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Senior Accounting Professional

Dallas, Texas, United States
August 29, 2017

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David M. Gibson



Driving process change improvements within and across departments to implement best practices. Month-end close experience in project accounting, government accounting, and general accounting focused on superior customer service and team excellence. Demonstrated success in simplifying and expediting complex month-end and year-end close process. Adding value by managing multiple projects concurrently, leveraging proven organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.



Accounting Processes including:

Accounts Payable

Revenue Recognition

Job Cost/Project Accounting

Foreign Currency Accounting

Allocations Accounting

Cash Flow Reporting

Government Accounting

Process Improvements

Multi-Business Unit Support

Full Cycle Month/Year End Closing

Blackline Account Software

MS Excel/Power Point/Visio/Project

SAP System Implementations

Fifteen Years SAP Experience

Hyperion(HFM) Reporting

Five Years Supervisory Experience

Account Reconciliations

Understanding of US GAAP

Profit Center/Cost Center Accounting

Business Warehouse

Key Accomplishments

Successfully improved complex year-end processing.

Analyzed processes and developed scripts which significantly simplified and automated previously manual decision making for the 1100 SAP jobs year-end processing.

Significantly reduced manual intervention and associated errors by 20% during cycle time.

Created a sustainable, maintainable process which will be used for years to come.

Accepts challenges & responsibility.Led a Process Management Team to document the month-end processing.

Developed detailed and maintainable scripts and flow charts.

Worked with the scheduler and IT team support to automate processes for the month-end close scheduling and archiving.

Coordinated the Month-End Close Process and Prepared the Year-End accounting close plan to the IT scheduler. Worked with accounting departments to submit month-end close schedule changes.

Strong analytical problem solver. Implemented changes to help reduce month-end runtime by 20%. Recognized and eliminated large run time deficiencies. As a result of team improvements, closing was completed in 2 days.

Impacted the Revenue Recognition process by correcting project settlements on cost incurred, resulting in $40M of additional revenue billed out on government contracts.

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Christus Health (Contract) 2017

Accountant 2

Full-cycle month-end close, high volume journal entries, account reconciliations.

McKesson Corp. 2011 to 2016

Senior Accountant

Prepared accounting corrections to Purchase Price Variance (PPV) pricing issues.

Full accounting cycle month-end close supporting four BU’s.

Key team contributor in the conversion to Moving Average Cost Inventory Valuation System.

Prepared inventory adjustments in SAP for more accurate representation of inventory value.

Perform daily inventory variance analysis to identify errors that impact Balance Sheet and Cost of Sales..

Prepared the quarterly Balance Sheet flux analysis for the external auditors.

Prepared Hyperion financial reporting and cash flow reporting for month end close.

Managed Foreign Currency transaction processing.

Assisted with quarterly/yearly audits along with coordination of PBC requests.

Professional Consulting Experience 2009 -2010

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) - Operations Analyst

Performed forensic and investigations fraud analysis of bank failures for restitution and collection.

McKesson Corp - Senior Rebate Analyst

Performed complex comparative testing methodology for the SAP implementation of the rebate

accounting system.

Northrop Grumman Corp. 2001 - 2008

Senior Project Cost Accountant

Managed the SAP operational close process. Coordinated, reviewed, and submitting schedule changes.

Prepared accruals for unsettled project cost, over and under absorbed cost allocations for month-end.

Managed the goods receipts/invoice receipts (GR-IR) process resolving open item issues.

Updated overhead rates, cost/overhead allocations, and project settlements for business units.

Researched and resolved unsettled project cost issues.

Prepared quarterly reconciliations for Direct Material, and Work-in-Process accounts.

Prepared Inventory Variance analysis and Purchase Price Variance (PPV) analysis for month-end close.

Maintained the integrity and accuracy of incurred cost for material, labor, and overhead.

Assisted with DCAA audits along with coordination of PBC requests with external auditors.


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Accounting University of North Texas


Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2016 Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Training

SAP Configuration Training (Project Systems) Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) Training

TAPS Awards – Implementation of SAP Project Systems Job Processing Infrastructure 2006-2008

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training - 2015

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