Senior Accounting Professional with extensive expertise across multiple industries. Proven abilities in project management, process improvement and material cost savings. Skilled in managing functional finance areas. Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to communicate complex information. Key strengths include creative problem resolution, management and financial analysis.
Accounting and Finance Expertise
• Financial Process Improvement • Accounts Receivable
• Accounting Management • Cash Transactions
• Monthly financial reporting • Fixed Assets/Inventory Control
• General Ledger/Project Accounting • Tax Return Preparation (Sales/Property)
Cast & Crew, Burbank, CA 2012 to present
Consultant, A/P Supervisor
Supervise Accounts Payable function for the remittance of employee benefits to fund administrators. Coordinate the process of requesting refunds/credits for payroll adjustments. Act as group liaison on special projects. Create process improvements to ensure more efficient collections/payment cycle. Created improvements to payment process that reduced process time from 24 to 8 man-hours. Recreate Fixed Asset database and create documentation of processes for subledger to general ledger reconciliation.
Taxes, etc., Inglewood, CA 2011 to present
Independent Accounting Consultant
Specializing in financial process improvement resulting in greater user-friendly financial statements. Assisted client with data collection and document preparation to defend position on State Sales and Use Tax audit. Presentation resulted in a reversal from $1,200,000 potential tax exposure to a no audit determination with zero taxes due.
Public Communications Services, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 2006 to 2011
A telecommunications company with over two decades of experience in providing inmate communication services to correctional facilities nationwide. Annual Revenue: $85,000,000 (Left position due to RIF as a result of company acquisition.)
Accounting Supervisor/Department Lead
Supervised and directed financial functions to create monthly statements including oversight of treasury transactions, accounts receivables, general ledger and project accounting. Worked directly with senior management on strategic planning and corporate direction. Created process model for month-end close that reduced input time from 45 days to 2 weeks, resulting in a savings in man-hours of $72,000 annually. Directly supervised 5 staff members of Finance Department with reporting responsibilities of Fixed Assets, Cash Management, Accounts Receivables, General Ledger and Project/Cost Accounting to provide additional management layer. Coordinated the creation of the monthly financial package. Had 2 employees promoted, 2 employees received employee of the month honors during my tenure. Personally achieved Employee of month honors twice. Participated on a cross-functional team to document the ‘Call-to-Cash’ process that uncovered revenue leakages, creating process improvements that with an uplift of $1,000,000 revenues. Created monthly automation of revenue, bad debt and commission journal entries with process improvement saving 72 man-hours per month.
Acted as department liaison to external auditors which included the coordination of schedules to support the annual audit and managed audit result of zero adjustments. Performed monthly variance analysis of over 100 projects. Created monthly account reconciliation methodology to reduce accounting adjustments and validate account balances. Processed monthly transactions that included journal entries and accounts receivable/cash entries within 2 weeks after the end of the month.
Children’s Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, CA 2004 – 2006
Non-profit organization focused on healing children harmed by abuse or neglect, helping families provide nurturing homes, and advancing innovative programs that contribute to the welfare of children nationwide. Annual Budget: $29,000,000. (Left position to pursue better opportunity.)
Allocated general and administrative cost expenditures to multiple programs. Performed federal draw-down of funding. Participated in quarterly governmental audits. Created Microsoft Access database to house information used for allocation of fringe benefits.
Designed automated process to streamline allocation of employee salaries.
DNS, INC., Glendale, CA 2001 – 2004
Providing investment property owners with outstanding professional service in real estate brokerage and management in the greater Los Angeles area. Cumulative Sales transactions: $456,000,000. (Left position to pursue better opportunity.)
Corporate Accountant/Office Manager
Managed the day to day operations of the business office. Prepared monthly corporate financial statements as well as Partnership statements. Supervised Receptionist.
Related Accounting Experience
Valhalla Motion Pictures, Beverly Hills, CA
An independent film company which produced some of entertainment’s most iconic films: The Terminator Series ($518 million), The Alien Series ($219 million), The Abyss ($54 million) and Armageddon ($202 million). (Left position to pursue better opportunity.)
Assistant Business Manager
Prepared monthly corporate and personal financial statements. Supervised Accounts Payable Clerk and Receptionist. Prepared property tax returns and investment reconciliations. Managed personal fixed assets database. Prepared corporate and personal payroll. Hired household staff.
• M. S. Instructional Design and Technology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
• M. S. Accountancy, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
• B. S., Accounting (ITM minor), Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Oracle 12i Adobe CS4 Crystal Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) Microsoft Power Point Sharepoint
Platinum for Windows Microsoft Visio Oracle BI Publisher
Cognos Microsoft Word QuickBooks Pro
Microsoft Excel (Power User) Microsoft Publisher BNA (Windows)
Microsoft Access VBA Yardi
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Florida A&M University Alumni Association
University of Miami Alumni Association
National Notary Association