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Joseph E. Gibson

Freelance Accountant & Bookkeeper

Location:United States
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Summary of Experience
Managed at separate times several small financial enterprises - a credit union, a merchant bank, and a building society (a mortgage financing small firm organization). Also was for nearly 10 years the sole accountant for a company which operated up to three outpatient health clinics in Maryland. More than 10 years accounting experience ranging from journal entries through to general ledger and end of year financial statements and tax returns. Experience also include doing in house payroll for up to 75 persons and filing payroll taxes and reports for W-2s and 1099s and bank and general ledger accounts reconciliations . Have also done audit schedules, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed income treasury management, cash management, budget constructions, budget/ actual comparisons with variance analyses, billing analyses, maintenance of personnel files, vendors files, staff manual revisions and staff training.
Work Experience
Miscellaneous bookkeeping , other tasks and skills upgrade- Feb 2013 to present.

Short Term Accounting/Bookkeeping Assignments (DCMetro regions09/01/2011-01/25/2013 through temporary staffing agency).
3) Our Place-Washington, DC (a nonprofit)
a) Researched in-house information for grants, reconciled research data and prepared report draft inputs for final reports by executive director.
b)Designed and implemented excel interactive spreadsheet tables to facilitate data for grants expenditure reports.
c)Performed accounts payable research and reconciliations and prepared payments to vendors.
2) Eminence LLC, Columbia, MD ( a government contractor)
Produced and managed small in-house payroll, Performed general accounts payable functions, Set up and maintained Excel spreadsheets to produce monthly schedule of employees health insurance premiums due, advanced by company and repaid by employees. Filed payroll taxes, performed bank as well as other accounts reconciliation. Posted end of year journal entries. Generated audit schedules. which resulted in a return of premiums overpaid. Prepared various financial statements for in-house as well as external users. Also produced weekly cash management reports.
1)Trees for The Future, Silver Spring, MD (a nonprofit)
Managed Accounts Payable. Improved system of fund receipts and expenditure reporting from overseas project sites, Reconciled various segments of non-profit accounts.. Prepared audit schedules and got audits successfully completed. Journalized ADP payroll data to QuickBooks accounting records. Performed bank and ledger accounts reconciliations. Produced financial statements in QuickBooks. Assisted in filing returns for non-profit re-registration with various state agencies and Organized and updated filing system. Before leaving was recognized for my contribution to the company by the management and staff.

Cignet Health, Temple Hills, MD November 2001 – March 2010
Sole Accountant
Processed and entered all journal entries; performed general ledger postings and accounts reconciliations; responsible for accounts receivable and accounts payable; Reviewed and reconciled cash receipts with customer payment records; Prepared and made bank deposits.
From 2004 a when our external CPA left assumed full responsibility for all accounting work except for medical billing. Produced all required financial statements using QuickBooks. Filed reports with appropriate government agencies including: W-2s, 1099s, 941s and 940s and 1120s. Introduced electronic filing and payment of payroll taxes; processed bi-weekly payroll in-house for up to 75 persons. Developed Excel spreadsheet to calculate some payroll taxes and other data including current leave records.


Disseminated leave records information to staff and department heads. Installed new versions of QuickBooks on company computers. Processed wage garnishments, remitted funds and maintained reporting files. Reconciled information with third parties. Also maintained vendors and staff files.

Contractor, Washington, DC Metro area October 1998 – October 2001
Worked on a variety of accounting assignments for temporary agencies in the DC Metro region. Prepared Journal entries, cash book entries, accounts receivable and accounts payable, prepared audit schedules, proof read financial statements. Analyzed bills and reconciled accounts for a utility company. Received an award for length of time and good service on the utility company’s assignment. Received and accurately reconciled cash returns with receipts and other data from route salesmen for a beverage distribution company in Virginia and logged data into computer system.
Partner Merchant Bank, Kingston, Jamaica Sept. 1996 – Sept. 1998
Operations Manager
Processed application for small business credit financing; performed financial analyses on pro-forma and actual financial statements; collected on loans; developed new business; performed compliance reporting to government agencies including the central bank; performed business consulting for several small clients
United Guardian Building Society, Kingston, Jamaica October 1993 - July 1996
General Manager
successfully managed the daily activities of this savings and loan type of company; administered mortgage loan program; managed fixed income treasury; trained and supervised staff; planned and executed marketing program; with Chairman, Board and staff, increased asset base of this
company in excess of 100 percent in 3.5 years.

International Trust & Merchant Bank, Kingston, Jamaica March 1992 – Sept.1993
Manager Credit and Administration
Managed administration and credit processing and collections. Monitored the activities of two rural branches. Improved methods of credit processing and reporting thereby ensuring better selection of viable loan projects. Through loan collection efforts and business strategies was able to reduce arrears portfolio by some sixty percent while maintaining amicable customer relationship. Assisted in business promotions and development which brought in new customers. Represented the company at trade conferences and at various meetings with Government agencies. Was transferred to manage the United Guarded Building Society, a new and smaller company in the group.
Bachelors Degree (Management Studies- Accounting and Finance concentration)
University of The West Indies- Kingston, Jamaica, WI
Three-year Teachers Certificate - Mico Teachers College , Kingston, Jamaica, in affiliation with the Institute of Education of the University of The West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
Other Certifications
1. Seminar course Certificate in Financial Analyses and Planning conducted by The Foundation for International Training (a Canadian based Company) in association with the Jamaica National Investment Promotions Ltd.
2.Seminar course certificate in marketing from the Graduate School University of Miami, Florida, USA
3.Seminar course certificate on the Jamaica Stock Exchange from The Jamaica Institute of Management.

Software Skills
QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word.
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