Mike Parsons

Freelance Startup Researcher Pensacola, FL 3/11/2011 to Present

Developed business plans, conducted market research, and prepared proforma financials within the retail, business services, and domestic manufacturing industries. Directly dealt with The Small Business Development Center, Chamber of Commerce, and marketing professionals.

Eola Capital – Staff Accountant Jacksonville, FL - 1/20/2010 to 3/10/2011

Prepared and processed journal entries necessary to provide an accurate accounting of financial position. Provided superior service and support to internal and external parties to maximize investor return. Maintained accurate balances of all bank accounts and all general ledger accounts and coordinated financial projects with Property Managers. Recommend enhancements to accounting systems to provide a more effective mechanism as needed. Monitored departmental budgets throughout the year and reported any significant deviation. Assisted in year-end audit process as well as additional duties as assigned by management.

Opportunity INT. – Finance Intern Oak Brook, IL – 5/15/2009 to 8/15/2009

Supported the Finance department in the areas of financial reporting, planning, and analysis. Key tasks include: journal entry posting, account reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable management, financial reporting, and budgeting.

National Park Service - Ocean Rescue Buxton, NC - 5/15/2008 to 8/15/2008

Monitored the water, weather, tides, etc. for hazards to swimmers; assisted in monitoring activities of tourists on the beach; performed rescues of swimmers as needed; provided CPR and standard first aid; answered questions of beach patrons; informed tourists about the National Park Service.