Philip J. Kraus
Professional accountant with expertise in every phase of the accounting cycle, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit, collections, payroll, bank reconciliations, budgeting, financial reporting, fixed assets depreciation, inventories, purchasing and receiving. Internal ISO 9001:2000 Auditor. Governmental fund accounting background with various agencies requiring fiscal reports such as 269s and 272s. Well-developed computer skills in a Windows environment including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, SCT Banner, SAP R/3, MS Great Plains, FRX, Peachtree, QuickBooks, Visual Basic, and HTML programming. Strong organizational and communication skills. Work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks.
Strengths, Skills, and Abilities
• Broad accounting knowledge and experience
• Well-developed computer skills
• Proficient 10-key operator & keyboarder (59 wpm @ 97% accuracy)
• Accurate & Detail oriented
• Punctual & Dependable
• Leader of academic and civic groups
• Speak, read, write Spanish
• “People” person with a great sense of humor
• Willing to do what it takes to get the job done right
• Cross-trainable to help out when occasion requires
Accountant 2007 to 2009
Administrative Services Group, LLC – North Salt Lake City, Utah
• Prepared financial statements and reconciled general ledgers for four subsidiaries of a multi-million dollar law firm.
• Managed fixed assets of over one million dollars for approximately twenty subsidiary companies of law firm.
• Reconciled bank statements, disbursements, and accounts receivable.
• Made recommendations to streamline accounting processes, many of which were implemented.
Sponsored Programs Accountant 2003 to 2007
Utah State University, Controller’s Office – Logan, Utah
• Prepared fiscal transaction reports for federal & state-funded grants and contracts of millions of dollars.
• Consulted department managers and researchers with budgets and contract terms.
• Transferred and monitored multi-million dollar letter of credit funds on a weekly basis for University grants and contracts.
• Compiled data for federal student financial aid reporting.
• Supervised and monitored over 200 subcontracts held with the University.
• Supervised four student interns who worked with the University subcontracts.
• Developed a system which improved the subcontract invoice turn-around time by up to 100%.
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Finance Clerk 1988 to 2003
Nucor Corporation – The Vulcraft Group – Brigham City, Utah
Accounts Receivable – 2000-2003
Accounts Payable – 1995-2000
Purchasing & Receiving – 1992-1995
Inventories – 1990-1992
Shipping – 1988-1990
• Worked in nearly every position in the finance department and on a regular basis was given more responsible duties.
• Assisted in the monthly close. Prepared journal entries to be entered in the general ledger. Prepared and reconciled inter-company transactions for numerous Nucor facilities. Successfully balanced to the penny every month with corporate headquarters. Met deadlines to ensure a timely month-end close.
• Cross trained to fill in for people when emergencies came up with little or no training.
• Reconciled the steel inventory, both raw and finished, for three separate operations.
• Streamlined job processes and eliminated approximately ten over-time hours from job.
• Worked temporarily as the purchasing agent while the company’s purchasing agent took a medical leave of absence. Kept 300 production employees on the job by getting the needed supplies to them.
• Acted as credit manager while credit manger took a medical leave of absence. Ran Dun and Bradstreet reports on potential new customers, as well as existing customers, and determined whether or not to extend credit or put them on a cash-in-advance basis. Made important decisions with the approval of the controller.
• Worked as interim human resources/payroll clerk for approximately two months and assisted when called upon thereafter. Processed a weekly payroll for approximately 375 employees and took care of all their human resource needs. Gained the trust and respect of my supervisors by keeping things confidential.
• Selected to be internal auditor for company’s ISO 9001:2000 certification. Trained extensively on the audit process and did an audit of company procedures.
Bachelor of Arts – Utah State University
Major: Accounting Minor: Business Information Systems
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