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Summary
Experienced senior accountant successful at managing multiple projects on a regular basis and consistently meeting deadlines under pressure. Extensive knowledge of accounting software and processes. Received company-wide recognition and highest professional award from current company for outstanding individual contribution.
Skills
  • Account reconciliations
  • Financial statement analysis
  • General ledger accounting
  • Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Oracle JD Edwards 
  • Effective time management leading up to deadlines
  • Fluency in both English and Chinese.
Experience
Senior Accountant 08/2015 to 05/2018 The Olson Company Seal Beach, CA
  • Approached by former employer after personal relocation and re-hired for previous position as Senior Accountant combined with a new management role.
  • Revised and streamlined inefficient work procedures with advanced Excel formulas.
  • Aligned all financial activity with the regulations of the GAAP while managing workload.  
  • Reviewed G & A variances to budget for minimizing cost.
  • Performed treasury functions, such as: weekly cash flow schedules, loan draw requests and builder's risk reports.
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  • Supervised staff accountants and corporate accounts payable daily routines.
  • Maintained general ledger and reviewed journal entries, budget revisions before posting.
  • Reviewed analysis schedules before submitting to controller and CFO. 
  • Thoroughly processed and reviewed financial statements to correct any discrepancies.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Prepared annual federal information returns and state property tax returns.
Tax Staff Accountant 06/2014 to 05/2015 Bowman & Associates CPA Firm Mountain Home, AR
  • Prepared an average of 300 annual federal, state and local tax returns for both individuals and businesses. 
  • Handled approximately 50 clients to provide accounting and tax services. 
Senior Accountant 04/2000 to 05/2014 The Olson Company Seal Beach, CA
  • Performed monthly bank and loan reconciliations for over 100 corporate and project accounts.
  • Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly for accounts while under tight deadlines.
  • Communicated with banks to resolve cash and loan related issues.
  • Prepared month-end journal entries for home closings, payrolls, budget revisions, fixed assets depreciation and amortization.  
  • Reviewed A/P vouchers, aging reports and checks for accuracy.
  • Analyzed cost accounts and procedures for cost effectiveness.
  • Supplied detailed information needed to submit insurance claims and legal arbitrations. 
  • Prepared financial statements and analysis schedules for controller.
  • Coordinated fixed asset additions and retirements.
  • Prepared preliminary and year-end audit reports based on PBC list.
  • Maintained vendor database and processed annual 1099 reporting.
  • Participated accounting system conversion to new version.
  • Monitored integrity reports weekly to ensure the system runs properly.
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Accounting & Finance 1984 Jiang Xi University Nan Chang, Jiang Xi, China
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Skills

Financial Reporting
Financial Statement Preparation 
Compilations
Reviews
Forecasting
Tax Return Preparation
1040, 1120, 1120S, 990, 1041
Auditing
Fund Accounting

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Payable

Bank Reconciliations

Process implementation

Client assessment and analysis

Risk management processes and analysis

Staff development

Strong verbal communication

Fixed Assets

Journal entries

Variance Analysis 

Extensive knowledge of GAAP

Extensive knowledge of GASB

Additional Information

*references available upon request

Professional Summary

Analytical and accomplished  Accountant with extensive experience in all areas of the accounting functions. Proven ability to develop and integrate processes and procedures in alignment with GAAP that impact efficiency and positively affect bottom-line productivity.

Work History
Partner Business Manager, 11/2014 to Current
United Sports Horses, LLC - Lexington, Kentucky
  • Analyzed key aspects of the business to evaluate the factors driving results and summarized results into presentations.
  • Analyzed contract performance for bids, budgets and forecasts.
  • Increased profits by 40% by reducing expenses and increased sales of horse inventory
  • Maintained up-to-date account distribution information.
  • Designed the financial model for a new business unit.
  • Planned and conducted staff trainings  with an emphasis on bottom line
  • Developed methods to establish and clarify customer objectives.
Partner Business Manager, 05/2011 to 11/2014
Short Street Market LLC - Lexington, Kentucky
  • .Conceptualized, implemented and executed successfully an Urban Style Market from creating the business plan to developing business policies, standard of operations and internal controls. Generated gross revenues of over $1.3 million in the first year of business exceeding initial projected goals. Analyzed key aspects of the business to evaluate the factors driving results and summarized results into presentations. Developed methods to establish and clarify customer objectives.
Manager / Trainer, 06/2009 to 05/2011
Badgley Mischka - Lexington, KY

Successfully trained, developed and showed young sport horses.  Daily operations included management of staff of 6, maintenance of financial records and  monthly and year end close.

Mananger, 04/2006 to 05/2009
Ingram Industries - Nashville, Tennesee

Successfully managed multi-million dollar riding facility. Daily duties included management of staff, riding and training of 25 horses, organized travel for staff and horses to show venues all over east coast. Maintained daily and monthly accounting records and prepared month end and year end close for controller.

Chief Financial Officer, 05/2005 to 04/2006
Anastasio and Sons, Inc. - New Haven, Connecticut
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
  • Created an analytical framework for identifying and developing financial growth opportunities.
  • Assumed ownership of accounting, forecasting and strategic supply planning.
  • Forecasted operating costs for scheduled projects by strategizing with other departments.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of the quarter.
  • Maintained fixed asset module and calculate and record monthly depreciation expense.
Controller, 05/2003 to 05/2005
Mauro Motors, Inc. - Division of BMW NA - North Haven, Connecticut

Consolidated three subsidiary general ledgers to one parent general ledger for multi brand car dealerships.
Managed 200 employees and oversaw total financial operations with gross revenues of $7 million per annum.
Successfully reached financial statement deadlines to manufactures resulting in additional incentive monies creating more cash flow and increased revenues.

  • Maximized year-end tax benefits by efficiently managing cash flows.
  • Introduced internal controls to monitor critical areas of financial control and devised corrective actions to address risks or deficiencies.
  • Prepared external audit documentation and financial reports
  • Collected and reported monthly expense variances and explanations.
Senior Accountant, 06/2001 to 05/2003
Bailey, Schaeffer and Errato, PC - Branford, Connecticut
  • Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.
  • Articulated audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to upper management.
  • Met with clients to identify and assess business controls, risks, process gaps and work flow inefficiencies.
  • Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures and profit and loss.
  • Drafted and reviewed financial statement compilations before being approved by partners.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of the quarter.
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Interviewed clients to collect information and gather necessary paperwork.
  • Prepared tax returns according to government guidelines.
  • Completed and filed returns with tax departments at the local, state and federal level.
  • Maintained complete records of client tax returns and supporting documentation.
Senior Accountant, 05/1996 to 06/2001
Levitsky & Berney, PC - Woodbridge, CT
  • Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.
  • Analyzed monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting.
  • Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.
  • Responsible for all phases of certified audits for CPA firm 
  • Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of the quarter.
  • Maintained fixed asset module and calculate and record monthly depreciation expense.
  • Drafted the complete annual audit reports including all footnote disclosures.
  • Established procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral and securities to ensure safekeeping.
  • Prepared financial pages for presentation to senior management.
  • Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.
  • Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risks.
Staff Accountant, 02/1995 to 05/1996
Simione and Simione, PC - Hamden, Connecticut
Education
Bachelor of Science: : Finance with concentration in Accounting, 1994 Albertus Magnus College - New Haven, CT
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Professional Summary
Newly certified Personal Trainer with a strong background in exercise science and sports medicine. CPR, First Aid and AED certified.
Skills
  • Accounting
  • written and verbal communication
  • general ledger
  • financial reports
  • spreadsheet
  • Work History
    Tax Professional 12/2015 to Current
    H&R Block New Windsor, NY
    • Modified a comprehensive financial reporting package to reflect growing organizational complexity.
    • Filed tax returns and prepared governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.
    • Trained 50 new employees on accounting principles and company procedures.
    • Computed taxes owed by applying prescribed rates, laws and regulations.
    • Discovered major instances of fraud, embezzlement and large balances due.
    General Ledger Accountant 03/2007 to 03/2010
    Planned Parenthood - Poughkeepsie Health Center Poughkeepsie, NY
    • Established procedures for custody and control of assets, records, loan collateral and securities to ensure safekeeping.
    • Performed periodic budgeting/modeling to project monthly cash requirements.
    • Prepared financial pages for presentation to senior management.
    • Prepared quarterly LP financial reports for various venture capital funds.
    • Collected and reported monthly expense variances and explanations.
    • Assisted management with the finalization of the annual expense plans.
    • Reconstructed accounting records from clients' checks and cash receipts.
    • Reviewed collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
    • Prepared accurate financial statements at end of the quarter.
    • Modified a comprehensive financial reporting package to reflect growing organizational complexity.
    Education
    Master of Science: management 2008 University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
    High School Diploma 1997 Beacon High school - BEACON NY
    MBA: Accountancy 2010 University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ
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    Summary
    An achievement oriented accounting professional with demonstrated expertise in cash management, financial analysis, project planning and cost management. Ability to implement new policies and procedures that result in a more efficient work environment by understanding and assessing complex issues.
    Experience
    07/2014 to Current
    TMX Finance - Cash Accountant
    • Reconcile assigned deposit, loan and expense accounts Analyze daily cash transactions, code exceptions to general ledger Reconcile Collections Department debit card activity Maintain comprehensive knowledge of company cash management policies and procedures Interface and maintain a collaborative working relationship with company stores and Finance Department Assess complex financial reporting issues and resolve per company guidelines Support continuous business process improvements and recommend enhancements Work in a fast pace and changing environment Support special projects as requested Utilize MS Excel, MS Word, Sales Force, Great Plain Dynamics,.
    12/2013 to 03/2014
    Accountant KForce Inc., Michaels Stores, Inc
    • Input, verified and analyzed prior year insurance, cost allocation maintenance, real estate tax payments, accruals and percentage of increase to accruals Ensured that payments, accruals recorded to database were accurately posted to correct accounting period per analysis of source documents in Asset Management System(AMT) and general ledger accounts payable posting in Oracle Created and posted month end accrual journal entries.
    • Performed general ledger and account reconciliations Performed account analysis and provided variance explanations for month-end actual/plan forecast Prepared rent expense straight-line calculations based upon Lease Routing Forms, prepared/analyzed supporting schedules Gathered information for external auditors.
    • Prepared various Ad-hoc reports utilizing Microsoft Excel Provided special project support to Property Accounting Group in the implementation of new process for recording payments for over 1,000 Michaels Stores to internal Land File.
    09/2010 to 09/2013
    Accountant Near Future LLC
    • Managed Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Ledgers Processed weekly Independent Contractor Payroll Generated and distributed checks for Accounts Payable and Payroll Prepared and distributed monthly financial statements Resolved invoice discrepancies Analyzed General Ledger accounts and prepared variance reports Prepared and submitted Annual 1099 Tax Forms Utilized software programs- QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
    05/2010 to 09/2010
    Accountant Delta Dallas Pro-Staffing, DynCorp International
    • Maintained General Ledger Accounts Prepared journal entries Assisted with internal audit process Participated in month end close process On-Target Supplies and Logistics.
    11/2007 to 07/2009
    Staff Accountant
    • Prepared and submitted daily cash status report to upper management Prepared balance sheet account reconciliations Input weekly, bi-weekly and monthly payroll batches into accounting system Prepared accrued payroll journal entries Analyzed billings to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards Prepared variance analysis reports Participated in month end process Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control - Cost & Schedule Analyst.
    01/1997 to 06/2007
    • Reported, monitored material cost utilizing SAP (Operations Module) for assigned governmental contracts Established and developed the materials baseline position by analyzing the negotiated contractual proposal data.
    • Prepared time-phased budgets, estimates to completion(ETC's) and budget baseline revisions Maintained program Work Breakdown Structure(WBS) and Network Activities(NWA's) Prepared material cost vs.
    • schedule variance analysis.
    • Developed and maintained funding and termination liability profiles.
    • Applied Earned Value Management(EVM) processes and procedures to update the Cost Account Manager's (CAM) monthly assessment of Percent of Complete (POC) work Reported performance measurement data for government standard Cost Performance Report(CPR) utilizing wInsight Administrator Maintained various cost status reports utilizing Excel spreadsheets and Access database Streamlined month end processes for material budget baseline revisions that aligned revisions to budget more efficiently by properly allocating budget to align with material commitments, billings, work schedules and material need dates Initiated creation of companywide Excess Inventory Report that identified material cost and properly identified work effort and task Implemented Intra Company Work Transfer Authorization (IWTA's) in Termination Liability profiles Successfully Integrated monthly Intra Company Work Authorization Cost Performance Reports into Program Performance Measurement Baseline.
    • Largest Intra Company Work Authorization was $152M.
    12/1993 to 01/1997
    Accountant Paul Quinn College
    • Managed budget control records and general accounting processes.
    • Reconciled cash accounts and subsidiary accounts.
    • Developed financial statements and participated in month-end close.
    • Served as lead in training and development of new staff members.
    02/1991 to 03/1993
    General Ledger Accountant The President Riverboat Casino
    • Reconciled and maintained daily cash control summary and communicated daily operating cash position to management.
    • Resolved cash variances and prepared adjusting journal entries.
    • Assisted in general ledger accounting activity to ensure timely monthly closings and generation of Financial Statements.
    Education and Training
    1985
    Bachelor of Science: Accounting Grambling State University Grambling, Louisiana Accounting
    Skills
    account reconciliations, accounting system, Accounts Payable, Asset Management, billings, business process, cash management, financial reporting, Financial Statements, general ledger, General Ledger Accounts, general ledger accounting, internal audit, Logistics, month end close process, monthly closings, Oracle, QuickBooks, Sales, SAP, spreadsheets, variance analysis