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Sr Accountant, Assistant Controller

Location:
San Diego, California, United States
Salary:
115000
Posted:
November 14, 2018

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CHRISTINA HARLOW, CPA, CMA SENIOR FINANCE PROFESSIONAL

***** ****** ***** ***** *** Diego, CA 92117 619-***-**** ac7o8p@r.postjobfree.com

SHARPENS FINANCIAL PROCESSES THROUGH ENGAGEMENT AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE

Strategic and solution-oriented professional dedicated to financial efficiency; elevates accounting and operational performance through the application of process improvement initiatives. Digs deep to assess core practices and tighten processes. Influences change and motivates communications through conscious relationship building.

FEATURED QUALIFICATIONS

Managed a broad range of accounting operations in both private and public organizations; formulated and strengthened finance functions allowing for operational improvement and financial success.

Championed streamlined practices; enhanced software systems, automated processes, and standardized systems that saved time and money.

Influenced change and acted as trusted advisor to staff, stakeholders, and senior management; aligned operational and financial processes and shared best practice results with company executives.

Supervised, trained, and mentored staff; delivered targeted training as software super-user to transform people and processes.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Direct monthly financial reporting of operating and capital expenditures, working with budgets of $20M to $95M. Generate quarterly board submissions. Prepare, consolidate, and review 30 department budgets and forecasts. Direct labour and overhead allocations, variance analysis, and adhoc project requests. Work closely with directors and executives, managing external reporting relationships with owners (MEG and Wolf Midstream Inc).

Implemented departmental structure for reporting and approval routing, working with executives; added 30 departments to increase accountability of budgets and reduce variances on controllable expenditures.

Partnered with a team to develop a forecasting tool for departmental level reporting, along with processes to support monthly data consolidation. Created training material and implementation plan.

Updated system reporting to mirror new department structure; improved reports to provide comparative analysis to different accounting periods of actuals, forecast, and budget.

Created budget process utilizing advanced Excel techniques, such as macros, to create departmental budgets and various roll ups for reporting.

Improved direct labour and overhead allocations; researched industry standards of peer groups and recommended changes that aligned internal practices with Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PASC).

Automated expense reporting using advanced Excel techniques, simplifying and reducing coding errors.

Migrated from server-based storage to cloud-based storage, utilizing SharePoint, which was completed in record

time.

Financial Reporting Budgeting & Forecasting Financial Analysis Variance Analysis Mentoring & Leadership Process Improvement Technology Initiatives Capital Analysis Reconciliations

Cash Flow Forecasts Audit Preparation Accounts Payable & Receivable

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT: Access Pipeline Inc. – Calgary, Alberta 2014 – Present Privately owned joint venture pipeline and infrastructure company with 200 employees in Canada.

View Testimonials, Endorsements, and Volunteer Work on LinkedIn: ca.linked.com/christinaharlow



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