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Senior Accountant / Senior Financial Analyst

Location:
Cumming, Georgia, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2018

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Jason Warden

**** ****** **** **** • Cumming, Ga 30040 • 770-***-**** • ac6uyf@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Well-qualified and results-oriented Accounting Professional with over 18 years of successful experience in various accounting and finance functions. Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions. Expertise lies in the areas of General Ledger, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Financial Analysis, Fixed Assets, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. A team player with excellent communication skills.

Project Management

Functional and Technical Documentation

SOX Documentation and Audit Testing

Coaching and Team Development

Process Improvement

Strategic Perspective

Financial Modeling

Business Development

Employment History:

Asbury Automotive Group May 2017 to May 2018

Corporate Accounting Supervisor - Dealer Services Center (Supports 88 Automotive Dealerships)

•Maintain and balance corporate ledger accounts and inter-company accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies

•Prepare and record asset, liability, expense, and payroll entries by compiling and analyzing account information

•Prepare month-end expense accruals

•Facilitate and complete month-end close processes in a deadline-oriented environment

•Facilitate A/P and Concur for timely payments

•Ensure all Corporate Accounts Payable General Ledge expenses are recorded appropriately on a monthly basis

•Prepare and review fixed asset entry

•Responsible for work paper preparation for external audits and assisting with financial and tax audits

•Create new internal accounting corporate policies and maintain existing policies

•Support budget and financial planning activities

Synchrony Financial December 2015 to March 2017

Senior Lead Accounting Analyst

•Responsible for all payroll related SOX Compliance, Documentation, Audit procedures, and testing

•Maintain corporate payroll ledger accounts and benefit accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions and discrepancies

•Collaborated with Oracle IT analyst regarding General Ledger mappings to ensure proper accounting procedures

•Modified and updated financial models to reflect accurate accounting procedures and requirements

•Gross to Net Reconciliation for U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canadian Payroll (Weekly and Bi-Weekly)

•Functioned as a lead on financial projects by coordinating processes, documentation and procedures to meet a timely completion date

•Responsible for Bi-Weekly Ex-Patriot payroll and accounting (India and Philippines)

WestRock Company June 2011 to December 2015

Accountant Analyst

(Payroll Accounting and Capital Procurement Accounting Merged Departments in August 2014)

Capital Procurement Accounting/Supply Chain Analyst

•Responsible for Budget and Financial Planning and Analysis Reporting for seven Procurement Departments, with variance analysis and monthly reporting to Procurement Directors

•Conducted pre-accounting close analysis for Business Units and recorded month-end accounting accruals/entries

•Responsible for recording new lease units, buyouts and capital purchases on material handling equipment

•Managed accounting transactions pertaining to lease payments and bill of sales

•Managed, tracked and reconcile lease payments for approximately 1,000+ units across 10 lessors for all Divisions

Payroll Accountant Analyst

• Compiled Audit testing of internal payroll procedures and prepare materials for external or internal auditors

• Responsible for Payroll SOX Compliance and data used for individual State audits

• Transitioned Smurfit Stone Garnishment Payments and Payroll Tax Payments to WestRock during acquisition

• Created process flow, documentation and daily procedures for Payroll Accounting Department

• Supervised a team of 10 employees that audited and process weekly payroll processing (92 Plants) for hourly employees

• Responsible for Balance Sheet Reconciliations of Restricted Stock, Severance and Bonus payments

Merial Limited June 2010 to June 2011

Senior Financial Analyst

• Prepared yearly and monthly budgets and financial planning for R&D cost centers operating expense, and research grants

• Compiled reporting and financial performance for Global R&D Controller, including analysis and explanations on variances to budget, year over year, and month over month

• Compiled monthly reporting and financial performance for cost center directors and explained variances, and prepared JE for cost reclassification

• Documented current business process, and identified areas for improvement

• Developed and maintained various financial models used to support decision making

• Designed and developed standard and ad hoc reports with Cognos ReportNet/Cognos Cubes

Verizon Business November 2005 – December 2009

Senior Financial Analyst

• Integrated existing billing systems with auxiliary applications to support new services and business models

• Organized, planned and lead process improvement projects across various functions, processes, and departments utilizing project management methodology

• Defined project objectives, completed process analysis, functional and technical requirements gathering, identified and quantified process opportunities, and facilitated and instituted change for projects

• Data modeling and analytics to ensure data change were as expected for business unit using Hyperion Reports and Hyperion Essbase

• Managed direct reports and resources assigned to projects to ensure timelines are met

• Reviewed and analyzed research items pertaining to upstream billing systems and downstream reporting systems (From Billing to General Ledger)

US Army – Forces Command Digicon Inc. – Department of Defense Contract March 2005 – November 2005

Principle Information Engineer

• Interfaced with end user client in strategic design process and translated security and business requirements into technical designs

• Determined and documented end user functional and cross-functional requirements

• Performed enterprise wide system planning, and information planning analysis

• Performed process and data modeling in support of the planning and analysis efforts using Cognos Reporting Tool

• Provided in-depth managerial and technical direction for personnel performing custom report and software development

McKinsey & Company, Inc. December 1999 – March 2005

US Finance and Accounting Shared Services Center

Business Analyst

•Conducted and coordinated research and time studies to support business planning within various departments

• Interfaced with end user for identification of business requirements, prepared and reviewed functional specification documents

• Documented current business processes, and identified areas for improvement

• Examined internal controls for adequacy and recommend areas for potential improvement

• Documented processes to automate current accounting practices and procedures to reduce Accounts Payable and Time and Expense Reporting processing headcount or reassigned FTE to other accounting responsibilities within the center

• Created monthly reporting KPI (Key Performance Indicator) packages to upper management

• Created end user reports and templates for US Shared Services Center Departments

• Compiled and presented accounting statistics for upper management, and local office accounting managers

Education:

• Keller Graduate School of Management Atlanta, GA

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Concentration in Accounting

• Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA

Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies

Computer Experience: (senior experience & certificates)

Oracle Accounting Modules, Oracle Discoverer, PeopleSoft, Workday, SAP, JD Edwards, CDK, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Financial Management, Blackline, Cognos Report Net Framework Manager, Cognos Report Net, Business Intelligence (BI) Cubes, Excel Advanced, Word Advanced, Microsoft Project, Toad (SQL), Visio, PowerPoint, Access



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