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RssEntry-Level Accountant

CARLA B. FORREST 146-16 231st Street Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 - C (347) 235-5304 OBJECTIVE: Seeking an accounting position where extensive experience will be further developed and utilized. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: /CAREER PROFILE • Detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting systems. • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Highly trustworthy, discrete and ethical. • Resourceful in the completion of projects, effective at multi-tasking EDUCATION: BROOKLYN COLLEGE (CUNY) BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Bachelor of Science: Accounting (CPA qualifying) GPA 3.4 August 2009 Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and Management June 2005 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: UBS SECURITIES LLC, NEW YORK, NY 9/2007-3/2008 Stock Loan Operations Analyst (Consultant)  Documented and processed daily individual rate changes for stock loans and borrows.  Researched and analyzed factors that affect quantity amount and contract amount.  Responsible for notifying banks’ counterparties of individual and blanket rate changes.  Perform daily borrow/loan pair-off balances for banks’ internal accounts.  Documented and processed partial returns based on careful analysis of information supplied by clients in our Accounting system.  Identified and confirmed rate breaks for contract compare report. DRESDNER KLEINWORT, NEW YORK, NY 2/2006-3/2007 Business Analyst/Research Assistant (Consultant)  Evaluated the results of daily reconciliation report and the contract compare report.  Interfaced with agent lender banks such as; Bank of New York, Citibank, HSBC, Credit Suisse and Sungard system programmers regarding breach feeds for the reconciliation files and the collateral files.  Identified and confirmed unmatched contracts, allocation breaks, and pending securities.  Notified and resolved all data breaches with the agent lenders.  Updated prices for non-vendor priced securities.  Analyzed and interpreted work programs, statements and records (e.g., balance sheets, profit and loss statements, etc.) for monthly balance sheet substantiation.  Calculated and identified effects of proposed changes in work programs or accounting operations.  Responsible for completing month- end close balance sheet substantiation.  Researched external resources (Internet and Bloomberg) to obtain financial information for Dresdner Kleinwort’s as agent principal accounts. COMPUTER SKILLS: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook Express, Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP Professional, QuickBooks, Loanet, Bloomberg and Sungard ALD. ACTIVITIES: Member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Attended the NABA Eastern Region Student Conference 2009 REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST


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