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Senior Accountant

Location:
Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
Salary:
55,000
Posted:
October 25, 2016

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MELISSA K. HAGEMAN, CPA

**** ****** ****. #****

Bellevue, Nebraska 68123

Phone (402) ***-****

acw8j7@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Detail oriented, hands-on accounting professional with 20 years of diverse experience in areas such as general ledger reviews, internal control improvement, financial reporting and month end close. Proven leadership ability evidenced by development of competent, cohesive work teams capable of implementing corporate initiatives.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Personnel management

Technical strength in basic accounting principles (GAAP)

Software conversion (SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle, Great Plains, Peachtree, QuickBooks)

Internal control improvement

Financial statement preparation

Maximizing process efficiencies

Sarbanes-Oxley quarterly certifications

Internal and external audit

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Recovered $3 million in payables spent on behalf of company being acquired. Amount was reimbursed in full by acquired company due to the completeness of my supporting documentation.

Built a job costing system to track margins on client web development programs

Successfully transitioned accounts payable team from JD Edwards software to Oracle

Set up complete accounting system during software conversion and trained accounting staff to use A/P, A/R and G/L modules

CPA Exam; passed all sections in one sitting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) 05-16-present

Senior Accountant

Month end close, review and post journal entries, review and post AP vouchers, lead sheet reconciliations, commissions, client billing, TicketMaster calculations (including commissions, deposits and fees)

Alorica (Omaha) 02/16-04/16

Senior Accountant

Month end close, journal entries, account reconciliations, payroll review for Phillipines location.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Scottsdale) 09/10 –10/15

Senior Accountant

Mentor to the Fixed Assets & Leases Accountant as well as the Concur Administrator.

Accounting responsibilities include month end close, journal entries, account reconciliations, unvouchered liabilities, calculating rebates, synthetic revenue, use taxes and drop ship adjustments as well as intercompany transactions for multiple foreign offices. Additional responsibilities include review of FA Accountant reports and reconciliations and posting journal entries.

Finance responsibilities include variance analysis, payroll support and Accounts Payable support

LifeLock (Tempe) 10/09 – 12/09

Accounts Payable / Cash Manager (Contract position)

Coordinated pre-IPO documentation of AP and Cash Management desk procedures. Created staff metrics. Managed a project to convert over 900 affiliates from online check payment to ACH. Processed daily AP batches and banking activity as well as weekly check runs and monthly bank reconciliations.

Cox Communications Inc. (Phoenix) 09/03 – 07/09

Accounts Payable Team Lead

Led a team of eight employees and two contractors. Consistently processed all invoices for Cox Communications Arizona (approximately 12,000 invoices or $35M per month). Local procurement card program administrator (approximately 200 card holders). Also active in the monthly close; including financial statement analysis, journal entry review and account reconciliations; including received not vouchered liability account and employee compensation. Was integral in reconciling PO’s to inventory transactions. Communicated monthly account variance explanations to other departments. Participated in both contribution margin and operating expense monthly close meetings. Finalized the closing purchasing statement for the Cox acquisition of Cable America’s Arizona operations. Trained other employees to use Oracle’s iExpense and eInvoicing modules. Presented to senior management regarding upcoming Accounting projects, findings and training opportunities.

Altour Incentive Management [AIM] (Mesa) 09/02 – 09/03

Accounting Manager

Produced AIM’s first set of accurate financials dating from 2001 - 2003. Developed a job costing system to track margins on client programs. Worked closely with Sales & Development to provide timely, accurate quotes & contract information. Incorporated existing client contract information into billing & pipeline schedules. Attended management meetings & participated in developing standard pricing for AIM’s largest customer. Created the company’s first budget. Published comparative financials for mgt.

LeapSource/Comsys, Inc. (Phoenix) 01/01 – 09/02

Senior Accountant

Assisted with budget, monthly senior management reports, financial reporting, analysis and special projects for upper management using Hyperion Essbase.

PacificNet Technologies, Inc. (Los Angeles) 01/00 - 12/00

Controller

Supervised a staff of five (including clerk, staff and senior level accountants). Completed timely monthly close, all aspects of financial reporting, budgeting & cash forecasting for three companies. Processed payroll (ADP & leased employees) and supervised A/P & A/R & H/R functions. Completed two software conversions. Converted books from cash to accrual basis. Implemented standards for purchasing authority levels, to include company credit cards used by employees. Completed sales & use tax & personal property tax returns. Revised financial reporting methods to include divisional information for parent company. Developed procedures for public reporting of financial information (including intercompany transactions). Implemented internal controls, purchasing & Accounting dept. procedures.

Staff level positions:

Meridian Media Management (Los Angeles) 06/98 – 07/99

Sony Corporate Audit (Los Angeles) 08/97 – 04/98

Spelling Entertainment Group, Inc. (Los Angeles) 11/95 – 08/97

EDUCATION

Arizona State University, Tempe

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Member Beta Alpha Psi (honors accounting fraternity)

Dean’s List (GPA 3.8)

Received Regent’s West Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants



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