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Manager Accounting

Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
August 16, 2018

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Lisa R. Thomas MBA Belleville, MI 48112

(C) 734-***-****


Detail oriented Accounting professional with a diverse background working in various roles within the telecommunications, federal government, healthcare and automotive industries. Strong analytical, organizational and relationship building skills. Skilled in managing large scale projects and delivering projects on time and within budget. Proven leadership ability in facilitating and coordinating programs and projects.


• Complex Int’l transaction analyses • Multi-party Contract Negotiations • Expense Reporting

• Journal Entry Analysis • Reduce process variations • Billings ARs and AP

• Team Building and Leadership • Ensure government compliance • Project Status Updates


General Motors Corporation via Jones Lang LaSalle – Pontiac, MI 06/2017-Present

Facility Operations Coordinator – Pontiac Engineering Center.

Facilitate Plant Work Orders, and expedite immediate and urgent procurement request

Create and Execute daily tracking reports of completed, cancelled and closed work orders

Lead Weekly Work Order and Project Review Meetings with Supervisors

Create and Maintain SR Purchase Order Applications for Project Review Meetings

Compile daily management reports to measure work order metrics

Sun Tax – Ypsilanti, MI 11/2014 – Present

Tax Consultant – (Seasonal Position) Manages clients tax portfolios to ensure clients have

minimal tax liabilities and maximum returns on financial portfolios.

Assist with Tax Planning for individual & corporate initiatives/communicate tax issues to clients.

Conducts research and provides support based on proposed and current tax laws

Prepares corporate and client based accounting balance sheets/monthly reports

Creation of monthly accounting general ledger reports/payment tracking reports for auditing purposes

Sprint Corporation – Livonia, MI 12/ 2003 – 11/2014

Real Estate Accounting Manager II – National Site Development (Network Engineering & Operations)

Managed multi-million-dollar real estate portfolio and projects to ensure maximum return and profitability. Responsible for maximizing the value of real estate owned or leased sites to ensure compliance with local, state and federal tax regulations and zoning requirements.

Researched and evaluated vendor payments and management of expenses and revenues to ensure property owners accounts were paid accurately and updated general ledger accounts.

Executed Lease Reconciliations and CPI adjustments to account for annual cost saving measures.

Reviewed and negotiated property concerns such as zoning regulations, easements, and federal and local tax issues with property owners, attorneys & management companies.

Accurately analyzed and interpreted lease agreements, contracts, renewals, permits and Notice to Proceed (NTP) issues. Responsible for management of all lease portfolios and transactions.

Initiated and produced Standard Operating Procedure guide for Property Services Department during the Nextel/Sprint merger. Managed Projects to ensure vendor compliance and budget guidelines were met.

Selected to assist with the National Reconciliation Lease Agreement Team restructuring process and procedures to determine which processes to incorporate going forward.

Sprint Excellence Award received for Lease Renewal Project and Company Cost Savings Projects. Sprint Excellence Award received for Lease Expirations Project

Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc. (DEI) - Detroit, MI 05/2002 – 12/2003

Business Consultant / Business Plan Developer (2002 – 2003)

Hired after graduation to evaluate key components of DEI’s organizational structure and its effectiveness in business development. Reviewed small business administration (SBA) potential clients seeking to receive small federally funded SBA loans.

Intern Business Consultant –MBA Program (2002-2002)

Independent study: Helped potential low income entrepreneurs to develop comprehensive business plans and marketing tools to open new businesses.

Instructed clients on creating financial statements and preparing cost structures.

Assisted clients with executing marketing plans and evaluating business fluctuations.

Ford Motor Company– Dearborn, MI 09/ 1995 – 05/2001

Financial Analyst –Visteon Engineering Operations (2000 – 2001)

Consolidated plant spending data and strategic business unit data between corporate staff and divisional plant locations/executed budgets for distribution to staff.

Developed business plans and managed budgets for investment related cost and plant facility spending. Achieving over 20 million in annual cost savings.

Assisted engineering staff in preparing tooling requisitions and purchase orders.

Served as Program Manager/Systems Administrator managing technical finance application programs, granted access to employee’s personal IT information for finance systems and tooling programs.

Invoice Budget Coordinator – Ford Marketing Public Affairs Department (1998-2000)

Managed and coordinated departmental invoicing/procurement system. Produced and maintained budget tracking system, prepared monthly forecast and budget reports.

Established vendor and supplier procurement payment tracking system.

Served as liaison to vendors and department staff, established purchase orders.

Prepared departmental compliance audit reports for management team review.

Prepared and created budgets for the Paris Auto show marketing supplies.

Accountant – Ford Central Accounting Services (1996–1998)

Managed all general ledger accounts and weekly journal entry reports for Fords Global Accounting Division.

Created journal entries and established monthly general ledger and sub-ledger audit reports.

Prepared month-end reconciliation of approximately 10,000 customer accounts.

Developed a new month-end reporting process for tracking of invoices.

Maintained correspondence between customers and plant salesmen.

Audited outside receivable accounts and updated customer’s monthly statements.

Office Administrator – Ford Climate Control Division (1995-1996)

Handled all administrative functions for 28 Engineers and the Engineering Manager.

Processed purchase orders, payroll and verified confirmation reports.

Produced and edited departmental account transactions.

Prepared travel and miscellaneous expense reports.

Veterans Administration – Ann Arbor, MI 05/1992 – 09/1995

Accounting Technician – Fiscal Service Operations (Internship throughout College Career)

Extracted data and compiled statistical reports for management.

Prepared monthly reconciliation of general ledger accounts, audited Medicaid billing reports

Performed departmental audits, produced and analyzed budget reports


Masters of Business Administration - Strategic Management,

Davenport University, Dearborn, MI

Bachelors of Science – Accounting

Hampton University, Hampton, VA


Microsoft Office Applications – (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)

JD Edwards, Essbase, SAP, Peoplesoft, Siterra, HarborFlex, Titan, Property Management Lease Tracking (PMLT), Lotus Notes, Oracle, Crystal Reporting, Business Objects, Macintosh


Cambridge Who’s Who Among Accomplished Business Professionals – Current

South Canton Scholars Academy PTO Executive Board Member – Current

Detroit Premier Academy Executive Board of Directors - Current

Michigan Head Start Association Board of Directors 2010 - 2011

National Head Start Association Member 2009 – 2011

The Guidance Center Head Start Policy Committee Chairman 2009 - 2010

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