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 month end close processes, journal entry preparation, budget and forecast capability, as well as GAAP and SOX compliance.
Ø Comprehensive understanding of various environments with specialized skill set in executive support within this setting.
Ø Strong accounting and administrative background with the ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
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 Provides client and staff support including related to various administrative and bookkeeping functions.
Ø Strong technical background with knowledge of multiple accounting platforms, including MS Office Suite, SAP, QuickBooks, FAS, Peachtree, PeopleSoft, HFM.
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.
Accounting Manager, Miskelly Furniture 2009
Primary responsibilities include reconciling all balance sheet accounts, preparing and posting adjusting journal entries, calculating and processing sales and using tax accrual from four stores for accurate year end and quarterly financials. Specific functions included;
Coordination of month end close cutoff schedules as well as distribution to each department;
Established and implemented internal controls with the purpose of enacting accountability throughout departments.
Financial Analyst III, Visteon Corporation 2008-2009
Primary responsibilities included ensuring that company viability was intact after departmental layoffs through effective time management and organization processes. Specific functions included;
Processing accounts payable, handling customer service calls, coordinating month end close, evidencing and attesting SOX controls and projecting weekly cash obligations;
Coordinated fixed asset listings in order to identify retirements and sales resulting in a seamless asset transfer during plant closure.
Assistant Controller, GMC Visteon Corporation 2002-2007
Primary responsibilities included acting as audit point lead as well as lead auditor for inventory physical counts. Specific functions included;
Successfully launching startup assembly plant in terms of payroll processing operations, accounts payable, and development and roll-out of various accounts and financial procedures as well as internal compliance controls;
Received three promotions through tenure due to exceeding performance expectations.
Comptroller, Louisiana State Medical Society 2000-2002
Primary responsibilities included design of various processes and methodologies to increase performance and efficiency, chiefly;
Eliminated the need for costly receivable module and significantly reduced time required to manually record and track receipts by creating tracking mechanism;
Increased efficiency and productivity by modifying and revising departments filing system;
Reduced month end close process from fourteen days to three days by establishing time standards and implementing effective accrual methods.
- Plant Accountant, Thermo Black Clawson
- Accountant, Home Based Bookkeeping and Tax Service
- Teacher, Franklin Parish School System
- Assistant Controller, The News-Star
- Fiscal Officer, UMA Head Start
- Cost Accountant, Cargill Manufacturing Company
n B.S. C Accounting, Dillard University
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Dear RECIPEINT NAME:
Recent research into COMPANY NAME prompted me to immediately update my resume for your review. Based on my knowledge of this company, I am very interested in interviewing for STATE POSITION YOU ARE SEEKING. I offer years of progressive advancement in key roles as an accounting and financial support specialist. I have worked as a technical expert in various forms within the financial field so I am accustomed to integrating into numerous cultures and environments in this capacity. I am experienced at managing others as well as developing and implementing best practices models to increase efficiency and accuracy. I offer years of formal training and education as well as progressive advancement within my career due to excelling at responsibilities and making significant contributions to company growth.
My peers consider me an exceptionally hard worker and strong team player. My enthusiasm comes from working directly with data and resources and streamlining and improving processes as evidenced by my accomplishments and contributions to my past employers. I am also capable of assimilating into a new environment easily and feel that I could quickly become part of your team. I enjoy the chance to work directly with various departmental resources in both learning and mentoring fashions. I am selectively seeking a company who is progressive thinking and in need of a professional who can make an immediate and positive impact on productivity and processes.
After your review of my resume, I hope you will agree that this would be a mutually beneficial arrangement. I plan to call you early next week. At that time, I can answer questions concerning my background and experience and we can discuss the desirability of an introductory meeting. Please contact me sooner if you wish to talk before then. I look forward to speaking with you.
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