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Accounting Manager/Controller

Austell, Georgia, United States
October 13, 2016

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Dawn L. Carter

**** ********* ***** *******, ** 30106 404-***-****

Professional Profile

Over 25 years of general accounting experience, an excellent working knowledge of GAAP, combined with well-developed financial analysis capabilities. Provides hands-on management with effective communication and supervisory skills. Excellent team player that works strategically with all levels.


M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting - Brenau University 1995

B.S. Business Administration/Accounting – Univ. of Maryland, Univ. College 1993

A.A.S. – Business Management (Cum Laude) – Northern Virginia Community College 1991



Chabad of Georgia/Congregation Beth Tefillah (Religious) 07/14 – Present

Responsible for effectively planning and managing accounting operations relative to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, the general ledger system and cash flow management in accordance with GAAP. Responsible for providing senior management with financial reports, budget development, and maintenance of policies and procedures. Other duties include:

Generate monthly statements for members and apply payments using Rakefet

Process credit card payments and make daily deposits remotely

Maintain restricted funds balances

Process tuition and other payments for preschool and elementary school

Reconcile multiple bank accounts for various funds

Prepare monthly financial statements for schools

Prepare ad hoc financial reports for events and fundraising activities

Maintain petty cash


Strayer University (Online Education) 06/06 - Present

Teach undergraduate accounting courses online as assigned

Conduct office hours as deemed necessary

Establish high standards and assure students understand how they will be evaluated

Establish specific goals or courses of action for students to accomplish

Maintain adequate records of student progress

Assist in evaluating course objectives

Maintain smooth course operation and adherence to policies and procedures

Attend faculty meetings and discipline workshops as required


Center for the Visually Impaired (Nonprofit) 01/13 – 07/14

Generated monthly billings for Medicare, private insurance, government contracts, and contact center services

Coded cash receipts and entered into SAGE/ABILA accounting software.

Administrative user for medical billing software, responsible for setting up users, providers, and payers, submitting claims, and applying cash receipts.

Researched zero payments from Medicare and other insurance.

Maintained reconciled accounts receivable and revenues.

Prepared monthly revenue trend analysis for various departments.

Kept accounts receivable current via collection efforts.

Recorded semi-monthly payroll JE including benefits

Recorded monthly banking transactions including interest earned and fees paid

Maintained fixed assets schedule

Assisted with budget preparations

Prepared cash flow statements

Prepared monthly Journal Vouchers

Assisted with annual audits and audit schedule preparation


Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (Education) 07/11-01/13

Classified and processed accounts payable transactions and maintained vendor files.

Classifed and posted receipts to SAGE accounting system for all funds.

Prepared journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations monthly

Reconciled interfund transfers between 5 funds

Prepared monthly financial statements and budget to actual analysis.

Prepared audit schedules for annual audit

Assisted in revising accounting and operational procedures.

Purchased fixed assets, instructional materials, and supplies.

Maintained personnel files including tax documents and benefits enrollment forms.

Converted system from QuickBooks to Sage Fund Accounting.


Life University (Education) and Horizon Theatre (Arts) 04/09-07/11

Assisted with month end close.

Prepared journal entries and reconciliations.

Assisted with preparation of documents for annual audit.

Provided backup support to accounts payable, cashier, and payroll manager.

Supported the Assistant Controller with other accounting projects or duties as assigned.

Prepared payroll and payroll tax reports.

Processed royalty payments, actor’s association dues, retirement contributions, and benefits payment.

Recorded cash receipts from sponsors, ticket sales, and grants.

Prepared sales tax report and payment.


State Road and Tollway Authority (Transportation) 05/07-11/08

Directed, coordinated, maintained, and controlled an accounting system that properly reflected the financial position of the Company.

Monitored Company policies and procedures and recommended improvements.

Served as the financial expert with the Senior Management team.

Ensured accurate internal and external recording and reporting of financial transactions.

Managed general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll processes.

Managed the Budget process.

Ensured that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory, and Company procedures.

Oversaw the preparation of daily, monthly, annual, and other periodic financial statements and reports.

Completed reports and analyses of departmental and area operations as requested by Senior Management.

Conducted cost analysis, ratio and trend analysis, and other comparative examinations as appropriate.


DLC Associates, Inc. (Small Business Accounting and Tax Prep) 11/01-04/07

Provided high level accounting consulting services to various organizations including Fortune 500s as well as start-ups and non-profits.


The Dominion Consulting Group, Inc. (Managed Healthcare Consulting) 03/97-11/01

Solely responsible for managing all accounting functions including the supervision of claims processors and the coordination of office systems.


Georgia Institute of Technology (Post-secondary education) 09/93-03/97

Primarily responsible for reconciling all 8 bank acocunts with over $300M in monthly transactions (including daily investments), maintained chart of account system (including grants and contracts)


National Assoc. of College Admission Counselors (Nonprofit) 08/90-08/93

Oversaw the daily operations of fiscal office, supervised staff of 2, reconciled account balances, prepared financial statements with variance analysis, month –end close, audit prep.

Technological Proficiencies

Sage/Abila, Datatel, Great Plains, Rakefet, FRx, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, QuickBooks, Peachtree

Accounting, Banner, TurboTax, Proseries, ADP Payroll, MAS 200/500, SAP, and 10-key by touch.


Certified in Financial Accounting by Brainbench May 27, 2002

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