CHARLES D. PARISH

Birmingham, AL
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Career Summary

Proven leader with expertise in business expansion, office administration, and accounting for both non-profit and for-profit corporations. Excellent track record of building partnerships between business, vendors, customers and staff. Skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes and enhancing productivity. Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Quick Books Pro 2015, Adobe Creative Suite CC, and web design/development.

Summary of Skills / Qualifications

  • Full Charge Bookkeeper
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • Public Presentation
  • Budget Development & Control
  • Interviewing, Hiring, Retention
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Business Legal Issues
  • New Business Development
  • Non-profit Organizations

Professional Experience

SAS TAX & ACCOUNTING Pelham, AL
Tax & Accounting Specialist    2017 to Present

  • Registered (PTIN) Tax Preparer with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • QuickBooks Software (Ver. 2014-2016 Desktop Pro).
  • General Bookkeeping A/R, A/P, G/L, Bank reconciliation.
  • Monthly financial reporting and analysis.
  • ProSeries tax software (Ver. 2014-2016).
ROLLING HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER Calera, AL
Executive Director    2014 to 2016
  • Full charge bookkeeping responsibilities controlling a $500M annual budget for two corporations, one non-profit and one for-profit.
  • Increased revenues by 33% through effective marketing in person, via web, social media, and print materials.
  • Reduced expenses by 11% per year by researching/negotiating contract savings with third party vendors.
  • Oversee daily operations of an 87-acre campus with 17 separate buildings and pool (non-profit). This includes a recently expanded RV Park with 63 lots (for-profit).
  • Responsible for nine employees including all Human Resources and legal issues.
  • Successfully communicate and collaborate with customers, tenants, vendors and a Board of Directors.
VICKSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Vicksburg, MS
Senior Pastor    2010 - 2014
  • Constructed a new educational wing expansion valued at $260M.
  • Increased congregation's membership from 89 to over 126 members by providing a friendly service environment, adding new events, classes and adding relevant staff members.
  • Increased donations enabling additional outreach programs.
  • Elected as a District Facilitator in Mississippi to advise and assist eight area Churches and Pastors resulting in increased congregation size.
Penguin Webs, Llc. Olathe, KS
Contract Web Designer    2005 - 2010
  • Created a web-based proprietary accounting software system including a/p, a/r, g/l, and payroll functionality following GAAP.
  • Designed new websites for local business looking to improve their advertising and awareness through online branding. This included reviewing existing web designs to understand customer needs and create new user-friendly on-line experiences for their customers.
  • Generated leads through direct and on-line advertising, cold-calling prospects, and referrals from satisfied customers.
  • Worked with approximately 27 companies consisting of small business owners and large corporate IT departments to help design and implement websites. These companies included CPA Firms, medical, oil and gas, retail, contractors, non-profit, and family owned business.
  • Donated time and expertise to the Kansas City Literary Festival annual event each year to promote their event through online advertising and social media sites.
  • Attended online classes towards completion of BA
NAZARENE INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Kansas City, MO
Global Communications Coordinator    2002 - 2008
  • Designed new international multi-lingual website to reflect the global scope of the organization.
  • Increased communication and publications of news and events through websites and social media, published brochures, newsletters, and event materials.
  • Managed a staff of 5 employees along with the financial aspects of the company including the annual budget.
  • Increased global communication and cultural awareness among young adults (ages 13-21) representing 164 countries.
INTERNATIONAL NAZARENE CHURCH WHP, Papua New Guinea
Assistant Field Director    1999 - 2002
  • Graduated from Nazarene Theolgical Seminary - Certificate Cross-cultural Communication
  • 38% increase in national membership
  • Responsible for planning and construction of 3 new church structures
  • Professor at Melanesian Nazarene Bible College – teaching, equipping, training, and resourcing national pastors and BA Students
  • Training and counseling national District Leadership
SELF-EMPLOYED Various
Contract Web Design    1992 - 1999
  • Designed new websites for local businesses while pastoring.
CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Metropolis, IL, Tularosa, NM
Bi-vocational Pastor    1992 - 1999
  • Increased congregation from 48 to 100+
  • Hired Youth Pastor
  • Purchased new parsnage
  • Active in City programs
  • Volunteered for two months during the aftermath of the Paducah Kentucky School Shooting
INTER PACK INDUSTRIES / MANUFACTURERS FOLDING CARTON Phoenix, AZ / El Paso, TX
V.P. Operations    1984 - 1992
  • Opened new manufacturing plant from conception to a fully functional facility and developed $11MM annual sales receipts/budget.
  • Leased building, opened banking relations, located and hired 80 employees, supervised the installation of machinery, managed all plant operations, and provided service satisfaction to more than 100 corporate customers.
  • Supervised accounting operations; developed accounting practices; hired and trained a/r, a/p, and payroll personnel. Liaison with CPA for annual tax and audit reporting.
RH MACY'S Overland Park, KS
Department Manager    1981 - 1984
  • Managed Housewares, Fine China, and Candy Departments.
  • Supervised 6 employees
  • Promoted sales through inventory control, department display, and customer satisfaction.
  • Completed RH Macy's Management Training Program, "An Experience in Getting Results".

Software

QuickBooks Desktop Pro (Ver. 2014-2016 8+ Years)

MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher (15+ Years)

Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Page-maker (12+ Years)

ProSeries 2013-2016

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education (Winter 2017), Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN (Currently taking on-line classes to complete 16 credit hours for graduation)

Certificate Cross-cultural Communications, Nazarene Seminary, Kansas City, MO

AA Accounting, UTEP, El Paso, TX (1985)

Memberships and Affiliations

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce
Christian Camp and Conference Center Association

Volunteer Work and Experience

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce - Mentoring & Networking Group

Kansas City Literary Festival (2005 & 2006) Donated web design/development services and served as marketing consultant

Provided counseling and assistance to students and faculty after the Paducah, KY School Shooting

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

My management experience extends to previous employment where I have been actively involved in the operation of manufacturing, sales, hospitality, and non-profit industries providing insight into the needs of many different business models. A self-motivated professional seeking a permanent full-time position in the Birmingham metro. Comfortable working alone or leading a team, I am a person of high integrity and can provide excellent reference letters from my current employer as well as from previous employers whom I invite you to contact.

I have formal education and "boots on the ground" experience in cross-cultural communication (working 3 years in a third-world country) enabling me to be a real asset working with team members, vendors, and customers. Common sense and problem solving abilities allow me to make good decisions in high-pressure settings while maintaining a calm, efficient pace.

"Without a doubt, Chuck proved instrumental in our success from the moment he began."
            David E.