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Controller/Accounting Manager

Charleston, Illinois, 61920, United States
May 26, 2010

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Angela Kay Riley

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Charleston, IL 61920



Master of Business Administration, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 1992-1994. GPA 3.66 / 4.

Graduated with Distinction. Earned 100% of all college expenses.

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Bradley University, 1989-1991. GPA 3.22 / 4.

Honors and Achievements:

Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, National Dean's List, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Team leader with Small Business Institute (through Bradley University).

Community Service:

Volunteer grant writer for Peoria, Limestone, Peoria Heights Fire Departments.

Volunteer for All Kids program – worked with Governor’s office on initial information rollout.

Summary of Qualifications:

Manufacturing Plant Accountant, Safety Storage,Inc. November 2009 - Present

Supervise A/P, generate A/R. Analyze and report business activities including cash, cost, sales, A/R and A/P (Great Plains). Track depreciation (PCFAS). Analyze, generate JEs to insure timely, accurate and complete monthly close.

Self-employed Grant Writer February 2008-November 2009

Specialize in Fire-fighter grants. Identify new grants, present to current and prospective clients. Identify appropriate partners and gain consensus, generate program narrative, budgets, forms and appendices for grant applications including letters of support and agreement or memorandums of understanding. Work within tight time constraints and with multiple levels of input/approvals.

Management Analyst/Accountant, City of Peoria Workforce Development Dept.

January 2005 – February 2008

Accountant: January – July 2005: Automated previous manually filled-in fields for on-going time saving and error reduction on AP vouchers (Access), resulting in increased customer satisfaction.

Payroll, monthly JEs, reconcile accounts and bank recs, research WIA rules/regs, generate/approve A/P vouchers (AS400 mainframe government accounting program, Access, Excel). Provided analysis and documentation to Management team, internal and external users as requested including internal, external, state and federal auditors.

Management Analyst: July 2005 - February 2008: Generated grant revenues for the Workforce and Illinois Central College, generated new projects and partnerships that exceeded projections. Worked closely with Directors and Board members of area organizations in grant leadership role.

Research, generate text, graphs, PowerPoint presentations, represent Department at local and state level meetings(US Census, Federal Register, Online research). Grant writing: identify new grants, present to internal teams and outside organizations, identify appropriate partners and gain consensus, generate program concepts and narrative, budgets, forms and appendices for grant applications including letters of support and agreement or memorandums of understanding (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Create/present revenue-generating classes for Excel/Word to Caterpillar IS Mainframe Operators (PowerPoint).

Consultant, Riley Business Services. May 1994 – Present (self-employed)

Specialize in small business accounting and management, grant writing. Evaluate the needs of each client to assist in creation or improvement of processes, accounting or other business systems.

Director, Finance and Administration, Peoria Chiefs. July 2002 – September 2003.

Created forms used to track cash, purchases, sales and customer event requests (Access, Excel). Wrote and implemented accounting, payroll, administration, HR policies and procedures.

Supervise accounting and clerical staff, provided “dotted line” oversight to department managers. Analyze and report business activities, supervise A/P, A/R, generate account and bank reconciliations, financials/variance analysis (Excel, QuickBooks) and payroll (ADP). Administrative duties include replies to board members, financial institutions, auditor requests for information (annual external and governmental including sales & use tax audit). Responsible for one time and ongoing savings from sales & use tax audits.

Specialist, Charge Master, Methodist Medical Center of IL. March 2001 – April 2002

Consultant, 03/05/2001 Worked on “what-if” project utilizing Access, @Risk and ENUFF (healthcare analysis tool) to project future cash flows, repayment amounts and potential growth.

Created and trained hospital personnel to use Excel-based change request form, resulting in on-going time and cost-savings. Investigate Charge Master requests, price procedures (break down into components, identify proper revenue, CPT, HCPCS codes). Download and distribute fee schedules (OPPS, Physician, Laboratory, Rehab PPS) and APC reimbursement information in user-friendly formats. Research (CCH on-line and Federal Register).

Accounting Manager, PAL Health Technologies. September 2000 – January 2001

Assisted with change from single production facility to partial outsourcing, resulting in significant cost-saving for orthodics manufacturer. Significantly reduced A/R by facilitating communication between accounting, marketing, and customer service teams. Designed and generated reports using ADP Report Smith. Supervise accounting staff (A/R, A/P, payroll). Analyze and report business activities including cost, sales, A/R and A/P (Platinum), generate financials (FRx), generate variance analysis (Excel), time-keeping, payroll and reporting (ADP).

Business Manager, WMBD-TV (Nexstar Broadcasting). February - September 2000

Completed necessary analysis/separation of data (FCC regulations regarding TV station sales).

Supervise accounting and clerical staff, provide HR and accounting analysis assistance to management team. Analyze and report business activities including sales, trades, talent contracts, payroll, A/P and A/R using Columbine (specialized broadcast software), Excel and ADP (payroll). Generate annual budget, monthly financial statements, variance analysis. Enable and ensure strict adherence to corporate budget. Human resource responsibilities included interviews, maintaining employee files, 401(k) and self-funded medical benefit administration.

Accountant, Caterpillar, Inc. February 1997-January 2000

As an accountant for this earthmoving and heavy equipment company I served on task forces and committees to reduce the closing cycle, maintain high quality accounting data flows and reduce redundancies of effort, reporting and unnecessary paperwork.

Sales/Cost of Sales Accountant February 1999-January 2000

Reduced the number of users and number of standard reports distributed during close by 30% by combining repetitive reports and eliminating unnecessary reports. Reduced the number of tailored reports by 25%, resulting in on-going time and cost savings. Lead teams to improve current processes. Analyze, report worldwide machine sales and cost of sales. Answer global (internal) customer requests, serve as systems liaison, solve problems and facilitate timely and accurate reporting and closing. Maintain, generate reports and financial statements (in-house SQL report generator, Crystal Reports).

Inventory Accountant/Closing Coordinator February 1997 – February 1999

Generated a matrix of employee knowledge and education for manager use during closing cycles.

As team leader generated a master closing calendar for my facilities, resulting in higher levels of team satisfaction, coordination and cooperation and faster closing cycles. Identified a multi-million dollar inventory stockpile at a focused facility that lead to a substantial change in facility management, drove facility (paid by piece part production) back to production on demand.

Lead teams to ‘close books’ for inventory of East Peoria plants as well as an out-of-state ‘focused’ facility. Serve as Lead Staff Accountant for part of annual standard cost revision. Serve as liaison between facilities and systems to solve problems and facilitate improvements to current reporting/tracking methods. Analyze, report transactions to insure accurate and complete booking. Close books, generate financial statements.

Instructor of Accounting, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, August 1994 – 1999

Financial, Managerial instruction. Utilize multi-media classroom. Internationally diverse student population as well as staff and faculty.

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