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Senior Financial Services Accountant Resume

North Chicago, IllinoiS

SUMMARY:

  • Driven, hard working professional Accountant, with a proven track - record of generating positive outcomes in complex cross-functional business environments
  • Analytical thinker and problem solver, with excellent team building and team reliant skills
  • A good leader. A very quick learner. Keen attention to detail
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, ACL, Elite, SQL, SAS, Clarity, SAP, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), HFM SmartView, SPSS Data Mining Software, OLAP/BI Tools (Oracle Discoverer, Microstrategy, and Teradata), Blackline Reconciliation Tool

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, North Chicago, Illinois

SENIOR FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCOUNTANT

  • Review financial and accounting analysis involving fixed assets, intercompany netting, cost allocations and recommend accounting treatment in line with corporate policies
  • Manage and coordinate the financial close process Review key account reconciliations and drive improvement action plan
  • Prepare and review reconciliation between US GAAP and local GAAP
  • Research and resolve discrepancies and technical accounting issues as necessary
  • Review variance analysis between actual and plan financial data
  • Proposed changes to chart of accounts, accounting treatment in line with Corporate policies
  • Review tax miscellaneous filings and monitor timeliness of all tax and regulatory submissions for the affiliates
  • Research and resolve discrepancies and technical accounting issues as necessary
  • Prepare management reports and dashboards, including P&L, balance sheet, working capital, and cash flow, with analysis and commentary on variances on actual versus plan
  • Assist in audit preparation and SOX compliance
  • Liaison between Finance and IT to ensure that financial data needs are met

Confidential, Chicago, Illinois

ADVISOR, GENERAL ACCOUNTING & FINANCE

  • Coordinated and provided support to internal and external audit requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • Reviewed and explained variances from plan to actual and develop, month-to-month, year-to-year cost change analysis and present to business unit management
  • Developed annual manufacturing costs for the business units
  • Maintained internal controls and reconciled all the accounts for the business units
  • Managed various projects, ad hoc analyses and reports—SEC Reporting and GAAP

Confidential

SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

  • Prepared analysis of operating expenses comparing results to budget, and prior year and provided explanation of all significant variances
  • Posted inter-company transactions on monthly basis and resolved discrepancies in a timely manner through analysis
  • Provided presentations to senior and line management covering topics such as financial performance, and improvements needed
  • Prepared various surveys in conjunction with government-mandated reporting requirements
  • Developed financial reports for forecasting/ trending/ and results analysis
  • Completed General Ledger and Balance Sheet Accounts reconciliation

Confidential

BUDGET ACCOUNTANT/ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS

  • Worked with the budget holders to develop forecasts and budgets
  • Reviewed financial output for reasonableness
  • Created forecast and financial models
  • Explained variances and identifies implications on business
  • Summarized analyses and makes recommendations

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