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Finance or Accounting Manager

Location:
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
December 30, 2015

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CHERYL M. ANDERSON, CPA, MBA

**** ******* *****, **********, ** 30004

acsylp@r.postjobfree.com / 404-***-****

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Accounting and Finance professional with twenty years experience, ability to identify and execute process improvement opportunities, proficient with accounting systems and IT

Reduced service costs by restructuring maintenance contract and modeled financial impact

Identified process improvements by leveraging SAP and PeopleSoft

Streamlined month-end close and reduced processing time by several hours

Reported revenues including unearned revenue

Managed inventory calculation including cost of goods sold and ending inventory

Supervised 5 direct reports

EXPERIENCE

McKESSON CORPORATION 2008 - 2015

Sourcing Analyst- MESBO, Alpharetta, GA

Consulted with sourcing managers on product profitability and total cost of ownership

Worked with sourcing managers to understand underlying savings methodologies for baseline spend calculations

Verified savings classifications including structural, non-structural and cost avoidance

First analyst to leverage eSourcing tool, Trade Extensions, at McKesson

Senior Financial Analyst- VMO

Partnered with sourcing manager to understand NPV analysis on software purchase for supplier

Calculated impact of spend and savings allocation to business units

Promoted to Grade Level 107

Senior Financial Analyst- McKesson IT Finance

Worked with team to re-negotiate McAfee maintenance contract reducing three-year cost by 50%

Drove service unit costs down by 31%

Analyzed monthly budget, prior forecast and YOY gross operating expense and capital variances for management reports including Executive, Finance and Administration, Information Security and Risk Management, End User Computing, Release, Planning and Management, Disaster Recovery and Storage

Presented Executive Summary deck senior management for department totaling $90M

Prepared financial model for storage usage

Provided new service price quotes and modeled price exceptions

Executed queries to identify expense accruals and correcting journal entries for month-end close

Identified over $500M in cost reductions for excessive expense accruals

Worked with team to identify $162K in cost savings for Telephony and Six Sigma Yellow Belt, 2011

RESOURCES GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS 2006 - 2007

A public, project-based professional services firm in the areas of accounting, finance and other disciplines

Consultant- AES / Comshare Support Team, Arlington, VA

Acted as Project Manager for OpenLink Project

Conducted end-user demonstration for executive team

Consultant- Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC Team, Boston, MA

Established business units in test environment for PeopleSoft Version 8.0

Created ledgers for business units and assigned combo edit rules and permission lists in test environment

Consultant- BearingPoint / Project Umbrella Team, Atlanta, GA

Updated SOX process flows for General Ledger Track

Identified and documented close issues for General Ledger Track

Assigned Track Lead for accounts payable and documented desk-level procedures

COX COMMUNICATIONS 2005 - 2006

Senior Regional Analyst, Atlanta, GA

Managed dual operation of Oracle Financials and JD Edwards to post revenue for several systems

Employed Oracle Discoverer to query data for various field requests

Collaborated with the Financial Systems group to complete Infinys testing

Provided customer service to systems such as sending invoice copies and answering various financial questions

AGL RESOURCES, INC. 1999 – 2005

Senior Financial Analyst, Atlanta, GA

Analyzed monthly consolidated and detail budget variances and prepared reports for O&M and capital expenditures within the CFO organization. Annual operating budget was $118M and included over 89 departments within the rollups Financial Services, SVP Business Technology and SVP Business Support

Prepared summarized consolidated income statement and EBIT by segment schedules for senior management reports

Created pivot tables to review payroll budget data for controller area following company merger

Developed and analyzed budget and forecast variance schedules on corporate segment for senior management reports

Developed a process in PeopleSoft Budgets Explorer which reduced employee headcount from three people and several hours to one person and 30 minutes

Accountant III

Recipient of a Peer Award for providing excellent customer service

Provided monthly revenue analysis for 3 utilities and posted corresponding journal entries

Analyzed profit and loss statements for the consolidated Marketing and Customer Service group and respective departments

UCB CHEMICALS 1998 - 1999

Privately held chemical manufacturing company which produces coating for furniture and packaging

Senior Accountant, Smyrna, GA

Compiled and prepared operating budget and six-month forecast for two business units

Received and transmitted international wire transfer requests to bank for payment

Prepared and posted monthly payroll journal entries for Smyrna and North Augusta employees

Reconciled payroll and operating bank accounts

WENDY’S INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1996 - 1998

Financial Analyst, Marietta, GA

Developed, reviewed and analyzed weekly store profit and loss statements and budgets for management reporting purposes

Forecasted mid-year profit and loss statements for 60-70 stores, departments and division

Compiled and prepared consolidated capital budget for a division

Conducted market visits to gather and review market sales and profit objectives

Conducted classroom presentation on understanding and interpreting financial statements

THE PRUDENTIAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 1994 - 1996

Senior Accountant, Atlanta, GA

Supervised staff of 2 staff accountants and 2 reviewers including preparing performance appraisals, technical assistance and coaching

Staff Accountant

Prepared monthly income statements for managerial reports, reconciled regional banks statement and suspense account with monthly volume of $65M, recipient of Peer Award for excellent customer service

WASTE MANAGEMENT 1992 - 1994

Assistant to the Controller, Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE

PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Access, Projects, Q&A, AS400, SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Discoverer, Hyperion, Comshare

EDUCATION

Georgia State University, MBA

LSU, Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Status: Certified Public Accountant, September 2005, Active

Scholarships: LSU Honor Scholarship, T.H. Harris Scholarship

Honorary Societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Epsilon Iota

START-UP EXPERIENCE

INTERNET SECURITY BLANKET CORPORATION 2001-2003

Controller

Established company leveraging QuickBooks including creation of the chart of accounts

Managed month-end and financial reporting process including balance sheet and income statement

Reviewed privately-held financial statements with tax accountant



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