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Rita Kinchen

Rita Kinchen

Business Manager

Norton Agency

Business Manager at Norton Agency

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Norton Agency

Business Manager

NORTON AGENCY Chicago, IL
Business Manager – April 2014 – Present
• Oversee accounting, financial, and business operations.
• Manage invoicing and accounts payable; facilitate vendor relationships and payments.
• Provide monthly and ad hoc financial analysis on agency operations and forecasts.
• Create traceable job files and develop statements to support pricing and job development.
• Coordinate with clients and client organizations to acquire and track relevant purchasing order
information, including weekly purchase order status and monthly and year end accruals.
elected Achievements:
• Commended for attention to detail and ability to manage competing priorities.

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Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems

Northwestern University's

Post Graduate Certificate, CPA Preperation