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Accounting Manager

Mount Prospect, IL
February 25, 2016

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Mobile 815-***-****

Extensive experience managing the activities of the accounting department. Excellent communication and coordination skills that help to build a team and synchronize their activities effectively. Possess strong interpersonal capabilities to interact amongst varying levels of management as well as various functional areas within the organization. Self-motivated and inquisitive with highly developed organizational and analytical skills.


DSC Logistics, Inc., DesPlaines, Illinois

Senior Accounting Manager 2010 to 2016

Accounting Manager 2008 to 2010

Coordinated and managed general accounting and accounts payable functions to

produce financial statements that were in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles


Ensured overall accuracy of accounting results utilizing JD Edwards Enterprise One.

Maintained integrity of fixed asset system.

Hired, managed and provided ongoing training and development to accounting staff.

Prepared and reviewed general ledger reconciliations.

Compiled and published monthly financial statements and reports.

Communicated with Logistics Centers to counsel and educate managers on policies/procedures and financial management standards.

Led external audits.

Drove continuous improvement efforts including implementation of single use credit card payment

functionality to increase cash flow.

Bekins Van Lines, LLC., Hillside, Illinois

Accounting Manager 2006 to 2008

Managed financial accounting department including oversight of general ledger monthly close process and cash application and treasury functions.

Provided leadership and training to Accounting Team.

Prepared and presented monthly results to Board of Directors.

Ensured proper policies and procedures were in place.

Reconciled and analyzed balance sheet and Income Statement accounts monthly.

Led external audits and operating and capital budget processes.

Assisted in improvement of monthly, quarterly, and year-end close processes.

OfficeMax Inc., Naperville, Illinois

Workspace Accounting Manager 2004 to 2006

Managed accounting organization for $ 100-million-dollar division of OfficeMax Contract, Inc. including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Financial Analysis and reporting.

Supervised, developed and trained accounting associates.

Established and enforce policies and internal controls.

Worked closely with managers to advise, educate, and resolve accounting related issues.

Provided financial and management reporting for organization.

Assisted in developing operating budgets and staffing requirements for locations.

Created budgets and communicated variances including recommending cost control

measures to senior management.

Location Controller 2002 to 2004

Created, analyzed, and reported GAAP financial statements including income statement and balance sheet for assigned locations.

Problem solved accounts payable, inventory, credit, purchasing, and HR issues.

Managed location specific rebates and promotional programs.

Conducted detailed average cost margin analysis on various product lines and managed annual physical inventory process.

Trained location personnel on accounting systems applications.

Assisted location managers with budget preparations.

Clark Retail Enterprises, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois 1999 to 2002

Retail Accounting Supervisor

Prepared the profit and loss statement for the eastern division operations.

Managed three staff accountants and one accounting assistant. Reconciled the balance sheet for the entire company.

Worked closely with accounting management team to analyze and review the financial data and business processes of the organization.

Member of the Lawson Financial System conversion team. Trained new and existing employees on the business processes and financial system.

Maintained financial integrity for all locations, reported timely and accurate information, and created financial awareness at all levels of the organization.

Coordinated financial review meetings with management at all levels of the organization.

Advocate Healthcare, Oak Brook, Illinois 1998 to 1999

Staff Accountant

Analyzed and prepared financial statements and journal entries. Maintained restricted fund accounting records.

Reconciled major balance sheet accounts including accounts receivable and the related allowance accounts. Prepared audit working papers for various facilities.

Participated in quarterly bad debt test meetings. Assisted in preparation of not-for-profit tax return. Recorded and balanced intercompany transactions.

Provided accurate and timely financial information to various levels of management. Prepared days of net revenue in accounts receivable and accounts receivable aging reports.

Oak Brook Hills Hotel & Resort, Oak Brook, Illinois 1996 to 1998

Assistant Controller

Managed accounts receivable, accounts payable, cashier, income audit, night audit and general accounting functions.

Performed month-end closings, food and beverage inventories, balance sheet reconciliation’s, maintained internal accounting controls, and assisted with monthly financial reporting.

Balanced daily revenues and cash for $ 30-million-dollar hotel operation. Maintained subsidiary ledgers for related balance sheet accounts.


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Masters of Business Administration, August 2015

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, May 1996

Computer Skills: Quickbooks, JD Edwards, SAP, Peoplesoft and Lawson.

Volunteer Experience: Finance Team Member, Christus Victor Lutheran Church

Illinois CPA Society Member

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