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Experienced Corporate Controller

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
February 12, 2019

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TASHIMIA LEFLORE / Phone: 678-***-****


Experienced MBA Corporate Controller (CPA candidate) with 14 years of Progressive Accounting with a proven track record of establishing cross-functional partnerships delivering stellar results. Agile, strategic leader driving operations within accounting, marketing, analytics, and business development areas in hospitals while being accountable for multi-million dollar budgets along with allocating resources to exceed the targeted goals. Adept at streamlining month-end close, reporting, automating, reorganizing and leading large staff productively. Cultivated a knowledge base that demonstrates in-depth knowledge of accounting in the following industries: healthcare, technology, real estate, manufacturing, and corporate accounting managing internal/external auditors Deloitte, Dixon Hughes, E&Y, and Grant Thornton. Specializing in problem-solving, policy and procedures development, inventory procedures in conformity with US GAAP, process improvement, CAM calculations, ASC 606, documentation, Fund Accounting, Consolidations, GAAP research, and establishing internal controls. Proficient in multiple technologies: QuickBooks, Zed Axis, MS Dynamics AX, Great Plains, Navision, Lawson, Organizational Intelligence, Financial Edge, EPSI, Nextgen, EPIC, SAP, Allscripts, SDS, AS 400 / JDA, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials 11i, Medisoft, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Outlook, and MS PowerPoint.

General Ledger Management

Budgeting & Forecasting

Financial Reporting & Analysis

Coordinate Internal & External Audits

Cash Flow projections & Management

Inventory & Asset Management

Creation of Procedures/Documentation

Staff development & Team Building

Contract management & renegotiating

Tax return preparation (1099’s, 941 & 990)

Create Process Narratives

Creation of Financials & GAAP Financials

Streamline ME Process / SOX Experience

Bank & Account Reconciliations (waterfall)

Manage Single /Multi Family Residences

Sales /Use Taxes / HST-GST


CORPORATE FINANCIAL CONTROLLER September 2017 – November 2018

Dunwoody Labs Inc., Dunwoody, GA

Provides direct supervision over all accounting and financial functions. Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, monthly, quarterly and annual billings to clients for services provided, billing reimbursements from clients, supervising accounts payable, payroll, monthly reporting for the CFO, monthly preparation of a reforecast, assist in the preparation of annual tax return preparation. Creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate. Work very closely with the IT department on system implementations.

Cut 30% of overhead and reduced daily tasks by 65% through automation using third party software Zed Axis in first 3 months of employment.

Saves $80K monthly operationally through renegotiation of vendor contracts.

Analyze Accounting Systems and Raw Data resulting in new system documentation for audit and accurate financial reports.

Reduced merchant fees by 25% by reducing credit card collections and maintaining superb banking relationship. .

Consolidate Financials to merge entities, enhancing trend analysis for sales.

Create commissions, OPEX reports, and presentations for the Board.

FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE / CONTROLLER March 2014 – September 2017

Robert Half Management Services, Salaried Prof. Services, Atlanta, GA

Controlled and managed several high-profile clients with the net worth ranging from millions to $1B in different industries (Real Estate – Trimont, Healthcare – DeKalb Medical, Southern Regional & Piedmont, and Manufacturing – Tug Technology, and Retail – National Vision). Worked directly with Senior Management Board of Directors, CEO’s, CFO’s, and Associate VP’s on complex accounting projects. Develop and train new/old staff, and management on new processes. Interpreted financial and operational data to measure performance against goals. Manage and assist internal/external auditors (Deloitte and Dixon Hughes) for quarterly and year end audits. Oversaw the Accounting Department and implement policies and procedures, prepare monthly financial statements / reports, journal entries, variance analysis, and maintenance of all balance sheet accounts. Effectively and efficiently communicated with multiple departments, refine and implement policies, procedures (following GAAP and SOX Compliance), prepare monthly financial statements / reports, assist with forecast and budgets, including bank reconciliations, journal entries, variance analysis, and depreciation. Achieved $12M in network hospital savings by analyzing reimbursement schedule of major insurance carrier and identifying underpayments by examining cash flow issues. Create comprehensive reporting and analytical financial packages including productivity reports by service line and project profit margin analysis resulting in prompt identification of trends and performance issues that was presented to the Board of Directors. Conducted analysis to determine areas of inefficiencies and develop accountability structure and work performance standards, along with benchmarking providers and reducing operating expenses for facilities.

Streamlined the monthly close process from 28 days to 6 days.

Reduced supply expenses by over $1M within 6 months by analyzing high cost healthcare categories to identify physician preference contracting options and tighten tier commitments.

Renegotiated third party contracts from Net 15 to Net 60 with CFO.

Saved hospital $10K a month in fines for being in compliance with HIPAA and using effective fund accounting for its Foundation.

Spearheaded and manage the annual audit and saved $790K within first 3 months as the Interim Controller by researching operating expenses and obtaining benchmark data resulting in utility contract renegotiations.

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER April 2012 – April 2014

Omnico Group, Duluth, GA (Industry: Technology)

Oversaw and directly managed the accounting, financial reporting, cash management, and accounts payable functions to ensure compliance, while determining cash position for the US. Worked with external CPA firms, act as the primary contact for annual audits, review trends for KPI's along with checking the company profitability by ratios that compared profit as a percentage of sales or assets, and performed the preparation of annual budgets. Managed the monthly close process and completed all account, bank, credit card, and P-Card reconciliations. Developed the staff skills so they were able to perform to the highest possible level.


McKesson, Alpharetta, GA (Industry: Healthcare)

Reported and worked hand in hand with the Accounting Manager. Generate analysis to identify changes in the expense trends monthly, along with creating SOX compliance reports that reports revenue posted and settled using SAP and Excel.


Royak Group/Capgemini, Atlanta, GA (Industry: Beverage / Technology)

Reported to Capgemini PMO Finance Controller at the Coca Cola corporate site, along with compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare monthly and annual financials. Originated team training and mentoring for a staff of 8, assisted month-end and year end close. Reconciled the Billing System, GL, against Coca Cola Financial System SAP, while performing general financial analysis, preparing revenue forecasts and evaluating financial risk.

AR/AP BILLING CONSULTANT May 2009 – April 2010

Intersect Group - Incomm, Atlanta, GA (Industry: Financial Services)

Completed two contracts that equaled one year. Prepared, billed, distributed invoices ranging from ($50-$1.5M) to customers using Oracle Financials, and MS Excel 2007. Carried out special projects for the Director of Billing & A/R entailing detailed financial analysis and forensic accounting totaling in $1.24M in missed payments, as well as oversee the integrity of cash application and receivable controls for cash receipts.

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT June 2008 – February 2009

Linc Facility Services, Atlanta, GA (Industry: Maintenance & Real Estate)

Governed Executive weekly calls to inform managers in detail about their OpEx, reconciled bank statements for 26 cost centers, and verified all financial data for Credit Approval. Produced 2K – 5K invoices for complex and high volume transactions (valued at $3K-$2M) that encompassed over 400 line items per billing-cycle on a bi-weekly basis for Verizon using MS Excel and PeopleSoft for 26 Cost Centers in 15 states. Performed forensic Accounting, audit, heavy bank/P-Card recons, P&L and BS variances, Revenue Projections. Developed and managed a Standard Billing Structure that provided break downs for labor, material, fees, subcontract work for a $20 Million Dollar Project based on the policies and procedures given by Verizon adhering to FASB assured operation of a cost-effective revenue collection process

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT June 2007 – May 2008

Winsonic Digital Media Group / Tap It, Inc., Atlanta, GA (Industry: Technology)

Assisted Controller / VP of Finance with accounting discrepancies, research, weekly bank & account reconciliations for 7 subsidiaries, and prepared Schedules for external audit. Equipped 1099s at the end of the year, in-house payroll, and assisted with federal, state, payroll tax returns and prepared Schedules for external audit. Formed and preserved financial accounts in QuickBooks for 7 subsidiaries with revenue totaling $30M and tracked fixed assets, and maintained the GL.


McCalla Raymer/Dickenson Gilroy (Law Firm & Mortgage CO.), Tucker, GA (Industry: Real Estate)

Performed full charge Account Payable, Month –End Close, and weekly bank reconciliations. Created and maintained vendors list and billing structure in Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. Prepared in-house payroll & processed checks for 10 Site Buildings throughout Atlanta, GA.

FREIGHT AP/AR MANAGER May 2004 – June 2006

Land Transportation/TLM, Atlanta, GA (Industry: Transportation)

Managed and maintained billings for Norfolk Southern, CSX, BNFS, and APL. Processed 2,500 billing Vendor statements, key data, post transactions, and verify accuracy of input to reports generated in AS/400. Found and collected approximately $1,000,000 in duplicate & wrong vendor payments in AS/400 within first year.


MBA Degree: Accounting, Colorado Technical University, August 2010- GPA 3.5/4.0

MBA Degree: Business Administration/Supply Chain, AIU, Atlanta, GA – June 2006 – GPA 3.5/4.0

B.A. Degree: Communications, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL - May 2003

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