Results-driven Accounting Professional eager to contribute expertise toward actively collaborating with a dynamic organization in need of streamlined accounting processes.
Ø Specific subject matter knowledge regarding accounting functions, including general ledger, financial statement preparation and analysis, partnership accounting, nonprofit accounting, budget preparation and analysis, intercompany transactions, process improvements, accounts payable/accounts receivable and fixed assets.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of various environments with specialized skill set in executive support within this setting.
Ø Act as a solid support professional to tax associates and legal counsel in many different aspects.
Ø Skilled at developing and implementing efficiency best practices to increase productivity.
Ø Uses knowledge of various accounting regulations and company protocols to support executive management.
Ø Utilize extensive technology skills in streamlining processes, including; MS Office, JDEdwards, OutlookSoft, PeopleSoft, QuickBooks, Assett 4000, and Encoda.
Ø Demonstrate dynamic leadership qualities and strong communication skills in successfully steering planning meetings and delivering comprehensive strategies.
Ø Proven history of saving company resources through development and implementation of efficiency best practices resulting in decreased operational costs.
Ø Improved efficiency through use of available technology for functions related to accounts processing.
Ø Capable of in-depth research and data analysis with the purpose of improving efficiency best practices and productivity.
Ø Embrace company initiatives and lead process integration efforts throughout various departments.
Ø Increase information sharing between executives, middle management, and staff through strategic communication protocols.
Ø Proactively resolve account service issues and respond to customer inquiries promptly and effectively.
Ø Adhere to operational controls, including legal, corporate, and regulatory procedures to ensure security of the organization.
Ø Co-designed a multipurpose report to track budget vs. capital spending and closures from construction in process for thirty five properties. Established written policies and procedures to support reporting process.
Ø Resolved several penalty and interest sales and use tax invoices saving Integer $20K.
Ø Reduced scheduled audit time from three days to one day.
Ø Reduced time requirements for month-end close of books from four to two days.
Ø Managed the transition of Corporate Accounts Payable to a Shared Services Environment, resulting in decreasing corporate headcount without disruption to other employees.
Ø Implemented new process for imaging invoices utilized by entire finance department for supporting documentation applied to monthly inter company transactions.
Staff Accountant/Corporate Finance, Media News Group 2007-2009
Responsible for the monthly comprehensive analysis of financials for nine properties, specifically written review questions for property to be discussed in monthly close calls.
Participated in monthly close meeting to discuss each properties financial performance.
Prepared monthly Partnership financial package. Package includes Consolidated Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Equity Roll Forward, Cash Flow, and Narrative explaining any variances for actual vs. budgeted performance.
Prepared monthly Inter-company corporate topsides for assigned properties.
Resolved all Inter-company out of balances between parent and affiliates.
Prepared monthly close schedules for assigned properties.
Assisted Vice-President of Tax with maintenance of the fixed asset system for financial and tax purposes. Responsible for monthly transactions such as additions, transfers, splits, retirements, integrity reports and reconciliations.
Researched and responded to questions from taxing authorities.
Senior Staff Accountant/Corporate Finance, Gambra, Inc. 2006-2007
Assisted Accounting Manager with month end close process.
Prepared A/R billing statements for nineteen foreign subsidiaries.
Provided assistance and/or research when requested by any of the nineteen foreign subsidiaries.
Responsible for running monthly depreciation and reconciling the fixed assets accounts.
Responsible for researching and correcting all inter-company out of balances during the close process.
Assist Controller with monthly management package focusing on analyzing favorable/unfavorable variances for monthly expenses for fifteen departments.
Provided assistance to Treasury Department.
Maintained close working contact with the A/P and Tax departments to ensure due diligence is completed for unclaimed property submissions to the various states.
Prepared monthly reconciliation for employee receivable accounts.
Ensured accuracy of employee s personal expenses on company credit cards.
Staff Accountant/Finance, The Integer Group 2004-2005
Assisted Accounting Manager by assuming a pivotal role with month end close process.
Responsible for reconciling the majority of all balance sheet accounts, income statement accounts and bank accounts.
Researched and analyzed variances in G/L accounts related to forecast and budget.
Prepared month end accrual journal entries.
Managed monthly standard entries.
Analyzed property tax assessments and prepare annual property tax payments.
Compiled information and prepare monthly/quarterly sales/use tax returns as appropriate for ten states. Ensure accuracy of applicable sales/use tax rates and tables.
Prepared and complete due diligence for annual unclaimed property submission to State of Colorado.
Assisted Accounting Manager with preparations for outside audits.
Established policies and procedures for unclaimed property, sales/use tax, expense accruals and property tax.
Staff Accountant/Finance, Blue Cross/Blue Shield 2001-2004
Responsible for reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, bank accounts, inter-company accounting transactions and escheatment compliance.
Researched and analyzed variance on a local and consolidated basis to prepare accurate journal entries by line of business.
Assisted with the preparation of quarterly and annual statutory statements for three different companies.
Assisted with the preparation of run rate spreadsheet to track revenue, expense, premium deficiency reserve, prior year and current year IBNR.
Researched and document significant process, critical weakness, control weakness and best practices to comply with Sarbanes Oxley Act.
Maintained close working contact with clients to ensure product satisfaction, regulatory compliance and efficient problem solving.
n B.S. C Accounting, Metropolitan State of Denver College
n Additional Training C Preparing for CPA Exam
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