Michael I. Myers, CPA
**** **** ******* *****, *********, MD 20850
301-***-**** / email@example.com
Versatile and performance driven CPA with experience overseeing accounting and technological solution to a variety of companies including the largest hotel chain in the world, one of the largest management consulting companies in the world and a rapidly growing produce distributor. Demonstrated success in implementing creative solutions to complex challenges. Strategic problem solver with expertise managing accounting departments, operations, staffs, budgets and technology, including direct responsibility for forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning.
Expert level communication skills including presentation, business case development and persuasive recommendations to senior executives and stakeholders to influence the development of company-wide policies, vendor selection, process improvements and creation of innovative solutions for key internal and client challenges. Successful and respected leader with demonstrated abilities in team building and effective collaboration with cross-functional teams. Computer Proficiencies: Famous ERP, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, Quickbooks, Microsoft Project, Excel, Word & Access
Key Areas of Expertise:
■ Financial Analysis & Reporting ■ Senior Executive Liaison ■ Enterprise Data Integration ■ GAAP
■ Tax Planning and Analysis ■ Cash Flow Analysis & Projections ■ Financial Statement Presentation
■ Strategic Business Planning ■ Business Process Improvement ■ Client Relationship Management
■ IT Project Management ■ Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Financial and Project Leadership Highlights:
■ Assumed responsibility for company’s vital Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to integrate all business functions.
■ Prepared and presented monthly financial statements to owners highlighting successes and opportunities for growth.
■ Led the company’s first-ever audit resulting in 100% compliance.
■ Developed a dynamic Ad Hoc Report Writer that saved $1M+ and was replicated across five additional corporate units.
■ Created synchronized data warehouse that was utilized across the corporation for expanded reporting capabilities.
■ Eliminated $1M+/year in paper printing and mailing costs through the introduction of a Self Service Portal for 120K users.
■ Collaborated with lease accounting team and external developers to create a Lease Accounting System to automate the process of paying Marriott leases.
■ Oversaw development of stock awards and option journal entry application that generated $300M+ annual accounting entries.
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Pete Pappas and Sons, Jessup, MD (3/2016 – 6/2018)
Charged with oversight for monthly financial statements generation; performed trend analysis, explanations of variances and recommendations for improvements. Lead and maintain the companies Famous Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Accountable for the performance and accuracy of transactional accounts. Establish and maintain comprehensive accounting controls and efficient procedures. Cultivate relationships with bankers to improve financing terms as well as return on cash deposited with the bank. Prepare cash flow analysis to determine best utilization of cash. Manage the financial planning forecast and budgeting process and their continued development.
Re-organized accounting department which had been absent leadership for more than three months. Closed books and prepared financial statements in a timely manner.
Presented monthly financial statements to ownership identifying variances. Unlocked company’s data displaying sales and margin trends of each customer and commodity, highlighting variances.
Served as point person for a first-ever audit for FY 2015, providing accounting justification for a range of transactions. Efforts resulted in a 100% clean audit.
Selected to lead and implement the Famous Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which integrates all business functions including purchasing, AP/AR, inventory, sales and shipping.
Researched, selected and implemented new scanning software to reduce time involved in identifying deliveries and assist in automating scans placement into the correct directory. Efforts have saved over an hour daily of non-value added work per site.
Instituted weekly documentation procedures to better identify AR invoice underpayment and reduce the percentage of invoices previously written off.
Marriott International, Inc. Bethesda, MD (6/1990 –3/2016)
Senior Director Information Systems (through Accenture) (9/2013 – 3/2016)
Served as Accenture associate charged with the development and support of Marriott distributed payroll and human resource applications engaging both Accenture and Marriott associates after the transfer of Marriott business solutions to Accenture in 2013. Utilized a network of Marriott connections to initiate, acquire and lead new projects increasing revenue and profitability for Accenture. Leadership responsibilities included conference calls and managing software implementation and product support with service providers in India, Philippines, Buenos Aires and Guatemala.
Senior Director of Corporate Accounting Services: Distributed Systems (6/1990 – 9/2013)
Led the development, testing, and deployment of Accounting, HR and Payroll solutions across multiple departments to integrate and streamline core operations and deliver long-term cost savings. Cultivated close working relationships with outside consulting companies for more than a decade to deliver superior technical solutions. Provided group services to a large network of customers to automate and solve their business challenges to deliver solutions on time, at budget and with high customer approval. Worked closely with senior executives and vital stakeholders.
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Professional Experience Cont.
Marriott International, Inc.: Cont., Bethesda, MD (6/1990 – 3/2016)
Senior Director of Corporate Accounting Services: Distributed Systems: Cont. (6/1990 – 9/2013)
Notable Contributions and Solutions:
Directed the development of Ad Hoc Report Writer, a web-based reporting tool for dynamic querying HR and financial corporate data that saved in excess of $1M by eliminating developer costs and centralizing data. Program was cloned and deployed across five additional departments.
Met all strict deadlines to institute improvements to stock accounting systems and strategically manage stock expenses.
Championed the design and launch of the Associate Self Service Portal providing 120K+ Associates with the ability to access pay stubs and W-2s as well as enroll, modify or cancel direct deposits. On launch, the portal became the most utilized associate application (4.4M annual pay stub retrievals), eliminating printing and mailing costs and significantly contributing to the company’s ‘go green’ initiatives.
Initiated and led all efforts to create a corporate data warehouse synchronized with the mainframe company database and PeopleSoft HR to effectively capture and integrate key employee, payroll and financial data into a centralized repository for ad-hoc reporting. The new initiative led to expansive utilization of the enterprise-wide data for financial reporting, HR reporting, self-service, turnover reporting, stock accounting and diversity reporting.
Designed, managed and worked with developers, finance and accounting, internal audit and senior management to create a Marriott International Lease Accounting System application to automate process of paying Marriott leases as well as creating accounting entries and accounts payable uploads for leases. Definitions ranged from being simple to complex with escalation clauses, percentage of sales, annual increases, etc.
Senior Financial Analyst, Ringling Bros., Vienna, VA (1988 – 1990)
Senior Staff Accountant, Lorenz & Lorenz CPA’s, Bethesda, MD (1984 – 1988)
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Certified Public Accountant
Certified ITIL Foundations V3
References – Available upon Request