Melicia A. Coles
Highly talented and accomplished Accounting professional with extensive knowledge and over 15 years experience.
I possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out high quality decisions. Team builder with proven track record in team management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Comprehensive experience in:
* Financial Management and Analysis * Credit & Collection Management *Inventory
*Working knowledge of GAAP and SOX Compliance *International Letters of Credit *Job Costing
*G/L Management and Reconciliation * General Accounting *Taxes
* Cash Management * Staff Management Federal & State
* Planning & Scheduling * A/R & A/P Management *Job Costing
* Payroll Multi State, Union/ Non Union * Sales Commissions. *Construction Accounting including Lien Laws *Cost Accounting
* Reporting & Documentation *Commercial and Retail Collections
Oracle Great Plains AS400 Windows Sharepoint
JD Edwards - Advanced User People Soft ADP Word
MAS 90 QuickBooks- Online & Desktop Ceridian Power Point
One World Paychex Salesforce Outlook
Peachtree Deltek Premier Timberline Excel (Including Macros, Pivot
SAP Hyperion Lotus Notes Tables and V-Lookups)
Crystal Reports Accounting Edge FileMaker Pro Viewpoint
Professional Experience / Accomplishments
Energy Inspectors, Inc., San Marcos, CA
. Revenue 25M. Employees 150. 5/2015 - 10/2018 Accountant
Responsible for supervising Payroll and Accounts Payable for a National Corporation with offices in 5 states.
Duties Included: Multi State Payroll Management, G/L Reconciliations, Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations, A/P,
Variance Analysis, Multi State Taxation, Complex A/R Reconcilation, etc
Reconciled complex client accounts, collecting funds that were several years old.
Implemented an updated payroll system.
TradeMotion & Frequentz, Del Mar, CA
Revenue 10M Employees 100 4/2013 - 5/2015 Staff Accountant
Forensic Accounting, G/L Reconciliations, Prepare Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations, ADP payroll, Accounts Payables, Variance Analysis, Accounts Receivable Management, Taxation
Accountemps - Staff Accountant, Bookkeeper 5/2012 4/2013
Forensic Accounting, G/L Reconciliations, Prepare Journal Entries, Bank Reconciliations, ADP payroll, Accounts Payables, Variance Analysis, Accounts Receivable Management, etc.
Responsible for Plumbers weekly payroll, EDD reporting, Accounts Receivables, Billing, Maintained Schedule of Values, Tax Reporting, and Union Reporting to 8 unions, Certified Payroll, Collections, tracked Liens and Releases.
ABM Engineering, Inc. Oakland, CA 2008 2011
Revenue $100M Employees 600
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the NW Region of ABM Engineering, managed payable, accounts receivable, payroll (union and non union), accruals, union benefit reporting, billing, job costing, performing month end and year end close, including journal entries, variance analysis, and GL account reconciliations.
Supervised and mentored accounting staff.
Identified errors in multi-million dollar client accounts, reconciled and renovated multiple site invoicing.
Participated in testing for multiple system conversions.
Assisted corporate attorneys in collection of multimillion dollar receivables account, including large account reconciliation.
Identified errors, reconciled and correctly reported union dues for specific union
George Reed, Inc. / Black Diamond Aggregates, Inc. Modesto, CA 2006 2008
Revenue $50M Employees 300
Administrative Accounting Manager
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of 4 companies owned by the same parent corporation, these were Construction, Aggregate and Trucking companies.
Managed all accounting functions, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, certified payroll, union benefits, taxation, licensing, job costing, inventories, journal entries, GL account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, month and year end reporting cycles.
Workman s compensation and DOT compliance reporting.
Worked closely with business managers to review costs, reconcile variances and identify areas for cost improvement.
Monitored and processed Preliens, Liens and Releases to ensure they were followed up in a timely manner.
Supervised and mentored accounting and administrative staff.
Changed fuel and aggregate inventory procedures that decreased reporting time from three days to one.
Identified errors, reconciled and correctly reported union dues for specific unions
AIG Private Client Group San Diego, CA 2002 2006
Revenue $25M Employees 30
Senior Billing Specialist
Insurance company billing of customers who have a net worth over 10 Million Dollars. Simple endorsement processing. Contact with brokers, clients regarding client policies.
Formatted excel invoice for customers needing a copy of policy change invoices.
Formatted excel spreadsheet for invoicing customers with multiple policies.
Changes resulted in receiving revenue sooner and decreased customer inquiries.
Education, Certifications and Special Skills:
6/2000 University of Phoenix Some BSIS coursework completed Negotiation Skills Training
NACM Classes Dale Carnegie Management Training
BICA Lien Law Certification