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Advanced accounting knowledge of financial statements, taxation, etc. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; efficient, detail-oriented, highly organized, dynamic and highly qualified. Flexible and adapts easily to evolving accounting processes and technologies. Motivated self-starter with aptitude for learning new tasks quickly, prepares clear comprehensive financial reports for executive-level management reporting and analysis in both private and public sectors. Professional Accountant and Bookkeeper with 20 years of ongoing experience. Certified Public Accountant with 12 years of experience in public accounting.
  • CPA certification
  • Public and private accounting
  • General and tax accounting
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Budget analysis
  • Account reconciliations
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (365)
  • Great Plains Dynamics
  • QuickBooks ProAdvisor
  • ProSeries, ProConnect and LaCerte
  • InFocus Software
  • NetSuite Software
07/2018 - Current
Rio's Family, Inc. New Buffalo, MI Senior Accountant
  • Performed general ledger account reconciliations, and generated financial statements and consolidations.
  • Devised, implemented and enforced effective accounting systems.
  • Managed team of two accounting staff.
  • Created and implemented procedures and best practices for bank reconciliation process and completed balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Managed month and year-end close duties, administered additions, maintenance and reporting of all corporate fixed assets..
07/2014 - 07/2018
Terra Associates Management LLC Chicago / New Buffalo, IL / MI Certified Public Accountant

This company is one of 28 different companies. I handled all the intercompany transactions as well as managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Completed monthly, quarterly and annual Financial Statements for all entities along with a Consolidated Statements. Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances. I prepared Corporate, & Partnership Tax Returns along with working with our outside Accounting Firm to prepare remaining tax returns. Assisted in Preparation of Budget. Prepared and reviewed journal entries to ensure accuracy of the G/L. Corrected the chart of accounts for all entities when I started. Maintained confidential information, such as pay rates and vacation/personal time. Prepared Payroll and Quarterly Reporting. Performed Accounting Employee Training. Completed all company insurance renewals including property, Workers' Compensation and general liability.

07/2011 - 08/2014
Harbor Country Tax & Accounting New Buffalo, MI Certified Public Accountant

​Prepared Individual, Corporate, & Partnership Tax Returns.  Prepared Compilations and Reviews. Prepared Tax Plans, Payroll and Quarterly/Annual Reporting.

08/1998 - 07/2011
David E. Montayne, P.C. New Buffalo, MI Accountant
This was a single member CPA firm.  I entered and prepared monthly client work into QuickBooks and prepared Financial Statements. I also prepared payroll monthly, quarterly and annual tax forms. I prepared W-2's and 1099's. I entered and prepared all 1040's and was taught how to prepare 1120's and 1065 Forms.
Since it was a single owner firm I also handled Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. 
Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank and Account Reconciliations, Budgets, Employee Training, Financial Reporting, Networking, Payroll, Reporting, Tax Planning,  Individual, Corporate and Partnership Tax Returns, Installing Software, Troubleshooting software issues. QuickBooks ProAdvisor training clients on how to use the program.
Education and Training
Winter 2000
Siena Heights University Adrian, MI Bachelors Degree in Applied Business: Accounting Applied Business in Accounting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
QuickBooks ProAdvisor
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Professional Summary
Certified Public Accountant with nearly ten years of professional experience that includes four years as a controller in a RV manufacturing environment and six years in public accounting serving high net worth individuals, C corp., S corp. and partnerships.
Core Competencies
  • Financial accounting & reporting (GAAP)
  • Federal, state and local taxation
  • Effective time management
  • Supervisory experience
  • Flexible team player
  • Accounting information systems
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Management accounting
  • Inventory valuation & analysis
  • Staff development
  • Complex problem solving
  • Cost accounting
  • Cross-functional team management
  • Analytical reasoning
Professional Experience
Controller 10/2012 to Current
DRV, LLC & Cruiser RV, LLC (Acquired by Heartland RV - Jan. 2015) Howe, IN

 Highly motivated, competent and well respected controller of two RV manufacturing companies; employing over 300 individuals, operating three production facilities and generating revenues in excess of $135 million.

  • Manage and assist with daily, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks related to finance and taxation.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements.
  • Perform reconciliations & analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Create monthly allocations, accruals & make necessary adjusting entries to ensure accurate financial presentation.
  • Oversee A/R, A/P & payroll functions.
  • ​Plan, organize, direct and measure all key aspects of the department to ensure timely and accurate performance.
  • Oversee and assist in the coordination of quarterly physical inventory counts.  Analyze and review inventory valuations and scrutinize the accuracy of the results.
  • Through the implementation of streamlined processes and deadlines, the month end close timeline was cut in half.​
  • Led the implementation of the PO Module within the ERP system to align with our purchasing needs.  Prior to the integration all PO's were being done manually in excel.  Post integration over 15,000 PO's per year were being system generated by six purchasing agents. 
  • Organized the implementation of the Bill of Materials module within the ERP system.  Prior to implementation all Bill of Materials were being managed & manually updated in excel. 
  • Modified and integrated business processes to align with the new parent company's accounting procedures and corporate policy, while maintaining strict adherence to GAAP and SOX.
  • Valuable team player post Heartland acquisition: ensure accurate & timely recording of transactions and manage the transfer of sensitive financial information from one accounting system to another. 

Certified Public Accountant 05/2007 to 10/2012
Meador Stratton, LLP (Acquired by Porte Brown, LLC - Dec. 2011) Highland, IN
Trusted business adviser serving high net worth individuals, C corp., S corp. and partnerships with exceptional accounting and tax services.
  • Managed 50+ small/medium-sized clients generating professional service revenue in excess of $400,000.
  • Performed Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Statement Reviews & Compilations.
  • Performed duties related to the following: bookkeeping, payroll processing, financial statement preparation and information technology consulting.
  • Prepared and reviewed complex personal tax returns, pass-though entities, consolidated and multi-state business returns. 
  • Built strong working relationships with managers, co-workers and clients.
  • Assisted partners in consulting with closely held businesses and clients on financial and tax planning matters.
  • Identified and researched various tax compliance issues.
  • Was influential during the acquisition of the firm by accepting change, working diligently and seamlessly transferring confidential client information and data to a new accounting & tax preparation system. 
Accounting Intern 06/2006 to 05/2007
Meador Stratton, LLP Highland, IN
Bachelor of Science: Accounting & Economics/Finance 2007 Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL
  • Study Abroad - University of New York - Prague, Czech Republic (Spring Semester 2004)
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • 40+ hours of live courses, seminars and self-study pertaining to auditing, financial accounting & reporting, information technology, taxation per year.
  • Traverse Accounting & ERP Software
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 & AX 2009
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
  • ProSystem fx (Engagement, Fixed Assets, Tax)
  • Lacerte Tax
  • QuickBooks
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Illinois, 2010
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Indiana, 2013 
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society
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Professional Summary
Experienced Tax Accountant with demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. Skilled in Tax, Accounting and Financial reporting  Knowledge of New Zealand and U.S. taxation and generally accepted accounting principles.
Current CPA Program: International Financial Reporting Standards, Advanced Taxation CPA Australia Online learning
2016 Bachelor Degree in Applied Management: Auditing, Accounting Information Systems, Management Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Christchurch

2014 Graduate Diploma in Accounting: Professional Accounting, New Zealand Taxation Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Christchurch

2002 Diploma in Crisis Management of Enterprise : Accounting, Business/Management International Banking Institute Saint-Petersburg
Core Qualifications
  • Associate Member of CPA Australia (CPA qualification near completion)
  • Registered U.S. Tax preparer
  • NZ Tax preparation software (iFirm)

  • Accounting Packages (MYOB, Xero, Ace payroll) 
  • US Tax preparation software (Lacerte Intuit)
  • Advanced Computer Skills (Excel, Word, Access)

Work History
September 2014-Current Tax Accountant Stephen Astor CPA Limited | Christchurch
  • Preparation New Zealand tax returns for clients with foreign investments. Foreign investment funds (FIF) calculations. 
  • Preparation of U.S. Federal and State Tax returns for individuals, companies, trusts and partnerships
  • Preparation of General purpose Financial Statements  
  • Foreign Tax Credits applications and Reporting foreign financial assets according to numerous reporting requirements.
  • Coordinating with clients' New Zealand accountants to conform with U.S. and New Zealand double taxation agreement
February 2015-December 2015 Accounts Officer Urban Structural Services Limited | Christchurch
  • Monitoring and processing of payments and expenditure, reconciliation of financial data
  • Processing of payroll system, filing GST and PAYE tax returns in compliance with legislation
  • Group accounting, intercompany transaction journal entries
  • Keep liaison with banks and IRD
  • Worked as part of 30 persons team
February 2007-December 2013 Public Accountant Protect-Audit LTD | Saint-Petersburg
  • Generating financial statements and facilitating account closing procedures each month  
  • Maintaining financial records and preparing financial statements for use by outside investors and banks   
  • Maintaining integrity of general ledger, including the chart of accounts 
  • Filing tax returns and preparing governmental reports in compliance with strict standards
  • Training new employees on accounting principles and company procedures
  • Responsible for up to 15 staff at any time