STACY M. RIGOS
Tampa, FL 570-***-**** email@example.com
Experienced Controller with a demonstrated history of working in the retail, construction and entertainment industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Problem Analysis, Microsoft Word & Excel, Account Reconciliations, P&Ls, GLs and MD&As. Strong accounting professional with a Masters focused in Business Administration and Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Ashford University. Results-driven and team-oriented leader whose accomplishments reflect superior business acumen, financial development skills, and a demonstrated commitment to organizational growth. Expert in analyzing existing operations and implementing effective systems, strategies, and processes to improve organizational performance and profitability. Created comprehensive business plans that demonstrated outstanding short-term and long-term ROI. I come with four outstanding references to include a CEO, COO and two Chairman of the Board.
Software Peachtree, Quicken, Paychex, QuickBooks, Netsuite, Tax Act, SAP, SRM, AS400, INTUIT, Sales Force,
Applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, Office Suites, Office Suite, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, MSI, TSW.
Experience In: Budgeting, Forecasting, General Ledger, P&L, Balance Sheet, Bank Reconciliation, Account Reconciliations, Fixed Assets (CAPEX), Auditing, Analyzing, Internal, Controls, Management, Variance Analysis, Collections, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Inventories, Operations, Human Resources (HR), Payroll, Cost of Goods Sold, Scheduling, Consolidated Spreadsheets, Adjusting Journal Entries, Accruals, Month End Close, Purchasing, Ordering, Sales & Use Tax, MD&A’s, Financial Statements, Purchasing Cards, Ageing’s, SOX Compliance, GAAP, Macros, Pivot Tables, V-Lookups, Policy Development, Annual External Tax Preparation, Preparation & Analysis of Consolidated Monthly Financial Statements, Posting, Statement of Cash Flows, Footnotes, Disclosures, General Ledger Entries, Trial Balances, Full Cycle Accounting, Multi Entity Accounting, Revenue Reporting, Client Billings, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Income Statement Reconciliations, Managing Processes, Intercompany Transactions, 1099s, Year End Accounting, Property Tax, Cash Management, Permits, Lien Wavers,, Allocations, Payroll, Garnishments, Payroll Taxes, Revenue Recognition, Benefit Administrator, GAAP, SEC, FEC, Cash Flow Monitoring
COASTAL STAFFING & ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL, Fort Myers, FL 2017-2018 OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER/NOTARY
Work with subcontractors/suppliers/homeowners to ensure paperwork is in order including contracts, NOCs, insurance certificates, lien releases, work orders and purchase orders - Track and process invoices for subcontractors and material providers; review invoices and change order requests against contract documents; code invoices to expense categories - Maintain draw spreadsheets; prepare monthly draws - Create and maintain a log to track homeowner material selections (ie. tiles, coping and equipment materials…), upgrades, and change orders - Enter expense data into QuickBooks and compare actual vs. budgeted project costs - Set up new employees; collect and summarize timesheets; coordinate with payroll company - Organize and track warranty and product information for homeowners - Assist with selection, research and ordering of construction materials - Prepare and update a phone/contact list for subcontractors and material suppliers - Answer phones; copy, scan, fax and file and notarize documents; greet and direct visitors. - Keep office stocked with office supplies (ie. paper, toner, furniture…); post required permit items at the jobsite; manage other clerical/office staff. Run check runs, bank reconciliations, notarize documents, hire staff, collect and deposit draws; work closely with clients to ensure communication between the project and the client to keep them up to date. Schedule and manage inspections.
AMUSEMENT MANAGEMENT PARTNERS LLC, Jacksonville, FL 2014-2017 CONTROLLER/DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
We were an Amusement Park Management company that held contracts for one amusement park the size of Universal Studios (Publicly Traded), as well as four amusement centers the size of Dave and Busters inside with the addition of outside rides across the US. Responsibilities included managing a $1.5 Billion Dollar Budget that did not include the 3% Capital Expenditure Budget. I was fully responsible for guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures. Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls. Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors. Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by minimizing bank balances; making investments. Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans. Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions. Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results. Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. Tasked with running the HR/Payroll Department for over 5k employees with the heavy use of Paychex. Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential. Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Financial analysis, timely reporting and MD&A’s are an essential must as well as all financial disclosures.
Guided all GM’s in a multi-business venture to obtain and keep revenues up. Handled all tax and Workers Comp audits.
SOX Compliance-Work closely from the beginning with AR/AP/PR. Work closely with Assistant Controller to ensure compliance. Work with IT to protect and maintain logical access to systems to protect data, processing integrity and confidentiality. Establish and maintain internal control policies and procedures. Tests and verify that data is accurate and consistent as well as all backups.
BODYSHOP OF AMERICA DBA BODY CENTRAL, Jacksonville, FL 2007-2013
In charge of six AP Clerks as well as six Accountants to deal with a multi-billion dollar retail clothing chain with a 18,000 vendor large scale payable department as well as dealing with all construction payments and capital expenditures for all 320+ locations across the US. Maintaining and reconciling bank accounts, debit/credit card transactions, allocations, general ledgers, intercompany transactions, accruals, adjusting journal entries and month end closings. A/P aging’s, p-card administrator, customer refunds, 1099s, sales and use tax filings and assorted state audits. Ensures that all vendors are paid in accordance of their individual contracts
Utilize AS400 with heavy reliance of Excel.
Significantly revamped general ledger while standardizing reporting cutting down on the financial auditing of accounts by 75%.
Introduced innovative business process improvements enhancing A/P functionality and established common vendor files, eliminated duplications and reduced monthly processing time by 30%.
SOX Compliance-Work closely from the beginning with AR/AP/PR. Work closely with Controller to ensure compliance. Work with IT to protect and maintain logical access to systems to protect data, processing integrity and confidentiality. Establish and maintain internal control policies and procedures. Tests and verify that data is accurate and consistent as well as all backups.
Assisted in bringing a privately held corporation to a public corp by training 80% of the accounting department
TRAVEL CENTERS OF AMERICA, Jacksonville, FL 2004 - 2006
District Facilities Manager/Accounts Receivable Manager/Inventory Control Manager
Fully responsible for handling, managing and balancing all revenue for a multimillion dollar corporation, month end closings, management and relationship-building and process improvements. Overseeing store operations to include supervising over 60 employees, inventory management, purchasing new product lines & implemented introduction strategies and all overall product ordering. Up new store set ups and set locations. Set standards and model behavior for optimum customer service while expertly recruiting, training and motivating employees. Evaluating and documenting store personnel performance. Proofing invoices, entering coding, balancing cost vs sales to position the company for sustained profitability, enforcing credit policies and approving uncollectible as needed.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Masters of Business Administration and Supply Chain Management, Ashford University, Clinton, IA - 2011
GPA 3.85, Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Bachelors of Applied Science: Accounting, Ashford University, Clinton, IA - 2010
GPA: 3.6, Graduated Cum Laude
Golden Key International Honor Society
Accredited Payables Specialist (APS), IOMA/TAPN AP Certification Program
Florida State Domestic Violence Victims Advocate, National Advocate Credentialing Program (NOVA)
State of Florida Notary Public