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Accounting Manager

Anaheim, CA
March 06, 2019

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Nehal Kothari, MBA

**** ******** **. ** *****, CA 90623 562-***-****

Accounting & Finance Executive Profile

Ambitious, diligent professional with 17 years of progressive and globally-spanning financial planning and analysis experience. Well-versed in accounting principles (GAAP) with a keen ability to maximize business. Adept at leading and finance integration processes using interpersonal savvy and communications acumen. Adaptable, able to excel in teams or independently to achieve success. Resolve issues as they arise using troubleshooting skills, business expertise and strong attention to detail. Inquisitive and innovative by nature, creatively striving to improve business processes. Partner effectively with peer colleagues and members of the senior management team. Now seeking an exciting new business management role that will allow for leverage of skills gleaned from career background and educational foundation, as well as allow for career growth.

Career Highlights

•Lead Wave Technology’s year-end sales and billing processes, financial Statements, payroll processing, bank reconciliation, month end closing along with procedures for 401k as wells as budgeting and forecasting and assist CPA and auditor in providing accurate timely data information and reports

•Partner seamlessly with Wave Technology’s corporate and divisional management to ensure smooth merger transitions

•Developed and implemented Wave’s internal management along with monthly closing and daily departmental procedures, allowing the Controller to focus on planning and CFO duties

•At Essex Performance Boots, coordinated production and generated all related reports with timeliness and precision and focus on inventory management and job costing

•Assessed Essesx’s operations to bolster inventory control and investment; also kept bills of material more accurate, lowered transportation cost and ensured adherence to manpower planning goals

•Headed numerous projects during both MBA graduate and undergraduate programs, centered on core areas such as finance, marketing, organization, accounting, banking and other pertinent topics

•Skill areas include Business & Investment, Financial Analysis & Reporting, Risk Management, Cost Price Margin, Profitability Variance Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting

•Practiced at business modeling as it relates to Financial Accounting, along with Portfolio Management, Corporate & Financial Accounting and Investment

•Accounting - Peachtree, Quickbooks

•Proficient in Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel

•Currently pursuing CMA as well SAP FICO Program

Professional History


Accounting Manager

Aug 2002 - July 2018

•Successfully designed and implemented efficient general accounting system

•Oversee accounting processes including budget planning, balance sheets, income statements and fiscal reporting on a monthly, annual and ad-hoc basis

•Analyze data and past/present financial operations to project future revenues and spending per accounting best practices

•Handle yearly budgeting, commission reporting, General Ledger, premium billing, collections and payroll administration functions; research continually to keep all procedures and internal controls GAAP-compliant and maintain data integrity

•Assess cross-functional performance as it pertains to Sales, Engineering and Conversion; guide management on the effects of internal financial transactions

•Facilitate weekly unit and revenue reports for domestic and global sales each week; monthly unit/revenue/ASP, income statements, cash flow, balance sheets, and intercompany balances.

•Analyze revenue to confirm compliance resolve unit count differences as needed

•Compare actual and accrued entries to revenue, cost, operating expense and account balance plans before publication

•Formulated and now use a flash report system for consolidated monthly revenue, costs and operating expenses

•Call on bank statements and vendor accounts when examining expense trends, accruals and account reconciliations

•Approve royalty and commission calculations, along with DSO, bad debt reserve, aging and tax returns

•Sparehead internal and external audits with CPAs, working in strong partnership to coordinate interim, year-end financing processes, as well as prepare related reports, schedules and analyses

•Closed out comprehensive financial and pre audits by seamlessly preparing financial and statistical reports using data from a variety of sources and subsidiaries

•Performed competitive, business and investment analyses, following up wth recommendations and contingency actions for concurrent business cases

•Presented to aforementioned to executives to aid them in making strategic, operational, capital spending, resource allocation and project-based decisions

•Created custom financial models using interrelationships data, historical trends, marketplace factors and product assumptions to develop ROI analyses for bid business cases

Nehal Kothari, MBA



Inventory Analyst/Production Manager

April 2004- April 2008

•Tracked and reconciled inventory to the General Ledger; also performed complex monthly accounting functions

•Set the Total Control Software System for accounting specific to Marine Industry; entered all data into the system and checked on inventory regularly

•Assessed records and reports that detailed performance measurements and inventory movement

•Prepared and posted monthly journal entries to record inventories utilizing applicable FIFO and LIFO inventory accounting methods; posted entries to use in converting book inventory valuation from FIFO to LIFO for tax purposes

•Reconciled General Ledger accounts to record accurate balances for inventory accounts

•Identified key internal controls to report instances of non-compliance; also headed other monthly inventory analyses on a routine basis

•Played a key role during month/year-end closing processes; followed up by sharing monthly financial results

•Reconciled inventory and non-inventory items daily to keep records updated

•Performed month-end inventory journal entries and helped coordinate inventory counts three times each year

•Evaluated inventory counts including creating a book-to-physical adjustment; documented all inventory processes to help comprehend the impact on book-to-physical adjustments

•Also evaluated the financial accounting process of creating a book-to-physical adjustment to allow for process improvement; coordinated operations, analyzed processes and recorded findings in various reports

•Confirmed inventory accuracy and created a cycle counting program covering everything from raw materials to final production

•Managed production schedules and material requirements to maintain optimized workflows and meet production requirements

Education & Credentials

Master of Business Administration, Wayne State University

Associate in Charted Finance Analyst, Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India

Bachelor of Business and Accounting/Bachelor of Commerce, Jaihind College

Nehal Kothari, MBA

5152 Toulouse Dr. La Palma, CA 90623 562-***-****

Dear Human Resource Department,

I am pleased to submit my application materials for an accounting job vacancy and am submitting my documents for your review. As illustrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:

•As a finance and accounting professional, I bring to any position years of progressive and internationally-spanning experience. I am skilled in various expert areas including Business & Investment, Financial Analysis & Reporting, Risk Management, Budgeting and Forecasting, among other areas.

•Over the course of my career, I’ve proven myself capable of guiding and inspiring my peers and superiors to achieve success, during daily operational processes and when leading special projects. I lead by example and am able to develop and sustain lasting relationships with stakeholders at all levels, both individually or within a team setting.

•I boast a proven record of delivering comprehensive direction and guidance in deadline-driven, fast-paced environments that call for flexibility, time management and the ability to work well under pressure. When I came to the U.S., I mastered during my first job how to operate effectively in teams and work together to resolve issues as they arise.

•Other core competencies include Strategic Planning, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Relations, Communications, and many others. My diversity of experience includes contributing to processes that allow for fruitful, positive change.

•To pair, my academic history, global in nature, is detailed on the attached resume. It includes accolades such as my Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University.

I am a focused, capable and highly experienced applicant committed to supporting the long-term goals of an innovative, reputable firm. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.

Yours Truly,

Nehal Kothari, MBA

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