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Manager Microsoft Office

Bloomington, Minnesota, United States
December 30, 2017

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Qualifications Profile

Goal-driven and multifaceted professional with extensive experience in accounting and financial operations and internal controls management. Effective and hands-on leader with outstanding ability to develop and guide top-performing teams toward the achievement of set-forth goals and objectives. Effective relationship builder with expertise in establishing strategic partnership with key stakeholders to guarantee efficient coordination of internal controls and processes. Armed with keen attention to detail in analyzing data, processes, and systems to identify areas for improvement, as well as in executing necessary modification. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel), QuickBooks, and Peachtree.

Areas of Expertise

Cash Flow Management

Financial Analysis and Reporting

Due Diligence Investigation

Budgeting and Forecasting

US GAAP Financial Statements Preparation

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Audit and Assurance

Continuous Process Improvement

Regulatory Compliance

Risk Management

Professional Experience

KLJ & Associates LLP, Edina, MN

Partner 2013–2017

úAssume responsibility in generating book of business, guiding staff on engagements, scrutinizing complicated accounting topics, and performing engagement quality review on certain files

úFacilitate audits on publicly traded and non-public companies and identify the appropriate audit approach for engagements

úClosely work with the Peer Review Team during the peer review process

úPreside over discussions with company’s board of directors

Schu/Marketing Assoc. Inc, Plymouth, MN

Controller 2010–2013

úTook charge of the standardization of processes in the Accounting Department

úProvided expert oversight in transitioning the company’s manual check writing system to computerized systemwithgeneral ledger system

úClosely interfaced with management in identifying inventory levels needs

úPerformed month end close process including preparing and recording journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, and preparing bank reconciliations

Johnson West & Co, St. Paul, MN

Senior Audit Manager 2007–2010

úRendered keen management to the standardization of the processesused by the Audit Department, as well as the format on financial statements

úLed the development and implementation of the new accounting standards suite

úServed as the go-to-person in handling and addressing accounting questions

úExecuted tracking system for the maintenance of audit files

úHeld full responsibility in researching how to implement the new pronouncements, as well as in assisting in reducing firm’s variances on audits

úApplied keen attention to detail in reviewing audit files and financial statements and organizing firm’s internal inspections

Lurie, LLP, Minneapolis, MN

Director 2004–2007

úDemonstrated proficiency in handlingmultiple engagementsand providing resolution on accounting issues during audit engagement

úExpertly oversaw services to clients, including audit strategy and business plans preparation, budget arrangement, audits scheduling, staff selection, workloads distribution, and financial reporting

úSet strategic direction to engagement staff by developing advantageous course of action in completing each engagement

Earlier Career

Berc & Fox, Ltd., Bloomington, MN

Senior Audit Manager 2003-2004

Carver Moquist & Associates, LLC, Bloomington, MN

Senior Audit Manager 2000-2003

RHI Management Resources, Las Vegas, NV

Consultant 2000-2000

SAC Technologies, Inc., Las Vegas, NV

Controller Vice President of Finance 1997-2000

Divine, Scherzer and Brody, LTD, Minneapolis, MN

Audit Manager 1993-1997

Jelinek Metz Mc Donald Ltd, Hopkins, MN

Senior Accountant 1989-1993


Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Management

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Professional Development


Certified Public Accountant (CPA): State of Minnesota, Valid Until: Dec 2017


Dale Carnegie Effective Speaking and Human Relations Course

Continuing Professional Educational

CPA Refresher Courses

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)

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