86 Gleneagles Drive 404-630-6313
Skilled professional with many years of accounting experience within the public and private industries with demonstrated talent for identifying and solving reconciliation problems. Particularly effective in determining internal and external customers’ need and applying new information rapidly. Extensive knowledge and expertise in the following:
General ledger, account reconciliation Sales commission, reports and analysis
Journal entries, month-end year-end close Financial Analysis and Reporting
Fixed assets, depreciation/amortization Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax
Customer Relations Bank Reconciliation
Payroll Taxes Teambuilding
ST. CROIX FOUNDATION – St. Croix, VI 2015 – Present
Investigate and resolve discrepancies in monthly bank accounts while under tight deadlines. Collaborate extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes. Align all financial activity according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Thoroughly review financial statement and tax audit to correct any discrepancies. Improve monthly processes through system implementations and streamlined workflow. Reconcile bank accounts. Prepare Standard Operating Procedures for specific duties in the financial area. Develop processes to help eliminate unclear transactions on the financial reports. Provide feedback to top management in an effort to improve efficiency. Analyze costs and revenues to project future trends. Process payroll for bi-monthly distribution. Prepare payroll taxes.
CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Jonesboro, GA 2007 – 2015
School Nutrition Accountant
Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations for the School Nutrition Department in Clayton County Public School District. Completed monthly bank reconciliations for 62 schools. Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances. Worked with School Nutrition Managers to document and offset unusual expense variances in their respective areas. Reconciled bank statements to Nutrition Managers’ books and prepared financial statements for senior management. Assisted the School Nutrition Director with the production of monthly financials, management reporting and board packages. Maintained confidential information, such as pay rates, bonus targets and pay grades. Prepared monthly and annual expense forecasts, including making recommendations to ensure budgets are achieved.
REDLINE RECOVERY – Alpharetta, GA 2006 – 2007
Manage the intricate accounting details of various corporate clients based on the established contract parameters, by ensuring receipt of fees based on the specific line of business and the corresponding percentages due the company. Create and maintain large and detailed Excel spreadsheets based on the lines of businesses agreed upon for those specific clients; specifically tracking 6 to 7 different codes and corresponding receipts for each client. Handle periodic client concerns and provided appropriate resolutions.
SITEL – Norcross, GA 2004 – 2005
Performed General Ledger transaction accounting as well as monthly analyses and variance explanations. Supervised all Accounts Receivable functions. Prepared monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations, ensuring proper support and timely clearing of reconciling items. Prepared month end close journal entries. Processed Accounts Payable Invoices in Oracle. Prepared Post Client Revenue Journal Entries. Reconciled Trust accounts. Processed Credit and Debit Memos. Processed Accounts Receivable Payments daily.
CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE - Atlanta, GA 1997 – 2004
Created and maintained analysis sheets for accounts. Compiled daily wire reports and input wire requests. Processed tax payments via online system. Prepared Aging reports for 15 cash accounts. Used systematic approach in resolving reconciling problems. Planned monthly meetings to ensure guidelines were met within the banking unit. Developed understanding of various line items to ensure accuracy in matching. Prepared account summary sheets that included nature of accounts and contacts for each account.
Trained peers to find more efficient and cost effective ways to reconcile accounts.
Organized the American Heart Walk for three years at Canada Life. Had the largest group walking for the company and generated the most money within the team.
Trained co-workers to use new accounting system (Chesapeake TREC’s-total reconciliation). Chosen to train because of knowledge of system, patience and skills.
Learned LIFE PRO System (Individual Life Product) in order to show co-workers the affect the other system has on the accounting system.
BBA - Accounting - Clayton College and State University - Morrow, GA 2002
MBA - Business Administration – Kaplan University, Online Degree 2014
Microsoft Word, Excel (Macros, Graphing, Charting, Linking files, Formulas), AS400, Oracle
Lotus Notes, People Soft, Peachtree, QuickBooks