MICHAEL D. TRUJILLO
Fountain Valley CA 92708
A results-oriented professional with excellent qualifications in TAX ACCOUNTING and as a SENIOR ACCOUNTANT. Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written, with superior analytical analysis capabilities. Efficient and detail oriented with superb time management skills. Enthusiastic, motivated and self-accountable, with the ability to adapt to versatile environments. Work well independently or as part of a cooperative team effort. Presents a professional and positive company image. Key Strengths Include: · Complete projects and assignments within crucial time and budget guidelines. · Aware of the need for quality customer service with the skills and knowledge to meet client expectations. Precise and thorough, maintaining quality and accuracy in work performance.
12/2018 – Present St. John Apparel -Consultant Irvine, CA
Prepared the month end sales and use tax summary for filing monthly sales tax returns for 25 states and one city (Denver.) Filed and paid all corresponding sales and use tax returns in a timely manner. Assisted Assistant controller in making miscellaneous tax payments as needed. Worked with accounts payable department in reconciling sales tax payable account.
4/2018 – 10/2018 Real Mex-Consultant Cypress, CA
Responsible for sales tax returns for California, Washington, New York, Illinois, Maryland and Virginia (thirteen returns total.) Responsible for assisting with month-end close. Reconciled daily sales for each location between each location POS systems and our Data Warehouse system. Prepared month-end close journal entries using Oracle software.
6/2017 – 4/2018 Confie-Consultant Huntington Beach, CA
Responsible for all property tax returns and remittances for counties in Texas, Nevada, Alabama, South Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona and Louisiana, approximately 600 returns. Reconciled and filed Texas property tax returns which were not filed by previous tax accountant. Prepared payment requests from tax statements from all jurisdictions. Responsible for investigating new jurisdictions that our company should be registered. Responsible for contacting applicable jurisdictions and registering for filing property tax returns.
12/2012-6/2017 American Apparel Retail Inc. Los Angeles, CA
Sales Tax Manager
Responsible for all United States sales tax filings (37 state returns, 4 local returns), and for all Property tax filings (over 100 annual returns.) Responsible for all Canadian sales tax filings (GST, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.) In charge of for all Sales & Use tax audits, including creating all relevant reports from various computer platforms.
Responsible for compiling information for Property tax audits. Responsible for renewing and monitoring all applicable business licenses and permits. Supervised one employee in the sales tax department. Assisted Controller in reconciling sales tax and use tax general ledger accounts. Assisted Controller in creating tax roll forward schedules for all foreign entities. Assisted Tax Director filing corporate tax returns using Corptax. Responsible for the purchase of new sales tax rate software, and also assisted in its implementation.
2/2010-12/2012 Discus Dental Culver City, CA
Indirect Tax Accountant
One of two team members in the Sales tax department. Personally responsible for 20 state and over 40 local sales tax returns. Responsible for downloading sales data into both Access database system and MAS 200 Sales tax software. Also responsible for over 50 Business Personal Property Tax returns.
10/2008 – 02/2010 Ledgent (Commerce Energy) Costa Mesa, CA
Responsible for over 20 state sales tax returns, 150 local utility tax returns, and auditing and renewing business licenses. Also responsible for reconciliations of various general ledger accounts. Assisted in processing accounts payable checks.
Assisted Controller in the filing of corporate tax returns.
9/2004 – 10/2008 Consultant Orange County, CA
Long-term temporary accounting assignments. Duties have included compilation of year-end audit working papers, preparation of year-end financial statements, general ledger account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, month-end close, daily cash postings, Sales Tax remittances, and compilation of working papers for Federal Tax returns. Assignments have been at Volt Industries, Schonwit & Associates, NGK Spark Plugs, Wholesome & Hearty Foods Company, St. Joseph Hospital, Shea Properties and Hard Rock Tool.
7/1997 - 1/2003 Nikken Incorporated Irvine, CA
Senior Accountant/Sales Tax Supervisor
Responsibilities include handling all daily cash transactions, preparing/posting month-end journal entries and bank reconciliations for ten company accounts. Complete daily posting of investments including interest. Calculate/post inventory incongruities and costs of sold products. Conduct reconciliations of all inter-company accounts. Analyze general ledger accounts and research/resolve discrepancies. Directly accountable for reviewing and auditing expense reports for the consultants/employees. Completed 46 state, 20 county and 1 local tax returns as well as audited expense accounts for both corporate and employee expenses. Oversaw the implementation of a new sales tax software program. Developed a taxing matrix to identify tax on different products and different jurisdictions. Prepared analysis for general ledger accounting and assisted in the creation of year-end audit paperwork. Also responsible for set up of all jurisdictions in Vertex Quantum for Sales and Use Tax program.
10/1993 - 6/1997 Body Wise International Tustin, CA
Handled the preparation and remittance for a total of 20 state, 18 county and 35 city tax returns. Interacted closely with representatives throughout audits and verified information for accuracy and content. Reconciled general ledgers and oversaw returned merchandise accounting.
Bachelor’s Degree National University US-CA-San Diego Business Administration with Emphasis in Accounting
Vertex – Quantum for Sales & Use Tax – Great Plains – MAS 90 – MAS200 – Advanced Excel (Pivot Tables, VLookup) - Oracle - Corptax