant still provide me with warm memories. – less