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Business Professional

Location:
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Posted:
August 28, 2018

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QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Professional possessing a strong background in all aspects of accounting operations including invoice and payment processing, A/R, A/P, and financial reporting.

Accounting: Comprehensive experience in acquiring the information needed to accurately track and record all financial activity and resolve any potential issues or concerns.

Compliance Control: A proven track record of reviewing current processes to ensure complete compliance with all best practices and SOX standards.

Team Leadership: A proficiency in recruiting highly skilled candidates and creating cohesive teams through the use of hands-on leadership and consistent professional development.

Key Strengths: Top-tier financial analysis, contract management, and process improvement skills with 12+ years of success in leadership roles.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NAVY REGION NORTHWEST MWR DIVISION – NASWI Sept 2016 – Sept 2017

Recreation Assistant/Instructor

Managed and updated membership accounts, payments, cancellations, and member database.

Routinely inspected the facility for safety issues; identifying any maintenance required on equipment.

Performed clerical, custodial, inventory control, and general maintenance as needed.

Performed other related duties as necessary to meet the mission’s requirements.

Led one-on-one training sessions for 7K active duty Navy personnel while facilitating weekly classes.

Created the strategies needed to increase class and FEP attendance by 50% in three months.

Screened individual participants for cardiovascular risk via a comprehensive medical history questionnaire.

Utilized communication skills as a representative at various workshops and networking events.

Launched new programs which resulted in a 100% Physical Readiness Test succession rate.

MIND OVER MATTER PHITNESS, Chicago, IL Aug 2014 – Aug 2016

Personal Health Consultant

Ensured the timely completion of all bookkeeping activities while closely monitoring financial activity and client satisfaction.

SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Chicago, IL Sept 2012 – Jul 2014

Client Billing Manager

Executed complex bills in a timely manner.

Investigated and resolved complex billing issues with billing partners, collection department, and clients.

Processed full control for all billing operations and the development of new SOPs and streamlined workflows which created cohesive, standardized teams.

Responsible for staff hiring, goal setting, coaching/training, performance evaluations and assistance in creation of employee development programs.

LEO BURNETT COMPANY USA, Chicago, IL Sept 2002 – Aug 2012

Accounting Specialist

Authored and maintained comprehensive reports regarding client contracts while ensuring complete adherence with all contract terms.

Led the completion of monthly reviews of all client billing to verify client invoices and maintain compliance with all budget requirements.

Increased Billing Department production by 60% by capitalizing upon areas of improvement.

Prepared monthly productivity Work in Progress reports, A/R Analysis, and reconciliations.

Maintained and complied documentation for audits to insure all criteria and timelines are met.

Liaison with Accounts Receivable to resolve discrepancies to expedite payment.

Decreased write offs by 10% by providing real time analysis and flagging any potential issues.

Ensured that unapplied cash was cleared prior to month end.

Responsible for monthly close entries.

Responsible for payment obligations and ensured adherence to payment policies and procedures.

Verified receipts and reviewed company’s expense reports for accuracy. Identified cases where employees were over paid and initiated a refund to the company.

Created a shared client filing system, electronically, for the department.

Assisted with special projects that required presentation.

THOMSON FINANCIAL, New York, NY Mar 2001 – Aug 2002

Senior Accountant

Completed in-depth analyses of financial activity and documents to identify the source of variances and complete monthly closing entries.

Analyzed financials and research variances, monthly closing entries.

Prepared monthly accruals and general ledger reconciliation for balance sheet accounts.

Reviewed purchase journals for release expenses, and posting advertising and subscription revenue.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY- Petersburg, VA, BS in Accounting

SKILLS/TRAINING/VOLUNTEER

Microsoft Office, Excel, Microsoft Word, 10 Key Punch, Powerpoint, Publisher, Quickbooks, and PeopleSoft

Training: Seminar on “How to Supervise in Today’s Workplace”, Management 101, Business Writing and Grammar Skills, Productivity and Time Management, Get the Most from your “B” and “C” Players While Developing your High Performers, Customer Star Service Training

Volunteered as Financial Treasurer for Lilydale Progressive Baptist Church, processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll.

Conducted free fitness group sessions for organizations within the Community.



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