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Summary

Dedicated professional with over five years in the customer service industry and 11 years in the accounting industry looking for a new opportunity with Boot Barn as a Retail Inventory Control Specialist. Hard working and self-motivated. Enjoy meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

Skills
  • Customer service
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong work ethic
  • Dependable
  • Strong communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Organized
Experience
Analyst / Financial Performance and Evaluator 01/2013 04/2018 California Department of Finance Sacramento, CA

Oversaw the winding down of California's Redevelopment Agencies (Agencies). Helped Agency contacts comply with state legislation by answer their questions and providing guidance. Managed multiple priorities while completing the biannual review of assigned Agencies and assisted in monitoring all incoming email communications to the department. Obtained information needed to complete reviews and communicated regularly with managers concerning the status of assignments. Provided guidance to two staff and performed first level review of their work. Assisted in developing comprehensive review procedures used by the department.

Senior Tax Accountant 12/2007 01/2013 Moss Adams, LLP Sacramento, CA

Worked in a fast paced environment preparing individual and corporate tax returns. Helped clients understand the basic principles of income taxes and worked with them to obtain information needed to complete their tax returns. Communicated with managers concerning the status of assignments.

Audit Associate 01/2007 12/2007 Reznick Group Sacramento, CA Learned auditing techniques and software applications to perform audits. Communicated with clients during engagements to obtain information needed to complete assignments. Communicated regularly with managers concerning the status of assignments. Managed all cash and debt confirmations for over 30 audits.
Energy Analyst / Student Assistant 09/2004 12/2006 California Energy Commission Sacramento, CA

Helped solar system purchasers and retailers navigate the state's solar system rebate program. Resolved customer concerns and answer their questions in call center and by email. Used state accounting system to pay state vendors, and update vendor files for accurate payment processing. 

Sales Associate / Assistant Manager 03/2001 09/2004 Franklin Covey Sacramento, CA

Assisted customers on the sales floor by assessing their needs and recommending products based on that assessment. Used judgment to resolve customer concerns and provide solutions. Assisted store manager by keeping the sales floor stocked, organized, and clean. Monitored store inventory, processed purchase orders, returns, and bank deposits. 

Education and Training
2006 Bachelor of Science: California State University, Sacramento - Business Administration
Concentration in Accountancy - Major GPA: 3.45 - Overall GPA: 3.42
Activities and Honors

Two year missionary experience in Venezuela, restored 1967 mustang with my dad, enjoy kayaking, camping, and spending time with my wife and daughter.

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Professional Summary

Motivated CPA with 7 years experience and well rounded skill set in both tax and audit environments. Extremeley comfortable with new technology and currently pursuing a Masters in Information Systems with conentrations in SAP ERP systems & Cybersecurity. My career forcus is on continual growth and obtaining work experience neccesary for the CISSP & CISSA certifications.

Skills & Accomplishments
  • Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) - 2016
  • Extensive MS Excel Proficiency
  • Federal/State tax preparation
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Expert in QuickBooks Pro
  • Client Relations
Work History
Senior Tax Accountant, 01/2015 to Current
MC Kostzrewa & Co Mt.Pleasant, MI
  • Prepares and reviewes complicated 1040, 1041, 709, 1120, 1065, & 990 returns using CS UltraTax and provides tax planning advice for future years.
  • Manages IRS and State audit assistance process for clients, such as CP2000, CP22A, etc.
  • Drafts and reviews financial statement compilation reports and conducts variance analysis for management
  • Responsible for tax minimization and planning relating to a wide range of client industries with a focus on clients in the upstream oil and gas industry.
  • Maintains income and expense schedules for client's oil & gas investment activities.
  • Prepares cash tax forecasts for planning and estimated payments.
  • Performs extensive research on technical tax issues related to consulting projects.
  • Performs complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Performed investigation into client cost-sharing arrangement resulting in a $350,000 settlement reduction.
  • Maintains client relationships and works closely with clients on all aspects financial management.
  • Represents firm on local service board. Serving as the Treasuer for Community Cancer Services of Isabella County since 2015.
Staff Accountant (Audit & Tax), 08/2013 to 12/2014
Rehmann Cheboygan, MI
  • Assisted in comprehensive financial audits, federal and state compliance audits, and agreed-upon procedure engagements for For-Profit as well as Governmental and Nonprofit entities.
  • Conducted audits for employee benefit plans, including 401(k) plans and defined benefit pension plans.
  • Performed testing of controls for Government Yellow Book, Non-Profit, & Single Audits.
  • Performed analytical procedures/analysis to detect unusual financial statement relationships.
  • Identified and communicated accounting and auditing matters to Seniors and Managers.
  • Documented and tested internal control operational design and effectiveness.
  • Drafted management representation letter comments, recommendations, and audit reports for management review
Education
Bachelor of Science: Accountancy, 2013
Lake Superior State University - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Masters Of Science : Information Systems Central Michigan University - Mount Pleasant, MI

Concetration: Enterprise Systems using SAP

Current GPA - 3.97

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Professional Summary

Exceptional and self-motivated Project Manager offering expertise in project planning and development. More than 4 years experience managing multi-million dollar projects and directing change management initiatives requiring fast-paced execution. Offers an in-depth understanding of project lifecycles and project development methodologies.


Skills
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MS Project, Primavera 6, Oracle, SAP and Vertex Series
  • Ability to assess risks and execute decisions while working under a deadline
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Multi-operations management
  • Ability to prioritize changing work demands and learn quickly
  • Strong leaderships skills with the ability to support team members
Work History
Project Coordinator, 01/2014 to Current
GT Insulation & More Houston, TX
  • Manage full project scope, timelines and budgets for small commercial and residential construction projects of up to $4M
  • Consult with clients to determine project cost and prepare/submit bids
  • Define clear targets and objectives and communicate them to other team members
  • Supervise subcontractors and work trades on a variety of insulation, construction, remodel, and demolition projects
  • Directed all phases of construction efforts for various projects including: remodel of a major office building ($4M), a private school ($3M) and numerous small home renovations ($60K)   
  • Successfully negotiate with contractors, vendors, and suppliers to reduce materials and equipment costs by 15%


Sales Tax Accountant, 10/2015 to 01/2017
Distribution Now Houston, TX
  • Prepared an average of 150 monthly sales tax returns in compliance with strict standards
  • Assisted approximately 200 branches in applying and renewing business licenses, sales tax licenses and various other excise tax licenses 
  • Collaborated with the credit department to resolve customer disputes on tax rates and approve sales tax adjustments
  • Gathered data for sales tax audits through financial research and downloads and successfully reduce sales tax liability by 20%
  • Articulated audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to upper management
  • Resolved state and local sales tax notices
  • Maintained and updated DNOW tax certificates and Form W-9 requests


Project Manager Assistant , 06/2014 to 02/2015
GE Oil & Gas Houston, TX
  • Developed reports to facilitate project evaluation and process improvement
  • Supported Project Manager and team by effectively communicating information and updates through project, team and client
  • Partnered with the sales department to evaluate the effect of changes to scope or timeline on project costs and revenue
  • Prepared correspondence reports and presentations and provided follow-up for verbal and written communications
  • Defined and organized projects and establish project scope and timeline
  • Developed risk management plan to ensure team members understood their assigned action items and met the required due dates
  • Maintained and reviewed the project folder in a public network location with appropriate project management documents including: Project Definition Document/Scope Statement, Action Item Log and any other necessary documentation required for project tracking


Billing Analyst, 12/2012 to 05/2014
GE Oil & Gas (Adecco) Houston, TX
  • Performed regular risk assessments and created monthly custom reports to identify chronically late paying customers for management
  • Conducted monthly reviews on invoices and reconciling differences to ensure collection from customers
  • Referred purchase orders when preparing invoices and ensured correct pricing at the appropriate project milestones to the finance department
  • Provided invoice and supporting documentation as necessary in response to internal/external audits and litigation
  • Actively participated and supported special projects throughout the year
Education
Bachelor of Science: Business; Concentration in Project Management, 2016
University of Phoenix - Houston, TX

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Professional Summary
Motivated Executive Accountant with solid experience managing all levels of large scale projects, including budgeting and administration.  Controller experience in areas as manufacturing, retail, distribution and utility services.
Skills
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of accounts payable
  • payroll
  • budgeting
  • and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and SOX Compliance.
  • preparing financial statements
  • and reports.
  • supervisory and management skills.
  • Power Point
  • Oracle
  • QuickBooks
  • and Great Plains accounting systems.
  • Budgeting and finance
  • Self-motivated
  • Conflict resolution
  • Extremely organized
  • Process implementation
  • accounts receivable
  • financing
  • cost control principals
  • Expertise in automated financial and accounting report systems
  • budgets
  • Possess good organizational
  • Knowledge of operating systems including Microsoft Word
  • Excel
  • SAP
  • Peachtree
  • Ability to motivate team and handle multiple tasks.
  • Project management
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Powerful negotiator
  • Team leadership
  • Work History
    Project Controls Analyst 08/2017 to 01/2018
    Zimmerman Berwick, PA
    • Project Controls Analyst at Talen Energy/Susquehanna.
    • Manage Cost Report for on-line and outage work.
    • Assist in Loadboard Development for craft staffing levels.
    • Maintain WBS structure for billable work.
    • Coordinate with client for funding authorizations, time sheet approvals and miscellaneous client requests.
    • Generate POs as needed.
    • Support estimating of work.
    Controller/CFO 02/2016 to 08/2017
    Strong Industries Northumberland, PA
    • Supervising and monitoring day-to-day business transaction entries.
    • Handling the tasks of preparing and analyzing budgets and financial reports.
    • Establishing and monitoring internal controls and ensuring accounting activities are in accordance with legal and company policies.
    • Maintaining accounting files, supporting documents and other confidential papers.
    • Analyze accounts for variances.
    • Worked directly with Human Resources to effectively promote hiring, ensure proper payroll set up, update employee handbook, and proper procedures and orientation upon hiring.
    • Analyze, review, and update policies and procedures.
    • Worked directly with purchasing management to achieve cost effective purchasing to maximize profits.
    • Achieved bringing the financial statements and reconciliations over a year old to reflect current and accurate financial information.
    Assistant Controller 09/2013 to 04/2016
    Core-Mark Midcontinent Wilkes-Barre, PA
    • Compute commissions.
    • Sox Compliance/testing.
    • Daily Sales Analysis.
    • Multiple state Cigarette tax filings.
    • Weekly snapshot.
    • Manage Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Departments.
    • Monthly journal entries.
    • Assist in month end closing.
    • Work with internal and external auditors.
    • Maintained weekly inventory of cigarette stamps.
    Tax Accountant 05/2011 to 07/2013
    DeAngelo Brothers, Inc Hazleton, PA
    • Compute and pay sales and use tax for over 40 states.
    • Auditing.
    • Compute and pay all payroll taxes for over 40 states.
    • File surveys in states.
    • Research and investigate what is taxable and not taxable for four companies.
    Controller 05/2009 to 08/2010
    Commonwealth Equipment Corporation Ashley, PA
    • Supervise employees performing accounting, billing, collections, and payroll duties.
    • Delegate authority for the receipt, disbursement, and banking including international payments.
    • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards.
    • Conduct or coordinate audits of company accounts and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes.
    • Receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    • Monitor and evaluate the performance of accounting and other financial staff, recommending and implementing personnel actions, such as promotions and dismissals.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational accounting personnel to facilitate financial activities.
    • Reconcile and balance all bank accounts.
    • Handled all Human Resources, workers compensation, and unemployment claims.
    • Prepare and pay monthly sales tax in several states.
    Office Manager/Controller 03/2006 to 05/2009
    Creative Business Interiors Kingston, PA
    • Supervise other employees in office.
    • Handled all Human Resources, workers compensation, and unemployment claims.
    • Billing of accounts, collections of receivables, paid monthly sales tax.
    • Input the payables, verified pricing, paid invoices weekly.
    • Receive credit cards, cash and checks and make deposits.
    • Compute, withhold, and account for all payroll deductions, file and pay all payroll taxes in a timely manner.
    • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
    • Post monthly journal entries, reconcile, and close the books accordingly.
    • Audit and made changes to the programming of financial reports to give correct financial statements.
    Education
    MBA: Business Administration 2011 Misericordia University - Dallas
    BA: Accounting 2008 Misericordia University - Dallas Magna cum laude