Venita Johnson
OFFICE MANAGER at H.J. BEHRMAN & COMPANY, LLP     New York City, New York, United States     Others
New York City, New York, United States
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Motivated creative manager with strong organizational, managerial and administrative skills. I am good at managing details, creating sophisticated processes that allow me to get complex work done. My decisions are based on facts and carefully reasoned. I can always be counted on to deliver what I commit to. I regularly develop time and cost saving methods, am very detailed-oriented, flexible and work well with all levels of personnel. Maintain office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems, layouts, and equipment procurement. Mentored workers to become independent high quality producers and take pride in quality/quantity of their work. I am excited about finding a new position and am confident I can contribute importantly and meaningfully to any company.

Business Profile
New York City, New York, United States    
07/1980-03/2008: OFFICE MANAGER at H.J. BEHRMAN & COMPANY, LLP in New York City
20+ years of experience contributing to the success of a CPA FIRM. Background in managing day-to-day FRONT- and BACK-OFFICE OPERATIONS and FACILITIES. Proven record of developing systems that reduce operational costs. Results-oriented and analytical individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, organizational, planning, and project management skills. Dedicated team player capable of establishing rapport at all levels. Strengths include:  Recordkeeping  Scheduling / Logistics  Clerical Skills / Data Entry  Phones, Filing, Fax, Photocopying  Correspondence, Word Processing, Reports  Maintain Calendar / Scheduling Appointments  Domestic / International Travel Arrangements  Bookkeeping  Payroll / Benefits  AP / AR / Invoicing / Billing  Purchase Orders / Expense Reports  Financial Reports  Presentations Computer / Technical Skills Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Access); XP; Word Perfect; Profound Experience OPERATIONS / OFFICE MANAGER H.J. Behrman & Co, LLP, CPAs – New York, NY 1980–2008 Managed 60–100 staff accounting office. Coordinated all aspects of daily operations for clerical and professional personnel. Analyzed and organized procedures and work flow for typing, records, and copying departments, reception, correspondence, and purchasing / ordering equipment and supplies. • Successfully hired, trained, supervised, and mentored personnel; conducted evaluations and performance reviews. • Generated pro forma financial statements to facilitate accurate preparation and fast turnaround time. • Documented, prioritized, and supervised the typing, reproduction, collation, and binding of financial statements. • Supervised the collation of heavy-volume tax returns, including partnerships with over 100 partners, closely held corporations, high net worth individuals, trusts and estates, many with multiple states. • Conducted final reviews of financial statements before delivery, ensuring all required standards are met. Resolved discrepancies with the Director of Quality Control or partner-in-charge. • Maintained historical and statistical data on reports filed. • Managed and certified the timely electronic submission of reports to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for all HUD jobs. • Customized and set up secured templates for easy access of all forms to be used by clients and staff. • Selected, negotiated, and purchased office equipment and supplies. Maintained all inventory. • Negotiated contracts with vendors for prices usually given to larger companies. • Managed successful record retention system for quick recall and timely destruction. • Controlled and updated company clientele mailing lists; produced mailings, brochures, and promotional materials. • Handled client billing; tracked client disbursements for billing. Handled petty cash. • Maintained and supervised the operations of all office equipments, including copiers, fax machines, and postal services. • Achieved significant cost savings by cutting support staff overtime while meeting or beating all deadlines.
Others, Corporation
- Back office, Administrator / Head of Department
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"Certified Public Accountants"
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