1. Brian Copeland
2462 Forty Niner Way
Antioch, Ca 94531
To secure a challenging and rewarding career in the accounting field
in which I am able to utilize my business experience and educational
skills to the fullest.
1/2000 – Present
Assist small businesses with the set-up of their bookkeeping and
accounting needs such as billing, collections, payroll, payables, bank
reconciliations, General Ledger, and prepare tax returns. Maintain
troubleshoot computer systems. Research, implement and install
business software and program spreadsheets as needed.
7/2004 - 3/2007
Lincoln Child Center
Account Payable Coordinator
Distributed vendor invoices to proper departments for manager
approval. Maintained vendor files, code and pay in a timely manner.
Process & check employee expense reports, prepare bi-weekly check run.
Posted A/P General ledger adjustments. Prepared daily bank
reconciliation and daily cash flow report.
4/2002 – 4/2003
Payroll Tax/AP Manager
Salt Lake City, Ut
Responsibilities included the managing of filing for all payroll taxes
in excess of 200 plus companies. These filings included Federal
/State Unemployment and all state & city local taxes. Filings were
done in 40 plus states. Further duties included managing payroll tax
notices, applying for registration in all states and obtaining Power
of Attorney for all the respective clients as well as hiring and
training and supervising the tax department staff. Managed the A/P
department, entered vouchers, payables and cut checks to vendors.
2. 2/2001 – 3/2002
8/2001 - 11/2001
Assignment: Burt's Bees Mfg, Inc.
Supervised the A/P team; enter vouchers for the weekly check run.
Interact with vendors via phone, fax and email. Research issues
regarding payments. Prepare bi-weekly payroll for 70 employees using
ADP system, maintain employee records and handle payroll issues,
benefit administration as well as dealing with taxing authorities.
Make postings to the G/L and various journals. Prepare the daily cash
in/out and sales retail/wholesale report.
5/2001 - 8/2001
Assignment: Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Duties included A/P and A/R made journal entries, posting to the G/L,
made cash receipts postings, cut payable checks.
2/2001 - 5/2001
Assignment: Red Hat Software
Duties included input vouches/PO's into the system, cut checks match
support and research issues.
5/2000 - 2/2001
The Castleton Group
Prepared payroll for the PEO with over 1,000 employees with multiple
job industries and payroll frequencies. Most prominent in the
trucking industry figuring bonus, commissions and podiums. Assisted
in the training of new hired staff and in using Darwin software for
1996 - 2000
Paragon Business Solutions of America/PSMI
Payroll Tax Accountant
Salt Lake City, Ut
Trained the staff in payroll tax accounting procedures and the
software used, setting-up the corporations in all states and informing
payroll department as well as the client companies of procedures,
rules and regulations. Compile payroll information for preparing
quarterly & annual payroll tax returns & W2’s for 6000+ employees.
Had limited Power of Attorney with the IRS and State Authorities to
speak on behalf of the corporations and their clients. Prepare tax
returns for individuals and small businesses and provided accounting
3. 1984 – 1996
Heatwell Company/California Furnace
Duties included accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank
reconciliations. Prepared daily cash flow reports & job cost bidding
reports. Worked customer service front desk. Maintained vendor and
Good working knowledge in Dos, Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000 & XP, Vista &
Windows 7. Accounting programs such as ADP, Mas90, Darwin, Accountix,
Ulti Pro, Oracle, Quick Books, Quicken, MS Money. Proficient in MS
Office programs, Word, Outlook, Excel and Lotus spreadsheets.
Received A+ Certification as a Computer Technician with Packard Bell
and a Certified Microsoft 3.1 thru XP software Tech.
References & Further Work Experience Furnished Upon Request