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Controller, senior accountant

Location:
Tucson, Arizona, 85705, United States
Salary:
85k
Posted:
August 31, 2017

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JANIS E. HAROW

Tucson, AZ *****

Cell: (520) ***-**** or ac13ka@r.postjobfree.com

Profile of Qualifications

Accounting professional with over 20 years of progressive, comprehensive experience as an innovative team player. Seeking supervisory or managerial level career growth in a corporate environment that values background in project management, operations, efficient resource utilization and focus on company mission.

Strong organizational development skills - able to reorganize operations and systems to improve efficiency, coordinate multiple responsibilities within complex and deadline-oriented operations, work toward shared goals with colleagues and staff, and achieve organizational objectives on time.

Detail oriented - proven track record of successfully contributing to company objectives. Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and meet deadlines of multiple projects. Areas of skills and knowledge include:

Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable Bank and Statement Reconciliations

Automated & Manual Payroll Processing Budget Preparation

Cash Management Invoicing

Workman's Compensation Tracking Policy / Procedure Development

Administrative & Multi-level Project Management Job Evaluation

Scheduling Tasks and Milestones Contract Management

Order Management / Purchasing Administration Internal & External Customer Relations

Computer accounting software knowledge - Quickbooks, MAS90, AACPAC, Soloman & Viewpoint.

Human resource management experience - staff training and recruitment, team leadership and coaching, healthy employee relations promotion, labor cost controls, forecasting, performance evaluations, and provision of staff support.

Professional Experience

MERIDIAN ENGINEERING COMPANY Tucson, AZ 5/11–present

Accounting Manager/Controller/Vice President

Manage all aspects of accounting and Human Resources

Reconcile all bank accounts and GLs on a monthly basis for month end closing;

Act as Fiduciary for 401K plan;

Certified payroll for all jobs with government money;

Extremely proficient with Viewpoint Construction Software

Manage insurance (liability, WC, and subcontractor insurance) – negotiate new rates, attend audits, and provide documentation for carriers as needed

Work closely with CPA firm for annual audit for compilation of audited financial statements

Assist with proposals and prequalifications for bidding purposes

Work closely with company President for monthly financials after completion of month end close

Act as liaison with various financial institutions in regards to all contractual requirements for loans and lines of credit

Supervise and provide training and guidance for accounting and HR staff

JANIS E. HAROW

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TEKCO/AUTOMATIC PAYMENT PROCESSING Tucson, AZ 5/08 – 5/11

Payroll Administrator/Staff Accountant

Process payroll with outsourced payroll company for 100+ employees.

HR Management to include benefit shopping, implementation, and follow up.

Management assigned projects (collections, in house distribution, etc.)

Account reconciliation for 30+ companies

Month end closing and financial reports

A-UNITED RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Tucson, AZ 9/00 – 5/08

Construction Project Manager / Purchasing Agent

Owners also have 4 DIAMOND BUILDERS and ANOZIRA FIRE PROTECTION divisions that coordinate to service residential and commercial builders in planning, ordering and receiving items needed in restaurant kitchens and custom home designs.

Specific Accomplishment: Conceptualized the Anozira division and presented idea to CEO for sale and installation of kitchen stove fire hood sprinkler systems. Design fire suppression systems according to manufacturer standards, review plans for new systems as well as modifications to existing systems, then submit to appropriate Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). Coordinate installation of new systems, order and maintain appropriate supply levels to meet new installation inventory requirements. This division now contributes 20% of total gross company sales.

Negotiate, issue, and maintain blanket purchase orders for production materials. Prepare bid requests. Negotiate and assess bid packages for unit rates and bid qualifications. Negotiate contracts for quality assurance. Procure quality products and maintain attractive price points to satisfy customer demands and ensure company profitability.

Track equipment inventory, receive and process all incoming parts and equipment orders. Schedule orders with consideration procurement and manufacturing lead times.

Manage resources needed to implement the project and maintain budgets. Modify time lines and work schedules according to project changes.

RAETZ ENTERPRISES Tucson, AZ 7/04 – 12/11

Full Charge Corporate Bookkeeper

Handle all journal entries, general ledger, tax reports and financial statement preparation for this $2.5M operation that owns Frog ‘n Firkin high volume bar & restaurant operations.

GLORIA JEANS COFFEE BEANS Tucson, AZ 11/98 – 7/00

Manager

High end retail store specializing in coffees and teas as well as fine bone china and home decorations. Created unique presentations and merchandised retail display windows.

Scheduled, trained and evaluated staff of 12-15 Sales Associates.

Developed personalized customer relationships that encouraged customer loyalty and retention.

TRC STAFFING Tucson, AZ 1/98 – 7/98

Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable positions

Various assignments to perform full charge bookkeeping and account management.

Assembled documentation for year-end audits, and responded to auditor's inquiries.

Assisted Accounting Manager in daily financial processing including monitoring of payroll data, cash receipts, billings, disbursements, expenses and deposits.

H&R BLOCK Sierra Vista, AZ 1/92 – 11/97

Office Manager

Supervised 35 tax preparers and staff; performed full-charge bookkeeping and account management; maintained and managed corporate voicemail system; maintained customer relations; handled complaints and adjustments; and managed all daily business operations.

Facilitated and conducted annual income tax training courses for basic and intermediate income tax preparation.

Hired, trained & prepared optimal staffing schedules for employees at 3 sites in the Sierra Vista and Ft. Huachuca areas.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND West Berlin, Germany 1990

B.S. – Political Science, Minor: Accounting (GPA 3.85)



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