Mareen Mathew

Freelance Bookkeeper & Accountant

Location:Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: 604 582 3559
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Mareen Mathew

Highly organized, detail-focused and self motivated Accounting Clerk with an excellent track record of accurately and efficiently supporting overall accounting and administrative activities

Summary of Qualifications
• Extensive experience in full cycle computerized accounting
• Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, accounts receivable, accounts payable, data entry, general ledger postings, reconciliations, invoicing and payroll processes
• Adept at using software such as Simply Accounting and QuickBooks, MS Office Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Successfully earned Payroll Compliance Legislation Certification from Canadian Payroll Association
• Possess effective verbal and written communication skills; Fluent in English and Hindi

Employment Background

Accounting Clerk (Temporary) June 2011 – Sept 2011
WWTC Inc., Surrey, BC
E-commerce business that promotes BC products and tourism packages
• Inputted all sales order information into Simply Accounting Enterprise 2011 by processing order confirmations and sales invoices
• Prepared all customer receipts, bank deposits and credit notes
• Followed up on overdue accounts and make collection calls as required
• Generated and analyzed customer aged reports for internal management system
• Reconciled A/R accounts in Simply Accounting with customer files
• Prepared weekly reports regarding sales processed and payments received in order to monitor overdue accounts
• Analyzed financial statements including trial balance, income statements and balance sheet
• Completed and submitted HST and GST tax remittance forms
• Processed payroll weekly as per timesheet
• Ensured proper income tax and benefit deductions are made according to company policies
• Processed and verified statements of earnings for employees and weekly payroll entries for preparation of journal entries for general ledger entry
• Posted all journal entries to record wages; provided information to employees on payroll matters
• Prepared summary of payroll expenses, total deductions and total expenses payable and taxes

Assistant Finance Manager 2008 - 2010
Universal Institute of Advanced Studies & Research Private Ltd, Universal Empire Group, Cochin, India
The group has businesses spanning across various sectors including Education, Healthcare, Aviation and Tourism
• Managed financial transactions and record keeping with strict attention to detail
• Ensured accurate maintenance of up to date accounts; Prepared journal entries and posted financial transactions
• Undertook analysis of payables/receivables, bank reconciliation, verification of accounts of other units, invoicing and data entry
• Interacted with external clients and vendors on a regular basis cultivating strong professional relationships and collected on overdue accounts
• Reconciled accounts; generated monthly financial statements, summaries and other financial analysis
• Finalized accounts and liaised with Statutory Auditors

Employment Background (Continued)
Assistant Finance Manager 1993 - 2006
Prima Agro Ltd, Prima Agro Group, Cochin, India
The Group has 4 units dealing in Animal Feed, Flour, Mineral Water and Refineries.
• Contributed substantially to reduce outstanding accounts receivables through improved collection processes
• Excelled within fast-paced environment continually taking on increased level of responsibility
• Responsible for the accounts of the Animal Feed Plant and also worked in the Head Office handling computerized accounts of all divisions
• Ensured accurate and timely processing of accounting data. Performed accounts receivable and payable functions, balanced cash, posted sales and purchase invoices and posted journal entries
• Researched account transactions to identify and resolve discrepancies. Managed payables, made payments and dealt with vendors in a professional manner
• Employed outstanding communication skills in interacting closely with customers throughout all phases of billing and collections
• Communicated with clients to address inquiries and resolve issues
• Prepared bank reconciliations and finalization of accounts and liaised with Statutory and Internal Auditors

Customer Service, MCC, Surrey, BC 2011 - Present

Income Tax Filer, South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby, BC 2011 Tax Season

Fundamentals of Computerized Accounting in Simply Accounting & QuickBooks 2011
ISA Community College- Vancouver Campus, BC

Bank Teller Training Program 2011
Diversecity, Surrey, BC

Master of Commerce
Sacred Heart College, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
• The college has been accorded A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council

Bachelor of Commerce
Sacred Heart College, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Merit Awards
• Secured top 10% in class for both Post Graduate and Undergraduate level exams for Commerce
• Highest scorer in college for Accountancy and Auditing for Undergraduate level exams in a class of over 70 students

• Available upon request
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