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Accounting Staff

Location:
Buford, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 04, 2018

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Susan M. Earney, CPA

Summary of Qualifications

Progressive experience managing accounting departments in private and public companies

Effective management style with hands-on approach to training and developing staff

Aptitude for learning accounting systems and trouble shooting system issues/errors

Extensive experience managing external financial statements and indirect cost audits

Variety of experience in industries including restaurant, engineering and distribution

Experience converting accounting systems at two different companies Areas of Expertise

Professional Experience

2008-2017 Controller - Wolverton & Associates, Inc. – Duluth, GA - Civil Engineering Firm

Managed Billing, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets and General Ledger functions

Oversaw month-end financial close and preparation of reporting package for executive team

Reviewed and approved all payroll, business and property tax filings

Reviewed and analyzed monthly financials and reports and prepared budget variance explanations

Reviewed Federal Acquisition Regulations Part 31.2 and developed processes and procedures to adhere to requirements

Worked with COO and department heads to develop yearly budget

Directed accounting support for Department Heads, Project Managers and employees

Managed special projects and compiled a variety of special reports

Established and maintained systems and controls to verify the integrity of systems, processes and data

Managed annual financial statement audit performed by T. Wayne Owens

Managed annual indirect cost audit performed by T. Wayne Owens for Georgia DOT

Evaluated performance and monitored workloads of accounting staff

Interviewed and hired prospective employees

Managed accounting system conversion from Wind2 FMS to Deltek Vision 2005-2008 Accounting Manager - Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. – Atlanta, GA - Fast Food Restaurant

Managed monthly financial close and preparation of reporting package for Board of Directors

Supervised creation of yearly budget and monthly forecast revisions

Reviewed monthly forecasts and variance explanations prepared by marketing departments

Managed Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and General Ledger processes

Reviewed Inventory and Customer Service general ledger activity for appropriateness

Monitored consolidation and inter-company elimination process

Reviewed Sales & Use Tax reporting for appropriateness

Directed accounting support for department managers and franchisees 2898 Savannah Walk Lane ac3ww0@r.postjobfree.com

Suwanee, GA 30024 770-***-****

Financial Statement Preparation Full-Cycle Accounting Budgeting & Forecasting Indirect Cost Statement Preparation Payroll Administration Balance Sheet & P&L Analysis Hands-on Staff Training Process Improvement Strong Systems Knowledge

Managed external audit performed by Jones and Kolb

Reviewed accounting pronouncements and evaluated impact on accounting policies and procedures

Evaluated performance and monitored workloads of accounting staff

Established and maintained systems and controls that verify the integrity of all systems, processes and data

Managed special projects and compiled a variety of special reports

Interviewed and hired prospective employees

Managed accounting system conversion from Takestock to Oracle 1999-2005 Controller - Video Copy Services, Inc. – Atlanta, GA - Commercial Video Duplicator

Prepared monthly financial statements, month-end entries and analysis of general ledger accounts

Evaluated performance and monitored workload of accounting staff of two

Interviewed and hired prospective employees

Maintained fixed asset detail and calculated depreciation expense

Prepared Payroll, Sales & Use and Property tax returns

Prepared and processed payroll and commissions

Monitored cash flow and receivable factoring

Prepared information for and negotiated equipment financing leases

Maintained accounting software and program changes as necessary

Negotiated services for repair and maintenance of building, computer systems, etc. 1999-1999 Assistant Controller - Chupa Chups, U.S.A., Inc. – Atlanta, GA - Confection Distribution

Prepared monthly financial statements, month-end entries and analysis of general ledger accounts

Prepared reconciliation of expenses for reimbursement from parent organization

Supervised Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments

Evaluated performance and monitored workloads of accounting staff of six

Interviewed and hired prospective employees

Managed external audit performed by PwC

Prepared year-end audit package sent to parent company in Barcelona, Spain 1994-1999 Controller - Technical Innovations, LLC – Atlanta, GA - Audio/Video Equipment Distributor/ and Specialty Contractor

Prepared monthly financial statements, month-end entries and analysis of general ledger accounts

Provided accounting support for corporate departments, division managers, and affiliate owners

Supervised Human Resources, Payroll, and Accounts Payable departments

Evaluated performance and monitor workloads of accounting staff of three

Interviewed and hired prospective employees

Reviewed and signed all Payroll and Accounts Payable checks

Reviewed calculation and remittance of salesperson and dealer commissions

Provided accounting support for corporate departments, division managers, and affiliate owners

Oversaw preparation of sales & use tax and property tax returns

Managed external audit performed by Smith & Howard

Maintained fixed asset detail and calculated depreciation expense 1991-1994 Senior Accountant II - Georgia-Pacific Corporation – Atlanta, GA - Paper/Building Products

Prepared month-end entries and analysis of general ledger accounts

Evaluated performance and monitored workloads of accounting staff

Supervised payment process and vendor maintenance verification

Revised and maintained detailed accounting procedures manual

Maintained chart of accounts for workers’ compensation, pension and health insurance

Processed monthly closing of workers’ compensation, pension and insurance billing systems

Helped design enhancements to workers’ compensation, pension, and insurance billing systems

Prepared audit work-papers for external audit performed by Arthur Andersen

Provided accounting support for corporate departments and division accounting personnel 1989-1991 Staff Auditor - KPMG, Inc. – Atlanta, GA - Accounting Service Provider

Executed audit tests using approved audit plans and standardized audit workpapers

Created, updated and analyzed client schedules and spreadsheets

Verified accuracy of client accounting records trough substantive testing

Reviewed exceptions and obtained documentation/clarification to support/refute exceptions Computer Deltek Vision, Wind2 FMS, Oracle, TakeStock, AccountEdge, Filemaker, Impact, FACTS, Skills TinyTERM/IBM, Infinium, Software 2000, Computer Associates, Powerpoint, Excel, Word, ADP Payroll, Ceridian Payroll, AS 400, System 36/38

Education University of Georgia - Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Certification Certified Public Accountant, State of Georgia



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