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Analytical and detail-oriented professional with broad experience in directing core accounting operations by recording, classifying, and summarizing business transactions. Demonstrated skills in creating and implementing innovative accounting and reporting initiatives to achieve significant process improvement and facilitate the corporate decision-making process. Hands-on experience in the preparation of financial statements in conjunction with GAAP to provide management with timely and accurate financial information. Possess strong expertise in overseeing payroll, accounts payables / receivables, inventory management, account reconciliation, and general ledger. Excellent problem solver with strong communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills. Possess a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise in relationship development, active listening, composition, and presentation. Proven expertise in:
Accounting & Bookkeeping Solutions
Financial Reporting & Presentation
Data Collection & Extraction / Processing
AR & AP Management / Reconciliations
Data Consolidation & Report Writing
Month-end Close Process / Year-end Audits
Accruals & Prepayments / GL Management
Team Building & Staff Development
First Preston HT – Addison, Texas 2007 – 2019
Accounting Manager, 2015 – 2019
Played an instrumental role in reducing fixed asset reconciliation process to only one hour by streamlining and correcting the depreciation set up per US GAAP.
Managed overall accounting operations to ensure true and fair presentation of business performance and financial position. Executed income and balance sheet account postings by supervising staff accountants and AP specialists. Provided hands-on support in managing and maintaining private equity investments for residential home rentals, oil & gas, and venture capital investments. Performed month-end closing procedures, including preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations with 100% accuracy. Implemented budgets, monitored expenditures, and conducted variance analysis to minimize budget deviations.
Drafted monthly financial statements, including income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow and equity statements by extracting information from trial balance and allocating amounts into the relevant accounts.
Ensured smooth and on-time execution of external audit by preparing and providing all the relevant documents, correct and accurate supporting schedules, and other details to the auditors.
Facilitated the timely and accurate preparation and submission of tax returns by serving as a liaison between tax advisors and senior management and providing relevant work papers and quarterly tax estimates.
Staff Accountant, 2007 – 2015
Efficiently maintained fixed asset registers, calculated depreciation amounts, assessed depreciation rates, and posted depreciation expense and provision to the journals.
Approved sales and payable items, maintained accurate corporate books, and oversaw major lender contract concerning revenues and expenses. Ensured accuracy in general ledger by maintaining updated ledgers, identifying and removing errors, and reconciling asset subsidiary ledger activity to the control account. Closed books on monthly basis and conducted variance analysis to support informed decision making. Assessed and approved corporate overhead allocations after due verification of supporting details. Consolidated company statements during month ends by compiling all records.
Slashed month-end closing process to seven days by prioritizing tasks and responsibilities, delegating work to the associates, implementing improvement initiatives, and utilizing time management skills.
Ensured proper recording of all general and administrative expenditures by processing correct entries to the accounts.
Accounted for unrecorded expenditures for the month by adjusting accrual entries.
Rent-A-Center – Plano, Texas 2001 – 2007
General Ledger Accountant, 2003 – 2007
Reconciled the financial information of 2.7k stores with the corporate financials on a daily basis.
Supported the management in complying with rules and regulations by completing quarterly SEC filings. Prepared and presented Lawson and ad hoc reports for senior management. Established and managed G/L accounts for newly acquired stores. Delivered monthly financial statements to stores via internal internet website.
Produced financial statements for the stores and corporate and sales reports for the tax department to support timely execution of month-end close.
Recognized non-compete agreements and customer contracts as intangibles and amortized the costs prudently.
Lease Auditor 2001 – 2003
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Bachelor of Professional Accounting (BPA) Accounting
Texas A&M Commerce
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) Yardi Great Plains Microsoft Dynamics GP
United States Navy, E-4 Boatswain Mate