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Paul Birkvold

Accounting Professional

Portland, OR

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Passed the CPA exam. 
 
I would like to find an entry-level position that reports directly to an active CPA so I can fulfill the work experience requirement for the CPA certificate. I have a passion for accounting and would like to either find a staff accountant or an auditing position. 
 
I am a dedicated, fast learner with intermediate to advance tech skils and the ability to learn new systems quickly. Energized by deadlines and fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environments. Keen eye for detail and strong mathematical skills

Work Experience

Actively looking for employment

Portland, OR
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December 2011 to Present

Administrative Assistant

Cuizina Food Company
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January 2007 to April 2008

Italian sauce and pasta producer that distributes fresh packaged meals to national retailers such as Costco and to surrounding Seattle restaurants 
Reconciled, corrected and posted purchase orders and invoices for payables 
Maintained vendor list of more than 100 and a manufacturing chart of accounts for bookkeeper 
Matched customer orders with packing slips for receivables 
Handled monthly inventory analyses, customer payment and daily production data entry 
Worked 40 hours per week while taking 10 credits per quarter at a community college

Accounts Receivables / Collections

SanMar
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August 2004 to May 2005

National non-branded clothing distributor that focuses on businesses, non-profit organizations, and restaurants for their uniform or business event/sporting needs 
Maintained a 200 account-aging schedule for collections 
Posted 40+ checks daily to customer accounts 
Made credit line decisions for both new and existing customers 
Released account holds for Sales Department 
Successfully diffused escalated situations in a calm and efficient manner  
Worked 40 hours per week while taking 5 credits per quarter at a community college

Customer Service Representative

Trendwest Resorts
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February 2002 to August 2004

Owned by Worldmark, which focuses on international timeshare vacation resorts and their related loans 
Arranged payments and calculated daily-to-yearly interest on customer accounts 
Created amortization tables for customer loan inquiries 
Communicated financial information clearly and effectively to customers 
Answered 20+ emails daily and multiple incoming calls

Education

Business Administration in - Accounting. Overall GPA 3.90. Accounting GPA 4.0

Washington State University -
Pullman, WA

2010 to 2011

Skills

MS Office Suite, Intermediate Excel, GAAP, Windows 7, Mac OS X, SAP, SQL, ACL, 70+ WPM and 10-key by touch, GAAS, Cost Accounting, Internal Controls