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Accountant Staff, Payroll Manager, Account Manager, Payroll Specialist

Kernersville, NC
September 21, 2018

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Marie Rosemonde McKee

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Kernersville, NC 27284



Accounting Professional with over 10 years expertise in manufacturing, accounts payable, payroll, account receivable, general ledger, sales and use tax. Team oriented with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficient in Lawson, Solomon, ADP, Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Peachtree, PeopleSoft, Kronos and Pro-tyme

Work History

Account Manager

Fashion CT

Privately held; 5,000 + employees; Financial Services and Retail Industry



Completed store operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

Maintained store staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

Maintained store staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

Achieved financial objectives by preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

Identified current and future customer requirements by establishing rapport with potential and actual customers and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

Ensured availability of merchandise and services by approving contracts; maintaining inventories.

Formulated pricing policies by reviewing merchandising activities; determining additional needed sales promotion; authorizing clearance sales; studying trends.

Markets merchandise by studying advertising, sales promotion, and display plans; analyzing operating and financial statements for profitability ratios.

Secured merchandise by implementing security systems and measures.

Protected employees and customers by providing a safe and clean store environment.

Maintained the stability and reputation of the store by complying with legal requirements.

Determined marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements and departmental sales records.

Maintained professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Maintained operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures.

Contributed to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Public Company; 10,001 + employees; Financial Services Industries; HVAC Production Industry

Accounting Manager

Winston-Salem, NC, 2015

Accounting Manager

Logan HVAC

Obtained and maintained financial reporting and general ledger structure.

Ensured an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.

Ensured the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.

Assisted the Controller in the daily banking requirements.

Ensured the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions.

Ensured the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner.

Supported budget and forecasting activities.

Collaborated with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.

Monitored and analyzed department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Advised staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.

Responded to inquiries from the Director of Finance, Controller, and other finance and firm wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.

Worked with the Controller to ensure a clean and timely year end audit.

Supervised the general ledger group to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.

Assisted in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.

Provided training to new and existing staff as needed.

Handled personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.

Worked with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitored and advised on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.

Supported Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements.

HR/Payroll Specialist

Golden Corral Corporation

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Financial Services industry

Raleigh, NC, 2012 –2013

Verified payroll edits for insurance, garnishments and other withholdings for accuracy.

Timely maintenance of the payroll system including salary changes, transfers, terminations, new hires, rehires and deduction modifications, review of status change report.

Prepared payroll hand checks for manual and online payrolls & maintenance of log book including deposits, stop payments, adjustments, calculation of checks, coordination with accounting, etc.

Coordinated with other departments and field personnel to provide payroll information and responses to questions

Assisted with the reconciliation and maintenance of payroll accounts in the general ledger.

Assisted with applications for payroll accounts and electronic transfer requests as required by outside jurisdictions.

Special Projects and other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Assisted with the calculation of benefit inclusions including automobile, excess life insurance, moving expense, vacation, etc.

Coordinated of wage verifications, stop payments, voids and garnishments, direct deposit applications.

ConAgra Foods

Public Company; 10,001 + employees; CAG; Food Production Industry

HR Generalist/ Paralegal

Garner, NC, 2009-2011

Processed payroll for more than 900 Con Agra employees.

Responsible for all human resource activities to include employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, and training and development.

Design and conduct new employee orientations.

Administer and explain benefits to employees, serve as liaison between employees and insurance carriers.

Work with union representative to resolve labor relation issues.

Develop and recommend operating policy and procedural improvements.

Perform specific research/investigation into operational issues, as requested.

Provide guidance to employees in the adherence to company policies, procedures, and programs.

Provide expert advice to employees on a wide range of human resources issues.

Provide leadership and guidance for all domestic HR representatives.

Ability to multi-task in an unpredictable and demanding environment.

Assisted in the development and consistent execution of HR policies, procedures, and practices

Partnered with HR Manager to develop strategic plan to drive HR initiatives to completion

Managed Labor Relations activities to include administering and tracking discipline and managing grievances through negotiating with union rep, application of structure, and proper documentation

Developed and deployed New Hire On-boarding process to ensure the use of consistent methodologies for all new hires

Administered and managed all ADA claims

Developed policies and led communication efforts to support new shift configuration

Managed HR assistants and oversaw payroll functions to provide structure and ensure efficient processing of payroll

Provided career planning and development counseling to management and associates

Conducted weekly Behavioral Safety Audits to assist Safety Manager in driving a safe culture within the plant

Led Talent Management activities to include recruiting, interviewing, and placing qualified applicants

Investigated and took action on all unemployment compensation claims

Other duties as assigned

EK Williams & Co.

Privately Held; 100-350 employees; Financial Services industry

HR Generalist/Payroll Specialist

Silver Spring, MD, 1994-2009

Provided coaching and counsel to 250 employees at all levels in various aspects of the HR function to support ongoing business objectives and goals

Monthly reporting and analysis of key HR metrics for division level review

Assisted in the development, implementation, and administration of HR policies and programs to support the plant's business objectives

Provided career planning and development counseling to management and associates

Deployed and managed comprehensive performance system to improve individual and team performance

Benchmarked jobs and participate in salary surveys; perform market competitive analysis

Assisted in the management of compensation including merit proposals and offer letters

Managed and monitored contingent workforce through Bartech system to ensure timely placement

Conducted New Hire Orientation, interviews, terminations

Developed and deployed New Hire On-boarding process (reduction in time to fill 15 days)

Responsible for various administrative and analytical projects utilizing Oracle and HRIS systems

Maintained accuracy of HRIS through annual data integrity audits

Conducted and evaluated the effectiveness of annual employee training requirements

Prepared Affirmative Action plan, related reports, and documents

Championed Employee Survey Action Plan to drive improvement in survey scores

Led Annual Activities team to promote employee satisfaction and well-being

Maintained, prepared and processed payroll weekly and bi-weekly for more than 250 organizations.

Supervised all aspects of data generated through payroll to assure compliance to interal procedures.

Recommended and assisted in the development, implementation, and revision of payroll related accounting policies and procedures.

Supervised, trained, and coordinated the development of employees; monitored their work performance for accuracy and completeness.

Resolved payroll issues with employees.

Conducted training programs on individual and group level(s) to employees and administrative staff on payroll policies, procedures, and time reporting practices.

Reconciled and resolved discrepancies for payroll related general ledger accounts.

Audited employee timesheets for hours worked and accuracy.

Reviewed, calculated and processes employee timesheets, severance, commissions, sick and PTO requests.

Prepared financial reports for regulatory reporting.

Prepared audit work papers to assist external auditors.

National Center for Housing Management

Privately Held; 50-150 employees; Financial Services industry

Accountant Staff

Washington, DC, 1990-1994

Established and maintained the chart of accounts.

Reconciled bank statements, general ledger accounts and the preparation/entry of journal entries for accruals and adjustments.

Generated month end financial statements.

Reconciled vendor statements and general ledger payable accounts.

Maintained fixed asset listings.

Responsible for general ledger, account payable and receivable.

Processed payroll for permanent employees.

Confirmed the accuracy of employee expense reimbursement requests with supporting documentation and proper general ledger allocation.

Supervised, trained, and evaluated performance of a three person staff.

Responsible for recruiting, hiring, record maintenance, and salary administration for remaining staff.


Bachelor in Accounting and Paralegal Studies, October 2008, Magna Cum Laude

Kaplan University, Dallas, TX

President’s list of outstanding students

G.P.A. 3.96/4.0

Fluent in English and French

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