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Accounting Staff

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
April 24, 2018

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JOY BLAKE, MBA, former CPA – State of Michigan

**** *. ***** **** #** Norfolk, VA 23503 248-***-****


“Focused professional with consummate skills in leadership, accounting and financial reporting”


Accomplished and results-driven Professional with an excellent track record of achieving and exceeding goals. Multifaceted skills and expertise in Financial and Managerial Accounting. Seeks opportunity within dynamic organization that welcomes focus and initiative. Proficiencies include general accounting, cost accounting, and financial analysis. Offering an exceptional ability to work under pressure and deliver innovative improvement strategies while working with upper management in order to meet organizational objectives.

Financial Reporting

Internal Audit Compliance


Budget Analysis

Inventory and Scrap Analysis

Material and Efficiency Variance Analysis

Internal Controls

External Audits

Consolidated Financial


Activity Based Costing

Turn Around Specialist

Cost Analysis

Payroll Processing

Accounts Payable

QS9000 Auditor

Financial Modeling

Corporate Business Strategy Plans

Personal and Property Tax

Cost Estimating




Independent Consultant, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA 2012 - present

Accounting and finance professional providing interim services including accounting and financial reporting, financial analysis, business management and consulting for various types of organizations.

●Developed and implemented customized financial reporting and accounting systems.

●Implemented perpetual inventory system for a box manufacturing company.

●Created turnaround strategy for Software Design and Implementation Company.

●Developed budget models and maintained budget to actual comparison and analysis.

●Prepared and developed client yearly and five year forecast.

●Developed company cost analysis on a per job basis.

●Created and prepared and audit work papers to support all balance sheet accounts.

●Maintained all general ledger transactions to ensure proper accounting.

Baker College, Allen Park, MI & Madonna University, Livonia, MI 2009 - 2011

Adjunct Professor

●Facilitated Managerial Accounting, Personal Finance and Math Essential curriculums for undergraduate curriculum @ Baker College. Facilitated Managerial Accounting - Madonna

●Tutored students in Managerial and Financial Accounting and in achieving objectives.

●Developed daily lesson plans and advised students in matters related to academics.

Automation Alley, Troy, MI 2008 - 2009


Automation Alley is a non-profit organization that drives growth and economic development through a collaborative culture that focuses on workforce and business development initiatives.

●Prepared monthly and annual financials, closings, account analysis, accruals and reconciliation and balance sheet accounts.

●Prepared audit work papers to support all balance sheet accounts.

●Developed, prepared and reported budget to actual results to internal management and Board of Directors on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

●Developed and maintained financial analysis reports that aid in effective planning and performance evaluations.

●Monitored and managed departmental financial results to achieve company objectives.

●Investigate budget variances and provided recommendations for improvement.

●Maintained and updated accounting processes and procedures.

Liberty Services Corporation, Detroit, MI 2002 - 2008

Accounting Manager

Privately held minority owned funeral home businesses.

Responsible for all accounting for 18 locations, including general ledger, intercompany reconciliations

& Consolidated Financial Statements

Managed and mentored 3 accounting staff.

Walsh College and University of Michigan (Part Time) 2001 – 2005

Adjunct Instructor (Financial and Managerial Accounting)

●Facilitated Financial and Managerial Accounting at graduate and undergraduate levels.

RapportNet, Dearborn, MI 1999 - 2001


Privately owned Internet Company providing highly privatized and protected internet access.

●Developed and initiated all general ledger and financial statement setup and maintenance.

●Successfully completed audit with Price Waterhouse Coopers without audit adjustments.

●Managed and controlled biweekly payroll and benefits administration for 30 employees.

●Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger

Active Tool, Assistant Controller 1989 – 1999

Active Homes and Development, Roseville, MI

Accounting Manager

●General and managerial accounting for multiple divisions of Active Tool & Manufacturing.

●Developed and Implemented Activity Based Costing for newly built plant- Active Metalforming.

●Supervised 4 accounting staff – Accounts Payable/Receivable, Payroll and General Ledger.

●Co-wrote the cost estimating package to coincide with Activity Based Costing module used for tracking labor and overhead to specific products.

●Analysis on material prices and efficiency variances.

●Trained and worked closely with cost estimating department.

●Facilitated physical inventories and scrap analysis.

●Prepared personal and real property tax reporting.

●Consolidated Financial Statements for multiple locations (5)

Deloitte and Touche, Detroit, MI 1986 - 1988

CPA/Senior Auditor / Auditor / Intern 1984 - 1985

Major international accounting and consulting firm.


Former Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Michigan

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Wayne State University

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Central Michigan University

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