Vicki Armstrong

Personal Web Site URL: http://www.va-bookkeeping.com
Preferred Method of Contact: Email
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
Type of Position:
Contractor
Job Function Sought:
Freelance Bookkeeper
Are you a Certified Bookkeeper : No
Desired Industry: Open to all industries. Specialize in the Equine Industry.
Desired Job Location: USA (virtual bookkeeper)
Desired Annual Salary and Bonus: 0
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral
Willing to Relocate: Select One
Willing to Travel: Select One

VICKI ARMSTRONG
vicki@va-bookkeeping.com – www.va-bookkeeping.com

Summary

Bookkeeper with top-quality numerical and data analysis skills, software expertise, research and planning experience, data gathering and organizing prowess. Outstanding communication skills and also a good sense of humor! Meets all deadlines. Extremely detail-oriented and efficient, producing the highest level of accuracy. Exceptional reputation for being professional, reliable, timely, and dedicated. Proven to be an excellent team player and leader, yet a proficient independent worker. In summary, a great addition to any team and any project!

Skills

Bookkeeping skills: I have been bookkeeping since 1999, initially for Sefton Lodge Management Company (London, UK – volunteer), later keeping financial records for our own rental income property. In my current volunteer position with the Boy Scouts of America, I control and manage the budget and audit the books for our group of 50 families. In addition to my part-time assistant bookkeeping job, I am a Certified Quickbooks Online Proadvisor and member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. I recently launched my home-based bookkeeping business ‘Vicki Armstrong Bookkeeping Solutions’.

Data analysis and software skills: My scientific background has trained me in the highest level of mathematical, analytical, problem-solving and reporting skills. I am proficient in many software applications including Excel, Quickbooks, Word, Powerpoint and Adobe Photoshop.

Leadership Skills: As a dedicated volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, I manage and train other adult volunteers. The various positions I’ve held, including Camp Director, have also proven me to be an effective Event planner and coordinator. I completed the Advanced Leadership Skills (‘Wood Badge’) course in 2018.1995 –

Work experience

Assistant Bookkeeper  2018 РPresent

JA Bookkeeping

Duties include:

Data entry and bank statement reconciliation using QuickBooks desktop and QuickBooks online for several large clients
Creation of Excel spreadsheets for clients to communicate other areas of business performance, in addition to financial statements

Organizing and creating hardcopy filing systems to complement the computerized bookkeeping system

Career Sabbatical to raise family 2005 – present

Leadership volunteer role with the Boy Scouts of America: Committee Chair, Outing Leader (hiking and camping), Camp Director, Merit Badge Counselor (Geocaching, Environmental Science and Horsemanship), and High Adventure Training team. Undertook many training courses including Wilderness First Aid, National Camp School, High Adventure (Backpacking, Desert Awareness), Powderhorn, Wood Badge Advanced Leadership course.
Volunteer on the Elementary School PTA board
Horse riding instructor, groom and horse trainer/exercise rider certified with the American Riding Instructors Association and Association of British Riding Schools

Senior Scientist 2001 – 2005
Lumora Ltd/University of Cambridge, UK

Research Scientist 1998 – 2001
Kings College London, UK

Research Scientist 1995 – 1998
RJAH Orthopedic Hospital, Oswestry UK

Education
Career Diploma, Bookkeeping, Ashworth College, USA – 2020

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Cell Biology University of Manchester, UK – 1999

Bachelor of Science (BS), Biochemistry (1st class Honors) University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK – 1995

Education

2020

Career Diploma in Bookkeeping at Ashworth College, USA

1999

PhD Cell Biology at University of Manchester, UK

1995

BS Biochemistry at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK

Experience

Dec 2018-present

Assistant Bookkeeper at JA Bookkeeping

Assisted bookkeeper with recording and reconciling transactions (Quickbooks Desktop), payroll (ADP), creating other statistical reports to report business performance (Excel), and creating/updating hardcopy filing systems for each client.

March 2020+

Owner at Vicki Armstrong Bookkeeping Solutions

Launched my own home-based bookkeeping business.

2014+

Volunteer Leadership Role at Boy Scouts of America

As a dedicated volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, I manage and train other adult volunteers. The various positions I’ve held, including Camp Director, have also proven me to be an effective Event planner and coordinator. I completed the Advanced Leadership Skills (‘Wood Badge’) course in 2018.

2005+

career sabbatical at Career Sabbatical to raise a family

– Volunteer with Boys Scouts of America
– Volunteer on school PTA board
– Horse riding instructor/trainer/groom

2001-2005

Senior Research Scientist at Lumora Ltd/University of Cambridge, UK

1998-2001

Research Scientist at Kings College London, UK

1995-1998

Research Scientist at RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, UK

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