Miriam Steele

Miriam Steele

Work experience

Work experience
2002 - Present

Partner/Office Manager

S&Z Construction
  • Manage all A/P and A/R, including preparation of invoices and client statements using QuickBooks Premier and Microsoft Excel. 
  • Post Employee hours, Partner hours, subcontractor hours/invoices, supplier invoices and all material/job cost receipts to system for preparation of customer invoices.
  • Communicate with clients, vendors and subcontractors as needed.
  • Reconcile all bank and credit card accounts. 
  • Track job profitability and prepare job cost reports. 
  • Prepare job estimates, proposals and contracts in compliance with California State Law governing contract requirements. 
  • Process payroll and prepare 1099 and 1096 Forms. 
  • Prepare Monthly Workers’ Compensation Insurance Payroll Reports and handle annual insurance audits. 
  • Prepare all year-end reports for CPA; Track fixed assets and depreciation.
2008 - Present


Eric Johnson Associates, Inc

Assist Vice President of Operations of this lighting design company with special project bookkeeping, QuickBooks file clean-up and monthly review of financial reports; prepare quarterly sales tax return, business property statement, bank and credit card reconciliations; set up new payroll service and developed streamlined payroll procedures; review general financial operations, make suggestions to improve efficiency and assist in implementation of new procedures.

2005 - 2007

Office Manager/Full Charge Bookkeeper

Radco & Associates, Inc.

Completely reorganized company’s QuickBooks file and developed and documented proper bookkeeping procedures.  Managed all A/P, A/R, payroll, Workers’ Compensation tracking and reporting, bank and credit card account reconciliations, job cost reports.  Prepared bid proposals, contracts, 1099 and 1096 Forms.  Handled annual insurance audits.  Prepared year-end reports for CPA.

2000 - 2001

Bookkeeper/Office Manager

Rushton-Hawley, Inc.

Managed all A/P and A/R for this mid-sized construction company.  Prepared client invoices, contracts, job proposals and monthly Workers’ Compensation reports.  Processed payroll.  Made weekly employment tax payments.  Prepared and served 20-Day Preliminary Lien Notices and prepared Lien Waiver and Release forms.

1995 - 2000

Litigation Secretary/Paralegal

Walsworth, Franklin, Bevins & McCall
  • From February 1998 to 2000 – Paralegal to four attorneys, including three partners.Prepared discovery responses and correspondence to opposing counsel and co-defense counsel.Obtained and summarized medical records.Prepared deposition summaries.Conducted research and prepared memoranda.Helped set-up and implement a new case database.Maintained database and prepared weekly reports to insurance carriers regarding case resolutions and upcoming trial dates.
  • From 1995 to February 1998 – Secretary to four attorneys with extremely large caseloads.Updated existing macros within WordPerfect and wrote extensive additional macros, streamlining operations within the firm while simultaneously managing a demanding workload.Maintained insurance carrier and client contact information.Prepared, served and calendared an immense load of discovery requests and responses each month.Prepared and filed motions and other pleadings.Transcribed attorney correspondence, memoranda and deposition summaries.



Paralegal Certificate

Irvine Valley College Community Education
1988 - 1991

General Education Courses, GPA 3.9