Jakeia James

Freelance Creative Writer & Proofreader

Location:Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite programs, Windows XP, Basic SAP, and FRS

Professional Experience
June 2012-Present
Vindo Inc., Norwalk, CT
Bookkeeper, part-time
• Assist with accounts payable, receivable, letter writing and record filing
• Handle bank and credit card downloading and reconciliation
• Customer service via telephone
• Create invoices
• Update and add customers to the Customer Center
• Create payroll checks and update Employee information into Employee Center of Quickbooks while gathering employee’s information for I-9 and W4s

Mar. 2008-June 2011 (Temporary Assignment)
Beiersdorf Inc., Wilton, CT
Purchasing Buyer / Inventory Analyst
• Create, communicate, and manage purchase orders for affiliates and subcontractors
• Maintain pricing accuracy for affiliates and subcontracting vendors
• Assist in managing vendor rework, reprioritizing as necessary
• Insure inventory accuracy of products from affiliates and subcontractors and that reworked product can be received into Beiersdorf (BDF) warehouse
• Assist with the release and delivery of BDF material to sub-contractors
• Trouble-shoot purchase orders, inventory, and invoicing issues
• Facilitate communication between BDF, BDF Affiliates, and subcontractors
• Assisted in maintaining an archiving log
• Created a PDF archive of company agreements

Nov. 2007-Jan. 2008 (Temporary Assignment)
International Meetings & Science Inc, Stamford, CT
Editorial Assistant
• Proofread various documents (letters, agendas, schedules, forms, journal manuscripts, scientific platforms, and PowerPoint slides) for grammar and fluency according to AMA guidelines
• Edited documents (such as above) according to AMA guidelines
• Provided a list of what changes were necessary and communicated these changes to the appropriate channels

Nov. 2006-Nov. 2007
Joseph S. Sabino Plumbing & Heating, LLC, Stamford, CT
• Handled accounts receivable and payable and contacting clients with outstanding issues
• Assisted in dispatching and arranging jobs for plumbers
• Coordinated and attended meetings with external professionals to aid in business productivity
• Created and disseminated correspondence
• Created and maintained files
• Handled customer service via telephone, e-mail, and fax
• Created and made deposits into company bank account

June 2006-Feb. 2007
Vindo Cleaning LLC, Norwalk, CT
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper, part-time
• Assisted with accounts payable, receivable, and record filing
• Handled bank and credit card reconciliations
• Assisted in advertising through disbursement of company fliers to affiliate companies of existing customers
• Customer service via telephone

Nov. 2005-Apr. 2006 (Temporary Assignment)
University of CT, Stamford Branch
Administrative Services Specialist III
• Processed paperwork and records; while, reviewing for accuracy and compliance with regulations, policies, and procedures
• Screened correspondence and responded to requests for information from faculty and staff
• Processed student authorization and employment forms and inputted student payroll information
• Ordered general and specific supplies and took inventory of existing items

June 2004-Oct. 2005 (Temporary Assignment)
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Norwalk, CT
Research Systems Associate
• Formatted tables and text from company’s two different databases containing four different infobases each, for conversion to XML for company’s internet sites
• Maintained log of corrections made and their outcome by reviewing the internet sites

Jan. 2004-Mar. 2004 (Temporary Assignment)
Cadbury Schweppes America’s Beverages, Mott’s Division, Stamford CT
Customer Service Assistant
• Archived and scanned late and current billing and order invoices from the QAD system
• Sent delivery requests and checked availability for delivery of products
• Searched within SAP for converted invoices due to the recent merger

Nov. 2003-Jan. 2004 (Temporary Assignment)
Beck’s North America, Stamford, CT
Human Resources Assistant/Receptionist
• Purchased and maintained database of office supplies and shipment orders
• Handled reception for the main call center and customer service via face-to-face and telephone
• Prepared and disseminated mailing correspondence (international and domestic) and operated the postage meter
• Prepared expense reports, letters, and company schedules for various events

June 2003-Aug. 2003 (Temporary Assignment)
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Norwalk, CT
Summer Associate, Current Text/Original Pronouncement Department
• Incorporated amendments from accounting standards into amended original pronouncements MS Word documents using marked text and updated several databases
• Compared Folio databases to NXT3 online databases; kept logs of and conveyed differences

Sept. 2002-Dec. 2002
GE Corporate and UCONN Foundation, Stamford, CT
Internship as Business Analyst at edgelab (GE-UCONN research lab)
• Created a formalized marketing plan for a GE business
• Compiled a business proposal for each market segment

Jan.2002- May 2002
GE Corporate and GE Global Consumer Finance, Stamford, CT
Internship as Business Analyst at edgelab (GE-UCONN research lab)
• Researched and provided recommendations on implementing usability approaches to promote cost savings

May 2002-Aug. 2002; Aug.1999- Jan.2002
University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT
Administrative Aide for the Associate Director of UCONN Stamford
• Created and maintained existing personnel and program files; updated confidential data
• Created correspondence to foster communication between faculty, students, and staff and prospective personnel

July 1998-Feb 1999
Right Trac Financial
• Persuaded individuals to refinance their mortgages by using cold-calling methods and kept log of interested individuals

Extracurricular Activities Voluntary Bible educational work
Education B.S. in Business and Technology, *** Laude, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, 12/02
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing