Summary

A resourceful accounting professional with 11+ years of experience in financial planning, analysis and accounting principles. Proven capacity to expand and maximize overall business and accounting function integration through effective communication processes. Dedicated, resourceful and innovative team player who strives to achieve excellence. Supports colleagues and facilitates the development of intellectual growth by creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and communication. Thrives in deadline-driven environments and maintains a sense of humor under pressure. CPA candidate.

Work History

Work History

Global Chief Accountant

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Ardent Global (formerly Titan Salvage)
  • Coordinated with Senior Management regarding impacting events related to accounting functions and financial statements; e.g. tax changes (domestic & foreign), audits, and entity reporting methodologies
  • Maintained on-going relationships with third-parties and consulting firms in connection to software implementations, documenting policies and procedures, and developed payment processes for Treasury and A/P
  • Provided guidance to local accountants in assigned countries
  • Recorded monthly transactions for assigned countries; reconciled and performed trend analysis for these countries also
  • Prepared foreign currency conversion (local currency to reporting currency)
  • Performed analytical reviews of domestic and foreign balance sheet accounts
  • Administered bank reconciliations, advances, prepaid and sub-ledger balances
  • Calculated and noted any foreign exchange gains, losses and bank fees
  • Responded to inquiries regarding audits, reports, analysis, and current issues

Freelance Controller & HR Manager

Nov 2012 - Aug 2014
Speech & Voice Care Center of
  • Managed the productivity of day-to-day activities: A/P, A/R, collections, general accounting, human resources, payroll, tax filings and operations
  • Established and monitored accounting and cash management procedures
  • Assessed the accounting software, project management application, and offered recommendations to strengthen controls for all departments
  • Reviewed human resource policies ensuring employment law compliance
  • Managed employee relations, benefits, and year-end payroll tax reporting
  • Procured additional payment sources for services rendered; e.g. private insurance companies, State and City medical assistance programs
  • Resolved obstacles resulting from rebranding, restructuring, and growth

Assistant Controller

Sep 2011 - Nov 2012
Crescent Hotels & Resorts
  • Supervised the daily operations of general accounting, payroll, A/R, A/P, income journal, general cashiering, night audit, tax preparation and filing, and internal controls including recommendations for operational changes
  • Analyzed and reconciled bank and general ledger accounts on a daily basis warranting all transactions were recorded and precise
  • Prepared financial statements and reports ensuring accurate and timely data
  • Interviewed, recommended hiring of candidates, trained staff, developed new processes, coached and counseled staff, conducted performance and salary reviews, and recommended discipline or termination as appropriate
  • Processed payroll on a bi-weekly basis for all hotel staff
  • Assumed responsibilities as the Controller in his/her absence

Sales & Use Tax Accountant (Contract)

Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Cooper Industries
  • Acquired a detailed understanding of the business and its subsidiaries, tax implications of current business, and changes as they occurred
  • Organized and reviewed multi-entity tax information related to billings, analyses, delinquencies, maintenance and tax return processing
  • Reconciled sales and use tax general ledger accounts using Vertex and SAP
  • Assessed and consolidated the sales and use tax system, including Vertex functionality, policies and procedures for all departments
  • Approved and updated exemption certificates as needed

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Feb 2008 - Oct 2010
US Zinc Corporation
  • Successfully implemented SAP through a conversion of systems
  • Trained staff regarding purchase order creation and receiving material goods
  • Assessed work, performed reviews, and coached staff on problem solving
  • Managed fixed asset accounts, acquisitions, and recorded depreciation
  • Designed the SAP payroll posting process confirming accuracy of related expenses and taxes recorded to the general ledger and bank accounts
  • Independently controlled the 1099 process, year-end reporting, sales and use tax filings, and assisted KPMG staff during tax audits

E&P (Upstream) Staff Accountant

Feb 2006 - Jan 2008
Schlumberger (formerly Pathfinder Energy Services) 
  • Analyzed assets, liabilities, equity, income, expenses and explained variations
  • Prepared intercompany invoices for operational overhead, accrued interest, repairs and maintenance, and spare parts required for projects
  • Recorded month-end activity and prepared financial statements

Education

Education

MBA, Healthcare Administration

2016 - 2018
Western Governors University

TSBPA Approved Courses 

2013 - 2015
Houston Community College

CPA Exam Eligibility

Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting

2005 - 2010
University of Phoenix