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Diane E. Harrington 4755 Country Club Rd.

101-O Winston-Salem, NC 27104 H-(336) 602-1255 C-(607) 244-4370 Dedicated office support professional with a practical foundation of accounting, computer and organizational abilities. Expert interpersonal and communication s kills developed through years of experience with campus and corporate community. Applies technical abilities to administrative tasks for efficient workflow. Professional Experience CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca NY 1/2006-6/2010 Personal Account Representative, Financial Support Services Office of the Vice Provost for Research As a member of the Research Division Team provide Accounting services to the res earch Division Centers and Departments as directed. Duties include processing fi nancial transactions, monitoring and reconciliation accounts, distribute invoice s, reconcile and release procurement transactions, including cash management. -Financial Support: Provide support to professors and departments by assuring p roper departmental and University authorization for all transactions via DFA sys tems. Verify proper documentation for accounting transactions on all department al accounts. Certify receipt of goods and authorize timely payment. Follow up w ith discrepancies and/or missing documentation (to be tracked), or unclear instr uctions, and respond to questions concerning submitted transaction requests. -Accounting Transactions: Prepare accounts payable & travel vouchers, journals and deposits. Release P-card and E-Shop transactions. Enter the following tran sactions into the University financial systems: JEMS (journals), Payment Request (including travel), Purchase & Blanket Orders (APPS) and Capital Asset transact ions. Compliance with University policy is required for all transactions. -Special Finance Services: Provide the following customized services: account reconciliations and coding, capital asset accounting, cash handling and reconcil iation, recharge/service billing. Assist with capital asset accounting, includin g tracking or disposing equipment and assist with annual equipment inventory. As sist and support Business Service Center projects and roles as identified by sup ervisor. -Transaction Authority: Final approval of payment request and travel expenses. -Customer Service: Provide extraordinary customer support to off campus communi ty in Puerto Rico, explaining processes and procedures to help conform to Univer sity processes and policies. -Software & Operating Systems: Brio, Web Financials, APPS (PO), Web forms, Corne ll Asset Transfer System, JEMS, Payment Request System, Travel System, E-Shop, M icrosoft Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Eudora, Thunderbird.

PHYTON BIOTECH, Ithaca, NY- a division of DFB Pharmaceuticals 1993 - 12/2005

Senior Accountant and Personnel Administrator -Operational accountant for multi-million dollar research company headquarters. Responsibilities include functional areas of accounts payable including expense report review, accounts receivable, general ledger prepaids and accruals, fixed asset system, book and tax depreciation, payroll and benefit administration. -Cash operations including bank reconciliation and domestic/foreign wire transfe rs. -Annual audit preparation and presentation of accounting information required by external auditors and tax auditors, including successful IRS audit. -Managed database of shareholders, option holders and debt holders; liaison betw een shareholder and counsel for ownership or stock certificate changes. -Implemented new system, tested conversion data, and developed procedures and co ntrols for two accounting system conversions, Platinum for Windows and Baan. -Divisional payroll responsibilities utilizing ADP Enterprise HRMS, Payroll and Human Resource Software. Proficient in PAYCHEX Payroll Processing Systems. -Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, MS Excel, FAS 1000, File Maker Pro, Aetna EZ Link and Lotus Notes. Also user of Kemper Organizer, Now Contact, Write Now, Quicken 2 for Windows, Quattro Pro, and Select Time. -Extensive experience with human resources, benefit programs and all types of in surance. Provided operational administration of Company medical, 401(k), Section 125 and Officer life insurance plans. Knowledgeable of NYS and Federal labor la ws; experienced in managing disability and workers compensation claims. -Provided employee relations. -Trusted and discreet employee who works well with owners and top management as well as professional and support personnel. Education / Seminars / Memberships A.A.S. Degree in Accounting [May 1993], GPA- 3.39 Honors Tompkins Cortland Community College- Dryden, NY Cornell Accounting Certificate Cornell Purchasing Certificate Roll out the Big Red Carpet Aetna EZLink Training Program Communication Skills for Women