New Finance Department Staff Joins SEARCH

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Ms. Anne E. Stites is SEARCH's new Bookkeeper. Her responsibilities include processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and performing Human Resources and finance administrative functions. Ms. Stites has more than 18 years of experience in accounting, finance and human resources for nonprofit agencies, financial institutions and the construction industry.

Formerly, Ms. Stites was a Financial Assistant/Human Resources Assistant with SEARCH for 10 years before relocating to Colorado in 2004. While in Colorado, she was a Human Resources Coordinator for Volunteers of America, where she managed and processed payroll for nursing and administrative staff among other duties. She was also employed as Human Resources Coordinator/Bookkeeper for Paonia State Bank.

Most recently, Ms. Stites was a Full Charge Bookkeeper for Senior Care Advocates in Roseville, California. She rejoined SEARCH in August 2008.

"We're pleased to welcome Anne back to the Finance team and SEARCH," said Rose Marie Florita, Director of Finance and Administration. "Anne has continued enhancing her knowledge in accounting and human resources and we're eager for her to assist with our new systems and procedures."

Ms. Stites is a graduate of Heald Business College with a Business Accounting Certificate, and has completed business courses at American River and Yuba Colleges in California. She is also a Certified Human Resources Generalist, and has certificates in the Workshop for Personnel/Human Resources Assistants, Conflict Management Skills, and Labor Law Training.