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Accounting Manager

Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
February 07, 2018

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LeAnne Blake

Peabody, MA 781-***-****

Cost Accountant – Financial Analyst

Highly skilled financial professional with expertise in leading teams to achieve business success and profitability.

Accomplished senior level financial professional with extensive experience in corporate financial operations, accounting, analysis and financial management. Expertise in cost accounting, revenue reporting, financial analysis, forecasting, planning, compliance COGS highlights include at the US MINT for 3 years as Cost Accountant configured their first complex federal fund accounting and Cost accounting. This was 95% accurate when they turned their data collection system on, on the shop floor. For Raw Material WIP and Finished Goods accounts as well as Run labor variance and Run Rate variance as well as material variance used a top down from the balance sheet to configure their first fund accounting. This was 95% accurate when they turned their data collection system, on, on the shop floor. 2 years in production ran their closing for them and guided their cost accountants to reconcile and close like a fortune 200 and their shop floor mangers to use their reports to drive results

Capable of providing sound guidance to guide effective business decisions. Expert knowledge of principles, procedures, and practices of financial transactions for a broad range of industries. Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. Proven ability to successfully transition strategy into action, resulting in measurable achievements. Skilled in professional accounting software and emerging technologies.


Business Financial Management

Cost Accounting

Forecasting, Revenue Modelling

GAAP Procedures

Accounts Payable/Receivable

Process Improvements

Fortune 200 Financial Reporting

Fixed Assets; Capital Budget

ROI Strategies

Staff Training & Leadership

Effective Cost Savings Initiatives

P & L Leadership


BS, Corporate Finance and Economics

University of Maryland

Professional Experience

H&R Block, Lynn MA

Client service professional December 2017 – January 2018

Schedule appointments, meetings with Tax preparers Ability to work with highly confidential information Ability to exercise independent judgment with an enthusiastic, self-motivated, problem-solving approach

Key Accomplishments:

Process cash, credit card on point of sale (POS) cash register Block Pay

Includes scanning check processing checks processing credit cards and gift cards and debit card and cash payments

Ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders and achieve results using a collaborative style

The Knowledge Academy, Boston, MA

MS Project Consultant and Trainer, April 2015 - September 2017

Create and conduct effective trainings for a UK based company in learning and utilizing business enhancing programs, including MS Project 2010, Intermediate MS Project 2010, Advanced MS, and how to import and export data to MS excel using Pivot tables. Determine company-specific needs and tailor learning sessions to include use of the matrix reports for tracking cost and initiating and coordinating plans with various stakeholders.

Key Accomplishments:

Developed and orchestrated project schedules and resource plans to clearly define and deliver objectives.

Trained the industry sector clinical trials in facilitating productive communication between internal and external resources

Aggressively learned the material of a complex, 240-page course in one week, then successfully taught the course.


Owner and Strategist, September 2001 – Current

Developed analysis-based, financial and accounting improvement strategies for multiple companies while involving strategic top down accounting services including financial reporting, international currency, federal and local tax, and cash flow, AR, AP and GL and chart of Accounts. Utilized hands-on Fortune 200 accounting procedures for journal entries, General Ledger BS reconciliations, accounting schedules, GL accounting, accruals accounting, prepaid accounting, intercompany processes and elimination, AR/AP accounting and revaluation, cash application, fixed assets accounting & roll forward, intangible assets, inventory and reserves accounting.

2018 - Apple application development for the area of real estate Jan 2018 and assessing whether this should be done using apple app templates or 3rd party developing companies. Presented this to 3rd party team to assess feasibility and awaiting their assessment. .

Key Accomplishments:

ITIL developed a unique accounting and performance model for ROI analysis for this strategic project, using ITIL/FEA, (IE SOA cost recoveries, service oriented architecture) framework for best practice approaches and for financial reporting, OMB – Circ A-123 FMFIA for financial control, GAAP.

Very new strategic initiative to align IT services, with lines of business, and use economies of scale across agencies, lowering the cost of stovepipe systems usually very ineffective.

used a Boolean logic formula in MS Excel and took their two week closing to 3 days

Developed a program to show the users where the errors where until their out of balance condition could be eliminated monthly so they could adhere to their federal government compliances.

Developed contract line item verification for this, firm-fix-price, (FFP) project to include the use of vendor bundle pricing for SOC and NOC costs compared to SCID cost codes from the contract.

Developed methods per the contract to receive credits for overages above 3.5 hours

Developed methods to dispute billing line items per the contract through DAR (Accounting and contracts person within the Federal Government, back to the Vendor and receive credit on the invoices as a result.

Financial Reporting, for WAN Telecom billing to support their FMFIA – 123 compliances...

As Accountant and owner for this Real estate based company

Banking AR and CC processing, increased cash flow of deposits from three days to immediate use and lowered CC charges by 75% through innovative, cutting edge CC.

Developed a Credit Card processing and Accounts Receivable system for Second Home Service to process over $78k in Accounts Receivable rental receipts (YTD) 2012 using SAGE.

Improved AP Process by streamlining invoice payment and document procedures.

Mitigated issues with AP Vendors using Quicken to automatically download details from CC vendors and banks and create financials.

Researched and implemented internet pricing to devise cash flow projections and support revised internet web positioning pricing and annual contracts.

Developed a state of the art website using HTML and implemented marketing campaign.

SOA ERP GLOBAL 30 Agency Oracle 11i Hands on to oracle 11i B2R and Cost accounting, and bridge the GAP between Managerial Cost #4 (LOB) lines of business and GL reporting,

Gathered requirements for training, then developed and presented a custom presentation to the SME has and Prime, documenting the integration between the applications and created top down old oracle and new oracle names for each application to locate features that are new such as Earned value.

Used financial reporting and use financial analysis and compliance expertise with highly diverse Cost and General ledger, to documented examples of the 4 cost accounting types including CIP and ABC, job cost, lines of business LOB, WIP using 8 years hands on cost and GL, and reconciling at the highest level (at US MINT) .

Looked for areas for them to maintain data integrity such as hours entered.

Additional experience as USAID Project Manager, AMERICAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (AMS), April 2000 - February 2001; Industry Manager, ORACLE, January 1996 – March 2000; Accountant, ORGANIZATION of the AMERICAN STATES (GS/OAS), October 1997 - February 1999; Manager Financial Services & Cost Accountant, and Cost Accounting Lead, COMPUTER ASSOCIATES, April 1988 - January 1996; and Manager Financial Reporting, Financial Analyst International Zurich and Systems Accountant, USA TODAY, March 1984 - March 1988

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