Shleika Spencer

Shleika Spencer

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2005 - Sep 2011


SpencerButtino, Inc.
  • Analyzed and researched fashion trends.
  • Obtained and reviewed samples of new textile products through attending trade shows or visiting manufacturers.
  • Selected textiles including fabrics, fasteners and other materials.
  • Sketched or drafted apparel designs with computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Created patterns for technical designers to work from.
  • Presented concepts to director and team.
  • Developed prototypes for fittings and adjustments.
  • Continuously developed new materials and techniques.
  • Interpret trends through design and development.
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011

Executive Assistant/Accounts Payable

Davis Securities
  • Responsible for managing all executive level administrative tasks that includes conference calls, meetings and arrangement of travel.
  • Provide information to incoming calls and respond to internal requests on timely manner.
  • Helped in development of reports and presentations of executive levels.

  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of up to 20,000 invoices ($1M) per month for large, multi-site organizations. Assessed and closed A/P sub-ledger on a monthly basis, validated content and resolved various issues.
  • Implemented next-generation technologies and process automations (including new EDI and ERP systems) to foster an environment of continuous improvement. Trained users and served as the primary "go-to" troubleshooter on these new systems, which propelled efficiency gains and significant time- and cost-savings.
  • Facilitated "no-fault" internal and external audits as a result of sound recordkeeping and thorough documentation.
  • Instituted thorough cross-checking of pack-lists, receivers and invoices that halted a previous history of thousands of dollars in overpayments to suppliers.
  • Renegotiated payment terms with dozens of suppliers/vendors from Net 7 to Net 60 days for manufacturer emerging from bankruptcy. Improved cash flow and helped facilitate company's return to profitability.
  • Composed effective accounting and ad-hoc reports summarizing A/P data for supply chain, HR and other departments.
  • Consistently maintained accuracy in calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.
Nov 2004 - Apr 2010

Credit & Collections Mgr./Accounts Receivable

Via One Technologies, Inc.

Credit and Collections Manager

  • Developed processes and procedures for collecting debt in accordance with FDCPA, evaluated customer financials and setting and changing credit lines/limits, as well as credit holds; implement liens as necessary to major delinquent account as approved
  • Analyze delinquent accounts and prepare report on highest risk accounts including recommendations for resolution.
  • Monitor receivables and collections and provide updates of receivables and provide appropriate reporting procedures
  • Established relationships and managed reporting of favorable and bad debt accounts with selected credit reporting bureaus in compliance with FCRA.
  • Managed and motivated collections staff of 6 to ensure debt recovery and other collection and payment transactions are properly executed in accordance with FDCPA.

Accounts Receivable Specialist

  • Resolved months of backlogged work, restored order and organization to processes/records in disarray, researched and solved billing problems and corrected invoicing and journal entry errors that had previously been missed
  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of up to 20,000 invoices ($1M) per month. Assessed and closed A/R sub-ledger on a monthly basis, validated content and resolved various issues.
  • Assume responsibility for the full cycle accounts receivable process including managing detail aging, computerized billings, collections, commission, reconciliation, manual cash batch, general ledger and month-end-closings including other account receivable functions
May 2002 - Nov 2004

Commissioned Sales Associate

Macy's East (Herald Square)
  • Responsible for providing the help and support to the customer to chose the right type of footwear according to their requirements.
  • $260,000 in annual sales averaged by having the ability to close a sale regardless of situation or circumstance.
  • Led all associates in credit account production for the area, as well as in pre-sale numbers on a regular basis.
  • Continued to maintain a professional appearance and exude leadership in every setting by coaching team members on useful sales techniques.
  • 8% annual increase in shoe sales seen store shortly after accepting the position by coaching fellow associates on proven sales, networking and closing strategies.


Aug 2008 - May 2011

Associate of Applied Science

Fashion Institute of Technology

Graduated Cum Laude, 3.279


RELIABLE AND TECHNICALLY SKILLED TECHNICAL DESIGNER/PRODUCTION ASSISTANTknown for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in managing depository functions for diverse-industry employers. Backed by solid credentials and a concise understanding of product design, fabrications and PDM process as well as MS Office Suite, Photoshop & Illustrator software.


Key Skills


  • Establish wedding/special occasion dress business
  • Analyze market trends for research and presentation while developing concepts, color stories and silhouettes
  • Resource and research fabrics, trims, hardware pieces and other raw materials
  • Source fabric and trims


  • Develop, manipulate, and construct patterns for illustrations and specification sheets
  • Develop design and pattern through draping techniques
  • Create production patterns with pattern charts and cost sheets
  • Construct and fit garments


  • Develop design illustrations from concept sketches to final presentation
  • Create concept boards and flat sketching for design presentations
  • Create tech packs using Web PDM with all fabric, interlining, trim, wash, and packaging information
  • Utilized proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and as well as MS Office Suite software