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Controller

Location:
Chicago, IL, 60652
Posted:
October 29, 2019

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Patricia Jackson, MBA, MSAF

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

Chicago, Illinois 60652

adapkg@r.postjobfree.com

773-***-****

Professional Summary:

Results oriented professional with experience in manufacturing and service corporations.

Demonstrating consistent record of impacting profit performance throughout tenure.

Instrumental in reducing overhead and contributing to operational goals.

Strengths include but not limited to forecasting, financial statements, financial/variance analysis, budgeting, cash management, and internal and external reporting.

Education:

MSAF – Master of Science in Accounting Forensics - Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

MBA, Finance - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst IL

B.S., Business Administration - Elmhurst College, Elmhurst IL

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Great Plains (ERP)

Microsoft Solomon

Microsoft Dynamics (ERP)

Integrated Manager

NetSuite

Microsoft Office 2010

Salesforce

EDI Implementation

Financial Edge/Blackbaud/Raiser Edge

MAS 90 & MAS 200

Yardi Genesis2

FRx Reporting

Tenant Pro

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Pro

Implementation -Adonis ERP

SAGE 100

Implementation-QuickBooks 2015

Professional Experience:

Midwest Property Group, LTD., Chicago, Illinois 2017 - 2019

Corporate Controller

Directing the financial affairs of a Real Estate Property Development and Management firm (66+ properties) specializing in commercial properties in the Midwest.

Assumed total responsibility for all financial and managerial accounting functions in the accounting and finance departments, including but not limited to preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, performed and coordinated all aspects of monthly and year end closings, financial analysis, managerial reporting, annual budgets, forecasts, 12 month rolling forecast, variance analysis, journal entries, account analysis, account reconciliations, cash management, ad hoc reporting, managerial reporting, primary liaison to external auditors, and external audit work papers.

Make recommendations for optimizing cash flow, streamlining operations and enhancing overall profitability.

Ensure that all receivables, payables, payroll, accounting and financing requirements are met and in compliance with corporate policies, and procedures.

Timely issuance of tenant invoices, CAM Reconciliations and collection of receivables.

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Midwest Property Group, LTD., Chicago, Illinois (Contd.) 2017 - Present

Corporate Controller

Perform month/year activities and account reconciliations including intercompany.

Provide financial reports utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and fulfill audit, tax and governmental requirement.

Instituted budgeting/forecasting process for key properties.

Identify and act on savings opportunities and document results.

Responsible for banking affairs and cash management for the company.

Unicous Marketing Inc., Rosemont, Illinois 2007 – 2017

Controller/Director of Accounting and Finance

Directed the financial affairs of a newly formed/startup full-service marketing/mobile marketing technology company specializing in retail electronic couponing.

Assumed total responsibility for all financial and managerial accounting functions in the accounting and finance departments, including but not limited to preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, performed and coordinated all aspects of monthly and year end closings, financial analysis, managerial reporting, annual budgets, forecasts, 12 month rolling forecast, variance analysis, journal entries, account analysis, account reconciliations, cash management, ad hoc reporting, managerial reporting, primary liaison to external auditors, and external audit work papers.

Developed and implemented accounting policies and internal controls for the company

Developed and implemented accounting programs for new accounting system with a focus on preparing infrastructure for company’s growth.

Responsible for banking affairs and cash management for the company.

Performed investigative analysis regarding profit and loss account to reduce expenses.

Administer employee medical benefits, headcount, handled all payroll functions and multi-state

payroll, analysis, other HR functions including Worker’s Compensation, all corporate insurance

Helped with preparation of Unicous Marketing PPM for capital raise and stock certificates

and Unicous Marketing financial model.

Performed Annual Worker’s Compensation audit which reduced amount due by $40,000

Developed and implemented Human Resources policies for company.

Handle all payroll duties for company including quarterly and annual tax preparation.

Decreased company’s Bad Debt by 30%.

Decreased monthly close from 15 working days to 7 days.

Managed staff of four.

Perspectives Charter Schools, Chicago, IL. (Contract Position) 2013 - 2013

Nonprofit Controller

Directed the financial affairs of a nonprofit Charter School with 5 locations. Reviewed and approved all assignments and projects of the accounting team to ensure accurate and timely record-keeping in all areas of accounting.

Reconciled Title I, Title II, SGSA Grants, SPED Grants making sure all state and federal grants are in compliance.

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Perspectives Charter Schools, Chicago, IL. (Contract Position - Contd.) 2013 - 2013

Nonprofit Controller

Maintained, Reconciled and analyzed General Ledger accounts, journal entries, the month-end close process, monthly accruals, forecasts, cash flow projections and other reports and analyses, finalized monthly and annual financial statements and year-end work papers for external auditors.

Primary liaison to external auditors, analysis of financial statement to find variances, and Budget preparation. Managed a staff of four.

National Casein, Chicago, Illinois 2005 – 2007

Corporate Controller

Managed financial and accounting functions for manufacturer generating annual sales in excess of $27 million.

Functioned as a key member of the management team with full responsibility for financial and managerial reporting.

Accountability extends to but not limited to preparation of consolidated financial statements for 5 locations including Canada.

Responsible for financial statement analysis, profit flow/cash flow analysis and account analysis.

Intercompany transactions, journal entries, budgeting, forecasting, 12 month rolling forecast, financial ratios.

In charge of monthly financial statements, general ledger account reconciliation, cost accounting, inventory valuation/inventory control/inventory reconciliation, job cost accounting, analysis of capital expenditures.

Oversaw internal control, Multi-state sales and use tax, evaluated business insurance, monthly borrowing base certificate, preparation of work papers for external auditors.

Evaluated daily orders and shipments, cash management, account analysis, and productivity, chargebacks.

Analyzed company trends and prepared financial and business related analysis.

Performed variance analysis between budget and actual results.

Performed analysis of gross profit by product and by customer, management reporting, and ad hoc reporting.

Managed staff of six.

Decreased monthly close from 12 working days to 7 working days within 6 months of employment.

Closed the books for 5 locations including Canadian entity.

Looked into accounting software that would benefit the company and implementation of Adonix ERP.

Reduced amounts paid on Business Insurance Liability.

National Interchem Inc., Blue Island, Illinois 2000 – 2005

Corporate Controller/CFO

Managed financial and accounting functions for manufacturer/distributor generating annual sales in excess of $10 million.

Accountability extends to but not limited to financial statements, annual budgets, forecast, 12 month rolling forecast, variance analysis, journal entries, cost accounting, and inventory

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National Interchem Inc., Blue Island, Illinois (Contd.) 2000 – 2005

Corporate Controller/CFO

control/inventory valuation/inventory reconciliation

Responsible for intercompany transactions, job costing, chargebacks, profit flow/cash flow analysis, monthly borrowing base certificate,

Managed bank relationships, account analysis, account reconciliations, and management of lines of credit.

Participated in strategic planning, including expense forecasting, cash management/investment strategies, Labor Relations, Human Resources, and ad hoc reporting.

Hired and supervised staff of seven (Accounting, Human Resources, and Information Technology).

Decreased monthly close from 12 working days to 5 working days.

Reduced expense categories from 50% to 34-36%, saving company approximately $200,000 through implementation of purchasing controls.

Established overhead budgeting system to improve expense tracking.

Improved relations with and reduced turnover among mid-management and support staff.

Closed the books for 2 separate locations/divisions – Retail and Industrial.



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