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Manager Accounting

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
May 19, 2017

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Kathryn Keller, CPME

**** ***** *** **. *******, GA 30075 (404) ***-****


Managing Financial & Business Functions to Improve Company Operations and Fuel Growth

Solutions-driven controller/operations manager with experience in all aspects of accounting and operations for a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, retail and engineering/construction. Enjoys the challenge of creating effective solutions to complex problems. Seeks opportunities to transform business practices into updated, cost-effective systems leading to greater productivity and profitability.

Financial and Operational Skills:

Financial Management

Strategic Planning

Complex P&L

Revenue Enhancements and Cost Reductions

Operations Management

IT Strategy Development and Implementation

Standard Cost Accounting

Business Expansion

Business Operations Analysis

Senior Level Employee Recruitment

Human Resource Management

Marketing Plan Development

Advanced Computer Hardware and Software Skills:

Implementation, certification, and training of Misys and Nextgen EMR

Expertise with Excel, Word, Power Point, Microsoft Access, Visio, Crystal Reports, and other desktop software packages

Certified Novell Administrator & Experienced Microsoft Server Administrator

Implementation of Software Conversions (Several Firms)

Expertise in Multiple Accounting and Payroll software packages

Employment Executive Summary

Served as CFO, Controller and/or Financial Manager in Multiple Organizations with progressive experience and advancement, including:

20 years’ experience in a financial role of CFO or Controller with complex reporting responsibilities

11 years in Operational Management outside of Financial Roles with P&L responsibility

6 years working with and developing standard cost accounting systems, and MRP

Organizational Experience in Manufacturing, Service Industries, and Healthcare


Perimeter Orthopaedics and Perimeter Outpatient Surgical Associates 2006 to 2017

Medical Practice Administrator and Ambulatory Surgical Administrator

Hands-on financial and clinical management of an orthopedic practice with over fifty employees, including an AAAHC Single Specialty Ambulatory Surgical Center. Responsibilities included physician recruitment, human resources, employee benefits, staff scheduling, revenue cycle management, accounts payable, general ledger, payroll, cash management, basic accounting, marketing and strategic business development and planning, and IT strategy and management.

Enhanced overall profitability by 300% through multiple physician recruitments, cost savings, and practice expansion.

Developed strategic marketing expansion that resulted in a 45% increase in patient volumes.

Initiated and completed long term business development plan that expand practice into a full service center, which improved resource utilization and expanded ancillary income by 250%.

Created a new revenue stream of over 2 million dollars by engaging non-traditional payers.

Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, Hickory NC 2002 – 2006

Financial Controller

Financial management of large orthopedic practice with six locations and a variety of ancillary services. Responsible for individualized monthly financial statements and complex revenue sharing formula. Analyzed financial opportunities and reduced costs within the organization. In the financial area, manager of AP, general ledger, payroll and large billing and twenty employee collections department. In addition to the financial area, focused on IT, practice development of Ancillary services and Human Resources.

Prepared financial statements and presented them at monthly physician board meetings. Participated in revenue and practice analysis discussions to enhance revenue. Calculated monthly financial P&L’s by individual physician, as well as by office location, which included sophisticated revenue calculations and overhead allocations.

Recommended cost effective PAC’s system at a $250,000 initial cost savings. This also resulted in an additional $100,000 per year in cost saving.

Implemented and installed a new wide area network for communications between six offices and resulted in an annual direct-cost savings of $125,000.

Implemented general cost savings and financial improvements resulting in over $500,000 of annual overhead cost reductions.

Managed Revenue Cycle Management, increasing ancillary income and decreasing A/R days, improving total cash flow by 100%.

Lifestyle Leather Products, Inc. (Division of Drexel Furniture) Shelby, NC 1999-2002

Plant Controller

Responsible for financial accounting, standard cost accounting, inventory control, A/P, payroll, general ledger, computer network administration, and general office management. Corporate monthly reporting of financial P&L for the facility-legal entity. Conducted additional responsibilities related to plant closure due to the sale of the business.

Optimized plant management and efficiency resulting in 40% productivity increase.

Developed plant standard cost accounting system, inventory control system and completed an accounting conversion.

Served as sole facility manager during closing, addressing all employee, inventory, payroll, tax, and financial statements for final enterprise balance sheet and P&L

P & D Consultants, (Now AECOM) Orange, CA 1991-1999

Financial Controller

Served as chief financial officer for large professional engineering firm with four offices and five divisions. Direct manager of all financial aspects of the organization. Functioned as financial project manager and supervisor of large engineering budgets. Served as network administrator for all six offices. Operationally, met with project engineers monthly to oversee billing, budgeting, and projected job costs.

Made multiple recommendations to decrease spending and increase profitability, as well as cut overhead spending by $250,000 annually.

Developed complex financial P&Ls and management reports for the president of the subsidiary and corporate reporting.

Designed and personally implemented a large Novell network with two servers and sixty-six workstations. Implemented similar projects at two smaller locations.

Sherwood Nutritionals, Inc, (Sale and Closure) Buena Park, CA 1986-1991

Plant Controller

Responsible for all accounting and computer functions for manufacturing cost center. Key responsibilities were complex financial statements, inventory, A/P, payroll and standard cost accounting and reporting. Developed sophisticated standard cost accounting system and inventory management and control systems. Designated facility manager during an orchestrated plant shutdown, closure and sale.

Developed standard cost accounting system, to allow reporting of manufacturing variances for a separate legal entity which included materials requirement planning.

Created a new financial accounting system to address all requirements including fixed assets, payroll, A/P, general ledger, financial statements, inventory, and standard cost accounting reporting.

As a result of the plant shut down and closure, negotiated additional $250,000 in sale of assets above projections.


BS, Business Administration from The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ

Post Baccalaureate Classes and Training including Software programs (various), Computer Hardware (various), Computer Network Management, Real Estate, Accounting, and Finance.

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