Karen Binder

Accountant and HR at Columbia Hospitality International at Abeja Inn and Winery!

  • Location:
  • Walla Walla, Washington, USA
  • Profile Created:
  • 3 months ago

Professional Description

Experienced Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in various industries. Skilled in Management, Wine, Budgeting, Account Reconciliation, and Accounting. Strong finance professional graduated from Eastern Oregon University. 



  • Columbia Hospitality International 2018 - Present

    Accountant and HR

    I had a hard time leaving the nursery, but as I reconcile a months worth of wine sales I feel like an accountant again!

  • Self Employed 2011 - Present


    I provide basic to complex bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses. From setting them up and training them in QuickBooks to managing their financial side of the business. Provide budgeting and cost accounting expertise as well as winery compliance and reporting.

  • Walla Wall Nursery 2016 - 2018

    HR Coordinator/Office Manager

    I am responsible for recruitment and retention this includes our newly created internship program. I research and present to management different benefit options to maximize employee satisfaction while maintaining reasonable spending limits. Meet with employees and supervisors about conflicts etc. Respond to all state and federal agencies in regards to employee matters, (i.e. workers compensation, unemployment, employment statistics) I create and publish the monthly newsletter. I process bi-weekly payroll through quarterly tax preparation for over 135 employees, I process all accounts payable, accounts receivable, as well creating a simple purchasing plan to maximize quantity savings. I am responsible for fixed asset reporting as well as B&O taxes.

  • Shaw Estates 2014 - 2016

    Tasting Room Associate

    Creating a fabulous wine experience for the winery guests. Maintain a clean tasting room and assist on any administrative tasks as needed.


Financial Reporting
General Ledger