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Brenda Johnson

137 MacEwan Ridge Circle NW, Calgary, AB, Canada

(H) 403-274-7385,


To obtain a position that enables me to use my strong organizational skills and my ability to work well with people.

Work Experience

Office Manager, UCI Centre for International Students and Study Abroad (12/01/2010 – Present)

Preparing draft budgets and monitoring two separate operating budgets, as well as several trust accounts. Preparation of financial reports, as well as meeting with auditors as required. Preparation of bank deposits and reconciliation of ledgers. Completion of variance reports. Payment of scholarships and grants from several sources, both internal and external.

Last Employer: University of Calgary

Responsibilities: Supervision of two full time office administration staff. Oversee the running of the office. Budget preparation and monitoring. Establishment of office policies and procedures.

Accomplishments: Upgraded Excel training to Level III. Cognos on-line workshops.

Benefits Administrator (11/15/2010 – 08/14/1999)

Reconciled the Alberta Health Care, Blue Cross and pension benefits for the Payroll department at the U of C. I also worked with Marsh Canada who was the benefits provider for the trust employees at that time.

Last Employer: University of Calgary

Responsibilities: Enrollment and termination of U of C employees in the Alberta Health Care, Blue Cross and pension plans. Reconciliation and payment of all the benefit plans for the U of C employees.

Accomplishments: Streamlined the reconciliation process from a manual reconciliation to a computerized print out. Identified one U of C employee who had committed fraud regarding her AHC premiums.

Finance Officer, Student Awards and Financial Aid (08/16/2010 – 12/01/2010)

Managed the SAFA accounts, both operating and trust for over $14,000,000.00 worth of awards. Met with donors to both establish new awards, as well as ensure that the accounts and collections were up to date. Reconciled accounts on an ongoing basis

Last Employer: University of Calgary

Contact Person: Claudia Barrett 220-6916

Responsibilities: Supervision of one full-time office assistant. Trained 3 staff in the day t- day operations of the office. Monitored and ordered supplies as needed. Met with students regarding the payment of their awards. Involved in award selection. Very involved with the development of the Peoplesoft module for the awards during it's inception

Accomplishments: As this was a new position, I developed the processes and procedures necessary for its successful operation.


Establishment: University of Calgary

Degree: Business Management Diploma

Education Period: 09/06/2006 - 03/30/2007

Average Grade: Honours

Details: Recipient of the Kay A. Pringle Scholarship for Continuing Education Students, out of a field of 200 eligible students.

Establishment: Canadian Payroll Association

Degree: Certified Payroll Manager

Education Period: 09/05/2005 - 06/22/2007

Average Grade: Honours

Details: Completed all 3 levels of the Certified Payroll Management certification.

Establishment: Society of Management Accountants

Education Period: 09/08/1986 - 06/22/1990

Details: Management Accounting courses by correspondance, at the University of Lethbridge, SAIT and U of C.

Establishment: Red Deer College

Degree: Rehabilitation Counsellor Diploma

Education Period: 09/03/1979 - 03/29/1985

Average Grade: Honours

Details: Completed the Rehabilitation Counsellor Diploma course which is a two year course, over a span of 6 years.


Knowledgeable about the University of Calgary, have a very well established network within the u of C community. Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as advanced people skills.

Computer Skills: Advanced Excel, MS office suite, Cognos query building, Peoplesoft - all modules


Interests - member of Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus - a Sweet Adelines International women's barbershop organization. 

Enjoy camping, gardening and reading.