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Erika Davis

Freelance Creative Writer & Article Writer

Location:Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Phone: 513-889-7473
2 Skills
"I am an accomplished writer with expertise in Creative Writing, Business Writing, Grant Writing (awards of over $4 million), Blogs, Magazine Articles, Fashion Commentary and more. I am an accomplished Equestrian with over 32 years of experience in all realms of English Riding with a huge focus on 3 Day Eventing. I can write about anything regarding horses geared to readers/audience that likes horses from afar all the way to riding with an Olympic Rider."

My goal is to work in a leadership or support position in the Financial and Accounting/Bookkeeping Management fields. I have over 10 years of Accounting experience. My main interest lies with all aspects of Office Management with a focus on Accounting/Finance. I excel in all areas of Finance, AP/AR, Budgeting/Budget Forecasting and any other aspect that relates to Finance/Accounting. I am capable of working in a supervisory position or independently within a team.

Job History:
September 2007 February 2012
Butler County Sheriff's Office
Hamilton, Ohio
Finance and Accounting Clerk/Grant Manager:
All aspects of Bookkeeping and Accounting, AR/AP, bill creation, payment of bills, contract management, large figure bank and account reconciliation, aid in budgeting and budget forecasting, revenue reporting, internal audits, grant research, writing of grants grant submission, grant reporting and money management.

April 2007 - August 2007
Extreme Electric and Construction, LLC
Nampa, Idaho
Construction Contract Manager Bookkeeper/Construction Accounts Specialist: 
AR/AP, contract management, construction contract and subcontractor billing and reconciliation, payroll, maintenance and manager of special projects, use of Quickbooks, eom reconciliation, budgeting and financial reporting.

October 2006 - April 2007
Colliers International Property Management and Construction Management
Boise, Idaho
Construction Contract Manager/Construction Accounts Specialist: 
Contract management of construction projects, AR/AP, subcontractor AR/AP, management of construction and maintenance; construction employee time card and time/work classification coding for billing purposes. Financial reporting, project financial tracking, reconciliation and reporting.

September 2005 -October 2006
The Teton Club Premier Residence Club
Teton Village, Wyoming
Real Estate Contract Manager/Assistant to Controller: 
Fractional timeshare/real estate contract management/creation, assisted Controller with AR/AP, employee payroll assistance, human resource assistance, mortgage assistance.

October 2004 - August 2005
DeFazio Law Office
Jackson, Wyoming
Law Office Manager/Bookkeeper: 
Executive Assistant to 3 lawyers, office manager, AP/AR, management of lawyer billable hours/payroll, dictation, typing and creation of pleadings, bookkeeping.

August 1999 - October 2004
Jackson Hole Athletic Club
Jackson, Wyoming
Assistant Manager:
Financial and Accounting support, Membership sign up/renewal, contract manager, front desk manager, human resource and marketing coordinator, employee time card and payroll management.

August 1996 - August 1999
Coldwater Creek
Jackson, Wyoming
Key Retail Lead:
Supervisor of Spirits of the West section of retail, picking out clothing from catalog to carry in store, opening and closing of Coldwater Creek Outlets and new stores, opening and preparing store for day, supervising employees, closing of cash drawer and financial reports at end of night.

Related Education:
December 2011 Advanced Excel
Omni-Corporation, OH

May 2011 Crystal Reporting for VisionAir
Hamilton, OH

June 2010 Government Finance Officers Association National Conference
Atlanta, Georgia

April 2010 CB4 Photoshop
Miami University of Ohio

December 2009 Financial Policies and Procedures Victims of Crime Act Grant Ohio Attorney Generals Office

November 2009 ARRA Grant Management and Performance Measurement Reporting
Denver, Colorado

May 2009 Speed Spanish
Miami University of Ohio

February 2009 Advanced Grant Writing
Miami University of Ohio

January 2009 Law Enforcement Grant Writing Conference
Ohio Attorney Generals Office

December 2008 Financial Grant Management Training
Office of Justice Programs

November 2008 Grant Writing Boot Camp
Chicago, Illinois

August 2008 Advanced Excel Practices
Fred Pryor Seminars, Cincinnati, Ohio

Formal College Education:
Aug. 1990 - May 1994
Bachelors of Arts and Sciences
English/Creative Writing
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Related Skills:
- Bookkeeping experience, 7 + years;
- 10 years + working as Executive Assistant;
- Advanced Excel Training;
- Academic and Advanced Training in Oracle, Excel, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Crystal Reporting/VisionAir and Photoshop;
- Very proficient in QuickBooks, General Ledgers;
- Type up to 75 wpm:
- Dictation and Transcription machine trained, and abbreviated note taking skills;
- Self Motivated, works well within a team and/or independent job setting;
- Excellent Customer Service Skills, Public Relations and Marketing Skills;
- Supervisory and Managerial Skills;
- Excellent Business/Financial Analytical and Technical skills;
- Excellent Technical and Business Writing and Editing skills and training;
- Flexibility with the ability to quickly adapt/learn and take on new duties and projects;
- Eager Professional attitude which is proven by my constant yearning to learn and take on challenges professionally and personally on a day to day basis.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Article Writing