Maria Rycyk

Work History

Work History

Accountant

Arthur Andersen, LLP

Arthur Andersen LLP, Processing Center of America (PCA) 10/97 to 11/02

GL Accounting Team: 06/2000The accounting team was responsible for all centralizing and standardizing all accounting functions for the 70 United States and several foreign offices for three entities: Arthur Andersen LLP, Vantage Source LLP and Tax Technology LLP.

·Arthur Andersen general ledger transition team for the Southeast Region;

·Arthur Andersen, Vantage Source, and Tax Technologyaccounting responsibilities: balance sheet account reconciliation and analysis; month-end close and reporting; year-end close and reporting; tri-annual balance sheet review; budget preparation; forecasting preparation; sales tax reporting and reconciliation; sales tax audit compliance;

·Tax Technology consultant for sales tax exemption certificate product development;

·Vantage Source: commission calculation; contract compliance; global software licensing charge-out; overseas payroll; and various duties as assigned by the controller and finance manager.

·Office closed 11/02

Finance Team: Promoted01/1999 Experienced Staff Accountant

·Implemented a PeopleSoft reconciliation module, developed the unclaimed property tracking and reporting using MS Access, Hyperion GL reporting administrator, sales tax accounting and supported the AP Cash Team.

·June 2000 the Finance team merged with the General Accounting team.

AP Cash Management Team: 07/1998Re-organization Tteam Lead.

·Devoloped, documented and implemented a new process for system checks, manual checks, wire payments, ACH and EFT payments to vendors, partners, and emergency payroll using AP PeopleSoft and bank software.

·Confirmed the GL interface posted in PeopleSoft

·Provided ad hoc reporting and research as requested by Corporate Treasury and the Leadership Management.

·The re-organization of the team reduced processing time and increased accuracy.

Purchasing Card Team: 10/1997 Staff Accountant. Designed and implemented the American Express Corporate Purchasing Card program for all US offices.

·Developed the office program facilitator training; developed and provided in-office training for managers and cardholders; month-end activity processing; GL interface and preparation/analysis of financial reporting.

·The CP card program targeted invoices for $100.00 or less and dramatically reduced the number of invoices processed by the AP team.

·The team dispersed after the program reached maintenance status.

Accounting Manager

Coca-Cola Enterprises Co

EXPERIENCE:

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc, Shared Services Center 2/03 to 01/09

General Ledger Team, Accounting Manager:Promoted 05/2005

GL Coin Replenishment Team, Manager 11/2007 to 01/09.The Coin Replenishment Team processed the bank coin orders for coin used in the 325 Sales Center Company owned vending machines, approximately 250,000, throughout the US and recordedall the GL financial reporting with accuracy and timliness.

·Developed a process for coin order requests with a 24-hour turnaround, identification of field reporting inaccuracies, confirmation of procedural compliance, and GL monthly reconciliation of the coin fund accounts.

·Confirm and approve the master data and GL financial reporting prepared by the staff prior to distribution to CCE senior management, internal control managers, and field finance managers.

·Work with CCE Procurement Department to ensure armored car coverage for all Sales Centers

·Developed and presented coin replenishment training to all US Sales Centers via a web-based tool.

·Re-engineered the process to a web-based application to promote efficiency, accuracy and world class customer service, prepared and presented the presentation to senior management, and wrote the business case to support my recommendations.

·Developed the team's training program and procedural documentation manual.

·Responsible for interviewing and hiring team members (CCE employees and contract labor) as well as ensuring compliance with CCE policies, attendance tracking, payroll submission and confirmation, preparation and delivery ofannual performance appraisals, and employee discipline coaching, as needed.

GL Cash Team, Manager 05/2005 to 11/2007.The GL Cash Team processed daily and monthly GL account reconciliation of the cash receipts from CCE US Sales Centers (sales center reduction of 365 to 325). This team wascreated with the merger of the GL Cash Team and the RS Bank Audit Team.

Route Settlement Bank Audit, Supervisor

Promoted: 10/2003 Route Settlement Bank Audit, Supervisor.The RS Bank Audit Team transitioned the process of the daily deposit verification of cash receipts by the more than 20,000 route drivers for 365 Sales Center throughout the US and ensured timely and accurate GL reporting

·A member of the process development and implementation team that coordinated the bank function transfer with the CCE Treasury and armored car services with CCE Procurement Department.

·Developed the team's training program and procedural documentation manual.

·Responsible for interviewing and hiring team members (CCE employees and contract labor) as well as ensuring compliance with CCE policies, attendance tracking, payroll submission and confirmation, preparation and delivery ofannual performance appraisals, and employee discipline coaching, as needed.

·The transition of this process reduced headcount in the field, increased the recovery of missing cash through bank investigation and the detection of driver theft

·The team headcount peaked at 33 and reduced to 18 over a period of 19 months.

·May 2005 the team merged with the GA Cash Team and was re-named the GA Route Cash Team.

General Accounting Transition Team

Hired: 2/2003 General Accounting Transition Team, Staff Accountant

·Responsible for in-field preparation of documentation for assigned balance sheet accounts and reporting procedures through meetings, interviews, and observations for the transition from the field to SSC.

·Prepared and submitted the transition team's weekly status report for SSC senior management, and provided the receiving teams advance notice of exceptions to the standard procedures and practices.

·Following the transfer of responsibility from the field to SSC, I provided support and training to the accounting teams for the Northwest and New York Divisions.

·The transition of the general accounting functions created a company wide standardization for the processing of financial information and reporting.

Feb 2003 - Jan 2009

Accounting Manager

Education

Education

Business Administration

Univeristy of South Florida

CMBA

Western Governors University