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Bo Zhao - Administrative Assistant Accounting



  • 01/2010 - 04/2012, Master degree in Accounting, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
  • 05/2006 - 12/2009, Bachelor degree in Finance, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


  • 5 years working experiences in the field of accounting at EMU
  • Proficient in use of the complex financial management system software - SunGard SCT Banner ERP System, and Business Object Enterprise reporting system
  • Hands-on experience of using QuickBooks software
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Comprehensive experienced in the use of Microsoft Office software suite
  • Hands-on experience of implementing database driven website using Drupal, an open source content management system
  • Fluent English, Native Chinese, eligible to work with Green Card


11/2007 - Present, Employee Consultant ( Administrative Assistant Accounting prior 04/2012)

Institute for Geospatial Research & Education, Eastern Michigan University

  • Daily operations using the complex financial management system - SunGard SCT Banner ERP System and Business Object Enterprise reporting system, including E-print, Self-Service Banner Finance and Internet Native Banner in higher education environment
  • Providing a systematic review, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of budgets of existing grants to assist the Director in preparing and developing proposals and budgets for future grants
  • Review and monitor expenses and actual costs against grant budget narratives, make sure all transactions are accurate in the University Banner systems
  • Project revenues, expenditures and deficits for the grants. Prepare budget and expenses transfer and ensure the proper use of the funding
  • Regularly run queries using Business Objects in the Financial Data Warehouse to summarize data, compile reports and analyze institute financial situations
  • Process financial transactions in accordance with the University Accounting policies and procedures
  • Work with the University Accounting on collecting and scanning Department P-card receipts, as well as reviewing and auditing P-card transactions on monthly basis
  • Work as the primary liaison in the office for all related paperwork and processes required by HR, Payroll, Account Payable, Grant Accounting and Purchasing Office
  • Implemented the brand new IGRE's website using Drupal system, an open source content management system, and server as the webmaster to manage and update the website on regular basis
  • Keep in touch with customers as necessary, including contractors, consultants, and grant related people to follow up payment processes and procedures
  • Set up and maintain accuracy of grant records throughout the grant period

8/2006 -- 12/2007, Library Student Assistant, Cataloging and Acquisitions Department, University Library, Eastern Michigan University

  • Update the library Voyager system on daily basis, as well as process orders and requisitions of books, videos, catalogs that requested by EMU students, faculties and staff