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Manager Accounting

San Jose, California, United States
January 24, 2018

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Patricia A. Woodworth

San Jose, California ****2 (C) 571-***-**** e-mail:

General Ledger Variance Analysis Budgeting Month-end Close Advanced Excel SAP, HFM, and other Inter-company

Standard Costing Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable SOX Audit Capital Spending Multi Industries FX evaluation

Collaborative problem solver in identifying root cause of issues and translating complex processes into clear, understandable and actionable solutions. Enthusiastic leader who consistently develops teams, drives efficiencies, and meets deadlines with unquestionable ethics and integrity. Change agent with Hands-on approaches understanding variations in processes and problem-solving. A detail-oriented independent, self-motivated individual who works well under pressure with excellence written and oral communication skills.

Leadership, Communication, Team & Execution

Revenue, Profit, Cash & Balance Sheet Management

Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting & Analysis

Independent and Collaborate Analysis

Expert Accounting team developing

Process & Productivity Improvements


Developed various business analytical tools providing insight into business opportunities.

Streamline inefficient work procedures with auditable accuracy, reducing closing time for monthly/yearly cycles.


Finance Manager 2016 - Present

Gate Gourmet, San Francisco, CA

Gate Gourmet is a leading global provider of a full range of catering services for today’s airline industry. San Francisco is the largest kitchen (manufacturing site) employing 1,200 employees, servicing 14 mainline customers catering 126,000 flights and 11,000,000 meals annually. A highly diversified union workforce operating 365 days a year and 24 hours per day.

Recruited to re-establish financial controls and transparency.

Prevented standard cost errors by developing review process for 6,000+ meal variations and 60,000+ components

Manage and validate month-end close for unit with Annual Revenue $151M

Monthly forecast of Revenue and EBITDAM, outlining Labor, Material and Operations costs

Train and supervise receivable and payable accountants to comply with procedures.

Streamline accounting processes to reduce work paper and document requirements.

Support unit controller with special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

Senior Accountant 2011 - 2016

Gate Group, Reston, VA

Corporate headquarters General Accounting. Responsible as a key member of the Accounting team overseeing various banking relationships, balance sheet reconciliations, audit support, pre-paid and fixed Asset schedules. Support senior Leadership and Field Finance teams. Revenue $1.3B. Cater 2 Million Flights and 88 Million meals annually.

Spearheaded external and internal audit process and provided all necessary worksheets.

Performed month-end/year-end close, financial statement preparation and budget variances. Resolved variances.

Trained and supervised junior accountants to comply with procedures.

Assisted in new bank establishment, redesigned and implemented more effective and timely procedures for reconciling complex bank reconciliations.

Managed and ensured accuracy of revenue, receivable and expense accrual accounts.

Assisted with successful migration of the balance sheet from SAP to HFM.

Interacted with various departments in US and International to review and validate financial information.

Controller 2008 - 2011

Roedel Companies, Corporate Office Wilton, New Hampshire

Roedel Companies is the successor to Chalet Susse International. Roedel Companies serves hotel development, acquisitions, management, construction, repositioning and recapitalization. Roedel Hospitality delivers optimal free cash flow, maximizes revenue, controls operating costs, delivers world class guest services. The national brands include Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn, Independent hotels and government lodging facilities.

Managed with the monthly/quarterly financial statements, general ledger, balance sheet reconciliation, journal entries, fixed assets, A/R and A/P.

Provided timely explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets.

Supported Vice President with special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.

Senior Accountant 2000 - 2001

Verizon, Reston, Virginia

Managed full control of various state sales tax creation.

Prepared journal entries, reconciliations and trend analyses as required for monthly close.

Engaged with internal audit team to complete documentation regarding SOX compliance.

Analyzed monthly variances for budget vs actual.

Senior Accountant 1993 - 2000

IL Fornaio Restaurants, Corte Madera, California

Prepared journal entries and reconciliations for inventory, prepaid, intercompany accounts at monthly closing.

Interfaced with external auditors in completion of annual audit.

Prepared monthly financials.

Handled the indirect supervision of accounting staff.

Approved daily sales and expenses and ensured coding to correct balance sheet and P& L accounts

Exported, coded and reconciled and posted credit card transactions.

Prepared sales/use tax returns for city and state.


Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Accounting

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

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