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Accounting Manager Accounts Payable

Zelienople, Pennsylvania, 16063, United States
February 23, 2018

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Highly energetic Accounting Manager with hands-on experience in all aspects of finance and accounting. Analyzer who strives for continued improvement and growth within an organization. Effective at training and managing employees by creating a positive work environment and treating others fairly and with dignity. Proven track record in improving processes by working with IT and implementing new solutions. Respected by a wide range of functional groups including operations, human resources, and technology.

Implemented new procedures to decrease sales tax audit risk.

Automated a cash application system that increased productivity 80%.

Increased revenue 8% by developing a new business platform for international transactions.




Financial Planning & Analysis

Business Stakeholder

User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

Acquisitions and Mergers

Strategic Planning

Process Improvement

Business Development

Project Management

Manage P&L

Dynamics Great Plains


PeopleSoft Financials and Payroll

ADP Payroll for Windows and HRizon

Campus 2000

MAS 90 Accounting Software

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Work, Microsoft Powerpoint


Six Sigma




Greater Pittsburgh Area

Senior Accounting Manager 4/08 to 12/17

Lead a team of six accounting professionals; prepare financial statements, MD&A, reconcile balance sheet accounts, file multi-state sales tax returns; responsible for month-end closing procedures; review and finalize seller payments as a bank signor; financial analysis of revenue and expenses; develop and implement policies and procedures; lead entire accounting function for our UK division.

Generate reports from Great Plains software and compile into a format to provide to corporate for Oracle upload; prepare commission calculations and various scheduled & ad-hoc reports to customers, managers, and colleagues; conduct performance management reviews, hiring, training, coaching, and terminations.

Primary point of contact for Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, Canada invoicing and UK VAT requirements; POC for UK third party firm in preparing reports to HMRC; create reports using advanced Excel formulas and pivot tables; independently manage UK audit with no material adjustments; regularly support US audit requests with team.

Information Technology Stakeholder

Assist IT in product development gathering requirements, defining “As Of” and “To Be” processes, design, and implementation for system integrations to support business growth.

Sole business stakeholder responsible for defining user acceptance criteria, driving extensive UAT sessions from business perspective, and supporting post production testing to ensure function as expected for strategic product roadmap.

Participate in ongoing production rollouts including creating a Euro Solution for which I traveled to Netherlands and worked on defining product requirements for multi-language system, taxation requirements, including short & long-term solutions. Assisted in the development of a Canada Solution for our customers through collaboration with IT to define business requirements, taxation requirements, UAT, post production testing, implementation, and user training. Assisted in a technical project in which I was the Great Plains subject matter expert working with corporate Oracle team on defining requirements and integrating Great Plains with Oracle.


Pittsburgh, PA

Accounting Manager 12/00 to 4/08

Responsible for month-end and year-end closing within a tight deadline; developed forecast models for revenue; managed full functional accounting including general journal entries, month-end procedures, and balance sheet account reconciliation; P&L, budget, and forecast preparation; generated variance analysis; managed payroll for 200+ employees.

Supervised Accounts Payable function and File Room Clerk

Worked closely with Director of Accounting, VP of Finance, President, and Director of Human Resources

Promoted to position from Senior Accountant


Pittsburgh, PA

Junior Accountant 12/99 to 12/00

Analyzed monthly general ledger activity while maintaining an appropriate audit trail; assisted with month-end and year-end closing functions; reconciled bank statements for three legal entities; prepared and recorded bank deposits; processed semi-monthly payroll; processed payment requests for payroll taxes, 401(k) and pension contributions, insurance, and other benefits; processed accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Promoted to position from Accounting Clerk


Pittsburgh, PA

Accounts Payable Clerk 10/98 - 12/99

Entered AP invoices and ran weekly checks for vendors; balanced bank statement

Promoted to position from Accounts Receivable after six months of employment


Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Associate, Accounting, ICM School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA

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