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Accounting Manager

Location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted:
October 13, 2016

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CAROLYN SMITH

*** ********* **., ******, ** *****

940-***-****

acw1ng@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Accounting professional with diversified experience in accounting, business management, tax, audit, review, compilation, litigation support and business valuation. Strong PC/spreadsheet skills. Hard working, team player with supervisory experience. Enjoy training and supervising accounting support staff. Able to communicate with clients and other professionals

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Accounting Manager

Nov 2014 – present

Stockton Telecom

Contractor services

Analytical review and variance analysis of actual and budgeted financial statements.

Prepare reports for Board of Directors.

Analysis and cleanup of general ledgers including balance sheet accounts. Maintain chart of accounts.

Monthly, quarterly and yearend financial reporting and analysis

Co-ordinate filing of federal tax returns with CPA firm.

File city, state, employment, sales and use and other tax returns.

Respond to and resolve federal, state and local tax notices.

Supervise and review work of accounting staff.

Developed and maintained human resources policy. Direct personnel, training and labor relations.

Managed staff, payroll, benefits, workers’ compensation, unemployment and filed all returns.

Migrated and resolved operational accounting risk; identified problems with cash receipts and posting delays.

Prepare post and review adjusting journal entries. Review, analyze and reconcile bank accounts, accounts receivable, inventory, fixed assets, accounts payable, inter-company accounts and other G/L accounts. Maintain and update chart of accounts.

Lease/CAM analysis. Investment and equity roll-forwards.

Perform audits and compilations. Prepare audit schedules.

Document, test and improve internal control systems.

Review revenue contracts and approve timely bill payments. Monitor cash flow daily and replenish cash funds.

Reason for leaving: Company is being sold out of state.

Accounting project Manager

I came in to reorganize and upgrade the accounting system to ready them for relocating to Austin TX.

May 2014 – Nov 2014

Walker Bright PC

Legal Services

Plan and coordinate office finance and workforce effectively for two office locations: Richardson and Austin Texas

Full accounting of firm A/R, A/P and Payroll. Monthly and quarterly tax filings

Bank Reconciliations; 5 separate accounts

Tax preparation including 1099s Managing Trust account

Monthly/year end closing reports/analysis. TimeSlips Firm billing and editing

Maintain office documents properly manually and electronically

Recruit and train new staff. Forecasting.

Develop strategies for improvement of departments

Assisted in the evaluation process of the staff.

Participated in management’s meeting for improving the work process

Full human resource functions including preparing/paying 940 and 941

Facility management including lease/contract negotiations

Preparing/editing financials

Reason for leaving: Project completed for cleanup and relocation

Accounting/Finance Manager

August 2011 – April 2014

SWJ and Associates

Legal Services

Organize meeting and discuss procedures and policies in enhancing clients’ services and for growth of the office

Plan and coordinate office finance and workforce effectively

Full accounting of firm A/R, A/P and Payroll. Reconciliations, Juris timekeeper edits and all firm billing

Motivate staff to build good reputation with clients and local community

Maintain office documents properly manually and electronically

Recruit and train new staff, Forecasting, Assign and schedule workloads appropriately among staff

Develop strategies for improvement of departments

Plan and draft annual budget of the office. Manage the account department for staff and resources funding

Assisted in the evaluation process of the staff. Interacted with clients and helped them in preparing case backgrounds

Participated in management’s meeting for improving the work process

Full human resource functions including preparing/paying 940 and 941

Facility management including lease/contract negotiations. Profit and Loss statements

Tax preparation including 1099s. Monthly/year end closing reports/analysis

Reason for leaving: To obtain more Audit and accounting experience

Major Medical Manager

August 2009 - July 2011

Methodist Hospital

Accounting and Auditing Services

Manage the AR process for $900M in annual billings. Lead and direct a best in class operation while streamlining processes to support growth across a shared services platform. Reduce the AR Aging while lowering costs and minimizing client escalations

Work cross functionally with Sales, Account Executives, and Finance leadership teams to drive visibility and closure of customer issues

Drive timeliness and accuracy in applying cash to customer accounts. Cash Flow Management

Optimize the Bad Debt forecast driving accuracy while improving business insight

Partner with General Accounting to accurately/efficiently close month end, while executing financial controls

Publish AR performance metrics and improve go forward modeling. Manage the AR annual operating budget to control expense

Approve write offs to third party collection agency, bankruptcy filings, or uncollectable bad debt

Reason for leaving: Looking to explore options outside of the medical industry

Accounting Supervisor

February 2003 - July 2009

Convergent Health

Accounting and Auditing Services

Managing the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities for the accounts receivable functions that cover cash application, A/R research & resolution, denial/billing trends, credit and customer billing.

Employee training, cash flow forecasting, reviewing and approving monthly A/R controls.

Timely closing and reporting to director weekly, month end and fiscal year end

Analyze and resolve payer and claims billing issues to increase cash flow and reduce A/R days.

Responsible for monitoring system edits and how each payer deems expectable clean claim billing and procedures

Proven strengths in reducing A/R days and > 360 outstanding cash resulting in increased cash reimbursement and account resolution

Reduced A/R days from 54 to 41 in 6 months

Develop department procedures based on A/R needs

Responsible for monitoring QA, productivity and performance goals

Provide staff with alternative methods of problem solving and organization

Ensure cohesiveness among team members to promote a team environment

Reason for leaving: Relocation

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