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Jo Ann Phillips 508 Landers Drive SW Mableton, Ga.

30126 Home: (770) 941-2728/Cell: 404-409-7848 SUMMARY Experienced payroll accountant specializing in relocations, commissions and taxe s. Excellent spreadsheet capability and interpersonal skills. Human Resources experience as administrative assistant in support of 56 stores throughout South Eastern United States. EXPERIENCE BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY, Austell, Ga. March 2004 to Present

Administrative Assistant to Regional Human Resource Manager Administrative Assistant to District Managers and Regional Vice President Administrative Assistant to District Managers Addressed store and employee relations issues pertaining to benefits, payroll a nd associate relations. Conducted fact finding to determine root cause and offe r solutions. Created and maintained spreadsheets to track staffing levels changes. Assisted in the process of performance reviews through out the region. Trained and used the HRIS system (Oracle)-obtained user certification. Assisted District Managers, Regional Vice President with spreadsheets concernin g sales, compliance issues and other information. Made travel arrangements for District and Regional management. Assisted District Managers by running reports collecting data from the stores. Creating spreadsheets to make collecting data easier. Kept up with dates projects were due from the stores. Weekly reports to the Home Office on Payroll, Benefits and HRIS data items. BCF, Austell, GA Cash Room Auditor August 2003 2004

Balanced safe and cash tills as scheduled. Count down cashiers and help train associates. Completed reports daily including the Layaway Reports and clearing and/or corre ction any errors found on either report. Keep up with the dates reports are sent out and the tracking numbers. Order change for safe as needed. Order cash room supplies. Trained other cash room auditors. Compiled a desk procedure manual in helping with the reports and miscellaneous questions. Other administrative duties as assigned.

TARGET, Austell, Ga. Security (Part time)

November 2001 to April 2002

Performed duties as they pertained to security within the store, tagging mercha ndize, observing customers and or employees visually and electronically. Patrolling within the store, checking merchandize that wasnt inside of a bag as the customer exited the store. Helping customers and or other employees. HEWLETT-PACKARD, Atlanta, Ga.

Sales Tax Specialist August 15, 1983 August 27, 2001 Performed internal audit of the Sales Tax Write Offs against the Accounts Recei vable system to ensure that the documentation would pass an external state audit . Reconciled 15 tax related accounts supporting 4 unique business Divisions. Consolidated/collected the data needed to calculate the business licenses on th e State, County, City and Local level in the United States and Puerto Rico. Reconciled and handled Puerto Rican tax accounts and performed tax compliance i n accordance with unique Puerto Rican laws. Payroll Accountant Coordinated the testing and rollout of a newly automated relocation tracking sy stem, which increased efficiency and streamlined the reconciliation process by 5 0%. Processed 200 plus company paid employee moves per month. Developed spreadsheets that synthesized data that was used by managers and fina ncial analysts to track expenses. Compiled and processed quarterly salary data sheets for relocations in such a w ay as to minimize the tax impact to employees. Reconciled 10 complex payroll-related accounts. Created a through payroll procedure manual pertaining to relocations used to pr omote consistency. Developed a user-friendly desk procedure manual, enabling compliance with gover nment requirements. Handled month-end close for payroll to control spikes in monthly expenses. Accurately processed payments through the Accounts Payable system to vendors an d employees for relocation expenses. Audited and processed the taxes on all awards/gifts given to employees. Trained and assisted other members of the Payroll Department in setting up temp lates in Excel and Work to standardize work. Paid commission dollars to sales employees. Audited and processed all Fleet adjustments for employees with company cars. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Institute for Professionals in Taxation, Sales and Use Tax School. Hewlett-Packards internal training programs on Managing Multiple Projects. Obj ectives and Deadlines along with the Payroll Sales Training and Accounting Train ing. MS Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). References Available Upon Request