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Manager Accounting

Brighton, Colorado, 80601, United States
May 30, 2010

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Sharon Paterson

*** ***** **** ***** ( BRIGHTON, CO 80601 ( cell 303-***-****


Senior Accounting professional with a demonstrated track record of leading

the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast

financial position for diverse industry employers. Career spans 14 years of

experience in accounting for electronics manufacturing, real estate asset

management, six sigma consulting and training, and HVAC sales, service and

installation firms. Talented leader directing skilled financial teams to

support achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. Core

competencies include:

Accounting Management Cash Management Account Reconciliation

Financial Statements Budgeting Staff Development

Mergers and Multi-State/Internatio Efficiency Improvements

Acquisitions nal

Career Experience


Service Experts, Inc. 1401 W. 122nd Ave., Westminster, CO 80234, 303-***- ****

A wholly owned subsidiary of Lennox International, providing sales,

installation, replacement, and service of HVAC units in residential and

commercial applications across the US and Canada. Reporting to the

Accounting Manager, the only one of 4 Accounting Supervisors at this

West Regional Accounting Center who was hired externally.

> Reviewed reconciliation of Balance Sheet and Bank Accounts,

performed by G/L Accountants, for accuracy and completeness for

multiple service centers.

> Supervised up to 8 direct reports, including goal setting and


> Coordinated training of new hires assigned to my team.

> Ensured timely completion of financial reports and audit requests.

> Participated with other supervisors in quarterly review of all

Balance Sheet accounts (workbooks) for all 65 centers assigned to

this RAC to ensure compliance with GAAP and SOX.

Accounting Manager Aug 2004 to Sep


Breakthrough Management Group 1921 Corporate Center Cir., Longmont, CO

80501, 303-***-****

Entrepreneurial company providing Six Sigma Training and Consulting to

Individuals and Corporations in on-site project management, public

classroom training, and online eLearning. BMG has a global presence in

13 countries, including China, Europe, India, and Thailand.

> Performed monthly account reconciliation, monitored G/L

transactions, closed and prepared monthly financial statements for

US and UK offices.

> Worked in collaboration with CFO to ensure accuracy and integrity

of financial information in support of overall business objectives.

Temporary Accounting Position Sep 2003 to Aug


Accountemps/Robert Half International 14001 E. Illif Ave., Aurora, CO

80014, 720-***-****

Full-charge bookkeeping at Hackett and Associates, a Steel Construction

company that was winding down operations, including A/R and Collections,

A/P and disbursements, weekly Payroll, Payroll tax deposits and filings,

and Union reporting.

Accounting Department Manager Mar 1998 to Aug


Fidelity National Asset Management Solutions, Inc. 10385 Westmoor Dr.,

Westminster, CO 80021, 720-***-****

Subsidiary of Fidelity National Title, created in November 1998 with the

acquisition of Westfall and Company by Chicago Title, who was

subsequently acquired by Fidelity National Title. A Real Estate Asset

Management company dealing in Default Services for REO properties.

> Instrumental in compiling and maintaining accounting information

during due diligence, acquisition, and settlement of Westfall and


> Oversaw general accounting functions, including AR/AP, account

reconciliation, cash management, and database integrity in a 10-

person department.

> Directed financial management functions, including resolving branch-

to-corporate discrepancies, preparing monthly/quarterly financial

statements, and one-day month-end close.

> Developed and reviewed with COO financial forecasts and the annual


> Integral role in process mapping, gap analysis, and re-engineering

of accounting department resulting in reduction of staff and

increased process efficiency.

Previous Experience

Foothills Specialty Electronics Company, Accounting Manager Jan 1995 to

Mar 1998


Master of Science, Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting


Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

Bachelor of Science, Nursing (1986)

University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - Denver, CO

Technical Skills

Excel Peachtree Complete Great Plains

MS Office Suite Vision Point TEAM

One Write Plus Quicken STARS


United States Air Force, E-4, Honorable Discharge May 1981

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