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Accounting Sales

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
March 01, 2018

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Carol A. O’Connor Mobile: 404-***-****


What sets me apart? I am very experienced, high-energy and young at heart! I love to work!


Fifteen-plus years of experience with high-volume restaurant groups, franchise groups and catering services, demonstrating a consistent record of impacting profit performance throughout tenure.

Instrumental in reducing overhead and contributing to operational goals and personnel relations.

Strengths include staff management, G/L accountability, GAAP-compliance and due diligence, custom financial statements design, financial analysis, budgeting, cash management, and internal and external financial reporting and audit.

Prior experience in public accounting and hotel industry.


Microsoft Certification: Excel and Word

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Great Plains, Sage 100 and Sage AccPac, FRx, Business Intelligence


Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting 2007

Masters of Professional Accountancy – Georgia State (Aug 2017)

**Will be ready to sit for CPA exam

Career History

Assistant Controller, Fifth Group Restaurants, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Jan 2015 – Jan 2018

Responsible for daily management of accounting department – supervising staff of four.

Accountability for financial integrity for all related entities.

Director of Finance & Administration/Controller, QS America, LLC, Atlanta, GA

Sep 2007-Aug 2014

Responsible for all accounting functions for a multi-unit, multi-state restaurant and franchise group – 50+ franchise stores and full service restaurant.

Reported directly to CEO and business partners. Hired, trained, and supervised a staff of seven.

Developed annual budgets, cash forecasting and all financial reporting.

Taxes and licensing, business risk and workers comp insurance, employee benefits administration.

Managed I/T support and administered Small Business Exchange server.

Interfaced with creditors, bankers, accountants and auditors.

Directly impacted bottom-line profit


Senior Accountant, Metrotainment Cafes, Atlanta, GA

Jan 2004–Aug 2007 – part-time while returning to GA State to complete undergraduate degree

Responsible for period-end reporting for 11 locations that generate annual sales in excess of $25m.

Accountability included timely and accurate P&L’s with coordination of accounting department reporting deadlines, financial management of gift and loyalty card program, multiple bank account reconciliations, A/R and G/L account audits, intercompany transfers and recurring and adjusting journal entries.

Controller, Fifth Group Restaurants, Atlanta, GA

1999-May 2003

Managed financial and accounting functions for restaurant and catering group generating annual sales in excess of $12m.

Accountability extended to timely and accurate financial statements, profit/cash flow analysis, and cash management.

Development of budgets, revenue and expense forecasting, and tax planning. Management of departmental operations.

Taxes and Licensing, Business Risk and Workers Comp Insurance, Employee Benefits administration.

Hired, trained and developed staff of four.

As management team member, participated in strategic business planning.

Corporate interface with creditors, lenders and auditors, including CPA, bankers, attorneys, IRS, and tax assessors. Reported directly to CFO. Promoted from Asst. Controller in 2001.

MIS Systems Administrator: administrated and maintained all internal MIS functions, including network servers and workstations, hosted e-mail and website domains, managed and maintained POS systems, internet and telephone voice-mail

Prepared all historical and pro forma financial reporting for Private Offering Memorandum.

Corporate Controller, Metrotainment Cafes, Atlanta, GA


Financial and accounting functions for restaurant group generating annual sales in excess of $10m.

Accountability extended to financial statements, all internal and external reporting.

Corporate interface with lenders and professional contacts.

Reported directly to CEO.

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