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Accounts Payable Accounting

United States
October 27, 2016

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Donita Bryant, MBA

**** *** ****** *********, **********, D.C. 20024



An accounting professional with 10+ years of experience. Accustomed to multi-tasking in a fast paced environment. Proficient in analytics and reporting; accounting operations and principles; accounts payable/receivable; logistics, budgeting and forecasting; payroll; tax preparation; cost accounting; and asset management. An effective leader with the skills to manage an organization's day-to-day financial processes and operations strategy.

Professional expertise includes:

Preparation of financial statements, completion of monthly close procedures, analysis of financial data, and management of capital projects.

Operations management and managerial accounting functions. Ability to identify cost drivers and process improvements for logistic functions to include purchasing, distribution, and accounts payable.

Ability to direct and manage financial operations, including the development of budget plans, forecasts, policies, and procedures.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of financial processes in accordance with GAAP.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with key executives.

Ability to exercise good judgment in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities.

Sound understanding of how to appropriately apply accounting procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies.


Certified Public Accountant Licensure In Progress

Master of Business Administration, Healthcare & Accounting 8/2009

Belmont University, Nashville TN

Normandy School of Management, Normandy, FR

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting 5/2005

Tennessee State University, Nashville TN

Professional Experience

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority Washington, D.C.

Accounting Supervisor, General Ledger 7/2015- Present

Prepare monthly journal entries and reconcile balance sheet accounts to accurately report financials.

Perform efficient and accurate monthly close procedures; Maintain the general ledger and chart of accounts.

Oversee an accounting staff to include financial analysts and staff accountants; Manage day-to-day functions within the accounting department.

Work extensively with external auditors to provide support for ongoing audits, findings, and issues.

Establish standardized processes to ensure reconciliations, journal entries, and financial documentation meets Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Work cohesively with the budget, treasury, and payroll departments to ensure financials are accurately stated.

Oversee inventory accounting procedures for rail and bus equipment.

Monitor the management of pension and workers compensation accounts.

Create and implement internal controls; Eliminate erroneous processes identified by auditors as key issues.

Acadia Healthcare Atlanta, GA

CFO in Training 07/2014- 5/2015

Improve hospital profitability. Manage cash flow and net revenue. Continually monitor costs in all areas, especially staffing as it relates to patient volume; Effectively manage FTE hours and productivity. Maintain overtime usage and staffing models.

Build strategic alliances and partnerships within the organization to execute business strategies; Drive hospital business towards enhanced product or service quality to improve customer satisfaction.

Monitor and control accounts receivables. Oversee Business Office functions to ensure cash collection goals are met, and net revenue is properly stated.

Develop policies and procedures within GAAP and corporate guidelines to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced hospital operating costs, and increased revenues.

Prepare monthly financial statements, financial packages, and other informational reports/analysis; Provide reconciliations and account analysis

Prepare annual budget in cooperation with management and department heads, reviews prior financial results and discusses anticipated changes to highlight future needs and trends of the facility.

Complete executive assignment tools and training seminars throughout the program as a guide for goals and executive development.

Complete on-the-job training assignments as assigned and delegated by the mentor and corresponding executive development team members.

Gibson Guitar Nashville, TN

Consultant, Assistant Controller 03/2014- 07/2014

Reviewed client policies and procedures; Implemented processes to improve company operations.

Analyzed product and manufacturing costs; Standardized contracts (vendor and inventory identifiers).

Worked with accounting staff and management to analyze financial statements and annual budget information.

Assisted clients with reports and documentation needed to comply with GAAP standards; Prepared Sarbanes Oxley Reports, including internal controls checklist and monthly certifications.

Oversaw month end and monthly accounting procedures.

Prepared financial statements and managed capital projects to comply with GAAP standards.

Communicated improvements, analysis, and findings to senior management.

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) Nashville, TN

Assistant Controller, Doctors of Augusta 05/2012- 10/2013

Senior Financial Analyst, Supply Chain 11/2004- 05/2012

Served as support for the controller and CFO in matters relating to hospital financials, budget information, revenue, weekly forecasts, projections, inventory, and assets; provided assistance to other members of management with respect to these matters; Prepared senior management’s monthly operating reports.

Oversaw the duties of staff accountants, financial analysts, and revenue analysts.

Prepared journal entries; maintain general ledger; and perform reconciliations for balance sheet accounts to accurately close and analyze each month-end close.

Created and implemented an automated process for requesting, purchasing, receiving, and tagging new equipment.

Worked with the Vice President of Engineering to analyze and budget annual labor expense. Reviewed monthly statistics for full time employees and department man hours.

Managed the processing of accounts payable invoices and disbursements.

Prepared Sarbanes Oxley Reports, including internal controls checklist and monthly certifications.

Entered new fixed asset additions, calculated depreciation, and reconciled depreciation reports for all corporate divisions (twenty-two facilities); assisted with the compilation of asset documentation for auditors.

Collected and reviewed Supply Chain cost allocation data for eleven service centers; prepared warehouse cost allocation entries related to Purchasing, Distribution, Customer Service, and Accounts Payable.

Participated in the development and detailed review of annual operating budgets and performance projections for eleven service centers; develop financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis.

Reconciled and managed capital reserves for eleven divisions; processed capital requisitions; monitored and reported expenditures of capital budgets to appropriate division and corporate staff.

Reported contract spend and savings utilizing the company’s SQL data mining system.

Worked extensively with the Senior Business Analyst to interpret complex financial data and extract relevant information; analyzed data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and company standardization processes.


Member, Urban League of Young Professional

Member, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity (Former Treasurer)

Member, National Association of Black Accountants (Former Chapter President)


Computer Skills: PeopleSoft, HMS, Hyperion, Host General Ledger, SQL, Great Plains, Meditech, Business Objects, QuickBooks, Lawson, Electronic Data Warehouse, SBase, Crystal, FAS Best Fixed Asset System, Microsoft Office.

Communication Skills: Skillful in writing business letters, reports, and detailed documentation. Effective in interacting with co-workers in managerial and team situations.

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