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Financial Analyst, Research Administration, Cost, Capital, Inventory

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
January 20, 2017

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Amanda J. McClellan

**** ********* *****

Alpharetta, GA 30004

865-***-****

acydtd@r.postjobfree.com

Objective:

To secure a position that allows me to grow and expand my knowledge within the field of accounting and financial analysis

Experience:

4/14/14 – Present Emory University – School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

Financial Analyst – Post Award Grants Management & Research Administration (RAS Unit)

Prepare and send monthly financial statements to Principal Investigators for award expense tracking

Resolve any issues with incorrect postings to award based on eligible expenditures

Prepare journal entries & retroactive salary transfers

Monitor the financial information of all awards for the Departments of Ophthalmology & Dermatology

Work with upper management, the Department Chair, and all Principal Investigators in managing awards and assist them in understanding what the financial reports mean

Assist pre-award grants team with information concerning continuing award and/or renewals

Prepare monthly reconciliation reports for all Dermatology Department awards

Occasionally assist on the pre-award side with proposal submissions

Back-up preparer to the person who prepares the Clinic deposits for the Finance Dept.

Approve invoices for payment

Request PO setup for subcontractors on awards

Prepare Federal Financial Reports for awards at award year end and at the conclusion of the award

10/1/12 – 4/3/14 Lawler Wood Housing, LLC Knoxville, TN

Capital Asset & Expenditures Analyst

Wrote and implemented the company’s Capital Policies and Procedures

Wrote the PO processes for the company and the properties

Responsible for tracking all Capital spend and projects for the entire

portfolio of over 60 properties across the United States

Lead bi-monthly Cap-Ex Committee meetings with the construction team, VP of Property Management, and upper management to review problem items with capital projects and properties

Handle and input all PO’s for large capital projects - $10k-$15k+

Responsible for fielding all emergency and/or unbudgeted capital requests and working with the Cap-Ex Sub-Committee to see if we are able to fund the needed projects

Track and reconcile the capital GL accounts monthly and work with the accountants to make adjustments and re-classes when needed

Analyze of all capital budgets requests from the properties– formulate questions and determine if budget requests are feasible and/or reasonable

Created reports to track all unbudgeted capital spending

Implemented a PO approval process within the company and had Software Support set it up in the AIS, Yardi

Responsible for forecasting spend

Prepare quarterly capital reports for upper management and owners

1/2012 – 4/2012 Accounting Principles Knoxville, TN

Contract Position at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Track daily inventory for 3PL based on in-house production tracking systems and the 3PL’s inventory tracking system(s)

Find and explain any variances in production between the in-house system and the 3PL’s system(s)

Examine monthly departmental GL accounts to determine if charges by corporate were recorded to the proper department

Work on any special projects for the Controller (i.e., determining headcount needed based on projected production & determining cost per cup)

10/2011 – 12/2011 Resource Accounting Knoxville, TN

Contract Position at Cellular Sales

Perform monthly GL account reconciliations

Prepare monthly GL account entries

Track company flight logs and charge appropriate franchisee offices appropriately by GL entry

Work on any special projects given as needed

1/09 – 6/11 Comcast Communications Knoxville, TN

Inventory Analyst & Capital Financial Analyst

Responsible for overseeing and tracking the capital budget for the East TN system

Responsible for requesting funding from region and division for all capital funded projects (construction, IT, fleet, building improvements, etc)

Responsible for putting together purchase order requests

Responsible for tracking spend on all capital projects and ensuring all purchase orders and projects are completed and paid prior to year end

Responsible for ensuring that all capital expenditure requests fall in line with what was requested within the budget and are actual capital items

Oversee the work of two other individuals

Prepare weekly project summary reports for Finance Director and all project managers

Prepare the monthly in-house labor capitalization reports

Prepare the monthly spend forecasting reports

Handle intercompany transfers of inventory items

Oversee and monitor inventory levels

Perform weekly cycle counts

Enter all yearly inventory counts and prepare results reports

Used Oracle and Brio accounting software & Excel

Wrote policies and procedures for how the capital process should work and be used in the Knoxville and East TN area

4/08 – 1/09 Heritage Log Homes Kodak, TN

Cost Accountant

Oversee the work of the AP and AR employees

Accrue for all drop ship and split ship orders and reverse once invoiced

Enter daily production in to MAS 90

Bill all jobs for appropriate charges, i.e. commissions paid, materials shipped, etc.

Responsible for a majority of the month end closing process including job billing, balancing WIP, running job analysis, billing all paid commissions, checking several General Ledger account to ensure that there are no large changes within the month and making Journal Entries to those accounts when necessary, checking the Inventory Valuation Reports and having cycle counts performed when necessary, balancing Raw Materials and Finished Goods, freight accrual for the month, and analyzing data to input in the Gross Profit by Job Spreadsheet for upper management, the company president, and company owner

Hold the position as Purchase Card Administrator. Responsible for requesting all new cards and new user setup, auditing activity on all cards, and working directly with SunTrust on any issues that might arise

Responsible for the invoicing to Southern Shavings when pine shaving trailers are picked up from our facility

Enter cash receipts in MAS 90

Responsible for any inventory adjustments that need to be made throughout the month

Responsible for freezing inventory in advance of an inventory count, setting up all spreadsheets for inventory, reconciling all inventory tags, totaling up inventory counts and entering them in to the spreadsheets, analyzing what MAS says that inventory should be versus what the counts are, investigating any large variances and performing recounts if necessary, entering the counts into MAS, analyzing the inventory variance report after counts are entered before accepting the inventory counts, and unfreezing inventory once it is completed and all counts are accepted

9/11/06 – 4/7/08 ConAgra Foods, Inc. Newport, TN

Cost Accountant & Financial Analyst

Prepare daily flash, which is then sent to all departments to inform of gain/loss in labor, materials, efficiency rates, utilities used, utilities earned, etc

Lead daily meeting with managers and supervisors from all departments and the plant manager and controller to report findings on the daily flash in order to provide insight to significant gains/losses when they arise

Complete daily paste usage reports (our major cost driver) to inform controller, plant manager, and department heads of our gain or loss in paste dollars

Analyze daily Material Usage Variance Report to inform receiving department if there is an error in reporting before end of business in order to fix the problem(s) in a prompt manner

Assist with cost estimates

Analyze and track weekly Purchase Price Variance (PPV) reports

Assist the A/P department when needed by checking edits

Prepare specific labor reports for payroll clerk to obtain labor efficiency numbers

Key all paste bins used in previous manufacturing day into BPCS software to ensure they are taken out of inventory in order to ensure that the actual inventory reflects what is shown in the computer inventory software

Build Bill of Materials for new products in BPCS and in the Access reports when needed

Assist in month end/year end closing activities; run reports, roll and balance reports over for the next month/year, etc

Assist in budget planning

SAP & Oracle software used

Education:

10/03 – 8/06 University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ

Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting

Have completed half of the requirements for a MBA with the University of Phoenix Online



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