Hope Kaplan

Freelance Accountant & HR Manager

1770
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 3233765769
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/hopekaplan
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Kudos
4.5
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Dynamic, creative, hard-working, individual with over several years experience operating my own fashion design retail studio. Over 15 years experience in entertainment-Internet start-up companies specializing in operation management, human resources, accounting, project management, marketing, social networking, product development and design. Outstanding interpersonal skills wit a great attention to detail and initiative. Highest level of integrity. Friendly, with ability to work effectively, and consistently prioritize to meet deadlines. Extremely outgoing and has a remarkable ability to adapt easily to different work environments and people. Excellent negotiator, with extensive knowledge in building teams from the ground up.

Professional Experience

Pop Life Art Galley Boutique February 2007 – Present
Owner-Artist Designer
Los Angeles, CA
? Managed all aspects of the company from personnel management, marketing, social networking, inventory, cost controls, purchasing and gallery events.
? Created and directed business models from initial concept to implementation.
? Designed products and created an extensive jewelry and fashion line.
? Oversaw payroll, human resources, accounting, advertising, and online promotions.

Deca TV. February 2009 – January 2012
Human Resources Manager/Finance Manager
Santa Monica, CA
? Managed all Human Resources activities for local office of over 40 employees for a women’s web television startup.
? Handled new hire orientation employee benefits program and approved all changes to program options, Handled conflict resolution and staff concerns.
? Responsible for recruiting, handling and maintenance of personnel files Assisted with the creation of a company-wide policies manual to be used with all new hires and existing staff ensuring compliance with regulatory agencies and company policies
? Handled all day-to-day accounting functions and for company including for vendor, banking and company expenses; prepared bi-weekly payroll, processed accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing billing, bank reconciliation, monthly close.

ClickStar, Inc. Sept 2007 – May 2009
Operations Manager
Santa Monica, CA
? Managed office, organizing each department to operate at optimal levels; managed all areas of human resources development including staffing and insurance benefits.
? Recognized for strong work ethic and respected as contributing team player through consistent collaboration with co-workers, integrity and commitment to success.
? Worked closely with outside technical staffing agencies; reviewed and executed outside technical contractor contracts.
? Handled all day-to-day accounting functions and for company including for vendor, banking and company expenses; prepared bi-weekly payroll, processed accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing billing, bank reconciliation.

Paradigm Talent Agency. Contract Position November 2006 – August 2007
Payroll & Accounts Payable Manager
Beverly Hills, CA
? Process bi-weekly multi-state payroll for approximately 550 employees using ADP payroll system, update, collect and import hours on a bi-weekly basis.
? Verify hours and PTO information, process new hires, terminations, and all employee data changes, process employee verifications and garnishments, process EDD requests. Process 401K distributions, rollovers and hardship requests. Organize and process quarterly open enrollment for 401K. Perform various special projects as assigned.
? Successfully handled accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, expense reports, journal entries and maintained, performed account and credit card reconciliation.

Custom Film Effects, Inc. Dec 2002 – Sept 2006
Operations/Human Resources Manager
Burbank, CA
? Oversaw all financial aspects of a feature film postproduction house to handle various business matters pertaining to the financial welfare of the company.
? Managed and set up all financial for the owners two other sub companies; created companies financial policies and procedures.
? Successfully handled the accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, journal entries and maintenance; performed account reconciliation.
? Created excellent experience for associates and clients by providing an informative, fun attitude and professionalism.

Post Modern Music Management Oct 1996 – Dec 2002
Operations HR Manager/ Bookkeeper
Los Angeles, CA
? Managed all areas of Human Resource for an Music artist management startup consisting of 36 employees, organizing each department to operate at optimal levels; managed all areas of human resources
? Handled new hire orientation employee benefits program and approved all changes to program options, Handled conflict resolution and staff concerns
? Provided accounts payable management and maintenance for an office. Competent leader with extensive experience in prioritizing, delegating, and controlling work flow in high volume industry work environments.
? Responsible for bookkeeping for multiple companies on daily basis including accounts payable/receivable, general journal, and general ledger entries; handled the reconciliation of several accounts.
? Diligently worked with outside CPA’s in tax preparation and other financial aspects of the company.

The Rand Corporation Oct 1987 – Oct 1996
Cost Center Manager
Santa Monica, CA
? Managed five independent "Cost Centers" within the Rand Corporation for political and scientific projects.
? Created reports, input sales, created database and excel reports, generated invoices.
? . Scheduled and lead meetings assisted in assembly and launch for of the Cost Centers projects.

Education & Technical Skills

New York University Aug 1983 – May 1986
New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration
Skills (2) Rating
Accounting
HR Management