Emily DuPlessis

Dependable Problem Solver
Dependable Problem Solver
  • Chicago, IL
  • October 14, 2019

To Whom It May Concern,

Over the last year, I have taken a considerable amount of time to evaluate my current career trajectory and future professional goals. During this time of discernment, I discovered that my dream career would be to utilize the organizational, critical thinking, and time management skills I gained from my accounting career towards a role that allowed me to also use my natural strengths as well.

I am currently employed as an accountant within the Investigative Accounting Group at Meaden and Moore. Over the past four years in this position, I have sharpened my skills in time management, analytical thinking, upper and lower management, and effective communication in a fast-paced environment.

I am an intuitive person with a big heart and a positive attitude. As the youngest child of three daughters, I am a natural problem solver and have even been titled "The Mediator" within our family. Similarly, in my current position at Meaden and Moore, I am the office go-to for any "difficult" clients we may have. I use this gift in every part of my life through effective communication and interpersonal skills. I am confident that my ability to handle stressful situations with a level head and manage multiple tasks at once will benefit me in this role.

As illustrated, I am eager to pursue this opportunity as it is congruent with my natural skills and interests. To further emphasize key strengths I possess for success in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Highly intuitive; always a step ahead of what people will need or ask for.
• Extremely adaptable; able to confidently carry myself in any situation.
• Natural problem solver who does not avoid confrontation, but uses effective communication to alleviate tension.
• Eager to learn new skills and provide a superior service.

I am confident that my natural qualities, business acumen, and desire to work hard will make me a valued employee.

Should you have any further questions or wish to discuss the above, you may contact me at any time via my cell phone, 270-735-3215 or email, Emily.duplessis90@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity.

Sincerely,
Emily DuPlessis

E-mail
emily.duplessis90@gmail.com
Phone Number
2707353215

Education

Masters of Business Administration @ Rockhurst University
Sep 2013 — Feb 2015
I began my MBA program while living in Kansas City, Missouri in September of 2013. In 2014, I decided to move to Chicago, Illinois. I was able to complete my degree at Loyola University as both universities are partners in the "Jesuit Network". I moved to Chicago in August 2014 and completed my program on February 16, 2015 and began my current job on February 23, 2015.

I went to the University of Kentucky for my undergraduate degree in Accounting and minor in International Business.

Experience

Staff Accountant - Investigative Accounting Group @ Meaden & Moore
Feb 2015 — Current
• Analyze financial and industry data to estimate revenue and expense projections to provide forensic accounting and litigation services related to complex insurance claims involving business interruption, extra expense, employee dishonesty, and product liability

• Review detailed financial data for various business entities; identify trends in past financial performance, conduct thorough analysis of variances and outside factors, and draw conclusions to deliver an accurate and objective report to the client

• Present findings to senior leadership to gain alignment; discuss analysis performed and collaborate with upper management to work through complex project nuances and arrive at customized resolutions

• Communicate with clients and third-party policy holders regularly; interpret complex analyses to all parties involved and keep them updated regularly throughout the engagement

• Maintain strong relationships with adjusters at major insurance firms by providing quality work and exceeding expectations

• Assist with insurance claims suffering from losses ranging from $1,000 to $1.7 billion; manage up to 40+ projects at a time in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

• Supervise and mentor new accountants and interns to ensure precise work product & thoughtful analysis; i.e. plan and organize on-boarding needs, training schedule, and continuing mentor responsibility

• Office lead for internal young professionals’ group, M&M Connect; schedule and execute activities for members

• Lead recruiting processes for new hires; attend career fairs and host information sessions, conduct interviews, organize annual on-site “Job Shadow Day,” and manage on-going engagement with potential candidates

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; particularly Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint

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