What is a Virtual Assistant (VA)? by Cecilia Parish

Cecilia Parish 32613A VA is an Independent Contractor that helps you manage daily administrative, creative or technical tasks remotely, such as: website creation; bookkeeping; PayPal account set-up; Skype set-up; Marketing and branding; creating and maintaining databases, logs and contact lists; setting up and assisting with mail merges and mass mailings; scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars; coordinating and following through on independent projects; preparing letters; phone coverage and much more.

Since a Virtual Assistant is compensated only for the hours retained, back office expenses are significantly reduced, due to the elimination of: health insurance; employee benefit expenses; worker’s compensation; vacation/personal time off; overtime expenses; office space; office supplies/equipment; administration costs; recruiting agency fees and payroll taxes. Working with a VA has proven to be cost-effective in today’s virtual, electronic world.

Cecilia Parish is a VA and Bookkeeper residing in Schnecksville, PA with her husband Jeff and daughter Sarah Grace. She earned her A.A.S Degree (1989) in the Professional Secretarial Program from Berkeley College in New York City. She also earned her B.S. Degree (1992) in Office Information Systems from Pace University in New York City. In 2008, she decided to continue her studies with the Universal Accounting Center and became a Certified, Professional Bookkeeper and QuickBooks Pro Specialist.  She has a twenty year tenure of corporate experience working in Fortune 500 companies in New York City (some of them including Arthur Andersen LLP, KPMG, McGraw Hill Companies, etc.). Her work experience coupled with additional schooling, have provided her with a tremendous amount of knowledge, technical expertise and administrative ‘know-how.’ She is a dedicated, hard-working individual with exceptional organizational skills. She is also a bi-lingual, Notary Public.

To learn more about VA services and obtain a free, comprehensive copy of ‘101 Ways to use a Virtual Assistant’ visit our website www.professional-business-services.com.

Cecilia Parish – Owner of Professional Business Services