George Cochran

George Cochran

Objective

Program Development, Coordination, and Administration… especially in a people-oriented organization where there is a need to assure broad cooperative effort through the use of sound planning, strong administration, and skills of persuasion to achieve goals.

Summary

-At this point in my life, I feel like I have come a long way in the last five years.  My ability to add a solid education to my background is certainly one of my greatest accomplishments.  Currently, I manage the corporate accounting segment of my company.  I work in the education industry which has given me the ability to work closely with schools from around the country and globally.  I do like finance and accounting, but I also want to explore possible human resources opportunities.  Right now, I am open to new opportunities that happen to come my way.  I believe I can be a significant asset to any organization I choose to join in the near future.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Director of Corporate Accounting

Career Education Corporation

Work directly with Accounts Payable and advertising, and Internent Marketing departments

-Management of Corporate Accounting Business Units: Corporate, Real Estate, Internet Marketing, Advertising, and Creative Services

-Collaborate with company owned divisions/schools: Art & Design, Culinary, Health Education, International, and University

-Reconcile denied invoices and vendor tax information (tax exemptions, Tax IDs, and W-9 forms)

-Schedule and hold weekly meetings addressing goals and potential issues

-Contracted Internet Marketing/Advertising vendors include: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, etc.

-Daily payment application and invoice processing; team averages up to 3,000 invoices processed monthly
Apr 2004 - Aug 2008

Front Desk Manager/Accounting Manager

Hilton Hotels, Inc. (K.S. Hospitality)

Full-time position until July 2006; continued as part time employee from July 2006-August 2008

131 suite/extended stay hotel property in West Chicago market

-Management of front desk staff, property reservations, and guest services

- Lead trainer of existing and new employees; facilitating of monthly training classes

-Lead accounting manager; processed and paid invoices, ordered supplies with vendors, generated financial reports for sales managers and hotel general manager, submitted credit transactions, and made regular deposits to the company’s banking institution
Feb 2007 - Jul 2008

Accounts Payable Specialist

Lasalle Network

Contracted position with Career Education Corporation; independent contractor with Lasalle Network

-Daily processing of corporate accounting invoices for payment; approx. 2,500-3,000 invoices per month

-Reconciled denied invoices and vendor tax information (tax exemptions, Tax IDs, and W-9 forms)

-Assisted with team projects; compiled financial reports for review daily
Jul 2006 - Jan 2007

Customer Care/Credit Services Representive

HSBC Credit Services

Northwest Chicagoland market; credit services call-center

-Assisted customers with credit inquires, account information, payment application, credit applications, and credit line increases

- Worked in a team environment, call-center environment; handled up to 500 inbound calls per day

-Achieved regular monthly team goals; received five employee recognition awards for outstanding performance during my tenure

Education

Education
Feb 2010 - Present

Masters of Business Administration

University of Phoenix

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2010 - Present

Six Sigma (Project Management)

Brian Vanderjack, PMP
Jul 2009 - Present

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

Career Education Corporation
Jul 2008 - Present

Quality Assurance

Career Education Corporation
Jul 2008 - Present

Ethics Awareness

Career Education Corporation