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Accounting Accounts Payable

Location:
Southfield, Michigan, United States
Posted:
January 19, 2018

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Chera Best Cellular 248-***-****

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Southfield, MI 48076 ac33yo@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

A dedicated, hardworking, results-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience in both audit and general ledger accounting that is able to successfully communicate effectively with all levels of management. Qualities also include a proven ability to analyze complex matters, provide viable solutions to internal control weaknesses, and provide cost-reduction strategies. Other skills include:

•Healthcare Accounting Management

•Budget Preparation

•Healthcare Internal Audit

•General Ledger Maintenance

•Financial Reporting

•Account Analysis and Reconciliation

LICENSURE

Certified Public Accountant (Registered), Michigan Board of Accountancy - License#110*******

EDUCATION

B.B.A., Accountancy 1995

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MANAGER, ACCOUNTING 2012 to Present

BEAUMONT HEALTH (Legacy Oakwood Healthcare System), Dearborn, MI

•Manage general ledger accounting department with 8 direct reports

•Responsible for providing accounting support (journal entry, account analysis, and financial statement preparation) to multiple divisions, subsidiaries, and joint ventures of the healthcare system.

•Key contact for annual financial audit and facilitator of the employee benefit plan audits and audit of federal grant awards (A-133).

•Responsible for setting department expectations, training, and conducting annual performance reviews.

•Identify process improvements within the department and communicate changes to the department and other department/divisional managers as appropriate.

•Develop and implement Gallup survey action plans to increase employee engagement.

•Review account reconciliations and journal entries prepared by staff.

•Review monthly and quarterly grant reimbursement requests for completeness and accuracy.

•Joint venture budget preparation.

•Facilitate and review joint venture tax returns.

•Assist with 990 and 990-T tax returns

•Member of general ledger project management team for PeopleSoft 9.2 implementation.

•Assisted in the development of the system-wide Chart of Accounts and journal entry naming convention.

•Conducted user training sessions for accounting and budget team members during PeopleSoft 9.2 implementation.

CONTROLLER 2008 to 2011

VISTA MARIA, Dearborn Heights, MI

•Supervised all accounting functions within the Finance Department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, collections, and payroll.

•Prepared financial statements and monthly financial reporting to the board of directors.

•Facilitated annual financial and employee benefit plan audits.

•Responsible for coaching and training and conducting performance appraisals for 5 direct reports and 1 student intern.

•Met with department heads to establish annual budgets and load into accounting software.

•Trained staff on Chart of Accounts, Accounts Payable, and Payroll to maintain consistently accurate accounting records.

PROGRAM ANALYST (BUDGET ANALYST) 2006 to 2008

DETROIT PUBLIC SHOOLS, Detroit, MI

•Worked with Special Education Supervisors to develop annual grant budgets for discretionary and non-discretionary expenses.

•Prepare federal, county, and state grant applications for various special education grants.

•Present and defend grant budgets to county granting agencies.

•Assisted with district-wide budget preparation and training activities.

CORPORATE SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR 2003 to 2005

BON SECOURS HEALTH SYSTEM, INC., St. Clair Shores, MI

•Conducted corporate financial, operational, and compliance audits to ensure health system compliance with various state and federal regulations.

•Reviewed controls pertaining to managed care contracting, physician contracting/recruiting, patient billing, and charity care.

•Reviewed internal controls within hospital departments and communicated deficiencies and recommendations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

•Assisted in special projects as necessary (fraud investigations, implementation of system-wide audits, and training).

FINANCE DIRECTOR 2001 to 2002

COMMUNITY CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC., Detroit, MI

•Managed all accounting, financial reporting, management information systems, and internal control policies.

•Managed accounting department consisting of 5 staff members.

•Received, secured, and disbursed agency funds in compliance with agency goals and objectives.

•Acted as integral part of union contract negotiations and all other contract negotiations entered into by the agency.

•Prepared and reviewed operating budget and revenue and expense forecasts.

•AGENCY LOST SOLE FUNDING SOURCE AND FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY IN NOVEMBER 2002.

AUDIT/TAX - STAFF, IN-CHARGE 1999 to 2001

PLANTE & MORAN, LLP, Southfield, MI

•Industry experience includes Not for Profit Organizations, Distributors, Employee Benefit Plans, Manufacturing, Municipalities, and School Districts.

•Supervised less experienced staff members and completed multiple engagements at a time. Analyzed and documented controls over accounting systems.

•Audited all accounting cycles, including cash, accounts receivable, fixed assets, inventory (including inventory observations), accounts payable, income taxes, and revenues and expenses.

•Prepared and reviewed financial statements and various federal, state, and local tax filings.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Dynamics, PeopleSoft, QuickBooks, Excel, Kronos



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