Colorado State University Global Campus January 2017 - January 2019
Masters in Finance
Developed leadership skills, international perspectives, and operational skills by focusing on financial management, analysis, auditing, advising, and accounting as well as work emphasizing on business intelligence, enterprise data warehousing, and data analytics.
Carter Hospitality Santa Ana, CA June 2019 - Present
Corporate Staff Accountant
Collaborated with senior leaders to develop strategic initiatives for improving and establishing new processes that would help increase productivity and were in line with GAAP standards.
Preformed daily bank (credit card & cash) reconciliation and account audits to ensure that all bank activity was verified and accurate before making the appropriate journal postings
AP check run – reviewed, approved, and cut both batch checks as well as checks on demand averaging well over $250,000 per week.
Reviewed/Approved check exceptions for multiple bank accounts, reviewed and posted positive pay for manual payroll checks
Posted monthly Room Occupant tax and sales tax revenue for multiple properties
Updated and posted both AP and AR journal entries for general ledger reconciliation, intercompany transfers, outsourced payroll entries, and monthly postings to the ledger
Renaissance, Marriott Long Beach, CA July 2013 - February 2019
General Accountant (1 Year of work experience, time spent in other departments)
Collaborated with senior managers and department managers to improve department sales, operational productivity, and department specific KPIs
General accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable month-end close, account reconciliations, inter-company transfer reconciliations, and consolidation of data
Prepare and post adjusting journal entries and prepared monthly consolidated financials for executives and owners
Spearheaded the roll out of new 3-way e-procurement system that successfully automated all checkbook entries, generation of POs, invoicing, and receiving documents (Birtchstreet).
Oversaw operational control of hotel gift shop in which by conducting inventory analysis, forecasting, collecting data, preforming market research, and analyzing historical data trends I was able to increase net profit margins from 50% to 54% and total revenues by 30%
Adaptable resourceful team player
Worked with SAS, PostgreSQL/SQL data management programs and MAS and M3 accounting programs
Applied work in Oracle Cloud Business Solutions (PeopleSoft Financial)
Employee of the Quarter: 3rd Quarter, 2017 (Marriott)
Available upon request