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Manager Accounting

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
January 14, 2019

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Terrance Barnes

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Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Experienced Controller or Accounting Manager

Approaches Organization-Wide Challenges with Financial Expertise, Technical Skills, and Detailed Reporting

Dedicated, focused, and goal-driven professional with diversified experience leading accounting, budgeting, financial analysis & reporting, cash flow management, and business support projects. Excels in demanding roles, leads high-priority initiatives, and provides strategic insight to senior management to drive business and ensure profitability. Regarded as an effective communicator, supervisor, and problem-solver with strong organizational and technical skills, an attention to detail, and commitment to continuous process improvement.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Accounting • Strategic Planning • Budgeting & Forecasting • Financial Controls & Reporting • Variance Analysis

Accounting Policies & Procedures • Cash Flow Analysis/Management • A/P, A/R, Payroll • Compliance • Audits HR

Tax Reporting • Asset Management • Process Improvement • Client Service • Team Leadership • Relationship Building

Real Estate

Technical Skills

Workamajig Intacct QuickBooks Best Software SAP ADP Payroll Peachtree

People Strategy JD Edwards Crystal Reports Netscape Payroll Mate Bamboo Expensify Salesforce CoStar

PC and Mac Platforms Microsoft Office Suite Adobe Photoshop LexisNexis PeopleSoft TurboTax

Professional Career Experience

Cresa Global, Inc. Sept. 2017 to Nov. 2018

The world’s largest tenant-only commercial real estate firm.

Business Manager – Atlanta, Georgia

Oversaw all accounting, license renewals, planning, and management of local office.

Managed the accounting and bookkeeping functions.

Prepared and reviewed financial statements, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, corporate card statements, and year-end reporting.

Coordinated local strategic planning and operations.

Prepared and submitted annual city/state licenses/registrations.

Coordinated training and onboarding of new hires.

Managed administrative personnel to maximize revenue producing ability.

Served as liaison between local and headquarter office.

Coordinated Managing Principals’ strategy meetings.

Updated SalesForce (input/update/closeout) for the purpose of tracking deals, forecasting, and providing production/profitability reports for management.

Negotiated/maintained local office subscriptions/services contracts.

Directed labor and HR personnel issues including recruitment, retention, and termination.

Assisted Managing Principals with corporate committee projects/assignments.

Supported Project Managers with any required services.

Reviewed contract insurance requirements.

Melt Sports & Entertainment

Jan. 2005 to Mar. 2017

The premier agency for activating sports and entertainment properties in ways that drive fans to respond.

Controller – Atlanta, Georgia

Oversaw all finance, accounting, and reporting duties for a company which generates $15M in annual revenue.

Led and directed a Staff Accountant, Procurement Manager, Administrative Assistant and served as Office Manager of a staff of 50 event staff to ensure achievement of all company goals and objectives.

Served as a direct report to the Chief Operating Officer and as the third highest member of the senior leadership team.

Managed all duties related to general ledger, accounts receivable/payable, talent contracts, legal, insurance, worker’s compensation, monthly close, financial statements, and weekly cash flow/projections.

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Oversaw payroll for 50 employees and 1,000+ sub-contractors.

Maintained and reconciled balance sheet, fixed assets, bank statements, revenue, and lines of credit.

Developed and managed warehouse, asset management, and purchasing processes.

Integrated accounting systems and trained employees.

Managed compliance and completed all regulatory and legal requirements for client agreement audits.

Planned and performed company audit review, taxes and other services.

Planned and performed all HR functions and processes.

Researched and implemented the company’s employee benefits, including its first 401K benefit package.

Developed, implemented, and oversaw travel processes and system.

Managed, reviewed, and signed off on all vendors and client contracts.

MCI, Inc.

Apr. 2002 to Dec. 2004

A company which provided telecommunication and long-distance services.

Staff Accountant – Alpharetta, Georgia

Hired to maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts for the liability accounting area.

Assisted in company-wide audit project to research and restate all balance sheet accounts to properly report financials and to ensure proper controls were in place to emerge from bankruptcy filing.

Performed monthly research, reconciliation, and reporting for month-end close.

Developed policy and procedures for performing the reconciliation functions for the internal control functions within the company and in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, including testing.

Contract Accountant – Atlanta, Georgia

Aug. 2001 to Apr. 2002

Performed temporary accounting services for a diverse array of clients in multiple industries.

Performed general accounting duties including monthly and year-end close processes for clients which included United Water, Old Castle Inc., Kaiser Permanente, APCO, AirGate PCS, and National Service Industry.

Assisted in the preparation and analysis of capital purchases and tracked capital budgeting.

Prepared operating and long-range forecasts reports.

Reconciled accounts payable, fixed asset sub systems to general ledger systems.

Audited Automobile Protection Insurance premiums paid by dealerships and adjusted errors in premium payments.

Trained end-users on Best/FAS accounting systems.

Created Crystal Report queries and Microsoft Access queries for reporting purposes.

Conducted studies and recommendations for policy and procedure of asset accounts.

iXL, Inc.

Feb. 1999 to Aug. 2001

An international e-commerce/ interactive agency which launched at the height of the dot-com boom.

Fixed Asset Manager / Senior Accountant – Atlanta, Georgia

Recruited to perform general accounting, budgeting, and financial statement duties.

Prepared consolidation of monthly and yearly financial statements.

Supervised three staff accountants and managed month-end close process.

Analyzed and created budgets for capital expense items for over twenty locations; developed guidelines for capital purchases and centralization processes; reconciled, researched and resolved discrepancies of all asset ledger accounts.

Prepared supporting schedules for SEC reporting.

Developed and implemented an automated journal entry process using Excel.

Developed database for reconciling posted checks from banking software in Microsoft Access.

Exported, converted, and loaded data into Microsoft Excel for software centralization.

Updated standard costs for inventory price list at quarterly intervals.

Prepared cost variance reports, reconciled, and posted inter-company transactions.

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BellSouth Mobility

Nov. 1997 to Feb. 1999

A mobile phone network operated by the landline telephone company BellSouth which was acquired by Cingular Wireless in 2000.

Contracting Accountant – Atlanta, Georgia

Fulfilled a temporary role to assist in general accounting duties, including fixed asset reconciliation and general ledger.

Coordinated, analyzed, and reviewed journal entries for interfaces and payments.

Assisted in the monthly accounting close and special projects for assigned markets.

Prepared monthly account reconciliation; booked depreciation and amortization of assets.

Audited inventory for assigned site and markets.

Converted financial systems from Computron to JD Edwards.

KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP

May 1994 to Nov. 1997

A prominent provider of consulting, accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services.

Tax Accountant – Atlanta, Georgia (Nov. 1996 to Nov. 1997) Tax Specialist (May 1994 to Nov. 1996)

Recruited upon graduation from college and promoted to prepare corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns.

Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual reports; maintained tax depreciation and amortization of assets; prepared balance sheet items; posted and reclassified audit adjustments.

Managed maintenance, preparation, and procedures of KPMG client documents.

Prepared KPMG correspondence for client billing and employee payroll.

Estimated cost of services for clients; distributed daily work assignments to staff accountants.


Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management (1994)

Savannah State University – Savannah, Georgia


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