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Controller, Accounting Manager

Location:
Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, United States
Salary:
78,000 - 83,000
Posted:
April 20, 2017
Email:
aczwn8@r.postjobfree.com

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Cheryl M. Wagner

Mobile: (201) ***-**** -Email: aczwn8@r.postjobfree.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)

Human Resources

Insurance Management

Safety Compliance

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•

GAAP Compliant

CAREER PROFILE

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

Controller

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

Staff Accountant

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

EDUCATION

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

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