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K Cotes

Kristina Cotes, QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Summary of Qualifications

Ms. Kristina Cotes has more than seven years of experience in the bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and Peachtree field.  Ms. Cotes has a broad range of experience with bookkeeping, financial reporting, inventory setup and maintenance, tax payment filings, payroll processing, 1099’s, financial reporting, general ledger accounting, account reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and accounting software training.  Ms Cotes is also an Excel and Word expert. 

Areas of Experience

  • QuickBooks set-up and troubleshooting
  • Accounting system setup, including chart of account development
  • Daily bookkeeping
  • Daily accounts payable / receivable
  • State and Federal tax payment filings
  • Payroll assistance
  • 1099 and W-2 reporting
  • Set up and perform reconciliations for all accounts
  • Financial reporting
  • Inventory set up and maintenance
  • Training for individuals, QuickBooks and Peachtree

 

Detailed Qualifications

Overview –  Ms. Cotes began her career focused in customer service and sales in the late 1990s.  In January 2002 as an office assistant, she took on the task of audit preparation  and has been involved in accounting and auditing ever since.  In January 2003, she began as the Office Manager / Bookkeeper for Bill’s Truck and Trailer Repair where she managed a 5 person office team and the parts counter.  She performed daily bookkeeping, reconciled accounts, financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Performed customer service, and insured positive relations with customers and vendors.  She also set-up and maintained a 20,000+ part inventory.  Ms. Cotes also developed the employee handbook and enforced OSHA regulations. She prepared presentation materials, using PowerPoint.  In June 2006, she continued her QuickBooks career and expanded in Peachtree with Dynamic Edge Consulting.  Here she provided QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting support for many small to medium sized companies including accounting system setup, with chart of accounts development and account reconciliation procedures.  She also performed tax payment filings, assisted with payroll, created 1099’s and W-2s, and summarized the accounting information into readable financial reports. Ms. Cotes also trained her clients on an as needed basis with QuickBooks, Peachtree and general accounting systems. 

Currently, Ms. Cotes works with independently and with Accounting Advantage supporting QuickBooks, Peachtree and daily bookkeeping. 

SPECIFIC RECENT ASSIGNMENTS

Eisenhower Center (Center for Mentally Impaired)– Trouble shoot Peachtree issues for Accounts Payable department and upgrade and transition medical billing department from outdated version of Peachtree  to latest version of Peachtree Pro.

Oliebollen (Online Children’s’ Store) – Performed daily bookkeeping entries in QuickBooks Enterprise accounting software including processing bills, invoicing, and payments.  Verified and reconciled online sales orders and payments from Point of Sale/integrated software downloads, created general journal entries for inventory adjustments, pulled QuickBooks generated financial reports, reconciled banking and credit card accounts, prepared monthly and quarterly payroll and sales tax filings.

Ameri-serv Group (Air Vending Company) –  Utilized Peachtree accounting software to verify accurate postings of bookkeepers monthly reoccurring entries, prepared financial reports, located bookkeeping discrepancies and resolved.  

Phire Branding (Branding and Graphic Design Firm) – Daily bookkeeping entries that included recording and paying bills, creating estimates and invoices, recording payments received, posting payroll data provided by payroll company, reconciling bank and credit card accounts.

826 Michigan (Non-profit org. for Children Reading) – Set up QuickBooks system, developed chart of accounts and store front inventory, provided training for use of QuickBooks software.

Red Shoes (Specialty Arts and Crafts retail store) – Recorded credit card charges and bills, reconciled accounts, posted general journal entries on a monthly and as needed basis.

Bowerbird Mongo (Specialty Antiques and Pottery retail store) – Reviewed bookkeeping entries and answered QuickBooks related questions from bookkeeper and store owner.  Verified tax filing accuracy on a quarterly basis and resolved errors.  Created specific QuickBooks financial and operational reports on an as needed basis.

Belt Stamping manufacturing firm – Setup on Peachtree software and provided training on site and by remote access.  Customized invoicing layout, setup memorized reports, and imported inventory data from previous system.

Clinical Research Consulting – Recorded all bookkeeping transactions including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activity, including invoicing and credit card charges.  Reconciled accounts all related accounts to ensure input accuracy.  Also, provided QuickBooks  training for owner. Worked with tax accountant to ensure that up to date and appropriate QuickBooks detail was available as needed. 

Education and Certifications

  • B.B.A., Eastern Michigan University, 2008
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2007

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