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Senior Accountant / Consultant Resume

Century City, CA

SUMMARY:

Hands - on and results-driven accounting professional with over fifteen years of experience in fixed asset accounting. In-depth knowledge of accounting processes and technologies with experience in software implementations and internal controls expanding over various industries such as Real Estate, Healthcare, Gaming, Automotive. Excellent communication skills with ability to manage diverse teams across multiple sites. Self-starter who excels in dynamic, fast-paced environments.

CORE COMPETENCIES & TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Fixed Assets
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • Contract Review / Project Closure
  • C-Suite Communications
  • SOX Compliance
  • Application Integration
  • Systems Implementation
  • Vendor Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Oracle
  • JD Edwards E1
  • PeopleSoft
  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains
  • Yardi & MRI
  • Workday, Hubble, & TM1

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Century City, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared monthly financial statements.
  • Prepared monthly journal entries, with supporting documentation and appropriate descriptions.
  • Prepared and review all monthly accruals for accuracy and record the applicable journal entries.
  • Provided explanations for any Income Statement account(s) with variances in excess of prescribed thresholds versus Budget and last year.
  • Prepared monthly / quarterly cash distributions to partners.
  • Acted as a subject matter expert to analyze and record activity for certain accounts across the portfolio as assigned.
  • Analyzed all balance sheet accounts and prepared detailed support schedules and monthly account reconciliations.
  • Prepared a detailed reconciliation between the GL and all subsidiary ledgers.
  • Reviewed real estate tax invoices to ensure prompt payment and verified general ledger account coding and appropriate parcel allocation.
  • Prepared monthly and quarterly sales and use tax returns.
  • Participated in / lead monthly discussion of financial statements, balance sheet reconciliation and other accounting topics with the Centers.
  • Attended and participated in monthly team meetings and weekly group meetings.
  • Prepared monthly/quarterly partnership reporting packages and annual partnership budget packages.
  • Prepared a complete financial package to be scanned for archival purposes.
  • Prepared a package of all journal entries posted for the month to be scanned for archival purposes.

Confidential, Hollywood, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for month-end close of assigned business units including domestic/international subsidiaries.
  • Prepared journal entries in accordance with Confidential .
  • Prepared standard and specialized reports according to GAAP.
  • Managed Intercompany accounts and intercompany reconciliations.
  • Reconciliation of general ledger accounts to subledgers.

Confidential, Culver City, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared balance sheet account reconciliations in accordance to Confidential .
  • Created month end journal entries, accruals, prepaids, reclasses, clean up.
  • Created intercompany journal entries.
  • Reconciled intercompany accounts.
  • Assisted with fixed assets and depreciation.

Confidential, Santa Monica, CA

ORIGINALS CONTENT / CONSULTANT

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted in the ownership of the general ledger and the month-end close process related to corporate accounting, including the preparation and review of journal entries and supporting work paper reconciliations for key balance sheet and expense accounts.
  • Reviewed and approved content production and licensing payments, which involves the tracking of development, production, and licensing milestones to trigger remittance.
  • Worked directly with the Manager, Accounting - Corporate on ad hoc company initiatives.
  • Responded to internal and external inquiries regarding accounting related activities and utilize judgment to address or escalate issues as necessary.
  • Assisted in the review of contracts and other transactions for appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Supported annual internal and external audits as necessary, including the preparation of audit schedules, financial statements and footnotes.
  • Played a key role in general process improvements and process documentation for all facets of the accounting cycle.

Confidential, Glendale, CA

Fixed Asset Manager / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Updated and maintained SOX fixed asset controls and documentation. Performed controls testing to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Prepared timely and accurate documentation for external and internal audits. Assisted Finance department with capital budgeting requests and variance analysis. Prepared ad-hoc reports and analysis as needed.
  • Assisted with the Confidential acquisition of Confidential and transitioning Fixed Assets from Oracle Financials onto SAP platform.
  • Ensured fixed asset transactions (additions /dispositions/transfers, etc.) are properly captured in the sub-ledger and general ledger.
  • Assisted with the development of written processes and procedures for identifying, tracking, transferring, reporting and as requested, disposing of fixed assets.
  • Reviewed general ledger accounts, identify fixed assets in accordance with company policy and prepared reclassifications as necessary.
  • Reconciled the fixed asset sub-ledger to the general ledger. Performed reconciliations of changes in PPE and accumulated depreciation for the purposes of cash flow reporting.
  • Prepared monthly fixed asset reports and analysis, including the fixed asset roll-forward schedule of additions, disposals and transfers on a worldwide basis including foreign territories.
  • Reviewed and approved new fixed asset purchase requests. Worked with business units on annual physical inventory and updated fixed asset records accordingly.
  • Assisted Tax department with annual personal property tax returns.
  • Trained and mentored accounting team members.

Confidential, El Segundo, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Implemented & maintained Oracle Fixed Assets module R12.
  • Assisted in the monthly close process mostly in the areas of Prepaids, Royalties, Intercompany, Fixed Assets, and Accruals.
  • Aided in the reviewing of Trial Balance monthly while providing account analysis of changes and identifying issues and researching potential impact to account.
  • Supported the preparation of royalty statements.
  • Provided GL account reports and analyzed details for Corporate Planning.
  • Assisted with the financial reporting including P&L and Balance Sheet to Headquarters.

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Provided technical support to Project Coordinators, Project Managers and other capital projects team members as they managed multiple CIP projects.
  • Performed monthly financial close procedures (recording of JEs) and analyzed GL accounts.
  • Prepared and maintained supporting documentation for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Assisted in contract and project close-outs.

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Lead process improvement projects, engaging cross functional team members including National Operations, Accounting and Finance.
  • Ensured fixed asset transactions (additions /dispositions/ transfers, etc.) are properly captured in JDE-E1, Client's financial system.
  • Reviewed and approved new fixed asset purchases.
  • Evaluated the nature and cost of construction in progress to determine and apply proper accounting treatment.
  • Analyzed and interpreted financial information to ensure adherence to Fixed Asset policies and procedures.
  • Lead the month-end closing of the fixed asset sub-ledger, resolving any anomalies.
  • Investigated and resolved the reconciled differences between the Fixed Asset sub-ledger and the General Ledger.
  • Identified and analyzed actual to budget and actual to forecast variances on Capital Projects (YTD & ITD). Provided management with insight on causes of variances.
  • Managed the asset set up for the Tenant Allowance and Landlord Work purchase orders generated through the Nexus based Procure to Pay workflow.
  • Evaluated the fixed asset implications of leasing activity in WLMS.
  • Analyzed Tenant Allowance activity to determine proper accounting treatment.
  • Provided and support to business stakeholders, including National Operations, Center Management and Finance.
  • Coordinated monthly capital and depreciation forecasts into E1 system with Operations Finance.
  • Prepared quarterly tax schedules identifying exception activity related to the fixed asset cost basis.
  • Managed internal/external audit cycle.
  • Worked with 3rd party consultant in preparing annual personal property tax returns.

Confidential, Santa Monica, CA

Senior Accountant / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed complex monthly accrual analyses and complied with internal controls.
  • Analyzed transactions to identify and correct inaccuracies.
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts, including researching and resolving complex problems and discrepancies.
  • Maintained month-end reporting schedule; complied with Riot’s accounting policies and collaborated with teammates in international offices.

Confidential, Los Angeles, CA

Accounting Manager / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted in the monthly general ledger close and preparation of the financial package presented to the executive committee.
  • Performed quarterly variance analysis with explanations of large variance between actual and budgeted expenses.
  • Reviewed and analyzed balance sheet account in preparation of annual external audit.

Confidential, Santa Monica, CA

Fixed Assets Manager / Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated turnover of fixed assets accounting.
  • Led the development of ‘best practices’ for timely capitalization of completed construction projects and investments.
  • Prepared financial accounting methodologies and established process disciplines to more accurately identify fixed assets for financial and tax reporting.
  • Managed system upgrade for the fixed assets module in Oracle.
  • Developed policies and procedures for fixed assets accounting that were distributed company-wide.
  • Trained and mentored staff of two.

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