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Senior Accountant

San Diego, California, United States
August 20, 2018

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**+ year experienced, detail-oriented, SOX and GAAP compliant Senior Accountant. Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to make well thought out decisions. Highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical; independently resourceful in the completion of projects and effective at multi-tasking.

Professional Association:

Supervisory Committee-Appointed (4-Member Board), Sierra Pacific Federal Credit Union (6/17-Present)

Provide independent Attestation services for Norther NV CU branches per bylaws of Federal NCUA.

Attend Board meetings; manage external federally required audits, approve the hiring of audit firms and prepare/approve audit scopes. Perform cash/loan audits with formal reporting duties to and governance of the Board.

Professional Accomplishments:

2015 – 8/10/18 NV Energy Reno, NV

Senior Regulatory Analyst (4/18-8/10/18 - promotion)

Senior Business Analyst-Accounting (9/16-4/18 - promotion)

Senior Technical Accountant (7/15 – 9/16)

Groomed, by CAO & Legal to testify in front of the state legislature on energy ballot measures and regulatory rate cases with PUC.

Reviewed and interpreted new rate initiatives and dockets on accounting implications and proposed GL structuring, with written findings to Sr. Management.

Processed 50+ journal entries for 3 subsidiaries and elimination companies within 2-day month-end close.

Prepared statement of cash flows, consolidated BS and IS, and complex regulatory balance sheet reconciliations.

Performed monthly earned rate of return and effective rate validations to ensure GL was properly stated.

Created and maintained new deferred asset/liability calculations/models, per PUC legislative orders.

Owned revenue recognition and explanations to: CAO and CFO, budget to plan for Sr. Mgmt., DOE reporting, auditors and PUC, for all quarterly and annual filings, audits and rate cases.

Trained Staff Accountants to comply with company policy; senior lead to AR staff for complex transaction guidance, wire approvals and bank reconciliation review/approval.

Prepared 10Q/K Footnotes to Disclosures, MD&A, and revenue and margin analyses.

Lead PM in the creation, testing and implementation of new unbilled revenue database and calculation model responsible for booking 78% of revenues each month (high audit risk and testing).

ASC606 compliance, vetted customer contracts, documented and demonstrated adherence with consolidated alignment.

Lead routine internal/external audits for SEC, DOE, EIA, and FERC for SOX and regulatory compliance.

Identified control and process improvements over various accounting management functions. Identified compliance issues, provided oversight in the development of a corrective action plan to address compliance issues and monitoring efforts.

nVision-report writing lead for department; amending and crafting financial report structures, improving reporting and enhancing personal talent as a team asset and department resource.

Obtained Outperforming Expectations on annual review.

2014 – 2015 TriNet Reno, NV

Senior Accountant (6/14 – 7/15 - Recruited by NV Energy)

Governed Workers Compensation Insurance across five product lines, investments and The Captive.

Prepared journal entries, reconciled and analyzed balance sheet accounts, margin analysis, footnote disclosures and schedules to financial statements.

Responsible for WC budget, forecasting, reporting and explanation of financial results to Sr. Mgmt.

Collaborated directly with insurance companies, brokers, actuaries, risk management and treasury in managing approximately $130M in WC liabilities, $53M in restricted investments and insurance settlements.

Oversaw accounting activities with The Captive and Bermuda Monetary Authority in maintaining statutory to GAAP accounting records, and subsidiary to parent corporate eliminations.

Participated in quarterly and annual internal and external audits (E&Y, SOX), WC revenue and cost.

Account for annual WC reinsurance policies to create accounting models for settlement calculations.

2010 – 2014 Sierra Nevada Corp. – Defense Contractor Sparks, NV

Senior Accountant (2/10 – 6/14)

Applied FAR and DFAR supplement for guidance over purchase orders designating allowability, and for expenses designating direct or indirect classification, and GL coding (attended FAR training 2011).

Established and monitored strict accounting processes around master service agreements for newly deployed defense initiatives via contracting standards in direct effort to maintain high contractor quality rating.

Assisted contracts with reviewing and auditing incurred cost submissions for filing to ensure accuracy.

Assisted with overhead calculations and allocations across subsidiaries and applicable projects; performed quarterly review/adjustments to calculations and reported to stakeholders for budget to actual impacts.

Maintained strong relationships with DCAA contacts, subsidiary management, PM’s, BA’s and business partners in coordinating and communicating accounting activities.

Custodian over 10 bank accounts and revolving credit line; worked closely with business partners to identify impacts to forecast borrowing/selling requirements.

Full charge Sr. Accountant for 10 wholly owned subsidiaries, prepared financial statements with consolidation to corporate financial package; traveled quarterly (5 states) to present and discuss financials and monitor internal controls and compliance.

Managed payroll and employee benefit plan audits; data collection, testing to conclusion.

Participate in internal and external audits for DCAA, FAR compliance: data collection, proceeding to findings communication and remedial follow up.

Prepared journal entries, account reconciliations, balance sheet flux variances, and schedules to financial statements: cash flows, inventory and fixed assets reports, and prepaid expense with budgetary comparisons.

Prepared & filed Sales, Use and Property tax returns for subsidiaries and parent company; assisted with external property tax examinations.

Processed subsidiary payrolls (150+ employees); filed related payroll taxes: FUTA, SUTA, FICA, W-2.

2006 – 2010 International Game Technology Reno, NV

Accountant III

Performed plant performance measurements, production order variances, standard costing and labor routing analytics.

Participated in Greenbelt project, performed rigorous analysis to develop cost-saving solutions to process defects with quarterly presentations to the Steering Committee.

Research and conclude on GAAP SOP’s, and internal White Papers on accounting for sales contracts, rebates, special discounts and pricing to comply with revenue recognition.

Prepare and interpret internal analyses for SOX compliance. Perform fiscal accounting activities: journal entries, gross margin analysis, and balance sheet reconciliations with presentations to the Controller.

Assisted with preparing consolidated 1120 Tax Return, including foreign subsidiaries and FAS 109 federal tax provision; e-filling through Vertex.

Audit liaison for internal and external sales, use and property tax audits; coordinate the completion of fieldwork, ensuring timely responses to inquiries and implementation of audit recommendations.

Employed advanced SAP skills in designing schedules, reports and calculations to more accurately extract and report information and adjust to new business activities.


1 Yr MAc -Masters of Accountancy Program (Incomplete) 2010

Golden Gate University, CA

Bachelor of Science – Accounting 2005

University of Phoenix, Sacramento CA

2 - Associates of Science Degrees - Business & Liberal Arts 1997

Sierra College, Rocklin CA

Application Proficiencies:

PeopleSoft, SAP, nVision report writing, wDesk, Hyperion, MS Excel (semi-advanced), Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Word & QuickBooks certified.

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