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James Awuku-Kwatia

6024 Archstone Court #302

Alexandria, VA 22310
Cell (703)296-6075

Major Strengths:
*Planned office budgetary needs based on forecasts.
Maintained and organized backup documentation on remittances overseas.
*Applied principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepared
financial reports as needed.
*Performed multiple financial cost analysis functions.
*Strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting - George Mason University
Bachelor of Arts General Studies University of Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Professional Training:
Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, etc...)
H&R Block Tax Preparation, Real Estate Investing

Professional Experience:
Tax Consultant, People's Tax & Accounting Services, Alexandria, Virginia
January 2000 - Present (Seasonal Tax Position)
*Prepare and process federal and state tax returns, extensions, and quarterly es
timates for personal and small businesses.
*Research and prepare responses to federal and state notices, assisting with fed
eral and state examinations as required.
*Ensure compliance with information reporting, and compliance requirements.
*Analyze and document uncertain tax positions, helping clients with complex acco
unting options.
*Prepare monthly GL account reconciliations as part of the internal control revi
*Review and monitor the integrity of billing information for customer invoices
*Respond to client tax inquiries timely via phone and email.
*Process accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank reconciliations.

Front Office Reception, Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia

August 2006 -Present
*Process all guest check-ins by confirming reservations and check-outs including
resolving any late and disputed charges.
*Answer, record, and process all guest calls, messages, requests, questions, or
*Prepare daily reports (number of arrivals versus departures), identifying any s
pecial requests, and checking reports for accuracy.
*Complete designated cashier and closing reports.
*Balance and drop receipts according to accounting specifications.
Office Manager, Alexandria Forex Bureau, Alexandria, Virginia
May 2000-December 2003
*Checked figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accura
cy, and proper coding.
*Organized, secured, and maintained all files, recording cash and cash equivalen
ts in accordance with policies and procedures.
*Recorded, stored, accessed, and analyzed computerized financial information.
*Maintained accurate electronic spreadsheets for financial and accounting data.
*Classified, coded, and summarized numerical and financial data
*Prepared, maintained and distributed statistical, financial, payroll reports an
d tables.
*Completed period-end closing procedures and reports as specified.
*Prepared, reviewed, reconciled, and issued bills, invoices, and account stateme
nts according to company procedures.