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Professional Summary
Seasoned Accounting Professional excelling at designing efficient quality control procedures and maintaining sound internal controls. Adapts seamlessly to constantly evolving accounting processes and technology and works quickly and accurately under tight deadlines. Skilled in regulatory reporting, accounting operations and tax accounting. 
Skills
  • Accounting Operations Professional
  • Budget Development
  • Financial Reporting Specialist
  • Strong Communication Skills
  • Superior Attention to Detail
  • Analytical & Problem Solving Skills
  • QuickBooks Expert
  • Accounting Procedures Consultant
  • Tax Accounting
  • Account Reconciliation Specialist
  • Advanced Bookkeeping Skills
  • Budget Analysis
  • MS Office Suite
  • Team Management
Work History
Controller, 01/2012 to 10/2017
iSeatz Inc. New Orleans, LA
  • Preparing and maintaining the general ledger, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and treasury.
  • Developing and maintaining financial controls and standards, including compliance and tax
  • Leading for all internal and external financial matters related to billing, cash collections, customer financial compliance, external audits, tax and insurance.
  • Reviewing and preparing financial statements for distribution to the CEO and members of the board.
  • Supervising accounting and finance staff as well as maintaining of asset records and coordinating of inventory. 
  • Preparing of annual budget, workpapers supporting the annual tax return, semi-monthly payroll, monthly rolling forecast and all tax incentive reporting.
  • Reviewing and analyzing of journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity, monthly operating results and asset operations.
  • Performing cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances.
  • Implementing, documenting and maintaining internal controls and processes to improve the close and reporting cycles.
Accounting Manager / Division Escrow Accountant, 02/2006 to 07/2011
Crescent Title, LLC New Orleans, LA
  • Offering guidance, expertise, and plans to accounting staff, heads of department, managing partners, and owner. 
  • Processing payroll for entire company and overseeing all accounting functions.
  • Maintaining integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts.
  • Approving bills for payment and coordinating and maintaining employee benefits.
  • Filing tax returns and preparing governmental reports in compliance with strict standards.
  • Reconciling 5 operating / recording bank accounts as well as 9 escrow accounts for multiple locations
  • Analyzing monthly balance sheet accounts for corporate reporting.
  • Reconciling IOLTA account and maintained all transactions in / out of law firm account. 
  • Analyzed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
  • Designing and implementing current policies and procedures manual as well as streamlining costs with innovative ideas.
  • Generating financial statements and facilitating account closing procedures each month.
  • Reviewing financial statements before distribution as well as interviewing and training new accounting applicants.
Senior General Ledger Accountant , 01/1995 to 08/2001
Radiofone, Inc. / SBC Metairie, LA
  • Performing complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Compiling financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures and profit and loss.
  • Summarizing current financial status by collecting information; preparing profit and loss statements and other reports.
  • Reconciling financial transactions, accounts and discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information and bank accounts in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Providing timely actuals, forecast and budget data for IT and corporate management.
  • Maintaining fixed asset module and calculating and recording monthly depreciation expense.
  • Drafting and reviewing financial statement compilations before being approved by partners.
Education
MBA: Finance, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
Accomplishments
Board of Trustees at Operation Spark; providing expertise and guidance to the Executive Team and mentorship to students (2014 - Present)
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Professional Summary
Distinguished and highly-organized Accountant with 2 years of experience in internal and external audit practices and a full understanding of the audit process including principles and procedures. Comprehensive background includes establishing clear audit guidelines, fostering open communication with colleagues and clients, and risk management.  Seeking to leverage knowledge of  internal control concepts and industry frameworks into a challenging (External/Internal) Auditor role. Open to relocation. 
Education
MBA: Business Administration August 2016 Houston Baptist University - Houston
Bachelor of Science: Double Major in Accounting and Finance May 2013 Truman State University - Kirksville
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Candidate - Texas State Board of Public Accountancy: Texas -
Skills
  • Systematic understanding of internal audit policies and operating principles with superior research aptitude 
  • Proven experience with application of database management and spreadsheets
  • Excellent problem solving, organizational and analytical skills
  • Solid communication skills with 3+ years experience interacting and presenting at management level
  • Proficient in Deltek Vision, CCH ProSystem, and Microsoft Office Programs including Excel
  • Strong ability to adapt seamlessly to evolving accounting processes and technology
Work History
General Ledger Accountant 09/2015 to Current
Page Southerland Page, Inc Houston, TX

Responsible for general ledger account reconciliations, month-end close, and preparation of Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP. Utilize Excel and Deltek Vision to prepare balance sheet reconciliation and  consolidate quarterly financial statements for management review.

  • Revamp G/L, financial systems, reports and schedules to improve forecast precision and standardize reporting procedures (applicable?)
  • Perform account analyses and bank reconciliations of twelve cash accounts;  reviewed and investigated accounts and made necessary adjusting entries
  • Developed a paradigm of recurring entries of fixed and transferred assets which saved (enter % i.e. 40%) of time required to input repeated information (-if applicable?)
  • Analyze and reconcile over fifteen balance sheet accounts, including inter-company activity on a monthly and quarterly basis for corporate reporting 
  • Record foreign currency exchange gains and losses
  • Support the Controller during external tax preparation and external audits
Professional Associate, Auditor 08/2013 to 08/2015
Belt Harris Pechacek, LLLP Houston, TX

Performed financial audits for over 25 governmental and nonprofit  associations and evaluated controls to ensure compliance with applicable company policies and state and federal laws, assessed business risks, conducted process improvement reviews and evaluated internal controls. 

  • Improved internal control efficiency and risk reduction by presenting valuable audit findings while managing up to four simultaneous engagements
  • Recommended change in procedure that resulted in a (enter number i.e. 60%) reduction in company bad-debt ratio in a major business unit (applicable?)
  • Produced monetary recovery of more than (enter $ amount) by identifying errors in contract billings & (enter other method) (applicable?)
  • Reduced audit fees by (enter %) each year through careful management of resources (applicable?)
  • Prepared financial statements and reports on results of audits and made recommendations for control and operational improvements to management and clients 
  • Performed tests for multiple business cycles such as cash, receivables, payables, and payroll
  • Documented existing policies and internal controls through observations, transaction testing, and inquiry
Student Tax Accounting Intern 01/2013 to 04/2013
Corey Eagan CPA, LLC Kirksville, MO
  • Assisted in the completion of over (enter number) tax returns thus generating (enter dollar amount) in tax refunds during tax season   
  • Encouraged and contributed to the firm's transition from paper records to electronic records
  • Performed necessary tax procedures to assist with individual and corporate income tax return preparation
  • Reviewed tax returns and researched related technical tax topics for clients upon request