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Little Elm, Texas, United States
October 28, 2016

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Dedicated, results-oriented, efficient accountant with strong technical, analytical and communication skills, with extensive multi-location accounting experience

Software experience includes JD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP (including SAP Business Objects), and Excalibur Proficient in Excel ~ pivot tables & V-lookup


University of Arkansas

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Professional Experience

Lehigh Hanson 2014 – 2016

Accountant II

Staff Accountant responsible for maintaining a complete and accurate general ledger, preparation of balance sheets, profit & loss statements and various other financial reports for 24 aggregate and ready mix plants ensuring accurate recording of transactions throughout the system to facilitate reliable month end reporting

Served as accounting advisor and primary point of contact for 24 assigned plants’ administration and management personnel ~ reviewed and uploaded their journal entries including fuel usage entry to JD Edwards accounting software

Performed in-depth analysis of profit & loss statements for assigned plants with sales in excess of $20M/month with emphasis on trend analysis

Managed IFE (finished goods inventory) and RMIM (raw materials inventory) sub-ledger systems, ensuring accuracy in posting to general ledger

Created templates for Plant Managers to record yearly physical inventory, analyzed results and made adjustment in IFE sub-ledger system

Analyzed expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately creating variance analysis reports detailing research results for management

Handled financial and operational transaction processing in the General Ledger on a monthly basis including setting up and maintaining recurring journal entries

Completed complex balance sheet reconciliations for 30 top level accounts with numerous sub-accounts providing support documents - uploaded into Assurenet reconciliation software

Worked closely with other functions within the SSC groups, Corporate, other 3 regions and local

operations to administer standard business processes handling numerous financial close activities

Appointed Assurenet administrator for approximately 100 JDE software users

Headed a project to develop standard procedure for terminal accounting across all regions

Volunteered as one of 4 accountants that devised and presented program for annual SSC accounting town hall all day meeting with 75 attendees

Trained approximately 100 plant operations’ administration and management personnel, travelling to Midwest Region for a week long cost coding workshop

Participated in calculation of unit cost for extensive number of materials attributing to inventory of $500M

Maintained monthly property tax spreadsheet assuring payments were recorded accurately, updated monthly accruals, tying balances to general ledger accrued liability account

Provided audit support and schedules for interim and year-end audit

Southwest Airlines 2013 – 2014

Accountant II (Contractor)

Revenue Accountant responsible for general ledger postings including revenue recognition, reporting and reconciliations for sales of over $1B/month

Recorded monthly general ledger entries in SAP software for revenue related accounts including rebates

Completed 16 balance sheet account reconciliations monthly ~ uploaded into BlackLine Systems reconciliation software

Calculated spoilage for LUV vouchers and gift cards and made entries to record monthly

Made necessary liability account reversing accruals

Prepared revenue reports and summaries for Revenue Reconciliation Report assuring balances tie to general ledger balances

Adjusted taxes in Sirax (revenue accounting software) for non-transferable booking amounts

Prepared monthly Dashboard Report which highlights trends across passenger revenue liabilities associated with passenger revenue and the workload generated by Sirax

Updated and analyzed trend data linked to 20 various charts with variance explanations ensuring charts are accurately displayed in Power Point presentation

Performed analysis of breakage percentages and updated if necessary adjusting previous months’ percentages

Essilor USA 2006 – 2013

Senior General Ledger Accountant

Responsible for financial reporting of 25 Partner Labs, both integrated and non-integrated, including assurance monthly financials were prepared in accordance with Essilor’s Accounting Policies and Procedures

Accounting advisor/primary contact for local lab accounting and management staff

Reviewed and analyzed monthly income statements and balance sheets submitted by non-integrated labs before uploading trial balance into Oracle

Completed month end closing activities ensuring financials were accurate, posting adjusting journal entries as needed

Performed analysis of profit & loss statements for 60 partner labs with in-depth analysis of gross margin percentage often resulting in numerous adjusting entries during monthly close ~ provided variance and trend analysis to management

Oversaw preparation of fixed asset reporting and bank reconciliations to assure balances tie to balance sheet – reconciled fixed asset register to balance sheet semi-annually

Prepared intercompany billings from parent company to non-integrated labs, balancing to general ledger payable as well as reconciling to labs’ liability balance

Recorded monthly inventory costing entry and analyzed monthly perpetual inventory reports for all 100 partner labs with inventory in excess of $700M

Coordinated semi-annual physical inventory counts ~ responsible for communication with labs, tracking, gathering, analyzing and recording results

Prepared bank reconciliations for 20 integrated labs ~ uploaded to Assurenet reconciliation software

Recorded monthly payroll for 3 labs including accrual for unpaid days

Provided audit support and schedules for interim and year-end audit

Prepared inventory obsolescence reserve and warranty reserve requirement calculations quarterly adjusting accruals to account for revised amounts

Analyzed bad debt allowance quarterly adjusting monthly accrual as necessary

Recorded monthly sales entries, tied accounts receivable and discount accrual to GL balance for 10 labs without integrated sales capability

Income tax entry coordinator

Calculated and recorded monthly rebates for approximately 40 labs

Analyzed VSP (vision insurance) payments to assure lab has accurately recorded sales and reconciled related receivables

HQ Global Workplaces 2000 – 2006

General Ledger Accountant

Managed month-end closing process, completed balance sheet reconciliation, and filed operating tax returns for a group of centers.

Managed closing process for a group of 30 executive suites to assure accuracy of financial statements with emphasis on detailed profit & loss statement analysis

Made numerous GL entries using PeopleSoft accounting software including expensing of prepaid accounts and amortizing accruals

Handled all landlord related payments by due dates and verified accuracy of rent related activity to the lease agreement

Provided leadership support and acted as a business advisor to the Area Vice President of Operations and General Mangers

Completed timely balance sheet reconciliations for numerous accounts on a monthly basis

Prepared and filed all monthly operating sales tax returns within due date

Assisted with identifying, developing and implementing system and procedural changes focused on process improvement as well as actively participated in related projects

Promoted high customer service standards within the accounting department by handling all inquiries or issues in a professional, courteous and expeditious manner

Worked with Regional Controller in preparing annual budget

Fina Oil & Chemical Company 1990 – 2000

Senior General Ledger Accountant

Prepared and analyzed financial statements for a chemical plant with assets of $37M.

Implemented and trained in SAP while maintaining daily work load

Established a procedure and created spreadsheets to analyze financial statements generated from a new SAP system

Appointed as key user for department in the role of liaison between accounting and SAP team

Trained new hires in SAP and on preparation of financial statements

Reconciled balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis

Handled prepaid accounts including monthly amortization and expense payments for 6 large chemical plant operations

Researched and wrote the program which created spreadsheets to extract specific data for 5 profit centers allowing management to determine true profitability and monitor expense

Revenue/Joint Interest Accountant

Entry-level Revenue Accountant – 2 years ~ Joint Interest Accountant 3 years

Reconciled general ledger/receivables to ensure accuracy of revenue payments

Prepared monthly accruals using Excalibur accounting software

Ensured tax deductions were correctly calculated

Corresponded with joint interest owners regarding expenses billed/interpreted statements

Assisted in writing departmental procedures manual

Provided analysis of past due accounts for upper management

Trained new accountants in all aspects of Joint Interest Accounting

Set up AFE’s, AFR’s and leases on mainframe

Prepared and monitored payout statements

Supervised clerical staff

Provided support and explanations for auditor’s review of financial statements

Doubled as special projects coordinator for manager of Revenue accounting

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