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Valentina Kozyrava

AMSA Alumnus

Member of the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

Open to new opportunities in the fields of banking, accounting, bookkeeping, customer service

Location: Cumming, GA
Languages: English, Russian

Software: QuickBooks Online, MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Key Skills: 

  • Customer service

  • Attention to details

  • Advanced math

  • Clear communicator

  • Integrity

  • Thoroughness

  • Teamwork

  • Problem-solving

  • Self-starter

  • Selling to customer needs

A Bit About Valentina

Valentina has always been passionate about numbers. She spent a lot of time studying accounting and finance and earned several degrees in her areas of interest. Before moving to the US, she worked in banking for over 10 years. Now that she is caught up with her English and US accounting skills, she is ready to start her new adventure and join a reputable firm where she can utilize her knowledge and talents to contribute to the firm's success. Valentina's hard-working and inspired attitude, perseverance, attention to detail, and thoroughness, combined with a pleasant personality, make her a very desirable candidate for the accounting or finance positions.

"In the process of this course, Valentina consistently demonstrated superior intellectual skills, a mature and serious dedication to learning, and the ability to respond productively to challenging circumstances.

I have no reservation in giving Valentina a very high rating as a student, a potential employee, and a person. I believe she would be a valuable addition to any institution or company”.

Iana Zemniakova, CPA, MBA, MAC, AMSA Founder and Instructor


Read what Valentina says about herself.
  • Who inspires you? - My family especially my kids.
  • What three traits define you? - Honest, ambitious, and disciplined.
  • What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned recently? - Computerized accounting with QuickBooks. 
  • What’s the last book you read? - The Arch of Triumph by Erich Maria Remarque. 
  • Where do you want to travel to and why? - I love traveling and would like to visit as many places as possible. 
  • What are your hobbies and interests outside of work? - I love restoring antique furniture and fishing.
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? - I would pay off my kids' student loans.
  • If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? - I would love to learn how to invest correctly.

Work Experience

April 2015 - October 2020

August 2013 - September 2014

March 2001 - November 2011

Deli Clerk

Publix, Duluth, GA

Provided premier customer service. Operated cash register.

Food Administrator

StayWell Adult Care Center, Atlanta, GA

Ensured safety standards and sanitation procedures and followed. Planned menus. Prepared and served food.

Banking Specialist

Belinvest Bank, Grodno, Belarus

Served customers by completing account transactions. Provided account services to customers by receiving deposits and loan payments, cashing checks, issuing savings withdrawals, and recording night and mail deposits. Maintained confidence and protected bank operations by keeping information confidential. Contributed to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



February 2021 - June 2021

Certificate in Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks

Developed an extensive familiarity with the accounting information system and accounting concepts that accounting majors need. Topics included books of account, accounting cycle, financial statement preparation and basic analysis, capitalization, conceptual framework, and fundamental principles, assumptions and constraints of generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP), and the role and basic regulation of the accounting profession (equivalent to ACCTG100 or ACCTG101, Financial Accounting).

QuickBooks Online for Accountants training included the following:

working with lists, maintaining a chart of accounts, creating estimates, invoicing customers, recording customer payments and monitoring customer payment status, generating POs, recording vendor bills, and processing vendor payments (print checks, record ACH, and other forms of payments), recording general journal entries, making deposits, reconciling bank accounts, and generating various reports and financial statements.

September 2008 - July 2010

A.A. Banking Specialist

Grodno State University, Grodno, Belarus

August 2000 - January 2002

A.A. Accounting 

Accounting School, Grodno, Belarus

September 1992 - June 1998

B.A. World History

Grodno State University, Grodno, Belarus

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