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Accounting Accounts Payable

Boones Mill, Virginia, 24065, United States
November 28, 2017

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Merlina C. Kratt

** ********* ***** ****** ****, VA 24065 540-***-****

Professional Profile / Objective

Accounting professional with 20+ years broad-based experience managing all accounting functions, financial reports and related IT functions. Additionally, experienced in Office Management, serving as on-site HR liaison (oversee accounting and office support personnel), WC and Benefits Coordinator.

Property management and cash reporting.

Flexible to consider the accounting focus, industry and long-term role where expertise can most benefit your company.

Key strengths: Personal/professional integrity . . . strong analytical/problem-solving abilities . . . detail- oriented . . . skilled in corporate, multi-site and multi-state accounting . . . provide timely periodic and special financial reports to facilitate corporate decision-making . . . experienced in training, supervision, workplace diversity . . . excellent cross-functional collaborator . . . computer savvy (MS Word, Excel, Outlook; ADP Payroll, MAS90, MICA IV, QuickBooks; Real World, Libra and other programs).

Accounting Experience

R. Fralin Construction, Inc, Roanoke, VA (September 2015-Current)


Oversee the accounts payable department. Review, process and issue payments of all company bills. Post construction & residential sales, upgrades and HUD payments. Analyze Job Costs and Accounts Payable General Ledger and make journal entries as needed. Reconcile monthly bank and credit card statements. Process bi-weekly payroll for the whole company. Coordinate benefits such as medical and dental insurance, file payroll taxes and update employee profiles as necessary. Run year-end reports such as 1099, W-2s, etc. Create and run spreadsheet reports for management purposes. Train new personnel within the accounting department. Assist the CFO and Controller with day to day operations to meet department schedules and deadlines.

Lutheran Family Services of VA (February 2011-July 2015)


Maintained and analyzed general ledger expense & balance sheet accounts for all services such as foster care, behavioral treatment, therapeutic and older adult services. Calculated monthly management fees for all services. Entered journal entries as required. Made corrections to the general ledger as necessary. Assisted with the Accounts Payable and Payroll Coordinator to ensure all entries are coded correctly before posting into the general ledger. Responsible for reconciling the AR account and assisted in the billing process thru DSS and Medicare as needed. Handled and monitored cash deposits. Performed bank reconciliations. Assisted company Controller with special projects. Trained new personnel within the Accounting Department.

Western Sizzlin Corporation, Roanoke, VA (Apr 2000-July 2010)


Transitioned with company from four-member accounting team (managing accounting for 10 sites) to sole responsibility for seven stores in five states and ADRF Corporate Advertising (in-house ad agency). Assisted A/P and PR data processors. Company acquired by Biglari Holdings 2Q2010.

Revenue Tracking/Reporting: Audited and processed daily sales reports and deposits for stores generating combined revenue of ~$24M. Liaison to Store Supervisors/General Managers for questions or corrections as needed.

Financial Statements: Prepared and analyzed monthly P&Ls (by store and consolidated), Balance Sheet, Sales Comparison Report, Capitalized/Budget Report and Fixed Asset Report.

Accounts Payable: Managed all facets of A/P including overhead expenses, prepaid rents, accrued expenses, taxes/licenses (sales tax, property tax returns, operating licenses); tracked /processed aged A/P.

General Ledger: Maintained/reconciled GL accounts, cash accounts, and multiple monthly bank and merchant credit card accounts, updated and reconciled store food inventories at month end.

Information Systems: Utilized CBIZ (Payroll) and MAS90 (all other accounting functions).

YWCA, Roanoke, VA (part-time Apr 1999-Feb 2000)


Managed accounting functions including those previously handled by in-house CPA. Responsibilities included A/P, A/R, PR, revenue accounting and financial reports. Created "user friendly" accounting processes and reorganized office for greater operational efficiency. Supervised office support personnel.

Revenue Tracking/Reporting: Recorded revenue generated from multiple sources (contributions from public and private organizations, rents, YWCA activities).

Financial Statements: Prepared and analyzed monthly P&Ls, Balance Sheet, A/R Report, Contributions Report and other financial reports as needed.

Accounts Payable: Processed A/P for all disbursements (overhead expenses, taxes/licenses).

Accounts Receivable: Managed A/R billing (After-school Day Care, Summer Camp), posted payments and tracked Aged A/R.

Payroll: Processed biweekly Payroll for all employees (salaried, hourly), monthly 941 deposits, 940/941 quarterly and annual reports.

General Ledger: Maintained GL accounts, cash accounts, bank statements and merchant accounts.

Information Systems: Utilized Excel and MICA IV (A/P, A/R, Payroll).

Additional accounting/industry experience:

On-site Office & Accounting Manager, Durban LLC - Managed all office and accounting functions (reported to FL-based Owner/VP) for Virginia locations generating ~$8.4M revenue. Also served as on-site supervisor and HR liaison (benefits coordinator, Workers Compensation reporting, maintenance of personnel records).

Accountant & A/P Specialist, CSM, Inc. - Managed A/P, Cash Requirements Reports, reviewed and processed rent rolls, fund transfers and GL journal entries for healthcare management company (retirement communities); trained new employees in A/P, A/R, Rent Deposits, and Bank reconciliations.

Accountant/Supervisor, Westwind Properties, Virginia. In charge of accounting operation such as reviewing and maintaining accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and reconciling of the general ledger accounts. Ensured rent rolls and payroll data are received in a timely manner from resident managers for accounting process. Produced monthly management reports including calculations of management fees. Assisted resident managers in balancing their monthly accounts receivable reports. Made all rent and security deposits according to company procedures.

Accounting/Payroll Specialist, Bank of Hawaii- Ran a variety of jobs such as commercial loans, IRA accounts, installment loans, and payroll utilizing the IBM system 38. Provided accounting support for bank clients. Trained new hires and was in charge of department scheduling.

Education / Continued Professional Development

B.A. in Business, major in Accounting, Hawaii Pacific College

Continued Professional Development:

Tax Training: Advanced Tax Training, Jackson Hewitt; Tax Training, H&R Block

IS Training: Computer Information Systems (8 credit hours), Cerritos College

AIB Courses: Principles of Banking; Money & Banking; Installment Credit & Loan

Real Estate Fundamentals, Foster & Long University of Real Estate.

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