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Manager Accounting

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
August 04, 2017

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Janet E. Lawson, CPA

Virginia Beach, VA 251-***-****

Visionary Finance and Healthcare Leader

Fifteen+ years as a senior financial manager in five Fortune500 companies and smaller enterprises, from Division Controller to VP of Finance. Ready to relocate. Diverse leadership, mentoring, and analytical strengths for effective improvements in accounting operations, corporate finance, benefits, compliance, training, new business, process implementations. Strong communicator and personable nature. High level of critical thinking, collaborative spirit, and altruistic focus. Passion for wellness.

Administered $1.8 billion cumulatively in financing facilities for public companies. Directed Accounting, Compliance, and Collection operations of 22 employees. Successfully mentored associates to expand abilities. Articulated financial responses for auditors, rating agencies, lenders, investor relations, regulatory agencies, corporate proposals, and debt covenants. Led FP&A for new markets and developed profitability costing tools for existing markets.


ANTHEM, INC (formerly Amerigroup Corporation), Virginia Beach, VA 2015 – current

Medicaid Business Consultant – PM & Training Design for Provider Data Management and Pricing

Detect, develop, and deliver various training curriculum as resourced with various managers

Mentor operational experts on sub team to collaborate on materials and training delivery

Implement workflow process improvement in PDM and Partner with Provider Relations

Define protocols, SOPs, business rules, best practices, ROIs, learning criteria, for learning events

CONSULTING 2010- 2015

Anders Williams, Norfolk VA Project, Training, Accounting (Transportation)

Eastern Shore Communications, Cape Charles, VA Finance Consultant (ISP)

Planned Parenthood, Virginia Beach, VA Interim Finance Director (Medical Facility)

Symantec, Mt. View, CA Contracted Accounting Manager

Cloud Point Accounting Solutions Accounting Consultant (Medical Start-up)

Community: MX, AL, VA Wellness Trainer and Yoga Instructor


An alternative healing nonprofit with schools, conferences, camps, library, bookstores, and spa.

Finance and Accounting Lead

Partnered with accounting personnel, auditors, lenders, banks, and attorneys; developed and documented internal controls; formalized procedures.

Managed general ledger accounting, financial reports, and new IRS 990 requirements.

Upgraded MAS90 and FRX accounting systems; streamlined accounting processes for board and leadership

ANTHEM, INC. (formerly Amerigroup Corporation), Virginia Beach, VA 2006 - 2007

Associate VP, Financial Analysis and Underwriting

Modeled and presented forecasts to executives for various new products, markets, and acquisitions related to Medicaid, Medicare, and other healthcare insurance programs collecting inputs from Underwriting, Marketing, HR, Facilities, Implementation, Operations, and Budget..

Executed deliverables, corporate financial forecasts, and daily compliance with debt covenants across departments and external parties for rating agencies, lenders, and management to secure the $400million senior credit facilities, convertible notes, and warrants.

Led and developed the financial language and costing sections of RFP and researched FASB, GAAP, and SEC requirements relating to stock options and other special events.

Directed production of revenue reporting and forecasting, competitive analyses, and projection of statutory dividends, capital contributions, and cash flow planning for analyst calls.

Responded to requests from Investor Relations, Business Development, Government Markets, Implementation, Budget, Accounting, Treasurer, CFO.

CHARTWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Virginia Beach, VA 2004 - 2006

Credit Union with over $1 billion assets and 30 branches across multiple states.

Vice President of Finance at Chartway Federal Credit Union (continued)

Directed 3 departments and their initiatives - Collections, Accounting, and Compliance, 22 employees.

Presented product profitability results, interest sensitivity on assets/liabilities, 401k fund review, business plan, corporate budget, ROI's, forecasts, and loss allowance to board and senior management.

Strategically planned with executive team while ensuring sound financial reporting.

Directed implementation of process improvements, outsourcing, audit planning, delinquency management, regulatory compliance, and protection of revenues and assets.


$7.7billion Fortune500 leading railroad company in 22 states for coal, intermodal, and general

Manager, Accounting Research, Corporate Accounting

Managed benefits accounting and trained the Assistant Manager of Benefits Accounting.

Accounted for corporation's fuel hedging derivatives, stock options, personal injury accruals, environmental projects, and headquarters building financials.

Researched and advised senior management on various accounting issues and subsidiary accounting.

Assistant Manager, Benefits Accounting, Corporate Accounting

Accounted, administered, budgeted, and publicly reported (SEC, IRS, DOL) on multiple benefit plans and their investment portfolios - Pension (funded and unfunded plans), two 401(k)'s, seven Deferred Compensation, Comprehensive Medical, LTD, two Master Trusts, and subsidiary company plans.

Reported the actuarially derived expense/credit accruals, assumptions, and subsidiary allocations for Pension, Comprehensive, and LTD plans.

Prepared audited Plan Annual Reports and 5500's for required ERISA / qualified plan filings.

Coordinated with external auditors, custodians, money managers, life insurance providers, actuaries, benefit plan consultants, Legal, Tax, HR, Payroll, Treasury, Internal Audit.

Assistant Manager, Revenue and Statistics, Corporate Accounting

Projected monthly revenue and contra accounts for financial statements based upon complex network of historical account studies, unsettled waybills, and car loadings, for intermodal, coal, and general merchandise traffic.

Conducted ISO audits, customer claim audits, revenue improvement team initiatives, research on fluctuations in carloads, rates, and revenues from variety of intricate transportation reporting networks, and special analyses for senior management.

Reported railroad and employee statistics for annual report, quarterly analyst book, SEC, AAR, NTB.


Controller, Tamaya Chemical Corporation, Virginia Beach, VA

Iodine imports from Chile; Reduced G&A expense by 25%

Division Controller, Capital One Services, Inc., Richmond, VA

Secured Card, call center, new products, operations; 7 new cost centers; activity based costing

Corporate Finance Analyst in Treasury, Circuit City Stores, Inc., Richmond, VA

Asset-backed securitizations of $1billion credit card receivables; Over $500million LOCs with 25 foreign and domestic banks; Budgeted corporate cash flow, interest expense, capitalized interest, sale-leaseback income, securitization expenses, construction in progress.

Accountant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield NCA, Washington, D.C.

Provider Reimbursement accounting and Section 125 Plans technical design

Actuarial Analyst/Consultant, William M. Mercer, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Prepared valuation reports, actuarial assumptions, benefit statements, PBGC filings.


Bachelor of Arts, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA Economics Major; Math Minor

Associates Degree, Northern Virginia Community College Accounting (to sit for CPA)

CPA, Passed all four parts of CPA exam in first attempt.

Trained in leadership, innovative and strategic thinking, communications, and variety of softwares.

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