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Accounting Manager

Location:
Denver, Colorado, 80231, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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PERSONAL PROFILE

Self motivated, detail oriented Accounting and Financial Analysis

professional with over nine years diverse experience. Solid education and

accounting experience background in international accounting, accounting

software conversions, GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley compliance, accounting policy

and procedure development, month end accounting and reporting and working

with external auditors. Core Competences and Key strengths;

. Very knowledgeable in IAS's, IFRS's and FRS's- UK

. Experienced in SAP, AS-400, QuickBooks and several tailor made

Accounting software.

. High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel ( V Look Up, Pivot tables

etc) skills

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

. CPA Candidate

. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK-

equivalent to US CPA -2003

. Certified Accounting Technician (CAT- UK)- 2000

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

. Streamlined the PST and GST reporting system that took two weeks to

process by working with the IT department to introduce new tax codes

in SAP software at Omnitrax Inc. The company no longer pays penalties

and interest due to late filing

. Lead a team of senior management to write the first business plan for

Excel Insurance Company and by so doing, saved the company $50,000.00

. Wrote the Accounting Manual for Excel insurance company that is based

on IFRS's, GAAP, insurance statutes, regulations and codes. This too

saved the company $50,000.00

. Oversaw the development of tailor made software that linked the

accounting department to other department's information systems in

TranAfrica Assurance Company.

. Set up an up to date data bank of Accounting lecture notes based on

IAS and IFRS accounting framework.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Omnitrax, Inc: Finance Analyst (05/2008 to date)

Omnitrax, Inc. is one of North America's leading transportation services

companies. As a finance analyst, I am in charge of four rail lines (two in

the US and two in Canada) and oversee the GST/PST return process as well as

being the contact for both GST and PST audits.

. Review and analyze all balance sheet and financial statement accounts

to ensure that all transactions have been posted and any correcting

journal entries have been posted before preparing the monthly

financials.

. Prepare monthly reporting packages that provide a detailed analysis of

the monthly financial performance of each rail line.

. Prepare a revenue matrix that breaks down the various streams of

revenue

. Prepare monthly reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts in a

standard excel format and provide explanations to any unusual items.

. Ensure that any updates to the GST and PST taxes are picked up in the

software and that it conforms to current and changing tax

requirements.

. Perform intercompany revenue/expense analysis, reviews and

reconciliations

. Work with the budget team the budgeting process for individual rail

lines.

. Manage special monthly ad hoc projects as required by management

Service Experts International: GL Accountant (03/2006-05/2008)

Service Experts, a subsidiary of Lennox international, a fortune 500

Company is North America's leading HVAC Company, specializing in air

conditioner and heating repair and replacement. I was in charge of four

companies.

. Prepared monthly, quarterly and year end financial statements in

accordance GAAP

. Reviewed work in progress reports and followed up on areas with

concerns.

. Reconciled the marketing program with the current expenditure

. Make monthly Insurance accruals for vehicles, workers comp and general

liability

. Reviewed AP batches for completeness and accuracy

. Reconciled prior period Bank statements on a monthly basis

. Reconciled credit and debit memo reports from prior periods

. Reviewed all balance sheet accounts to ensure entries had been posted

correctly

Excel Insurance Company: Assistant Finance Manager (07/2004-06/2005)

One of the leading Insurance Companies in Uganda (East Africa) with over 25

branches. Oversaw the Finance and Accounting Department with five employees

reporting directly to me

. Prepared consolidated financial statements that conformed to financial

reporting standards on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

. Prepared and controlled periodical budgets and provided variance

analysis reports to management on a regular basis

. Supervised, trained and recommended continuous training programs for

the staff in the accounting department

. Developed a system of control of assets that minimized abuse and made

sure there was efficient utilization of company assets.

Team Business College/ Consultancy Senior Lecturer- Part-time (01/2004-

06/2005)

Team Business College and Consultancy is one of the premier Colleges

providing coaching Assistance to aspiring professionals in different

fields. It has a consultancy division that specializes in audit and

assurance services, tax planning etc. I joined the lecturing and Auditing

team.

. Researched and came up with up to date lecture notes that depicted

current trends and best practices in the field of accountancy.

. Lectured students of CPA-Uganda Financial Accounting paper 11 & ACCA-

Financial Reporting 2.5

. Curried out audit work and audit reviews whenever I was called upon.

TransAfrica Assurance Company: Assistant Manager (12/2003-6/2004)

TransAfrica Assurance Company is a subsidiary of the Meta Group. I was in

charge of the Accounting department and general administration and

supervised 4 employees in the department.

. Prepared consolidated balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and

other financial reports for internal and external use

. Planned, advised and oversaw software changes and upgrades in the

accounting department

. Analyzed trends, costs, revenue, financial commitments, and

obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses

. Reviewed bank statement reconciliations, prepared cash flow statements

and forecast and advised management on the liquidity of the current

assets

Geomaps Africa Ltd Accountant (01/2001-11/2003)

Geomaps Africa is the leading surveying company in the Eastern African

Region with a Presence in over five countries. As an accountant, I

supervised 2 staff.

EDUCATION

. MBA, Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology (01/2008)

. BSC in Applied Accounting, Oxford Brookes University-UK (2004)

References will be provided on request



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