Ashley Kozel

Ashley Kozel

In A Nutshell

Work History

Work History
Nov 2011 - Present

Offshore Benefits/Payroll Accountant

Matson Navigation Company
  • Utilizes multiple payroll, benefit and financial systems, reporting tools, as well as Excelspreadsheets, Access databases, and Mainframe systems on a daily basis.
  • Performed parallel testing to facilitate transitioning of the payroll system to Oracle.
  • Comfortable working with new software and systems.
  • Responsible for monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, preparing monthly journalvouchers, and researching and analyzing data to resolve variances.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate processing, researching and analyzing of offshore payroll,payroll deductions, taxes, union benefits and adjustments.
  • Trusted with access to highly confidential data.
Oct 2009 - Jan 2012

Technical Analyst

Analytical Environmental Services
  • Sole economic specialist within the organization.
  • Mastered the use of IMPLAN, an input-output / social accounting matrix (I-O/SAM) economicmodeling software, without any formal training.
  • Responsible for the analysis of potential impacts from proposed development projects tosocioeconomic conditions and environmental justice, including the preparation of detailedeconomic impact analysis reports.
  • Served as Deputy Project Manager for the day-to-day organization of over 50 vineyard and waterright projects, and associated task prioritization and client services.
  • Coordinated directly with California State public agencies, including the Division of WaterRights, to prepare environmental documents for proposed vineyard and water right projects.
  • Attended an intensive two-day seminar within the University of California, Davis Extension program regarding the rules and regulations for successful CEQA compliance.
Jun 2009 - Sep 2009

Development Intern

Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Database maintenance and correspondence with donors.
  • Researched key philanthropic foundations to determine grant-making capacity.
  • Assisted in site surveyance of various properties throughout the Bay Area to confirm compliancewith terms of established development easements.
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Street Canvasser

California Public Interest Research Group
  • Effectively raised funds and awareness for several campaign projects.
  • Developed strong sales, communication and public relation skills.
Jun 2007 - Sep 2007

Publicity Intern

Paramount Pictures
  • Assisted in the organization and management of several publicity events, including: the red carpet premiere of Transformers in Los Angeles, and press film screenings in New York City.
  • Responsible for a variety of in-office tasks such as preparing press kits and processing invoices.

Education

Education
Sep 2005 - Jun 2009

Bachelor of Science

Santa Clara University
  • Minors: Philosophy, General Business
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Dean’s List, 2008-2009
  • Senior Leadership Academy, 2009

Related Coursework:

Statistics; Economics and Law; Macroeconomics; Financial and Managerial Accounting; Game Theory; Corporate Finance; Behavioral Management; Resources, Food, and the Environment.

  • Introduced to statistical modeling using STATA software.
  • Developed hands-on econometric skills during an invitation-only Senior Economics Seminar forten top-performing economics majors within the University.

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2013 - Present

CBEST

Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Nov 2012 - Nov 2014

CPR, AED, and First Aid

MEDIC First Aid