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Accounts Payable Accounting Manager

Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
February 16, 2018

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William F. Graney

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Westmont, IL 60559


A “big picture” professional with strong analytical, planning and communication skills, has learned communication and teamwork

are the keys to success.

Career Objective: An accounting position offering increasing responsibility and career advancement.


Marshall Pierce and Compay Controller

Chicago, Il. July 2016 to November 2016

Full charge of all accounting functions for a family – owned retail operation specializing in

upscale jewelry.

Responsibilites included cash management, financial statement preparation monitoring accounts receivable and processing acccounts payable.

Grane Transportation Corporation Accountant

Chicago, IL Jan., 2014 – May, 2016

Obtained EFT entries from customers and circulated on a daily basis to key employees..

Performed monthly bank reconciliations for twelve bank accounts, assisted in preparation of monthly financial reports.

Performed monthly profitability analysis for four remote locations along with analysis of key accounts and ratios related to applicable industry standards.

Primary contact with C.P.A. Firm for year-end audit, tax return preparations and loan schedule maintenance and presentation.

Silbrico Corporation Accounting Manager

Hodgkins, IL April, 2007 – October, 2013

Successfully handled regulatory reporting in the areas of Sales and Use Tax, Agriculture and Transportation.

Prepared balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position.

Supervised staff of three in the following functions:

Customer billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and other general accounting functions.

State of New York Tax Auditor II

Des Plaines, IL September 2002 - March 2007

Scheduled, conducted and completed sales and use tax audits on Fortune 500 companies, Officed in Des Plaines, IL, traveled throughout the United States (50% required). Became very familiar with laws governing sales tax and the concept of use tax.

Arlington Hospitality Accounting Manager

Arlington Heights, IL September 1998 - September 2002

Responsible for the cash management of ninety motels. Other responsibilities included recording transactions, opening and closing checking and interest bearing accounts as necessary. Developed a system allowing separate programs to interface, eliminating entry of the same information repetitively. This allowed time to more effectively manage cash.Directs upervision of senior accountant and three clerical employees in the accounts payable department. Authorized the release of checks on a vendor sensitive and cash available basis.

Dollar Rent-A-Car Controller

Eastern Region February 1990 - September 1998

Responsible for the compilation and review of all the financial information for 26 cities. Developed, implemented and monitored internal control systems for inventory, cash, accounts payable and revenue. .Prepared anual budgets and monthly forecasts. Implemented internal controls and standardized access control for a new “point-of-sale” computer system used company-wide..

Avis Automobile Rental Controller

New York Area February 1983 - February 1990

Executed daily operations of internal controls over a fleet of in excess of ten thousand cars involving acquisition, recording (internal and legal) and disposition, in addition to the implementation and maintenance of internal controls for over twenty rental locations.

Insured accuracy of financial information for nine “profit centers” in the automobile rental industry and two automobile parking locations.

Supervised four professional employees who managed departments ranging from automobile accounting to security employing twenty four clerical employees.

Hertz Corporation Auditor

New York, NY July 1978 - January 1983

Began my professional career with Hertz Corporation as an Internal Auditor and through a series of promotions rose to the position of Controller, Midwest Zone Automobile Rental Division.

Initially conducted audits for management to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of financial records and efficiency of operations in three major divisions.

EDUCATION: Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL

Bachelor of Science, Accountancy 1978

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