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Manager Accounting

Location:
Friendswood, Texas, 77546, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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Juanita Harbin, CPA, MBA

**** ***** ***** *****, ***********, TX 77546

(281) ***-**** / abmq3q@r.postjobfree.com

Controller

Budget Analysis & Reporting / GAAP

Asset & Liability Management

Internal and External Audits

SOX / Process Re-engineering

Accounting Systems Implementation

Acquisitions and Dispositions

By blending extensive finance and business expertise,

I develop effective strategies that reduce expenses,

leading to improved operating margins and enhanced

performance. From implementing new accounting

policies and procedures to managing established systems, I ensure

regulatory compliance and high

standards of excellence.

*-Applying GAAP, resulting in high scores from

external auditors

*-Complying with state and federal regulations,

including Sarbanes-Oxley

*-Improving profitability by reducing expenses

*-Enhancing corporate controls and avoiding risk

My key skills include effectively communicating across

all management levels as well as building and training

highly effective cross-functional teams. Amberton

University awarded me an MBA and I received a BBA

in Accounting from the University of Texas. I am a

licensed Certified Public Accountant and certified in

Control Self-Assessment.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Established GAAP compliant accounting policies and

procedures for Highway Technologies. Led team to

create policy and procedure template for all key

financial statement captions and routine accounting

processes. Ensured clean financial statements and

audit opinions. Reduced comments from 20 to just

three in first year.

Reduced inventory losses from $1.5M to $200K within

one year. Twenty of the Highway Technologies' 47

locations were performing unsatisfactorily, incurring

inventory losses of approximately $1.5M. Co-created

inventory policies and procedures with checklists to

improve controls. Received high scores from external

auditors.

Turned around regulatory compliance for region at

Highway Technologies. Region was failing SOX

compliance reviews. Implemented quarterly reviews of

field locations to ensure procedures for SOX

compliance were carried out. External auditors did not

find any SOX compliance issues with the field

locations in region.

Instrumental in winning $1.5M contract to audit

construction work for Houston's Airport System. While

at Mir Fox & Rodriguez, performed audits for City of

Houston's Public Works Department. Led diligent in

reviews, uncovering approximately $250K in

misappropriations of funds. Won additional business

with City of Houston.

Key player in obtaining SOX compliance

documentation for Landry's Seafood. Partners at Mir

Fox & Rodriguez, P.C, wanted to offer SOX

compliance documentation as a service. Attended

SOX compliance training. Created methodology for

establishing documentation for SOX compliance.

CAREER HISTORY

Senior Accounting Manager, Highway Technologies,

2007 to present. Manage $20M budget and 10 staff for

this $225M construction / traffic control company.

Established corporate accounting dept: hired and

trained staff and created accounting procedures

including risk assessment process and trend analysis

for key cost drivers. Direct monthly close and reporting

process, analyze monthly budgets, and co-chair

Internal Audit Committee.

Regional Accounting Manager, United Rentals,

Highway Technologies Divisions, 2004 to 2007.

Managed $1M budget and five staff for this $3B heavy

equipment rental / highway construction company.

Performed accounting and internal controls for region,

including internal reviews of all business and

operations processes.

Contract - Senior Internal Auditor, Jefferson Wells,

2004. Developed and maintained client relationships

while managing five-member team. Performed project

management activities, including preparing budget,

schedule and audit program. Managed internal audit

project, prepared and presented audit report to client

senior management.

Manager, Mir Fox & Rodriguez, P.C., 1998 to 2003.

Developed and maintained client relationships,

managed audit and consulting projects, prepared and

delivered written reports and oral presentations to

senior management or board of directors.

Earlier: Senior Internal Auditor, University of Texas

Medical Branch, Internal Auditor, Star Enterprise,

Internal Audit / Staff Accountant, Union Texas

Petroleum.



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