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Resume for Richard Samson

Richard Samson


Email: [email protected]                             232 Eastern Avenue, Unit 102,

Phone: 603-447-2538                                                                         Manchester, NH 03104






Seeking a position as an Accountantin an exciting and challenging organization which gives me ample opportunity to learn and grow along with the organization, and to prove myself worth of shouldering leadership responsibilities.







  • 6 years of experienceasCost accountant at California Products Corporation, Andover, MA
  • 9 years of experience as a Staff accountant  at Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway, NH
  • Self-directed and able to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
  • Possess good communication skills, interpersonal, organizational, self starter, independent working with minimal supervision
  • Leadership skills with an ability to adapt to changing environments.




  1. 1.     California Products Corporation, Andover, MA (   Cost Accountant) (2007-2-2013`)

 2007 to 2012


● Filed monthly, quarterly and annual sales taxes

● End of Month Adjusting Journal Entries for inventory

● Physical Inventory

● Reconciliation of inventory

● Costing Products

● Communication with state Tax Auditors

● Product Formula Accuracy

● Sales Analysis Report         


  1. 2.     Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway, NH (            Staff Accountant) (1997-2007)
  • ● G/L Reconciliation
  • ● Reconciliation of several checking accounts

● Cash Reconciliation

  • ● Quarterly I.F.T.A. Fuel Tax
  • ● Prepared Federal Tax Form 8849
  • ● Accounts Payables Reconciliation
  • ● Recording of G/L for Payables
  • ● Verified Incoming Invoices

            ● Posting of Accounts Payable

            ● Resolve Vendor  and Contractor Disputes

  • ● Maintained up to date Certificates of Insurance and lien releases

            ● Did Direct Deposits - Payroll

            ● Prepared Certified Payroll Reports – Monthly Utilization Report



  • ● EEO Officer – Held  Annual Meetings – Monthly meetings for job Sites
  • ● Job Status Reports
  • ● Processing credit card payments
  • ● Set-Up computers for Job Site
  • ● Monitored and tracked cell phone usage.







  • Software: MS office 2010(Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows XP and Mac OS X.
  • Development Tools/Application Software:SageMas 500,View point,Main Star,





  • BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE (Major in Accounting) fromSouthernNew Hampshire University, Manchester, NH in 05/1997







               Federal Taxation, Advanced Accounting 1 & 2, Auditing and Cost Accounting


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Networking Success Story: Kevin O'Rourke - Community Values Magazine

Networking and Community Values Advertising

In the year 2002, the month of June, I started my Community Values Advertising Magazine. The same month I also joined my first networking group.


According to Wiki: Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of like-minded business people recognize, create, or act upon business opportunities. 

What this means to me is I meet up with a group of people that I have come to know and trust as friends and we help each other grow our business by asking for the type of client we would like to have. I can ask for specifics. The person in charge of adverting at a particular restaurant or gym. The person I ask might have the opportunity to contact this person and let them know that I will be contacting them. When I make the call to set an appointment the contact person knows that I will be calling and accepts my call. My closing rate on these referrals is very high. In return when someone in the group asks for a referral I do my best to return the favor to a friend.

This week I attended a Friends Of Kevin breakfast meeting and my daughter in law came along. One of my accounts was also present and introduced me to someone she feels would benefit from advertising in my magazine. My daughter in law was so impressed with the group and Kevin that she is going to join.

Here is a quick rundown of what happened. I show up with my daughter in law. We have coffee and pastries. We talk a little bit with other members who I know fairly well at this point. I have a great opportunity for a new client thanks to a current client. Kevin gets a new member and my daughter in law see’s a great opportunity to kick off for her “ Dream of a life time, business that she has wanted to do for a long time.


Ok. What is wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing. Come and check out the next Friends Of Kevin event and see how it works for you.

A little about Community Values. My wife has been a publisher for 17 years and myself for 10.  We publish 5 times a year and are delivered by the Post Office so it is free to the resident. What is most important to our clients, in most categories, we offer exclusive advertising so your business is the only business of its type in the  magazine. You have no compition. We put your ad on our and .mobi sites so people can print your ad for redemption or redeem it on their smart phone. Also a link to your website. If you are interested it advertising in our magazine contact Kevin Willett and get a firsthand look on how networking works.


Kevin & Evie O’Rourke



Community Values Advertising Magazine

CTI's Summer Financial Literacy Institute for High School Students

Summer Financial Literacy Institute for High School Students

The Summer Financial Literacy Institute teaches real-world personal finance skills to local high school students. Students will learn how to budget, handle credit cards, how to set financial goals, and how to create an action plan to achieve their financial goals.

Students also learn how personal choices determine their roles as participants in the greater economy, and how the greater economy influences the decisions they make. This applied knowledge will give them the knowledge and confidence to successfully navigate the major financial decisions to come.


Students will meet for three days and cover the following topics:


Day 1: Money and Debt Management

• Track daily spending habits.

• Understand credit reports.

• Identify ways to decrease spending.

• Credit cards & loans.

• Identify possible ways to increase income.

• Identify helpful budgeting tools.

• Managing bills

• Creating a plan to achieve financial goals

Day 2: Consumer Economics

Students will learn to make informed decisions as they explore the opportunity cost associated with each consumer choice.


Day 3: Reality Fair

The Reality Fair will be an interactive activity where students have the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge they gained during the past two days by making the best money decisions for themselves based on their predetermined career and salary.


Dates: July 17-19, 2013                             Time: 9:00am-12:00pm


Location: Community Teamwork Inc.

                 155 Merrimack Street

                Lowell, MA 01852

 For More Information or to regsiter, please call Gladys at (978) 654-5673 or go onto

May with Mill City Grows

Growing for Lowell!

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Mill City Grows - Urban Community Farm Launch!

We are growing a sustainable Lowell!

We are excited to announce that Mill City Grows launched Lowell's first Pop-Up Urban Farm at Mill No. 5 on Middlesex last week!  Read below to learn more about the Urban Farm, our new community gardens, and upcoming events and workshops.

Happy Growing!
Lydia & Francey



The Pop-Up Urban Community Farm - created in partnership with Mill No. 5!


The Urban Community Farm has Launched!!

Mill City Grows is launching the city of Lowell’s first Urban Farm at Mill No. 5 on Middlesex Street!

The Pop-Up Urban Community Farm will be an educational food production site, home to regular classes and special events for city residents interested in urban farming. Volunteers are welcome to participate in all phases of food production during regular volunteer days.
All vegetables grown will be sold at our stand at the Lowell Farmers Market, as well as at Mill City Grows’ own Pilot Mobile Market, visiting neighborhoods across Lowell this summer.  Additionally, Mill City Grows will partner with organizations and restaurants that share a passion for healthy, fresh food to provide quality produce to their customers, including Mill No. 5's very own Farm-to-Table Cafe which opens in late July!

The space for the Pop-Up Urban Farm is owned by Mill No. 5, who has generously partnered up with Mill City Grows to transform the lot into an innovative urban food production site!
Mill City Grows received a $5,000 prize earlier this year from the Merrimack Valley Sandbox, which will support infrastructure and programming at the Urban Community Farm.  Read more about our Time in the Sandbox in this Merrimack Vally Magazine article.

For more information on the Urban Community Farm visit our website or email [email protected] and for more information on Mill No. 5 visit their website!



Sowing the Seeds of Community - Garden Build Day!

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who came out to help build Mill City Grows' two new Community Gardens on Smith Street and West Third Street, as well as the Coalition for a Better Acre's Whiting Street Garden and the Lowell Alliance for Families and Neighborhoods' Franklin Court Garden!  This day was an amazing show of the work that can get done when a group of dedicated citizens comes together to create change!  Click Here for more information on our Community Garden Program and to see a great article the Lowell Sun wrote about the gardens click here.


Upcoming Events and Workshops:

Saturday, June 8th 10am - 12pm: Gardener Training Program - Organic Pest and Disease Management in the Garden!  Location: Urban Community Farm at 230 Middlesex Street. 

Monday, July 1st 5:30 - 7:30pm: Farm to Cocktail - Mill City Grows' Fundraiser! Location: Fuse Bistro, 45 Palmer Street.

Thursday, July 11th 6 - 9pm: Mill City Grows' Stories Exhibit: Photographs by Meghan Moore and video by Lowell Telecommunications! Location: LTC, 246 Market St.


The School Community came out and built this amazing garden with us!


Mill City Grows' first School Garden Installed!

The Wang and Pawtucektville Memorial Schools teamed up with Mill City Grows, the Pawtucketville Citizens Council, and Lowell Recycling to launch a School Garden!  Thanks to all of the volunteers, the school community & Garden Coordinator Institute Graduates for helping to build an amazing School Garden in only 1 day!  Special thanks to the Toxic Use Reduction Institute for generously funding the project which will teach the school community about reducing toxins in our environment through organic gardening.  For more information on our School Garden Program please visit our website.


Join us for our Pilot Mobile Market this season!!

Saturday, July 13th - Rotary Community Garden (9am - 12noon) & Franklin Court Garden (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday, August 24th- Smith Street (9am - 12noon) & West Third Community Garden (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday, September 14th- Rotary Community Garden (9am - 12noon) & Whiting Street Garden (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday, October 19th- Smith Street (9am - 12noon) & West Third Community Garden (1pm - 4pm)

For more information visit out website!

Job Opportunities at Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is Hiring

ReStore and Office Help needed






Take a Hike for Humanity

June 1, 8th  sign up your team at


Reeds Ferry Shed Raffle

Tickets available at the ReStore in Billerica.  $10 chance for a $5000 Shed.  Drawing will be June 15, Father's Day weekend. 

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Are you looking for a job or know of someone who is?  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell has positions open for both the Office and at the ReStore.

Please send your resume to [email protected] . No phone calls please.               

VISTA Resource Development for the Habitat Office 

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell is looking for a full time VISTA employee for the year starting 9/1/13 through 8/30/14 to work in the affiliate office in Westford, MA. The position will report to the Executive Director and will be a full time employee (Mon-Friday 9-5pm).


Responsibilities of the position :

  • Responsible for researching,writing & documenting non federal grants. Create, update and maintain grant tracking database and a central library for reference materials.
  • Plan, participate and document various fundraising & public awareness events during the year.
  • Work with Giftworks or any other donor database to document any outreach activities, donor acknowledgement & activity tracking.
  • Work with "success measures" tools and other local organizations to implement a baseline neighborhood survey for our Lowell project.

Some travel and training will be required for outreach & events.



  • Microsoft Office Suite/Word/Excel/Power Point/Internet research/etc. Experience with Giftworks a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to think creatively & conceptually.
  • Social media coordination required. Specifically Facebook.
  • Marketing & event planning experience is highly desirable
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working as a member of a team while also able to research when necessary & work independently once given guidance.


VISTA Resource Development for the ReStore


HFHGL is looking for a full time VISTA employee for the year starting

9/1/13 through 8/30/14 to work with current employees, volunteers and customers regarding programs and policies at our ReStore in Billerica MA.

While our mission continues to be to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing, one way to achieve this has been to open a discount retail store that sells donated new and used building materials, appliances, furniture and home goods to the public to raise funds and to also reduce landfill.


The position will report to the ReStore General Manager and will be a full time employee (Tues-Saturday).   


Responsibilities of the position

  • Develop & design outreach materials and templates for ongoing use targeting the community for donations & commercial procurement, along with customers & volunteers.
  • Design, implement and document a tracking system for foot traffic and a second system for donations, both to include reportable statistics & a training guide.
  • Research and apply for any grants that might be available for funding capital improvements and equipment for the store.
  • Create an online sales system and establish consistent training documentation.
  • Design, advertise and recruit vendors and volunteers for publicity & fundraising events
  • Establish strong outreach for volunteer opportunities & coordination for the Store.
  • Document all necessary policies and procedures for the Store employees and for the Store processes.
  • Some travel & training required.


  • Microsoft Office Suite/Word/Excel/Power Point/Internet research/social media/ebay/etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as strong research skills.
  • Marketing & retail experience is highly desirable, with a creative flare!
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people & various teams, especially untrained volunteers







Needed: 2 positions at the ReStore, Billerica MA.

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While our mission continues to be to build and renovate simple, decent, affordable housing, one way to achieve this has been to open a discount retail store that sells donated new and used building materials,  appliances, furniture and home goods to the public to raise funds and to also reduce landfill.


Customer Service Representative reports to the ReStore General Manager and will work very closely with the manager on pricing, merchandizing, display and donation management.

This is a full time, hourly position with agreed upon days (Tues- Sat) will be responsible for all aspects of customer interaction at the ReStore. All employees are expected to participate in the training and aid of volunteers at the Store.


Retail Operations Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with and scheduling staff as well as training volunteers to carry out assigned daily duties of work to be done at the Store.
  • Coordinate material processing, including receiving, cleaning, prep & minor repairs for donated items coming in.
  • Work with internet regarding pricing as well as posting of items for sale.
  • Maintain appearance of the Store, inside & out.
  • Able to work the cash register, maintain & reconcile all transactions & close out day.
  • Must be able to lift up to 70lbs if working in the receiving area. 
  • Works with General Manager and other Habitat staff to identify opportunities for outreach, public relations and fundraising events all in an effort to engage & educate the community either through volunteering, donating or shopping.


ReSTore Truck


Truck Driver reports to the ReStore General Manager and is currently a part-time hourly position (20-24 hours per week; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).   


Be the "face" of our ReStore in Billerica MA. This position calls for a part time employee, based out of Billerica, who will be responsible for accepting, picking up and delivering donations of materials from manufacturers, contractors, retail stores and individuals.


Truck Driver Responsibilities

  • To safely operate box truck and lift up to 70 lbs. Drivers license must be current.
  • Responsible for reviewing the condition of donated items, loading & unloading, all according to internal guidelines.
  • Responsible for timely pick-ups & deliveries based upon in-house schedule.
  • At all times, be respectful of donors and the product they are donating.
  • Responsible for truck cleanliness, upkeep and any required stickers and minor maintenance (ie oil changes, tire inflation, etc).









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Tips from Chris-
If you haven't planted your annual flowers and/or garden vegetables yet, now would be a great time. The last frost threat has passed
(I hope) and your plants will start to thrive with the cool nights and warm days.
Oh, and only 114 days until the Patriots start the regular season!! 



It's the perfect time to Hydroseed! 


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The 8 secrets to building value in your business seminar by Max Ward


Eastern Bank and AdviCoach are excited to provide a free educational seminar on how to build value in your business. Learn the 8 secrets that can truly transform your business!


Learn How To:

  • Put your business on auto-pilot by creating a reliable stream of recurring revenue
  • Maximize the value of your business by using the same methodology acquirers use
  • Understand the part customers and employees play in determining the value of your business
  • Use the information provided about your business to build a strategic plan
  • Learn how to think about positioning your company for sale or succession

Sellability Score:


Attendees will gain access to a free online assessment tool developed by best-selling author John Warrillow that will calculate your "Sellability Score", giving you an accurate gauge of your business along with recommendations for improvement in key areas.


Value Added to Your Business:


Max will schedule a complementary session to review the results of the online questionnaire, explain the details of the report and help you define action items needed to increase value in your business.

Please register by going to the link below, and click on REGISTER on the event page.

May 28, 2013 from 7:30am - 9:00am

Eastern Bank

50 Central Street, Lowell, MA


7:30 to 8:00 am: Arrival/Registration/Networking (bring business cards!)

8:00 to 9:00 am: Seminar and wrap-up


Presented by:

Max Ward


(987) 656 8503

[email protected]