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Senior Accountant Resume

Chicago, IL

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

Financial Management Professional with 10+ years of experience developing and implementing complex projects to enhance internal business financial systems and troubleshoot existing processes. Accomplished leader with an exemplary career history migrating data between accounting software tools while performing consolidations, reconciliations, analyses, and month end closings. Financial Management Professional adept at creating effective work routines, reporting packages, training cross - functional teams, and ensuring compliance with GAAP.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Project Management
  • Financial Statements
  • Troubleshooting
  • Period Closings
  • Problem Solving
  • GAAP & IFRS
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Systems Migration & Implementation
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Spread Sheet Modeling
  • Managent Accountanting
  • Sales Tax & VAT

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

  • Confidential GP & FRx (Expert) Oracle Confidential SL Microsoft Office Suite SAP Freedom
  • Confidential AX Excel (Expert with v look ups & Pivots) Access Hyperion/Essbase Word
  • Outlook WordPerfect Lotus Notes ADP, including ReportSmith software

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Senior Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Utilized benefit accounting experience to provide a seamless transition along with the following duties: eliminations analysis, forecasting, and complex account analysis.
  • Assumed a leadership role, mentoring a team of six accountants, ensuring the optimal completion of benefit accounting tasks within post-employment, insurance, and retirement programs.
  • Developed and implemented Hyperion Essbase loading and trust reporting Gantt charts while re-engineering processes, improving efficiency by making processes verifiable, accurate, and easy to troubleshoot.
  • Re-engineered all desk processes, enhancing efficiency by 60% while simultaneously increasing accuracy.
  • Charged with performing month-end closing activities, including Essbase loading and executive deferred compensation derivative accounting.
  • Created benefit transactional databases coveted by our actuaries, the board of directors, and senior management using a BNY trust database and Excel pivot.
  • Designed and integrated a shared document reconciliation tool, eliminating out of scope intercompany differences.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Restructured ineffective accounting processes via Confidential Great Plains (GP) within a four-month period, affecting accounts receivable (AR), accounts payable (AP), general ledger (GL), period reporting, and year-end close. Successfully brought the organization to current period closings for 2012 and 2013.
  • Implemented automated GP AP module and check printing process using Confidential GP.
  • Collected $140K in overdue receivables from as many as 50 accounts by strategically distributing reminder and demand letters, following up with phone calls, and leveraging negotiation abilities.
  • Singlehandedly developed a timely period reporting package encompassing P&L, P&L by customer, balance sheet, and statement of changes via Confidential GP, Excel, and ADP.

Accounting Consultant

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Procured various accounting management consulting engagements for manufacturing, distribution, telecom, professional services, leasing, and nonprofit organizations.
  • Quickly re-engineered and restarted the AP process, including vouchering and check cutting.
  • Identified areas for better controls and improved department performance with Confidential GP.
  • Reconciled glass pallet inventory to automated inventory management system and identified scrap pallets for engineering and plant management using SAP and Excel.
  • Executed the migration and reconciliation of data from QuickBooks to Confidential GP software.
  • Reconciled complex fixed assets, including internal, GAAP, tax, and 7 state books using SAP software.
  • Managed international intercompany accounting, consolidation, associated transfer pricing, foreign exchange (FX) currency adjustment, value-added tax (VAT), period closings, GL, audit work papers, heavy account reconciliation and general accounting for nine foreign entities using Confidential GP and Excel.
  • Deployed WASP mobile assets for a graduate school, including an automated upload to Confidential GP.
  • Re-engineered accounting processes, included closing procedures, expense accruals, FRx to Confidential GP, GL synchronization, and fixed assets to improve efficiency and accuracy.
  • Guided the Telecom accounting team through a successful sale of their business.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Hired, managed, and promoted a team consisting of one senior accountant and two staff accountants.
  • Reduced processing time by half while simultaneously improving accuracy through effectively revising accounting processes concerning pre-paid expenses, fixed assets, commissions, and accrued revenue.
  • Selected to develop and prepare automated statement of changes, cash flow, and working capital from the trial balance without instruction or supervision for a company generating $100M in annual revenue.
  • Minimized close by three business days by identifying incongruent, unbalanced invoicing batches.
  • Completed and cleared three year-end closes for a new parent company, allocating analysis schedules and data to validate previous financial statements.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Senior Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Managed GL, fixed assets, capital leases, pre-paid expenses, bank and account reconciliations, and deferred revenue for a large professional services firm producing $200M in annual revenue using Oracle Financials.
  • Managed intercompany eliminations and revenue accruals and deferrals using Oracle Financials, Essbase, D Base, and Excel.

Confidential, Chicago, IL

Senior Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Played an instrumental role in reducing the company’s $700K line of credit, developing a monthly reporting package that included a P&L balance sheet and bank reconciliations using Confidential AX and Excel.
  • Brought the company to current period closings despite the absence of accounting for six months.

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