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Insurance Sales

Location:
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007, United States
Salary:
67,000
Posted:
August 28, 2017

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GAYLE L. MANASSA

**** ******** *****, ******* *******, Illinois 60192 (847) ***-****

ac11zw@r.postjobfree.com www.linkedin.com/in/gayle-l-manassa

Summary

A results-driven and forward-thinking accounting professional. Leverages a proven track record in monthly financial reporting and analysis, individual account analysis and reconciliation, journal entry preparation, financial analysis, monthly accruals, bonus payouts, sales reporting, and audit reviews. Draws from extensive accounting and project cost management experience to analyze financial information and deliver critical insights that positively impact the bottom line.

Experience

PORTILLO RESTAURANT GROUP Oak Brook, Illinois

Accountant 2004-2017

Oversaw multiple levels of all aspects of accounting and special assignments. Assisted in creating monthly financial statements. Managed balance sheet recons and income statement analysis. Had full responsibility for Portillo affiliate (C&O). Posted all payroll into G/L, reviewed payroll, and noted errors. Posted bonus accruals and payouts and reconciled sales tax returns for three entities (C&O in Chicago and Golden Dogs in California).

Utilized inventory system for product mix reports to calculate use tax on free manager meals and EE drinks. Ran theoretical food costs for individual restaurant locations and prepared food cost summary reports for distribution. Lead Accountant for construction-in-progress work relating to the building of the new and future restaurants. Subsequent tracking of all invoices to capitalize when building is placed in service. Managed pre-opening invoices and review of such. Final review of General Contractors' sworn statements initiating escrow payments handled through title company. Facilitated percentage rent payments to landlords and census reports to U.S. Government. Performed analytical review of all OPEX and CAPEX expenditures.

Ran monthly sales reports out of B50 system and distributed to all high-level executive teams.

Entered AP vendors into accounting software.

Balanced and reviewed insurance escrow accounts monthly.

Handled health insurance workbook and reconciled benefits’ team numbers to G/L.

Integral role in monthly close process

Reconciled payroll accounts through BS Recon.

Oversaw monthly accruals of PTO, payroll, health insurance, and bonus reconciliation.

Assisted with quarterly audit reviews.

Managed all escrow draws for new construction projects.

Liaison with title companies

Inter-company reconciliation and paybacks

Additional Experience

GARIBALDI'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTS, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Accountant, 1998-2003. Served as HR liaison and as business/EE insurance administrator. Reconciled ten sets of books monthly and handled payroll through ADP. Transitioned manual accounting system to electronic through Peach Tree software. Managed all business licenses and special permits, in addition to running the office and supervising three part time employees.

PRINT VIDEO INTERACTIVE, Arlington Heights, Illinois, Finance Manager, 1992-1998. Prepped monthly financial statements. Served as business/EE insurance administrator. Initiated company pension plan and 401(k). Ran the day to day office productively and efficiently.

Education

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, Indiana Associate’s Degree in Accounting

Computer Skills

Sage Software, ACCPAC, Fixed Asset System software Great Plains and QuickBooks Pro Excel, MS Word, Lotus 1-2-3

TOPS Property Software, Adman Design Software ADP



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