Capabilities profile: Experience Cost Accountant who is goal oriented, dedicated and with diverse background in manufacturing, healthcare, and banking . Experience encompasses fixed asset, cost analytics, Inventory, reporting, monthly closings and forecasting.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC 2001 – 2009, Sept 2019 -Present
Cost and Budget Accountant, and CBIC (Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor)
Worked with CMS – Center for Medicare on Durable Medical Equipment bidding contract for 2021 Evaluate and review financial data and calculate acceptability based on stringent review of data submitted.
Cost and Budget Accountant- Balance and reconcile general ledger accounts This job also involved analyzing data, responsible for performing monthly data analysis of costs for the overhead cost centers and lines business related to overhead expenses. Other responsibilities included working with management to analyze and resolve cost variances, and prepare the yearly budget. Prepared written budget procedures for cost centers and internal/external auditors. Also, responsible for preparing monthly cost reports for different line of businesses.
Medical Services of America – Oct 2017 –Sept 2019 – Corp Inventory Control Mgr/ Cost Accountant
Responsible for all fixed assets reconciliation, reporting, Ad hoc reports, commissions’ analysis and monthly closings. Conduct quarterly ongoing inventory and process analysis resolve inventory discrepancies, contributed 3% decreased in inventory discrepancies. Working with logistics to Identify and develop reporting that provides consistent, reliable and on point inventory accuracy and profitability. Also contribute inventory data analysis for competitive bidding.
SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority) Feb 2016 – Oct 2017 - Financial Analyst
Performs financial analyses at the project and operating unit level; program budget estimate, project revenue and fees analysis. Duties encompass monthly closing, financial statement preparation, due diligence and Board of Directors package. Contributed and provided Metric and ROI portfolio investments results to monthly board meetings.
Accuride Corporation Aug 2014- Feb 2016 Plant Accountant
Provided support to inventory and logistics department by forecasting raw materials and logistics for weekly/monthly demands. Also performed all monthly closing activities/Financial reporting. Negotiate contract price with vendors to help lower cost of production for competitive pricing. During my tenure at Accuride, I was able to help increase production by 40% and lower cost by 10% during peak growth.
SceneWeaver, LLC (Birchwood Trading) Oct 2010 – May 2012 Accounting/Purchasing/Compliance Manager
Responsible for everything that involves Compliance, Interstate commerce, purchasing and account payable. Other duties involved cost analysis, logistics, purchasing and direct negotiation with vendors and suppliers to reduce cost and competitive pricing. My tenure at SceneWeaver as purchasing manager, I was able to extend the payable term to 90 days for one third of the suppliers.
Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union - Sept 1990- May 1999 Accountant
Responsible for monthly close, ACH, bank, and federal reserved reconciliation. Also responsible for monthly accrual, payroll balancing and outstanding adjustments.
● Microsoft Office, SAP, SAP-APO, Sage, Plex and Cost Point, Brightree
● Six Sigma Certification - Greenbelt
● Knowledgeable about the change sheet process, scope document, system life cycle, and working with I/S design teams, and experience in projects and operations.
● Strong decision making skills, organization, excel in strong communication leadership, analytical skills,
Education: University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Financial Accounting
University of Coastal Carolina
Bachelor of Science, Marketing