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Christine Balch

General Bookkeeper

Ludlow, VT

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Over 15 years in nonprofit and for profit accounting environments while also owning and managing my own cottage industry business.

Work Experience

Owner and Soapmaker

Summit Soapworks
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Ludlow, VT
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January 2000 to June 2011

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Bookkeeper & Project Mgmnt Asst

Summit Soapworks
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Bridgewater Corners, VT
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March 2006 to July 2010

Responsibilities included invoicing over $1 million annually to major insurance companies, Excel spreadsheet maintenance, accounts payable and receivables, daily deposits, collection of accounts, verifying and analyzing contractor invoices. Worked on a part-time basis.

Retail store and online website store owner

Summit Soapworks
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2000 to 2008

Manufacturer of olive oil based soaps and personal care products. Website maintenance, accounting, marketing, sales, inventory control, travel and sales at over 30 annual festivals and wholesale gift shows throughout the Northeast from 2000 to 2008, new product development.

Per Diem Recording Secretary

Ludlow, VT
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1999 to 2006

Responsibilities included attendance at board of director meetings, recording official meeting minutes and occasionally transcribing minutes from audiotapes. Work was performed for various School Boards of Directors and Select Boards.

Staff Accountant

State Board of Education
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Ludlow, VT
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1996 to 2000

VT 
Responsibilities included working with six nonprofit budgets, accounts payables and check preparation, cash flow monitoring, processing bi-weekly payroll for 200+ employees, quarterly payroll reports, budget preparation and reconciliation, preparation of monthly and annual financial reports, monitoring grant spending and grant reporting, preparing reports for the State Board of Education, daily assistance to the Business Manager, Superintendent, School Board Directors, treasurers and employees. Additional responsibilities included general human resource duties such as the reporting of worker's compensation claims, new employee orientation, employee benefit management, and responding to unemployment claims.

Bookkeeper

Putney Pasta
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Chester, VT
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1994 to 1996

Responsibilities included accounts receivable and payable and financial statement preparation.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Castleton State College -
Castleton, VT

1994

Skills

Proficient in Quickbooks, Peachtree Accounting, MS Office, MS works, social media tools

Groups

Handcrafted Soapmakers' Guild

September 2007 to Present

Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce

January 2009 to Present