Cheryl M. Wagner
Mobile: (201) ***-**** -Email: email@example.com
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY / OBJECTIVE
With 25+ years of distinguished experience in all areas of Accounting and Finance, Office Management, Human Resources and Project Management (with concentration in the construction / sub-contractor industry), I have an accomplished record and thrive in fast-paced environments.
I am energetic, reliable and hard-working and perform to a high ethical and moral standard. With a strong attention-to-detail; I have superior written and verbal communication skills and offer a hands-on management style that promotes teamwork and cohesion as well as encouragement to independent success.
In addition to implementing various cost-effective business solutions and successfully managing schedules and project deadlines, some key career achievements include:
• Creating, implementing and maintaining accounting and admin policies and record-keeping procedures that produced more accurate and efficient work-flow and ensured overall compliance.
• Developing, through a friendly, yet professional approach, conducive relationships with clients, financial institutions and vendor contacts that generated mutually-beneficial business agreements.
• And establishing an effective liason role between executive/mid-management and associates that improved conformity and performance and precipitated achievement of company goals and objectives.
I am seeking a secure position with an established corporation, where my skills and experience will benefit the company’s goals and objectives; and where I will have opportunity for personal growth and career advancement.
KEY SKILLS EXPERIENCE
Corporate Accounting and Finance
Project Management (with concentration in construction and Manufacturing)
Client/Associate Disputes and Claims
Tax Preparation and Filing (S&U, Quarterly Wage, Gross Income Tax, etc)
Policy & Procedure Development, Implementation and Oversight
Efficient Filing Systems Development
Managing of all Outsourced Functions•
July 2014 – Sept 2016 Brookdale - Manahawkin, NJ
Finance Controller / BOM
As the Finance Controller / Business Office Manager at Brookdale, I Coordinated and Managed all of the Accounting and Business Functions for the Stafford Community.
In addition to providing daily support to our Milwaukee Corporate Office and our Community Marketing Division; my position was directly responsible for the processing and overseeing of all AP, AR, Billing and Collections; Resident Information Management(RIM) and all Human Resource functions (including: onboarding, file maintenance, transfers, terminations; timekeeping and payroll, workers comp claims and employee benefits coordination). Conducted “Foundations" Associate Training and ensured safety and certification compliance. Processed Resident Medicaid claims; produced community budgeting and financial reporting and performed month-end close.
As the Assistant to the Executive Director, I also supervised associates and participated in disciplinary actions; convened staff meetings; prepared schedules and covered employee call-outs. Resolved resident and associate disputes and complaints and Managed the Community Property in her absence.
May 2010 – August 2013
NJ Landscape Concepts, LLC - Williamstown, NJ
Managing three staff members, my responsibilities included overseeing all of the company's Accounting and Administrative functions; including:
GENERAL ACCOUNTING: Hands-on Management of all A/P, A/R, Credit, Collections.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: Monthly Reconciliations, Financial Statements, General Ledger; Journal Entries, Budgets and Trend Reporting; Trial Balance, Month-End Close; Managed Lines of Credit/Payments; performed all Banking functions; Prepared and Submitted Tax Returns (S&U, Quarterly Wage, Gross Income Tax)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Prepare & submit all Pre-Qualification Documents; Execute Contract Agreements; oversee Purchasing and Scheduling; Public Work Workforce Reoorting (Certified Payroll), Subcontractor Billing (AIA G702/G703) including all waivers and any client-provided documents. Generated job-cost analysis and weekly Project P&L's
INSURANCE MANAGEMENT: Negotiate, Procure and Manage all policies (Health, GL, Workers Comp, Umbrella, Auto)
AUDITS: Prepare reports and relevant documentation; conduct and finalize all (Taxation and Insurance)
December 2007– January 2009 Trademark Plastics Corporation - Newark, NJ
Senior to six accounting associates, my responsibilities at Trademark included overseeing all of the General Accounting functions (A/P, A/R, Credit and Collections) as well as managing the Financial Accounting for the corporation:
Reconciled bank accounts (7 total); researched un-cleared transactions and resolved any variance issues and returns/credits
Funded accounts from Lines of Credit / Money Market accounts and prepared and Submitted weekly “Cash Position” reports to CFO
Processed all Payroll and Commission reporting and funding
Register all Journal Entries and
Perform month-end close
Prepared Trial Balance for CFO review and approval as well as all
Monthly, quarterly and annual tax reporting and payments
Managed Asset-Based Lending credit documents and borrowing-base spreadsheets
Performed all sales reconciliations and depreciation / hedge fund schedules
Published quarterly newsletter; monthly meeting minutes; organized and ran annual golf-outing event, etc.
May 2003 – March 2007
Arrow Iron/USA Iron – Kearny, NJ
Director of Finance and Administration
Managing a four-member staff, my responsibilities included the overseeing of all General Accounting (A/P, A/R, Collections and Credit) and Finance Management (Reconciliation, General Ledger, Journal Entries, P&L/Budget Reporting; Trial Balance, Month-End Closings, etc)
All Human Resources (Onboarding; Employee Benefits, Payroll -Union and Non-Union; Personnel Record keeping); Contract Administration and Project Coordination; including all subcontractor billing (AIA G702/G703). Procured and maintained all Insurance policies; Managed legal matters and ensured federal, state and local compliance. Maintained efficient record keeping policies and procedures.
June 1989 – April 2003 Metfab Metals, LLC, - Orange, NJ
Executive Office Administrator
Starting out as a part-time secretary/clerk while attending high school, I worked for Metfab Metals for almost 15 years. During my tenor at Metfab, I gained extensive experience, knowledge and skills in every area of Accounting and Administration; and through consistently achieving company benchmarks and goals; I was appointed the company's Executive Office Administrator in 2001. Overseeing all Finance and Administrative functions for the company, I reported only to the CEO
Notary Public (NJ) - My Commission Expires 6/17/20
JAN 2016 University of Phoenix (Bachelor of Business Administration)– B.B.A., Business Administration and Management, General
AUG 2011 MCAP Certification (Microsoft Certified Application Professional®)
JUN 1989 Saint Aloysius High School, Jersey City (Graduate 1989)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMS (Advanced Proficiency)
MCAP - Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Front-page and Access)
Accounting Software: PeopleSoft, BI-Business Intelligence, e-Site, Agresso, QuickBooks Pro; SAP Business One; SAGE-Peachtree Accounting; Nola-PRO; Timberline Construction Accounting
Sales & Project Management Software: SMS, "Connections", Smart-sheet Project Management Software; Lotus Organizer; ACT! Sales & Marketing; EADOC Project Management Software
Timekeeping / HR: KRONOS, eHR, Certiphi, Talx, 'Preview' Time-Clock Plus (Paychex® Payroll Processing software); NJ District Council Union Reporting Programs and custom AS400 Programs
References and Salary History are available upon request.
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