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Accounting Manager Administrative Assistant

Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
May 30, 2018

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Celeste K. Churchill

***** **** **** *********, ** 55044 612-***-****


Streamlined and automated the productivity reporting process, allowing information to be available more timely.

Analyzed financial data for comparison purposes to help control spending in the current year.

Created and implemented several process improvement projects (VBI, Lean Flow, Continuous Improvement).

Reduced the month-end close process from nine days to five days for a $1B company with 36 separate entities, by creating many new processes and standardizing work

Led the accounting staff through several major changes in the organization


HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, Minnesota 5/2004 – 1/2018

ACCOUNTING MANAGER 2/2010 – 1/2018

Audited and supervised four acute entities, Labs, Outpatient Services, 15 Clinics, Hospice, Home Care, a Medical Imaging Center, and a Transportation (ambulance) entity.

Supervised and led five direct reports and two indirect reports.

Managed the revenue recognition process through multiple channels including private and government payers in accordance with GAAP procedures.

Calculated and verified net revenue monthly for four acute entities, 15 Clinics, Outpatient, Hospice, Home Care, Transportation, and Medical Imaging.

Ensured accuracy of financial statements and statistics for a $1B company.

Oversaw and analyzed financials and General ledger for the enterprise.

Led the annual audit with Ernst & Young (2010-2014, 2018) and Baker Tilly (2015-2017)


Prepared Return on Investment schedules to compare five years of income and expenses, determining net present value and return on the initial investment.

Prepared Financial Statements, Forecasts and Budgets for review and analysis.

Managed productivity reporting and analysis.

Managed Horizon Business Insight as a system administrator.

Maintained cost accounting for four hospitals.

Built new Cost Accounting structure for software conversion (HPM).

Reviewed, analyzed and presented month end Profit and Loss statements for submission to senior management.

Managed statistics and Charge Master volume reporting including trend analysis and budget variances.

Prepared Action OI data submittal and reporting (Benchmarking).

Conducted classes quarterly on Horizon Business Insights navigation and content.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT 5/2004 – 6/2005

Prepared Financial Statements, Forecasts and Budgets for review and analysis.

Prepared monthly journal entries, expense analysis and account reconciliations.

Prepared monthly actual to budget comparison reports for submission to senior management.

Assisted external auditors in semi-annual inspections.

Interviewed, assisted in the selection of, and fully trained new employees, including my replacement.


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Buhler, Inc, Plymouth, MN 8/2003 – 1/2004


Managed a staff of three direct reports, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and cost accounting.

Managed and led the financial reporting, budgeting and accounting functions.

Purchased future foreign currency contracts.

Managed bank account and general ledger account reconciliations.

Clore Automotive, Eden Prairie, MN 12/2000 – 4/2003


Prepared full fixed asset accounting, including tax vs. income statement depreciation methods.

Prepared the financial reports, budgets and general ledger entries.

Implemented a new payroll system and trained employees.

Prepared all bank account reconciliations.

Executed physical inventory audits and performed full accounting functions for the adjustments.

Trained new employees in accounting.

Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 2/1999 – 12/2000


Managed a staff of two direct reports, including an accountant and administrative assistant.

Prepared financial statements and full fixed asset accounting for corporate reporting.

Prepared full budgets and forecasts including account analysis and leasing assumptions.

Prepared year-end reconciliations for HVAC, Real Estate Tax and Common Area Maintenance.

Wil-Rich, Wahpeton, ND 8/1995 – 2/1999


Assisted Controller in month-end financials, budgets, variance analysis.

Accounts Payable and Accounts receivable

Filed and updated USS filings to prefect security interest.

Worked as the Accounting Manager (as the position was vacant) for about 2 years.

Presented financials, budgets, and forecasts to the Owners (TIC United Corp).


Masters of Business Administration with a Health Care Administration emphasis, National American University, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1998

Associate of Arts in Accounting, Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1987

Microsoft Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint/Outlook * Global ISuite * ANSOS * Trendstar * Horizon Business Insight * Horizon Performance Manager * Spreadsheet Server * Epic*Infor/Lawson ERP

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