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Controller, Assistant Controller, Accounting Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
January 01, 2017

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Charlotte, NC *****

Cell 704-***-****


Controller General Ledger Financial Statements Payroll/401(K) Administration

Accounting Manager Budgeting Reconciliations Audit Manufacturing

Office Manager Sales & Use Tax Escheat PPT Non-profit

Senior Accountant Job Costing Asset Management Public Accounting

Quality Control Month- and year-end closings Retail


Controller 2015 – present

Four S LLC (dba Sola Salon Studios), Charlotte, NC - 32 locations in North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Perform hands-on management of Administration, Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable, and perform all duties of Controller, General Ledger, Financial and Occupancy Analysis and Reporting. Annual Report filings, Personal Business Property Tax Listings, New Entity Applications, Sales & Use Tax Applications and filings, Fictitious Name Registrations, ensuring governmental compliance.

Became super user of Rent Manager (“RM”) software and successfully managed the transition from version Xi to 12. Provide ongoing support and training to our General Managers, allowing them to concentrate their efforts on growing and maintaining our client base.

Write queries in RM to electronically extrapolate data and import into Excel spreadsheets to perform analytics of ROI, occupancy turnover, etc.

Devised Best Practices and Procedures to ensure efficiency and accuracy of our data to provide unerring reports necessary for current operations analysis and projections for future growth.

Created rent tacker reconciliation process which identifies errors regarding charging rents, rental rate allowances, taxes and collection of clients’ payments, assuring data integrity and maintaining client trust.

Set up individual bank accounts for each territory, which aids in identifying errors in sales receipts recorded to actual bank deposits and simplifying bank reconciliations. Negotiated with the bank to waive monthly fees of $360 on these subaccounts.

Timely compile and submit Tenant Improvement Allowance Reimbursement Requests to ensure positive cash flow.

Transitioned tracking assets and calculating depreciation manually from a vast Excel spreadsheet into Fixed Assets CS software.

Automated check issuance process and implemented EFT through our software. Urged vendors, noteholders and landlords to accept payment via EFT vs check, set up recurring bill postings and automatic drafts, which has increased productivity of our accounts payable.

Completed outsourcing project to AvidXchange, assuring a smooth and expedient transition of a large portion of our AP.

Developed relationships with multiple vendors to institute national accounts to consolidate billing, realize multiple location discounts, and streamline the process of obtaining utility services for our new locations.

Established budgeting process to analyze and benchmark costs per location, uncovering potential cost savings by determining why some locations are paying more for utilities and maintenance than others, saving the company in excess of $3,000 per month.

Manage a very productive Accounting and Business Office eliminating the need for additional support staff, saving $35,000 annually.

Senior Accountant / Budget Specialist II 2008 – 2015

Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

Preparation, oversight and quality control of approximately 40 government grants for compliance and accuracy of expenditures, grant balances, draw downs, invoicing, carryovers and closeouts.

Worked closely with Project Directors on grants administration from inception through final reporting.

Presented quarterly budgetary and compliance workshops for up to 100 attendees.

Reconciled University’s bank accounts, including the $1.5 million monthly activity corporate checking account that had not been reconciled accurately in several years; researched and recorded unidentified transactions.

Compiled, reconciled and allocated the University’s high volume Corporate American Express expenditures.

Completed the accounting, reconciliation and reporting for Unclaimed Property (Escheat) and Sales Tax Reimbursement which were several years in arrears. Was able to write off many of these expenses and receive sales tax reimbursements previously left on the table, realizing approximately $120K profit.

Implemented budget control and purchase order procedures. Instrumental in developing and writing the Policies and Procedures Manual for the Business Office.

Accounting Manager / Office Manager 2007 - 2008

Salomon & Associates, Charlotte, NC – General Contractors, Commercial & Residential Builders

Performed all duties of Office Manager and Accounting Manager. Completed monthly account reconciliations, advanced analysis, P&L.

Performed internal auditing functions, job cost/profitability analyses, percentage of completion billings, and ad hoc projects as required.

Prepared payroll and all payroll reports, sales & use tax returns, personal business property reports.

Supervised staff of three.

Accountant 2005 - 2007

Peter Bell, CPA, Charlotte, NC – Public Accounting

Performed all accounting functions through financial statement preparation, review and year-end closings for approximately 20 professional clients.

Recorded asset acquisitions, calculated and recorded depreciation and disposition of assets. Prepared asset/depreciation schedules.

Compiled and prepared payroll, sales & use, and business personal property tax returns (multi-state and federal) and maintained compliance for approximately 50 clients.

Provided consultation and client training in software, accounting, payroll, human resources, and benefit plans.

Controller 1997 – 2005

Southern Webbing Mills, Inc., Greensboro, NC – Textile Manufacturing

Promoted from Accounting Manager to Controller. Performed hands-on management of Administration, Accounting, Payroll and Human Resources, and Inventory Control.

Prepared Comparative Financial Statements, Annual Budgets and Cash Flow Analyses.

Settled the company's outstanding debts with vendors for $.05 - $.20 on the dollar thereby writing off approximately $250,000 of debt.

Implemented budget control and purchase order procedures, improving monthly cash flow.

Devised cost accounting system, which enabled the company to establish pricing for its products and determine items which were not profitable to manufacture.

Maintained inventory control and fixed assets/depreciation schedule.

Worked closely with QC in implementing QS-9000 Certification.

Supervised staff of five.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with Honors GPA 3.6 / 4.0 in major

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC


Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, Power Point; Advanced Excel; Pivot Tables; VLOOKUP; AS400; ERP

Accounting software: Rent Manager 12, Jenzabar EX ERP, QuickBooks Pro, Oracle, Peachtree


Secretary & Treasurer, Board of Directors, Huntington Ridge Home Owners Association 2012 - 2014

Volunteer for the Humane Society of Charlotte

American Red Cross - Donor of plasma, platelets & blood

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