Joanie S. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 13, 2016

Joanie S.

Know what you do, but also do what is asked.
   United States
  |   Trevor, WI
  |  10:31 pm Local Time


Member since 2007, ranking in the top 1% of Freelancers out of 111,000 US Providers. See below: Ranked #1 as a US Contractor. Statistics affirm the truth!

No job is neither too big, nor too small, but please notate that most of my projects listed under the Lifetime Tab, had lasted several weeks, months, and even some, for a few years.

See below Service Description for additional information on the, "More About Me Section."

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Joanie Sherlock
Service Description
About Me Continued from Above:

I have worked for 25 years, for businesses along the continuum of Fortune 500 Companies to Small Start-Up Ventures. I understand the 24/7 demands of personal business ownership and have experienced it on a first hand basis. I have worked for numerous entrepreneurs whom had adopted diverse organizational objectives.

I am quite humble and will do all that is asked, and then some. I have a strong Protestant work ethic. I am analytical, detail-oriented, organized, communicative, and motivated by a job's extrinsic value, but as much for its intrinsic aspect.

I am well educated with almost completing my Master's Degree. My pursuit of such was cut short when my son was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Working for most of these entities required confidentiality and matters of privacy. I am an independent, think-outside-the-box individual, but I also have exceptional communication skills, making me a great player to have on your team.

About Working with AllintheDetails:

All work is completed by myself and is not outsourced. I have been working on a 1 Year Engagement with a Canadian Firm Full Time as their Customer Service and Accounts Receivable Manager which is due to end by Dec 2013.


9/2007-10/2008 Accountant & Operations Manager, Integre Systems, Libertyville, IL
PT Permanent Telecommuting Position doing Full Cycle Accounting through Financials. Multi-State Tax Reporting, calculating Consultants bonuses, assist with researching sales leads, Human Resource Issues. Learned new Accounting Software called NetSuite Small Business.

8/2004-8/2005 Staff Accountant, Spearhead Strategies, Houston, Texas
Part Time Contract Position (Snelling Personnel) setting up numerous QuickBook Companies affiliated with the Main Financial Management Company. Upon set-up, maintained Full Cycle Bookkeeping through Financials for 8 separate Entities.

3/2004-8/2004 Accountant, Elk Petroleum, Inc., Houston, Texas
Part Time Contract Position (Accountemps) to manage Oil &Gas Firms numerous Corporate Entities, Full Cycle complete through their Financials.

7/2003-3/2004 Logistics Financial Analyst, Baker Hughes Inteq, Houston, Texas
Full Time Contract Position (Kelly Financial Services) for an Accounting Project to help transition to a new Logistics Company. Also, assist with a Reclassification Project of Incorrect Accounting Entries made by Previous Logistics Company.

-- Staff Accountant, Connor Patrick Steel Company, Houston, Texas
Implemented the Entire Accounting System using a Custom written software package which is Unix based. Full Cycle Accounting through Financials. Submit monthly Financials to a CPA for review.

-- Staff Accountant, Petrogas, Incorporated, Houston, Texas
Implemented and installed new Accounting Peachtree Software and assisted programmer in setting up a link to upload data from their Inventory Management Software, in order to reduce duplication of efforts. Processed and then emailed daily Operations and Financial data to the Parent Company in Canada. Full Cycle Accounting through Financial Statements.

-- Staff Accountant, Ikon Document Services, Houston, Texas
Inter-company Accounting insofar as responsible for allocating all Corporate freight charges, recruiting fees, training charges, utilities, corporate American Express travel charges, etc. to the correct Branch Offices across the US. Journal Entries were created initially in an Excel Spreadsheet, then transferred to Oracle Financials and posted to its Sub-ledger. Handled accruals, depreciation, account analysis, and its respective reconciliation.

Accounts Payable Specialist
Processed large volumes of Payables at the Corporate Office, which then had all Branch Offices Accounting Centralized at our Home Office. Converted from Macola over to an ERP; Oracle Financials. Both myself, and several other employees won a Quarterly Award and Bonus for our extra assistance with cleaning data before inputting into Oracle.

-- Self-Employed Full Charge Bookkeeper, Spring, Texas
Subcontract for a local CPA client's bookkeeping through their Financials.
Subcontract Internet Market Researcher
Market research for a semi-conductor manufacturer.

-- CPA Firm Administrator, John R. Waters & Company, Chicago, Illinois
Liaison between the 3 Partners & Staff. Handled Firm's Full Cycle Accounting Transactions. Managed a Support Staff of 3. ASsemblage of Tax Returns during Tax Season.

-- Customer Service &Distribution Manager. Worldwide Company. Oakbrook, Illinois
Managed staff of 9 employees in the distribution of Point-of-Purchase materials for US McDonalds' Franchises all across the US.

-- Education Coordinator, IBM Corporation. Chicago. Illinois
College Internship in Senior Year of College. Helped manage the Chicago Loop Training Center and their Research Library.

-- Credit Coordinator, McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Elmhurst. Illinois
Position for 4 of the 6 Years employed.

Purchasing Assistant for inventory and sourced noninventory parts. Position for 2 years.

President of Autism Group in TX over 3 years.

Activist in Disabled Children's Rights. Single parent w/ son with Asperger's.
Chicago Real Estate Investment Group
Real Estate Investment Strategies
Awarded: 2009
City University
Masters in Business & Accounting
1995 -
Elmhurst College
BS in Business Management
1985 - 1990
Baker Hughes
Logistics Financial Analyst
2003 - 2004
Contract Position through Kelly Financial Services.
Payment Terms
As an Independent Contractor having no benefits by the virtue of what we due, payment of invoice upon completion and receipt, is both appreciated and expected. I do not accept Auto Pay Terms.
Maria Dolomont
Petrogas Marketing, Accounting Manager
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