I am writing to express my interest in your job posting. I am enthusiastic about the position and I think that I am an excellent fit. As you will see on my resume (attached), I have a Master of Accountancy with 10+ years in corporate accounting, financial analysis, and budgeting and planning. I have extensive experience in fast paced, entrepreneurial companies as well as larger Fortune 500 companies.
I have achieved success assisting executive management, sales teams, and operational teams in accomplishing financial and economic goals through:
Implementing accounting procedures, budgeting processes and reporting and decision making tools
Reduction of month-end close/audit procedures by streamlining processes, automation, and checklist implementation
Hiring and developing staff through coaching and mentoring
Identifying weak and under-performing products, services, contracts, markets, departments, and business lines as well as identifying successes.
Defining proper pricing, product mixes, and rates through statistical analysis such as correlation and statistical regression
Allocating products to the most efficient markets for the optimal financial performance
Identifying product disposals and acquisitions based on financial performance
Developing market analysis models for corporate planning, acquisitions, and business dissolutions
In my career, I have been able to use my financial accounting knowledge in a variety of positions including accounting, corporate finance, treasury, and operational duties. I am a well-rounded, seasoned professional with experience in small, medium, and large companies. My variety of experiences is an asset to understanding the big picture while maintaining a focus on the details.
I look forward to sharing the details of my experience in an interview. Thank you for your time.
Senior professional with strong skills in financial planning, accounting, FP&A, M&A, budgets, and forecasts for multiple industries including telecom, real estate, SAAS, SEO-focused dotcoms, mobile media/ILS, logistics, healthcare, start-ups and retail.
Excellent ability to recognize system and procedure issues and design solutions to increase accuracy and efficiency.
Leader of process improvement initiatives focused on root cause and risk analysis.
Cited for exceptional analytical abilities, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to lead, motivate, and develop teams of professionals.
Technical understanding includes FAS 95, FAS 52, FAS 141, 141R, FAS 146, SOP 97-02. Computer skills encompass Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, QuickBooks, Adaptive Planning, Lawson, MAS90, MAS200, Navison, Microsoft Products and advanced Excel (v/h lookups/sumif/pivot tables/nested formulas).
Sylvan Road Capital (Fund Controller) – Atlanta, GA
Coached and trained a team of five in development of accounting policies to improve AR, AP, GL, month-end, and forecasting processes for real estate management firm.
Automated and streamlined accounting procedures to reduce financial reporting to three days.
Baxter Homes – Atlanta, GA
Provided consultation to entrepreneur in real estate to develop improved financial processes and defined business policies.
Implemented a financial system using QuickBooks software, transforming what was a 100% paper system to a completely electronic process. Trained the business owner on the new software creating self-sufficiency.
Finance Manager (Reporting, Planning, and Analysis)
RentPath – Atlanta, GA (2013-2016)
Analyzed and interpreted monthly information, and prepared a 40-page board of directors’ report for CFO presentation. Included all financial and market statements, performance metrics, and narrative, and other information needed for executive and investor decision-making. Periodically redesigned report to meet demands of aggressively changing industry and continuously evolving company focus.
Designed, implemented, and maintained highly detailed monthly balance sheet, and cash flow forecasting and budgeting method. Provided more complete financial picture than previous method of using only the income statement for budgeting and forecasting.
Expanded monthly revenue report to give executives a clearer perspective of elements of earned reported revenue verses billed revenue.
Designed new criteria for market trend analysis in relation to revenues, average pricing, and cross-country geographical variations. Mentored technical and staff team members in program development and analysis.
Improved, updated, expanded and automated additional reports to enhance knowledge of both month over month and year over year information.
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SouthPoint Accounting Group – Atlanta, GA (2008-2013)
Interim Controller and financial consultant to companies in healthcare and IT consulting, as well as start-up entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Led and contributed to financial, audit and accounting assignments at firms including AT&T, Keane,
S-1 and Angelica.
Assistant Controller/Manager of Financial Reporting and Planning
Air2Web – Atlanta, GA (2007-2008)
Reduced budget preparation time by 50% and increased accountability with procurement through implementation of more up-to-date budgeting software. Coordinated with department heads and senior management to direct roll out of formal budget process.
Recruited and managed team of four finance professionals: included performance review, personal development, and coaching/mentoring.
Coordinated with sales team to review contracts and provide profitability analyses.
Managed day-to-day accounting operations including consolidations, IFRS and reporting package.
Senior Financial Analyst of Partnership Relations
Verizon Wireless – Atlanta, GA (2006-2007)
Ensured accurate reporting of multi-partner investments through preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Attended partnership board meetings and communicated financial partnerships, budgets, and operational plans. Led to approval/rejection of business operational needs.
Senior Operations Analyst
Home Depot – Atlanta, GA (2005-2006)
Supported fleet planning and tool allocation through data and financial analysis. Developed accounting procedures, trained accounting personnel.
Provided GAAP consultations and research services on policies and procedures to accounting, operations and IT.
Part of team to develop cross-sectional model (CSM) for all rental locations to forecast demand based on market demographic and economic characteristics. Executed model using statistical regression, correlation, and net present value. Improved processes for opening tool rental locations and increased efficiency of cash allocation through recommendations based on CSM output.
Financial Reporting Manager
Cendian Corporation – Atlanta, GA (2003-2005)
Created prior year pro-forma financial statements for external reporting as part of due diligence process in evaluation of corporation sale.
Improved Cash Flow Statements and Balance Sheets by applying FAS 95, and properly applied FAS 52 in account consolidation of international regions to ensure proper foreign currency translation reports.
Prior Experience Held progressively more responsible positions (tax analyst, financial analyst, assistant controller) in firms Public Accounting Firms and MCI WorldCom Broadband Solutions.
Master of Accountancy – Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
Bachelor of Business Administration – Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
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