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Accounting Manager Office

Location:
Mc Donough, GA
Posted:
April 27, 2020

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Celeste Strauch

Tenacious and Dynamic Accounting Manager/ Controller offering 20+ years of hands on comprehensive experience in all facets of accounting, financial management, administration and HR. Proven track record of success in helping rapid growth companies.

568 Cold Water Ln.

McDonough, GA 30252

678-***-****

adczg3@r.postjobfree.com

Linked In Profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/celeste-strauch-1a1466a7

EXPERIENCE

Collins Brothers Produce Co., Forest Park, GA — Accounting Manager/ Controller

NOVEMBER 2019- MARCH 2020

Daily Cash Management and GL Reconciliations

Produced Consolidated Financial Statements for 8 Sub-Companies

Implemented Process Improvement for AP and AR including digitalization of company files to online “file cabinet” using KwikTag

Recorded and Audited Intercompany Transactions

Accounting Department Project Manager for Software Transition from Legacy to Dynamics NAV

Sales and Use Tax Reporting and IFTA Calculations and submission

Seko Logistics/ Jomar Transportation, Forest Park, GA- Accounting Manager/ Controller

MARCH 2018- NOVEMBER 2019

Restructured Chart of Account to produce monthly Financial Statement according to 4 company departments

Improved Accounting Procedures in accordance to GAAP Policies, Federal and State Tax Guidelines

Established Ad-Hoc reporting to analyze KPI’s set by Franchise ( Jomar Transportation) and Corporate Office ( Seko Logistics)

Improved collections on 120+ day accounts by 20%

Performed Month End and Year End Procedures- main contact for outside Auditors

Standardize billing on Warehouse Management division to ensure Customer Contracts are being fulfilled and billed accordingly.

Coordinated with subcontractors and freight companies for EDI transfer of billing data to finalize invoices faster

Managed Payroll and Benefits, Employee Onboarding and Terminations.

American Insulated Glass, Conley, GA — Accounting Manager/ Controller

SEPTEMBER 2016- FEBRUARY 2018

Restructured Accounting from Ground Up

Managed AR Collections to lower past due accounts- working with customers to resolve disputes and discrepancies

Introduced 3-Way Match System in AP for all inventory purchases

Recorded Payroll Entries and audited Employee Loans and Officer Advances

Cash Management, Forecasting and set up Budgets

Established Accruals, Deferrals and Depreciation Schedules

Performed Month End and Year End Procedures- main contact for outside Auditors

Melwood Springs Water Co., McDonough, GA - Office Manager/ GM in Training

MARCH 2009- AUGUST 2016

Improved Inventory Management- lowering breakage, spoilage and physical inventory variances

Performed Month End Close Procedures including production of Financial Statements

Cleaned up Accounts Receivable- collecting 120+ days past due balance and deciding which accounts will have to be written off

Oversaw Audit from Corporate Office and implement solutions when problems are found.

Established Yearly Budgets for the division

Supervise office, warehouse and customer service staff- approve vacations, manage schedule, yearly reviews and set up PIP’s if needed

Georgia Crown Distributing, McDonough, Accounts Payable Lead

NOVEMBER 2005- MARCH 2009

Processed 3 way Match System

Validated Sales Expenses, reviewed and processed Company Credit Card Payments

Reconcile AP GL, Supplier Co-Op accounts and Promotion

Bluecheckeredflag.com, East Point, Office & Accounting Manager

NOVEMBER 1999- SEPTEMBER 2015

Managed day to day Admin activities including office equipment maintenance

AP, AR, Cash Management, Dispute Resolution, Credit Card Chargeback

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

P&L and Balance Sheet Management

Budget Modeling

Operational Processes and Standards

Cash Management

Internal Controls

Inventory Management

Project Management

Software Implementation

Multi-company Consolidations

Warehousing and Distribution

Team Building and Mentoring

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Legacy Systems

QuickBooks

JBA Systems 21 (AS400)

Peachtree

Accountmate

Great Plains

MS Office (Advanced Excel)

ADP Payroll Platform

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Controllers Bootcamp Certificate

2018 Human Resource Law- Pryor Learning Systems

Project Management, Lean Process, Six Sigma Green Belt- Management and Strategy Institute 2016

Master Certificate in Business Management- MasterClass Management.com/ 2016

Financial Management (courses towards CMA)- British Columbia Institute of Technology/ 1997-199

Bachelors of Business Administration- Saint Joseph’s College / Philippines 1992-1996

REFERENCES

MARK SCANLAN Owner - Jomar Transportation

678-***-****

GEORGIA SCANLAN Operations Manager Jomar

404-***-****

RICHARD FREEMAN Owner - American Insulated Glass

404-***-****

PEDRO RECALDE Systems Manager - Collins Brothers Produce 347-***-****



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