Will Laohoo

Will Laohoo

Financial Systems Pro

Location
Trenton, New Jersey (Greater New York City Area)
Industry
Consumer Goods

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Will Laohoo's Overview

Current
Past
  • Accountant at Chubb
  • Video Systems Technician at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge
  • Reinsurance Accounting Intern at Chubb Insurance
  • System Engineer Intern at Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC
  • Customer Service Consultant at Rutgers University Office of Information Technology
Education
  • Rutgers Business School
  • Rutgers University
  • East Brunswick High School
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Will Laohoo's Summary

I've yet to encounter a challenge I'm unwilling to rise to. Resourceful and analytical, I'm a fast learner on a career path that's evolving to largely focus on financial systems expertise and process improvement in corporate and other settings.

In addition to developing in my core profession, I've got killer writing chops and am on a positive growth track with team building and leadership. I'm a Connector according to StrengthsFinder and take pleasure in making connections that provide mutual benefit.

Also an avid reader, fitness enthusiast, part-time foodie, musician and singer.

Will Laohoo's Experience

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CHD; Consumer Goods industry

May 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Ewing, NJ

Mainly, my role focuses on financial systems and reconciliations. We use a number of different systems for different reports that are needed by different segments of the organization, and part of my job is to make sure that they are showing the same data. I'm also responsible for maintaining an accrual account used for keeping track of purchase orders. As I continue in the role, I expect my responsibilities to adapt and evolve according to needs that come up.

Another part that I play in this role is to help improve processes, including those related to the system and things as simple as spreadsheets that are used on a regular basis.

Data Research Associate

John Wiley and Sons

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry

January 2013May 2013 (5 months) Hoboken, NJ

Worked with CDM Database to get familiar with and help clean up customer data in the system. Networked across teams to share knowledge and gain clarity on data integrity, as well as to fix issues with data in different databases, including Ringgold and MDM.

IT Consultant and Accountant

Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2012May 2013 (1 year) Marlboro, NJ

Helped serve small business clients in the New Jersey Metro area in the area of IT - fixing computer problems, setting up new systems, and helping them learn how to better use their technology.

On the sales side, wrote website content and consulted on website redesign, helping to deliver a compelling message to viewers.

Involved with accounting/billing functions.

Marketing & Media Specialist

Squidoo

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

November 2011May 2012 (7 months) New York, NY

Connected big brands with their best evangelists - their customers - through sponsorship of niche digital magazines that draw millions of readers.

To that end, launched a digital magazine about sponsorship marketing called SponsorsWin. I was in charge of interviewing sponsorship experts and building a community that bridges the gap between traditional sponsorship and digital media.

Accountant

Chubb

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CB; Insurance industry

September 2008November 2011 (3 years 3 months) Warren, NJ

I was responsible for reporting on the alternative investments portfolio for the company, and worked with a number of different software products to that end.

I worked extensively with Excel spreadsheets and quickly became an Excel resource in the department. As a technical person, I was also the go-to for computer problems.

In addition to improving workflows in my own Excel sheets, I collaborated with my team and sometimes other teams to improve processes and take manual labor out of quarterly reporting processes. This sometimes included working with Oracle PeopleSoft to customize management reports to be better at fulfilling their purposes.

I also participated in training - I trained new employees on their job functions and also led group training on different topics.

Video Systems Technician

Calvary Chapel Old Bridge

February 2008October 2011 (3 years 9 months)

I worked in various capacities on the video production team for weekly live worship services. These roles included framing shots using pan-and-tilt video cameras, displaying graphics for announcements and song lyrics, and directing during the live services.

Besides the technical aspect, though, there was a lot of communication and teamwork to make everything happen each week. We had to be on the same page, so especially as a director, a big part of my job was to always stay aware of my team's status and progress, and use that knowledge to produce a great show.

Reinsurance Accounting Intern

Chubb Insurance

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CB; Insurance industry

January 2008March 2008 (3 months)

I helped with the implementation of a new billing and accounting system by doing different things that needed to get done. This included writing procedures, drawing workflows, and data validation by checking line-by-line.

System Engineer Intern

Trinity Worldwide Technologies, LLC

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2004December 2007 (3 years 4 months)

Basically, I helped small business clients get familiar with using technology to achieve their business goals. This sometimes included technical support, both remotely and in person, and on a more value-added basis, recommendations for more effective use of technology.

I also documented technical procedures for use at client sites and proposed low-cost software solutions, many of which were adopted into standard procedures.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

March 2006May 2007 (1 year 3 months)

I welcomed patrons into the computer lab, helped them with technical and other problems, enforced lab policies in a friendly manner, and occasionally helped with scheduling logistics.

Will Laohoo's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Middle School Volunteer Leader

      Princeton Alliance Church
      August 2013 present (1 year 2 months)

      I work with the next generation of world-changers for Christ! Specifically, I co-lead a small group for 8th grade boys, and I help lead worship for weekly gatherings.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • Remember Nhu
      • The A21 Campaign
      • International Justice Mission
      • NAMI
      • Kiva.org
      • Compassion International

Will Laohoo's Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

    • NJ State Board of Accountancy
    • License 20CC03593400
    • December 2010

Will Laohoo's Organizations

  • Alpha Nu Omega, Inc.

    National Treasurer
    • January 2013 to Present

    The purpose of Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. is to present a Christian alternative to students and/or faculty on college/university campuses, to minister to the needs of the whole person (Spirit, soul, and body) and to promote an attitude of academic excellence among its members.

    Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. was founded to fill a void in the college and university community. Alpha Nu Omega, Inc. allows undergraduates and post-graduates interested in Greek life to join an organization that directly encourages their Christian walks. The organization seeks to develop Christian leaders who influence every facet of society.

  • New Jersey Society of CPAs

    • January 2012 to Present

Will Laohoo's Publications

  • SponsorsWin

    • Squidoo
    • January 15, 2012

    This is a community that brings together sponsorship experts and digital media enthusiasts as we explore a new trend coming on the marketing scene - digital sponsorships.

    We exist to communicate the following messages:

    To sponsorship experts, veterans and rock stars - you understand the value of sponsorships and may see the value of online marketing, but we're here to tell you that the two can and should work together!

    To digital media enthusiasts - you get the digital world, social media and ramping things up online. You don't like advertising that much, but you think there's no other way. We're here to tell you that there is another way.

Will Laohoo's Languages

  • Mandarin

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Will Laohoo's Projects

  • Entrepreneur's Creed

    • June 2011 to June 2012

    A place to gather 1 million innovators, freelancers and entrepreneurs and inspire them to continue in their creative endeavors. We do this through featured stories by people who are making it happen every day.

Will Laohoo's Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics

    Rutgers University

    • Advanced Chinese
    • Intro to Literary Chinese
  • Master, Business Administration

    Rutgers Business School

    • Business Communications

Will Laohoo's Skills & Expertise

  1. People Skills
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Research
  4. Microsoft Office
  5. PowerPoint
  6. Mentoring
  7. Excel
  8. Team Leadership
  9. Financial Accounting
  10. Financial Reporting
  11. Financial Analysis
  12. PeopleSoft
  13. Microsoft Technologies
  14. Microsoft Excel
  15. Customer Service
  16. Marketing
  17. Sales
  18. Leadership
  19. Team Building

Will Laohoo's Education

Rutgers Business School

Master, Business Administration

20072008

Rutgers University

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

20042007

East Brunswick High School

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