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Senior Accountant, Accounts Receivable Manager

Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
January 12, 2018

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Rich Palmer

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Career Summary

Detail-oriented and independent professional with over ten years of industry accounting and seven years of management experience

Expertise in all areas of financial accounting including extensive accounts receivable, billing, general ledger and process improvements

Excellent organization, communication, time management and critical thinking skills Enjoys collaborating on teams in ever changing environments to motivate associates and achieve company-wide goals


Bridge2Solutions, Inc. - Improved processes to reduce daily billing cycle from 4 hours to 2 hours which included automatic upload to ERP system; Employee of the Month in December 2016 Peak 10, Inc. - Improved processes to reduce monthly billing cycle from 5 days to 3 days; Developed and led a new collections department; Improved bank reconciliation procedures to reduce monthly preparation by 50%; 2014 Presidential Award winner chosen by President/CEO, CFO and COO Maersk, Inc. – APM Terminals NA - Improved processes to reduce monthly billing cycle from 14 days to 7 days; Employee of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter 2007 Participated in lead team for various system implementations and upgrades Developed and documented standard operating procedures Professional Experience

Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media, Inc., Kennesaw, Georgia 2017 – present

(Broadcast media; $70M in revenues)

Senior Accountant, Jul 2017 – present (April 30, 2018) ACCT DEPT MOVING TO DENVER CO

Participate in the monthly close process, prepare journal entries, and complete general ledger related account reconciliations

Maintain proper accounting and reporting of various balance sheet accounts including receivables, inventory, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and various accruals

Maintain and update the fixed assets cycle and applicable subledgers

Responsible for sales and use tax planning and compliance for multiple jurisdictions

Create reports in BiComposer and Great Plains for account reconciliations

Assist with external audit and other ad hoc projects Bridge2Solutions, Inc., Alpharetta, Georgia 2016 – 2017

(Online loyalty programs fulfillment provider; $50M in revenues) Senior Revenue Accountant, Jan 2016 – Jul 2017

Create and process invoices based on high volume of data records from reporting (daily, weekly, monthly, semi-monthly, and quarterly)

Assist with user testing for billing reports and system implementation

Review contracts and billable hours with project managers for billing

Perform daily audits of orders to ensure proper revenue recognition, data entry, and billing accuracy

Reconcile various large accounts on a daily/monthly basis

Create and support calculation of commissions and monthly service fees Rich Palmer Page 2

411 Mill Crossing, Canton, GA 30114 803.***.****

Prepare deferred revenue reconciliations and provide supporting documentation

Participate in the monthly revenue close process, prepare revenue journal entries, and complete revenue related account reconciliations

Peak 10, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina 2010 – 2015

(Information Technology infrastructure provider; $160M in revenues) Senior Staff Accountant, 2015 (Special Projects Manger, 2014-2015; Accounts Receivable Manager, 2012-2014; Senior Billing Specialist, 2010-2011)

Prepare and post monthly journal entries and accruals

Analyze and research variances for P&L expenses

Prepare reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts and research discrepancies

Update and record all prepaid expense accounts and recurring journal entries

Record bank transactions and reconcile all operating cash accounts (including AMEX)

Upload concur expenses and payroll entries

Assist manager with financial system projects

Maersk, Inc. – APM Terminals NA, Charlotte, North Carolina 2006 – 2010

(Global import/export provider; $4B in revenues)

Billing Manager, 2009 – 2010 (Billing Supervisor, 2007-2009; Billing Accountant, 2006-2007)

Ensure timely and accurate revenue reporting verifying all billable items were captured and coded properly to the general ledger

Analyze monthly revenue accruals and profit and loss statement for revenue accounts

Reconcile monthly revenue packages

Review client contracts and entered current contract rates into billing system

Ensure proper customer service was maintained by billing staff

Assist with testing of new systems and reporting capabilities

Communicate and coach billing department on performance objectives as well as provide developmental opportunities

Education and Academic Achievements

University of South Carolina – Aiken, Aiken, South Carolina

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with concentration in Accounting - graduated Cum Laude

Associates of Science, Criminal Justice - ranked third among all Associate of Science recipients

President’s Honor List and Dean’s List

Computer Experience

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Great Plains

Business Intelligence Composer



Crystal Reports

Integration Manager and SmartConnect


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Trevis Alexander

Collections Manager at Peak 10, Inc.

I worked with Rich Palmer for 5 years at Peak 10, Inc.. During that time I was a direct report and later a peer of the management team. In each capacity Rich exemplified the mission statement showing respect, humility, teamwork, openness, and expertise in his role with the company. As a manager, Rich showed great strengths in training and motivating each employee and the department. As a manger, I greatly respected and mirrored his qualities and expertise in time-management, project management, multi- tasking deadlines, and being proactive to process and improvement policies and procedures. It was a pleasure to work with Rich. Rich Palmer will be an asset to any organization he employs. Trevis Alexander –, 704-***-**** (cell) Rich notes: I managed Trevis at Peak 10, Inc. and she was promoted. We then worked on the same level.

Nellie Jones

Controller at iDisciple

Rich worked for me as a Senior Accountant at Bridge2Solutions and he was one of the best hires that I have ever made. Rich was punctual, intellectually curious, a team player and consistently kept a positive demeanor. When he walked through our doors, he was focused, heads down and I could always depend on him to get projects completed. Please feel free to contact me as needed. Nellie Jones –, 609-***-**** (cell) Rich notes: Nellie was my manager at Bridge2Solutions Inc. David Laushey

Senior Accountant at Bridge2 Solutions

I strongly recommend my colleague, Rich Palmer, for employment. I had the pleasure of working alongside him for 1.5 years in the accounting group at Bridge2 Solutions, where he has been entrusted with a great deal of responsibility for client billing. I have had the opportunity to observe Rich's professional skills as well as interpersonal style. He is consistently pleasant, and takes on all assignments with enthusiasm and dedication. I wish that all my co-workers had his attitude. Regardless of deadlines or other pressure, Rich always delivers. His superior organizational skills make him the consummate multi- tasker.

David Laushey –, 678-***-**** (cell) Rich notes: David was a co-worker at Bridge2Solutions Inc. Steven J. Mosetti

Senior Vice President, Controller at KSE Sportsman Media, Inc. Rich has been an excellent Senior Accountant. He learned his role and job duties quickly, is very conscientious, pro-active, and takes ownership in his responsibilities. He has done so in a complex and high-volume transaction environment.

Steven Mosetti -, 678-***-**** (office) Rich notes: Steve was my manager at KSE Sporstman Media Inc (Outdoor Sportsman Group – Integrated Media Inc)

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