Sign in

Management Accounting

San Antonio, Texas, United States
October 28, 2016

Contact this candidate



***** ***** ***** • San Antonio, TX 78258 • 832-***-****


Parental Leave


Springfield, VA; Cincinnati, OH; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX

Provided full-time care for six children while managing several relocations, household finances, scheduling, transportation, and travel arrangements; managed their transitions from elementary school to high school, college and graduate school

Day-to-day micro-managing completed; opportunity to create within the space now available

Adopted three older children from Ukraine over the course of 2002-2005; managed the extensive adoption process in the United States and in Ukraine. Negotiated complicated adoption regulations and a bureaucracy overseas

Volunteered in schools and as Girl Scout leader and Girl Scout Cookie Manager for 10 troops

Volunteered at local animal shelters

Waste Management of Northern Virginia, Greater Washington, and Southern Maryland 2000-2002

Merger Troubleshooter; Temple Hills, MD

Resolved USA Waste inter-company transaction posting errors for regional office after the merger of Waste Management, Inc. and USA Waste in 1998

Analyzed general ledger transactions going back up to 10 years for USA Waste and recorded resultant multi-million dollar adjustments for operating divisions Waste Management of Northern Virginia, Greater Washington, and Southern Maryland 1989-2000

Division Controller; Springfield and Sterling, VA

Responsible for all accounting transactions, inter-company, fixed assets, and determining how to record multi-million-dollar acquisitions

Prepared financial statements, monthly reviews, annual budgets, and business forecasts; supervised billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll

Provided accounting support for 1998 merger of Waste Management, Inc. and USA Waste in a $13.47 billion stock transaction in which USA Waste, the smaller company, acquired Waste Management after discovery of Waste Management senior corporate accounting irregularities and management errors

Reviewed financial information; converted data to new general ledger system; obtained supplementary information for preparing financial statements

Managed the combined company’s transition to USA Waste’s financial system, which required multiple interfaces for general ledger, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, and billing

Provided troubleshooting for multiple errors and problems incurred when transferring from Waste Management’s in-house technology to USA Waste’s less sophisticated system that was not adequate for the combined business volume

Supervised merged company’s next conversion to Oracle’s PeopleSoft financial management solutions technology

Waste Management, Inc.


Corporate Reporting and Consolidation Senior Accountant; Oak Brook, IL 1982-1985

Corporate Reporting and Consolidation Staff Accountant; Oak Brook, IL

Consolidated the financial results of Waste Management’s domestic and international businesses and landfills

Conducted the manual transfer of information to spreadsheets, manual calculation and posting of journal entries and manual footing of large volumes of numbers, both down and across, for the consolidation process, which was strictly manual in 1982

Managed the introduction of the personal computer to the department beginning in 1984, which mechanized the accounting process considerably, and continued to take advantage of the tool in the following years with continual upgrades and success

Prepared consolidating journal entries and elimination entries

Proofread all sections of the glossy Annual Report to Shareholders and various proxy statements and worked with report writers and the legal department

Worked on special projects for corporate senior management and other SEC filings

Supplied combined Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statement of Changes in Financial Position

(Cash Flow Statement) for the preparation of the Form 10-Q and the annual report on Form 10-K which was necessary for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance

Provided data for Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Provided supplementary data and data for exhibits and footnotes Ernst & Whinney (currently EY)


Staff Accountant; Chicago, IL

Audited and scrutinized financial records for accuracy for large and smaller companies while traveling between Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

Performed overviews of the financial operations of businesses to certify reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements were free of material misstatement, whether caused by error or fraud

Prepared audit journal entries by maintaining records and files and reconciling accounts EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago Bachelor of Science, Accounting June 1980 Certified Public Accountant Exam


November 1980


Computer Skills: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Database Management Software Other Languages: Fluent in Polish

Work Status: US Citizen

Lucia J. Gallagher

24123 Seven Winds

San Antonio, TX 78258


October 25, 2016

I am seeking a full-time position as a Senior Accountant, Assistant to the CFO, or Assistant Controller that allows me to apply my inherent skills and provides me an opportunity for growth and fulfillment. I wish to use my years of accounting experience to provide both growth for me and mature experience for my employer. I am ready and enthusiastic about making the transition back into the workforce. I am in excellent health. I am a highly talented and accomplished accounting professional with over 20 years of accounting experience and 10 years of management experience. I have a proven ability to supervise effective teams, oversee daily operations and improve workflow efficiency and accuracy. I have demonstrated outstanding oral and written communications skills. I can be an effective leader and troubleshooter. I have excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational and time-management skills. I am able to work effectively with senior level management, peers and staff members. I am a team player, even when the players are much younger than me!

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely yours,

Lucia J. Gallagher

Contact this candidate