Bachelors in accounting from the University of Kentucky
Current accountant at a railroad group.
Former financial advisor at Western & Southern Financial Group.
Former customer service associate at Lowe's
My experience is the biggest reason I want to help with career advice and career development. I have held several different job positions in several different industries. I managed a very small general store in a very small town in Kentucky. It was for a resort so there was a very diverse client base. From there I went on to work at Mondelez International, to keep it brief I learned to never settle from this experience. Next was Lowe's as a customer service associate. Again very heavy on customer service, while working in the flooring department I was also responsible for setting up potential clients with measurements and estimates on their projects. When I graduated from college I moved on from Lowe's to Western & Southern, after 7 years of accounting classes (High School and College) I was ready for a change of pace. I liked the free schedule and working one on one with people. Because I did not have many connections going into this field it became very difficult. I started looking for a new job and was lucky enough to get an offer for a junior accounting position with RJ Corman Railroad Group. This is a full service railroad company, from owning to servicing lines, cars, and locomotives. This is my current position and I feel like I've found my calling. It is a company that expects a lot out of its employees but is very rewarding. I currently work with four of our divisions in our derailment company. As soon as they complete a job, my job begins to get their work invoiced and paid for as soon as possible. Through my experiences, patience and trial and error I am at a point in my career that I feel successful. I recently got married, and thanks to my current job was able to buy a home. It was by no means an easy path, but a path I'm thankful for and that I think can benefit a lot of people.
Currently I work at RJ Corman Railroad Group. At my current job, I am responsible for invoicing work done by several divisions of our derailment service company. This covers a broad spectrum of tasks from payroll, to allocating and accounting for job expenses, determining whether or not work is taxable or not depending on the state, and properly billing for subcontract work. My main job is in accounts receivable, sending invoices and getting paid for them. However, I work closely with accounts payable to ensure subcontractors are paid correct and are adhering to our contract with the railroads. We deal with major nationwide railroad companies as well as short-line companies. Because we operate in many states and my divisions are each in a different state I have to be aware of the work and labor that may be taxable for those divisions in states. I also assist with daily estimating for our entire derailment service company, reporting updates on high revenue jobs, as well as reports on outstanding jobs that have yet to be invoiced.