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Erie, Colorado, 80516, United States
February 20, 2018

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Dawn Palmisano **** S. Buttercup Circle, Frederick, CO 80516

Master’s Degree Accounting and Financial Management 303-***-****


Community Reach Center 7/17-12/17


Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts for multiple companies, properties and general accounts.

Reconcile general ledger accounts.

Resolve financial discrepancies by researching and analyzing account information, interfacing with staff for clarification. Make appropriate corrections and adjustments.

Prepare bank reconciliations for multiple accounts.

Weekly review of AP to ensure proper approvals and documentation.

Prepare monthly rent for multiple properties. Submit to Medicaid the appropriate charges for house rentals.

Ensure compliance with the provisions of grants and contracts relating to financial matters.

Report financial status of restricted contributions.

Track and expense monthly all prepaid contracts, licenses, and insurance.

Back-up for Purchasing.

City of Fort Lupton 2012-2017


Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts.

Reconcile general ledger accounts.

Prepare and enter manual and imported journal entries.

Create and distribute monthly financial statements to staff, council and other appropriate parties or agencies.

Determine payments, transfer funds to/from internal and external customers.

Prepare bank reconciliations for multiple accounts. Liaison with banks regarding any issues.

Track fixed assets, determine life of asset, CIP analysis.

Calculate and deposit 941, COWT and retirement fundings.

Prepare and pay sales taxes.

Import and review purchase card transactions.

Assist and advise Finance Director with budget calculations and documentation in coordinating the annual budget process; analyze expenditures to ensure proper classification; prepare schedules, charts and graphs to facilitate analysis.

Prepare supporting schedules for external auditors and respond to audit inquiries.

Audit contracts, purchase orders and vouchers for proper classification and authorization ensuring internal control structure is functioning.

Daily cash receipt balancing and deposits.

Process final water estimates and bills.

Balance accounts payable, cash receipting, payroll and accounts receivable ledgers.

Back-up for Accounts Payable and Payroll of 150 employees.

Mountainside Services, LLC, Frederick, CO 1995 to 2012

Owner of an entrepreneurial venture providing accounting and bookkeeping services

Pioneered client relationships with privately owned companies in various industries having annual revenues up to $13 Million. These required services varying from one time training sessions, quarterly visits to prepare payroll tax returns to twice or more per week to handle all accounting functions.

Provided services for firms in advertising and marketing; aircraft maintenance and repair; flight school; CPA; engineering; government contractor; high tech design and manufacturing; internet and mail order sales; lighting manufacturer; mortgage banking; physical therapy; physicians and medical offices; pharmaceutical development; photographers; publisher; publicity and artist promotion; rental property; retail and wholesale sales; software design; the trades, construction, roofing, cabinetry; travel agency.

Consulted with clients to determine needs and develop financial solutions ensuring foundations for optimal financial performance through creation of reporting and internal controls.

Functioned as Controller holding Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet responsibility, overseeing all financial duties (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, sales and cost accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and general accounting).

Charged with development and control of accounting systems, created and implemented company controller’s manuals defining accounting and financial policies, procedures and controls thereby improving timing and quality of financial reporting and reducing risk exposure. During this process restructured and redesigned General Ledger Chart of Accounts to accommodate existing and new business requirements and improve management reporting.

Transitioned manual financial processes to QuickBooks including General Ledger, Payroll, Profit and Loss, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Budgeting and Financial projections. Trained staff in procedures and use of software.

Monitored income and expenditures, prepared profitability analysis, evaluated trends, handled special projects, and created custom reporting.

Developed monthly internal financial reporting package including income statements, balance sheet, cash flow statements and inventory balances.

Provided financial information, analysis and support during acquisition and divestment of businesses.

Performed budget variance analysis.

Served as liaison between companies and CPA firms.

Reviewed and approved disbursements.

Created and maintained commissions reporting and calculations.


Keller Graduate School of Management

Master’s Accounting and Financial Management

Ursinus College

Bachelor of Arts Economics and Business Administration

Areas of Expertise / Skills

Accounting system design and maintenance

Accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger

Bank and ledger reconciliations

Business plans, budgets and forecasts

Financial statement preparation

Financial Analysis and reporting including profit and loss analysis, break-even and variance analysis


General accounting, business and personal bookkeeping

Job Costing

Management / Supervisory / Team Experience

Payroll processing and payroll tax return preparation

QuickBooks set-up, maintenance, training and troubleshooting

Sales tax set-up and return preparation

Windows, Caselle Connect (modular ERP accounting system), Microsoft Dynamics, Excel, Outlook, and Word

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