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Accounts Payable Accounting

Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
December 30, 2017

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Parkland, FL ***** 954.***.****


Dedicated, results-oriented Senior Accounting Professional with diverse experience positively impacting the bottom-line and company growth/profitability. Effectively utilize current GAAP accounting principles, techniques, methodologies, and concepts to meet and/or exceed client and internal demands, expectations and deadlines. An analytical, performance-oriented individual with a strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail. Track record of integrity and results supporting business units and analyzing their operations to find both problems and opportunities for revenue assurance and assisting with developing strategies which are crucial to ongoing success and fiscal health. Areas of strength and expertise encompass:

Accounts Payable and Receivable Financial Assessment/Evaluation Account/Bank Reconciliations

Financial Statement Preparation Month-end Closings G/L and Cash Reconciliation

GAAP Accounting Practices and Regulations Cash Flow Management Management Reporting

Financial Analysis/Cost Analysis Billing and Collections Payroll and Tax Issues

Software and Systems Implementations Process Improvement/Best Practices Technology Systems/Controls PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst

Key member of the accounting team assigned to the Cash Division of the company. Responsible for managing cash posting, as well as all A/R and bank reconciliations for 275 large accounts encompassing more than $130MM in monthly revenues. Hire, train and manage a staff of 10 including staff accountants, senior accountants, and consultants.

Directly involved with the implementation of Blackline from defining requirements, writing rules and training team members.

Review bank charges and overall cash balance trends to identify abnormalities and incorrect postings.

Proactively identify inaccuracies or issues related to reconciliations and resolve them under strict deadlines.

Act as a resource for Revenue Cycle Management regarding operations and/or financial issues.

Responsible for reviewing and posting wire payments, disbursement of acquisitions payments and reconciling journal entries.

Identified areas of waste and developed efficient, accurate ways to report financial results.

Develop, implement and document policies and procedures related to bank reconciliations.

Generating reports in various mediums including Lawson, MS Access and Add-ins for analysis of compensation and benefits.

Biweekly funding reports along with monthly and quarterly reports. Labor distribution reports for Finance and GL departments.

Involved with the company-wide Oracle software implementation, assisted in testing and training of team members. STEINER LEISURE, LTD POMPANO BEACH, FL 2013 - 2014

Senior Staff Accountant

Responsible for accounting aspects for 31 college campuses under Steiner Education.

Analyzed program inventory and equipment for all 31 campuses, retail, classroom and clinic for regional campuses.

Maintained accurate deposit logs and bank reconciliations for 8 regional bank accounts.

Analyzed and tracked retail, classroom and clinical inventory for regional campuses.

Prepared journal entries, and conducted P&L and balance sheet analysis for end-of-month closes.

Processed regional Revenue Recognition, regional CampusVue download and regional earnings proof.

Responsible for the completion of the Campus financials. Performed preliminary bill code reviews prior to end-of-month.

Posted collection payments for all 31 campuses. Reviewed GL Coding on all Accounts Payable invoices. SAVEOLOGY.COM MARGATE, FL 2012 - 2013

Staff Accountant/Accounts Payable Manager

Responsible for accounting aspects for eight companies under the Elephant Group umbrella.

Performed end-of-month closes, prepared/entered journal entries, balance sheet and P&L account analysis, and bank reconciliations.

Balanced intercompanies G/L and prepared and entered adjusting entries. Balanced and tracked accrual accounts.

Entered fixed assets and maintained reconciliations and depreciation schedules. Reviewed and processed on-demand wires.

Processed affiliate payrolls and EFT payments.

Oversaw and assisted with accounts payables, review GL coding, and balance to the trial balance.

Processed weekly check run and prepared end-of-year 1099s. Julie Payne 954.***.**** Page Two PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Staff Accountant (2009-2012)

Responsible for accounting aspects within nine companies within the Kerzner portfolio.

Performed five intercompany elimination entries, prepared and entered journal entries for equity earnings companies.

Conducted balance sheet and P&L account analysis, depreciation and fixed asset reconciliation, and bank reconciliations.

Performed end-of-month closes, prepared and entered recurring journal entries.

Uploaded entries from Dubai companies, processed necessary recurring entries, and reconciled bank accounts.

Prepared monthly corporate expense reports and annual budgets.

Processed and billed intercompany rebills including the challenger and corporate executives.

Primary Administrator of American Express system and the BTA system.

Administered payments and performed audits of American Express accounts in accordance with travel policy.

Assisted in compiling and entering data for forecasting.

Accounts Payable Supervisor (2007-2009)

Responsible for running and overseeing the Corporate and One & Only Accounts Payable Department including ensuring all payments and fundings were completed correctly and timely.

Oversaw multi-currency Credit Suisse wire payments and Euro, Sterling and USD payments.

Input invoices for payment (Euro, Sterling, and USD) for Company One & Only accounts. Prepared end-of-year 1099s.

Conducted troubleshooting of problems with vendors and reconciled vendor statements.

Reviewed or processed on demand wires. Established and set up EFT wiring.

Completed end-of-month payment register and voided checks report reconciliations.

Conducted corporate travel and entertainment (T&E) analysis and trademark analysis. Compiled monthly flash and P&L.

Employee of the Quarter, Q4/08. Consistently provided the highest quality services, completing a high-volume of work and multiple projects, while meeting/exceeding deadlines, schedules, and quality/performance requirements. FLORIDA BUILDER APPLIANCES POMPANO BEACH, FL 02/2006 - 12/2006

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Oversaw Accounts Payable Department for high-end appliance stores owned by Sears.

Performed end-of-month closings, processed journal entries, and balanced general ledger accounts and bank statements.

Responsible for accurate and timely processing of A/P, invoicing, billing, and monthly reports.

Received, reviewed prepared, entered, posted to the general ledger, and processed payment authorizations for vendor invoices and company employee expense reports. Assisted in the financial statement preparation.

Researched all statements and past due invoices received from vendors.

Contacted vendors and/or internal department for resolution of issues. BABY UNIVERSE FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 01/2005 - 02/2006

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Oversaw Accounting Clerks, ensuring all accounts payable functions were completed efficiently.

Processed inventory payables and worked with vendors on discrepancies.

Opened and maintained vendor files and ensured vendors were paid in a timely manner.

Answered/resolved vendor and employee inquiries regarding invoices. Reconciled statements.

Processed FedEx claims and after-the-fact invoices for accounts receivable.

Conducted in depth statement analysis to resolve all past due balances.

Expedited processing of all invoices in order to obtain the best prompt payment discounts.

Continued to evaluate existing procedures to discover opportunities for process improvements. EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting

Albion College, MI


MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), JDE World/One World, Lawson, Great Plains, Solomon, Epicor, and Oracle Proficient in Excel including VLOOKUPS, SUMIFS, and Pivot Tables

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