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Senior Accountant

Location:
Vaughan, ON, Canada
Salary:
68,000
Posted:
September 28, 2020

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ERIKA D. PLUA, CPA, CGA

*** ******* ******, ******* **, L4H 3N3

adgg6j@r.postjobfree.com; 416-***-****

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Proven successful track record across various sectors, with six progressive positions in the hotel industry, up to and including management/supervisory

Highly proficient with both SAP and Oracle; Vast experience with MS Office, Blackline, Sage AccPac, JD Edwards as well as several Hotel Property Management Systems - Lanmark, Opera/Fidelio, PM

Adaptable and flexible, with the ability to take on new challenges with a positive attitude

Bilingual in English and Spanish; conversational French

Detail oriented, organized, accurate and analytical

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

CPA / CGA Program of Professional Studies

Completion of Program and Member of CPA Association

Ryerson Polytechnic University - Bachelor of Business Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Canada’s Wonderland

Area Manager – A/R 2018

Responsible for collection and reporting of all amounts due to the company

Balance sheet analysis of all key Accounts receivable accounts

Recruitment and hiring of seasonal staff

Month end reporting duties

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Senior Accountant 2014-2017

Payroll accounting and related GL account reconciliations

End to end Accounting duties for subsidiary

Oversee all Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Billing functions

Responsible for the timely, accurate payment of all vendors, including tax authorities

Processed bi-weekly EFT payments, approximately $100K each cycle

Responsible for accurate monthly billing for 80+ clients

Responsible for monthly A/R tracking and follow up of client accounts past 90 days due

Process Bi-weekly Payroll for 50+ colleagues using Ceridian

Produce monthly Financial statements

Responsible for the weekly cash position management report

Deal with calls and queries from clients, vendors, tax authorities and internal departments

Review and approval of Meetings & Events program budgets

Bb Blanc Inc.

Accounting Manager 2014

Full cycle monthly accounting with reconciliation of key accounts

Processing of bi-weekly Payroll for company using Simply Accounting for 30+ colleagues

Responsible for timely, accurate payment of all vendors

Responsible for daily revenue reports for management

Managed a team of 3 direct reports

Streamlined processes to increase efficiencies in the department

Helped to implement Purchase order tracking system

Full-time Caregiver 2012-2013

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. 2008-2012

General Accountant

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, responsible for all Bank reconciliations and several balance sheet reconciliations. Reviewed and processed all accruals at month end, in collaboration with various business partners. After month end close, prepared the monthly cash flow forecast and presented it to the Finance Director for approval. Processed all intercompany invoices and transactions for the Canadian operation and was the primary point of contact for any inquiries.

Key Achievements:

Reduced the accrual month end process from a 3-day close to a 2-day close

Created training manuals to be used by transition team upon elimination of my position

Received recognition for exceptional efforts in assisting the department with knowledge transfer related to Centre of Excellence activities

Simplified the reporting of intercompany payables and receivables on the T106 worksheets, for use on the company’s annual corporate tax return, thereby assisting to meet required deadlines

Efficiently learned the skills needed to backfill the emergency absence of the Capital Analyst

The Hazelton Hotel Toronto 2007-2008

Staff Accountant

Reporting to the Hotel’s Controller, responsible for all bank and balance sheet reconciliations. Processed the Hotel’s bi-weekly payroll using Ceridian for 150 colleagues. Assisted the Controller in the month end close with a variety of month end reporting duties.

Key Achievements:

Member of the Hotel’s opening team and contributed to its successful launch

Assisted in the efficient and timely set up of the Hotel’s accounting system

Renaissance Toronto Hotel Downtown 2007

Assistant Controller

Oversaw the daily accounting operations

Ensured the Hotel’s Accounting policies were strictly adhered to

Supervised Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Income audit- 3 direct reports

Fairmont Chateau Whistler 2001-2007

Credit Manager 2006-2007

Ensured the hotel’s credit policies were adhered to

Approved direct billing for companies

Oversaw Tour and Group billing functions

Facilitated monthly credit meetings with Executive team

Provided & asked for credit references to/from other properties/Hotels

Accountant 2004-2006

Bank and Balance Sheet account reconciliations

Oversaw Audit and Cash office daily operations

Various month end duties including posting of revenue and cash journals

Responsible for 3 direct reports- AP Clerk, Day auditor & Income auditor

Prepared weekly cash position

Income Auditor 2002-2004

Prepared and distributed the daily flash report

Processed employee gratuities

Various account and bank reconciliations

Daily credit card transactions summary

Accounts Payable Clerk 2001-2002

Ensured suppliers payments were processed on a timely basis using AccPac

Reviewed, verified and processed payables and credit notes

Processed weekly cheque runs, approximately $500K each week

Key Achievements during tenure at Fairmont Chateau Whistler:

As Credit Manager, maintained the Hotel’s DSO levels within the top 10 for the hotel chain

As Income Auditor, created new spreadsheets that were used to simplify the bi-weekly calculation of the employee gratuity calculation

As Accounts Payable Clerk, was presented with Employee of the Month award for exemplary and exceptional (internal) customer service levels



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