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Staff Accountant

Diamondhead, MS
February 20, 2020

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Leonard Karpaitis

Phone: 504-***-**** Email:

Address: **** **** *** ***********, ** 39525

Summary of Qualifications

Detail-oriented and highly qualified Senior Financial Accountant with over 20 years of experience in general ledger reconciliations, financial reporting and month/year end closing. Currently seeking a position which will effectively utilize all acquired skills while demonstrating related experience and qualifications as follows:

Corporate Accounting

Account Reconciliation

Financial Statements

Data Compilation

Mfg. Statements

Internal/External Auditing

Report Generation

Cost Accounting

Staff Training

Sales/Use Tax Reporting

Inventory Valuation

Fixed Asset Mgmt.

Core Competencies

-Highly skilled in all aspects of account reconciliation to ensure accuracy and completeness of data.

-Proven ability to identify and implement improvements to streamline processes and increase efficiency and productivity.

-Solid communication, interpersonal, time management, analytical, and organizational skills.

-Expertise in developing and delivering monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for management within stringent closing deadlines.

Professional Profile

DAK Americas – Bay St. Louis, MS

January 2019 – August 2019

Cost Analyst

Responsibility for reconciliation SAP ERP system, of all process raw materials and finished goods inventories.

Prepare monthly accruals and account reconciliations.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-to-date manufacturing reports for management review.

Perform cost variance analysis of expected manufacturing, fixed & variable costs as compared to actual costs.

Gaylord Chemical Company · Slidell, LA

March 2011 – October 2018

Senior Staff Accountant II

Responsibility for reconciliation and proper valuation, within Chempax ERP system, of all process raw materials and finished goods inventories.

Management and maintenance of fixed assets as well as monthly preparation of depreciation entries and reports.

Prepare monthly accruals and filing of multi-state sales tax returns.

Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-to-date manufacturing statements for management review.

Perform variance analysis of expected manufacturing & shipping costs as compared to actual costs.

Jotun Paints, Inc. · Belle Chasse, LA Nov. 2001 – June 2010

Senior Financial Accountant

Accountable for maintaining the integrity of account balances, from journal preparation to the creation of income statements and balance sheets.

Compiles monthly and annual financial reporting information into Hyperion software to ensure corporate finance can consolidate financial group standing for senior management reporting.

Manages/develops accountant team members, prepares journal entries/account reconciliations, creates P&L statements/balance sheets, and completes sales/budgetary reports as needed.

Maintains proper cost accounting of finished goods, work-in-process, and raw materials to ensure proper inventory valuation and appropriate product pricing levels.

Monitors gross margins and assists with internal/external audits.

Completed the Dale Carnegie course and Jotun Paints, Inc. Basic Management Training

Education History

Our Lady of Holy Cross College ·

New Orleans, LA

B.S. in Accounting, Cum Laude (Dec. 2000)

Voted “Most Outstanding Accounting Graduate”

Savannah Tech · Savannah, GA

A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology (1986)

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