Karen Funk Blocher

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CANDIDATE SUMMARY:

I am a degreed accountant (B.S. in Business/Accounting, 2005) with experience as a staff accountant at large and small businesses in several industries. I am actively seeking long term employment in a stable company that will benefit from my existing skills but also expand on them to our mutual benefit.



Karen Funk Blocher in 2005
Karen Funk Blocher
Tucson, AZ
mavarin2@gmail.com
Looking for:
Permanent, full-time, in-house position; but will consider other opportunities.

Title Sought:
Staff Accountant or similar
Industry and
Company:

Any; prefer one not in severe distress due to economic
downturn. Any size organization,
public, private or non-profit.

Area of Availability:
Metro Tucson AZ (maximum one hour commute). Some travel is okay.
Salary Required:
$30,000 - $60,000 annually.
Will accept a lower starting
salary for the right opportunity.
Nationality and
Languages:
U.S. Citizen; extremely proficient in English, extremely limited in Spanish and French.

 Please email for full resume.
SUMMARY OF WORK EXPERIENCE:

I am currently the staff bookkeeper/accountant at the Episcopal Parish of St. Michael and All Angels, where I have gained substantial experience in the nonprofit arena. My accounting career began at two travel agencies, most notably as operations manager for Worldwide Travel, Inc. (1993-2005), where I performed all bookkeeping and accounting functions (including accounts receivable and accounts payable) except for income taxes and certain year-end adjustments as directed by a CPA. After obtaining my degree I accepted a position as staff accountant at First Magnus Financial Corp (2005-2007), handling all payroll, fixed asset and depreciation journal entries and many other allocations. Since FMFC folded in the mortgage crisis, I have worked at Beaudry RV (now in bankruptcy) and in three temporary positions through Robert Half / Accountemps. Over my career I have also designed and compiled numerous reports in Excel and other programs for a variety of users, evaluated and installed new programs and upgrades, and analyzed and improved accounting procedures.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Business / Accounting, University of Phoenix, 2005
previously English and Film major, Syracuse University

Skills:
General ledger reconciliation
Journal entries
Fixed assets and depreciation
Payroll
Accounts Receivable
Accounts Payable
Commission tracking
Billing
Allocations and Adjustments
Fund accounting

Also:
Webmaster
Published writer
Programs:
Epicor
Excel
Microsoft Word
Depreciation Solution
QuickBooks Pro

and numerous industry-specific back office accounting and computer reservation systems.

Limited experience with
Peachtree
Solomon