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Accounting Manager

Vienna, Virginia, 22180, United States
October 13, 2016

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Jeff Azimzadeh

Alexandria, VA ***** 703-***-****

Operations/Finance Manager

Top-performing finance and operations professional with experience in all facets of financial management, financial analysis, business development and planning, and trend analysis. Skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in fostering motivational relationships with employees resulting in increased productivity and satisfaction. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications and other software. Maintain positive attitude and workplace environment.

Financial and Operation Competencies

Deadline Management

Problem Analysis/Resolution

Cost Analysis and Reduction

Negotiation Skills

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership Skills

Customer Oriented

Business Acumen

Career Experience

Westin Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Falls Church, VA

Accounting Manager, 2015 – Present

Collaborate directly with the Director of Finance to create strategies that achieve the division’s goals. Monitor internal controls over hotel operations and take corrective action as necessary. Manage accounting staff and ensure reports are completed by deadlines. Present reporting metric to leadership team allowing for timely decision making. Improved hotel operations by enforcing the maintenance of policies and procedures. Achieve maximum results by working with leadership and clients. Prepare and coordinate daily reports for the GM, sales reps and Director of Finance.

Key Contributions:

Deliver employee training and provide coaching and mentoring to new hires and existing team members.

Provide strategic planning leadership and support on the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization, make recommendations and lead new efforts to improve financial performance.

Diplomatic Language Services, Arlington, VA

Senior Linguist, 2011 – 2015

Served various government agencies and its employees in cross- cultural, political environment and provided regional training exclusively to Iran and the greater Middle-East. Demonstrated effective time management skills by completing projects within assigned deadlines.

Westin Hotels and Resort, Falls Church, VA

Front Desk Supervisor/Night Auditor, 2008 – 2011

Audited departments’ points of sale including guest reservation and created reporting for management. Provided an elevated customer experience to generate a loyal clientele.

Effectively communicated with and supported sales, marketing and administrative teams to improve operations and the customer experience.

J Inc. International, LLC, Arlington, VA

CEO, 1997 – 2007

Directed daily operations and managed the long-range strategic planning. Determined fair market trading value and placing purchase orders for the local dealerships. Accountable for the bottom-line factors of Automotive-Wholesale Company. Conferred with store managers to obtain information regarding customer needs and preferences.

Education and Certification

Master of Arts, International Commerce, George Mason University, Arlington, VA, 2007

Summer Exchange Program: European Union, Mansfield College, Oxford University, Oxford, 2006

Bachelor of Science, International Business, Strayer University, Arlington, VA

Network Technician Certificate, NOVA, 2013

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