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Accounting Manager

Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Posted:
February 12, 2018

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LAVONN E MARIE ANDERSON

L OS A NG ELES, C A *****

323.84 1 .8278 LAVONNE @2 BE D E TE R MI N E D.COM PROFILE SUMMARY

Financial Executive with extensive background in the financial direction and process improvement of multi- million dollar organizations. Skilled in auditing and compliance, financial reporting. Successful track record of collections, revenue growth methodologies, strategic marketing, and technological advancement. Recognized for collaborating effectively on the creation and development of common sets of project management processes, guidelines, and templates. A results-oriented leader committed to motivating teams to perform at high levels in complex environments.

Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Apollo, ADS, MAX, PARS, Sabre, Peach-Tree Accounting, Quick-Books, Quicken, EDI, Wang, AIM, Extra, People-Soft, Oracle, Marketron, Wicks Broadcast/Delta Flex, Oracle, SAP, Timberline, TravCom P ROFESSIONAL E X P ERIENCE

Altour Int’l, Los Angeles 2013-Present

Production Accountant

As Production Accountant it is my responsibility to work with the Entertainment Travel Department in servicing the film, television and music industry clients from concept to completion of a production. I work well in stressful situations and I am able to balance a high volume of work.

•Maintain and manage accounts receivables for ALL productions (Film, TV & Music).

•Maintain and manage production accounts receivables for Independent Contractors.

•Prepare and distribute billing to all productions on a weekly basis ensuring accuracy (proper address, division numbers, TA/PO numbers etc.).

•Respond to all communication relating to account activity and invoicing as requested by production.

•Review and reconcile production American Express Card statements, prepare monthly general ledger postings.

•Review and reconcile credit expenses incurred by Altour to generate correct client charge backs.

•Prepare monthly general ledger postings for London intercompany receivables.

•Review and code expense reports for Altour West Coast offices.

•Maintain and manage collection of Production Hotel Commission payments owed to Altour. CAST & CREW ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES., Burbank CA 2012-2012 Sr. Staff Accountant (Contract)

As the Sr. Accountant I am tasked with report preparation, ledger maintenance, and preparation of audit schedules.

• Prepared Fiscal Year 2012 General Ledger/Sub-ledger Reconciliations (12 Months of Reconciliations processed in (5) days) for (3) separate divisions of the company). All reconciliations were in preparation of an upcoming audit.

• Prepared Sub-ledger Reconciliations that would tie the Aging Report to the General Ledger and Trial Balance Reports.

• Researched and advised of any variances found while preparing the above mentioned reconciliations.

L A V ONNE M ARIE A ND ER S O N 323-***-**** ~ ac4f2l@r.postjobfree.com P AGE Two P R OFESSIONAL E X P ERIENCE, C O N T I N U E

VEGAS BLOWS, INC., Los Angeles, CA 2012-2012

Production Accountant (On Location)

Direct all aspects of accounting, cost reporting, auditing and onsite location costs for an upcoming

$1.2M movie being filmed on location in Palm Springs, CA for the SyFy Channel.

• Handle the tasks of managing the day-today activities of all financial aspects financial strategic planning and cost tracking

• Perform responsibilities of processing invoices and purchase orders as well as audit expenses of credit card and bank statements

• Responsible for reviewing invoices to ensure accuracy and perform audit of petty cash MASON BUILDING COMPANY, INC., Las Vegas, NV 2008 – 2012 Sr. Accountant

Direct all aspects of accounting, project management, and financial planning and strategy for $180M construction management company, including implementation of internal financial controls and corporate structure.

•Ensure that accounting policies and procedures are maintained and followed and essential systems are available to warrant adequate accounting controls and services.

• Generate annual budgets and analyzed monthly variances to improve efficiency.

• Prepare bi-weekly payroll for (80) employees that is outsourced to Paychex for final processing.

• Prepare 1099’s at end of year using Quick Books and Timberline for processing.

• Facilitate cash forecasting metrics reporting, providing analysis on costs and purchases as well as gross margin analysis.

• Collaborate with tax professionals to prepare corporate tax returns and annual financial statements.

• Interface with senior management regarding development of long-term business plans and continued organizational stability.

Key Accomplishment:

Created Finance & Accounting Department from concept stage; implemented improvements to AP/AR functions that increased billing payment rates and ultimate profitability. KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT, El Segundo, CA 2007 – 2008 Credit Analyst

Planned and maintained credit evaluations and research, including programs for collections and reconciliations.

• Analyzed past due accounts from aging reports, determining “hold status” based on payment history and submitting severely delinquent accounts to collection agency.

• Monitored trends and recommended corporate policy changes; guided multiple departments and credit staff regarding current credit and collections policies, including revenue recognition.

• Reviewed credit activities, ensuring clients adhered to existing policy guidelines and corrected deviations.

• Communicated unusual account situations to higher management. L A V ONNE M ARIE A ND ER S O N 323-***-**** ~ ac4f2l@r.postjobfree.com P AGE Three P ROFESSIONAL E X P ERICENCE, C O NTINUED

CBS RADIO, Los Angeles, CA 2001 – 2006

Market Credit Manager / Senior Credit Manager

Directed 6-member collection team tasked with credit investigations and evaluations for assigned portfolio of customer accounts.

• Analyzed all aspects of financial performance and provided recommendations for improvement; conducted Credit & Trade reference checks.

• Created financial reports, including Income Statement & Balance Sheets, from Subsidiary and General Ledgers through the Trial Balance.

• Directed and coordinated staff training and professional development; delivered hands-on training on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act compliance.

• Evaluated risk and control environments, including financial reporting risks, providing valuable guidance that contributed to the corporate investment decision-making process.

• Handled legal collection issues and maintained Credit Insurance policy and renewal.

• Collaborated on the design and implementation of Credit, Collection, and Account Receivable procedures.

• Coordinate financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements in collaboration with external auditors.

Key Accomplishments:

Recognized for successfully completing audits to 100% of compliance for KROQ-FM,, CBS’s largest radio station, satisfying all Sarbanes Oxley requirements and control measures.

Enhanced procedures that reduced DSO from more than 100 days to 60 days or less. P REVI OUS E X PE R I E N C E

Senior Revenue Analyst, TRIBUNE ENTERTAINMENT, Los Angeles, CA Staff Accountant, TRIMARK PICTURES, Santa Monica, CA Accounting Analyst I, AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL, Beverly Hills, CA Accounting Analyst, Accounts Receivable - Hoffman Travel, Beverly Hills CA



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