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Work experience

Sep 2005Apr 2010

AVP, Corporate Controller

Guidance Residential, LLC
  • Manage accounting team to ensure accuracy and timeliness of GL postings.
  • Serve on functional management team designed to lead the company's process restructuring and developing metrics in line with Balanced Scorecard initiatives.
  • Orchestrate annual external audit including generating an extensive list of schedules.
  • Facilitate annual budget preparation and preparation of quarterly international parent company reporting.
  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements for bank and state compliance and management team analysis.
  • Coordinate bank reconciliations, cash flow and inter-company accounts for six companies.
  • Increase team efficiency by utilizing available technology for reporting and collaboration.
Apr 2004Sep 2005

Controller

Jagtiani + Guttag, LLLP
  • Completed setup and implementation of in-house payroll processing.
  • Analyze employee profitability and company cash flow for management reports.
  • Reconcile accounts and prepare financial statements and reports for bank compliance.
  • Provide Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable processing.
  • Update accounting system and procedures for efficiency.
Jun 2003Mar 2004

Bookkeeping Supervisor

Vance, Flouhouse & Garges, PLLC
  • Furnish QuickBooks implementation, clean up and training for clients.
  • Supervise client services department including managing preparation of monthly compilations for numerous companies.
  • Handle firm administration including client billing and accounts payable.
  • Provide clients with the full range of bookkeeping services including assuming AR, AP and payroll functions, account reconciliation, quarterly payroll returns processing and financial statement preparation and analysis.
Nov 2001May 2003

Staff Accountant

Dixson Hughes (formerly Pratt-Thomas, Gumb & Co.)
  • Assisted user implementation of the first paperless file system installed in a South Carolina accounting firm.
  • Furnished QuickBooks implementation, clean up and training for clients.
  • Provided clients with bookkeeping services including assuming AR, AP and payroll functions, account reconciliation, quarterly payroll return processing and compiled financial statement analysis.
  • Provided in-house training on various computer programs.
  • Prepared tax returns including Forms 1040, 1041, 1120 1120S- specializing in Not-for-Profit Form 990 returns.
  • Utilized firm resources to research various tax and accounting issues.
Jun 2000Nov 2001

Accounting Intern

Charleston County Controller's Office
  • Assumed audit related duties of the Fixed Asset Supervisor in his absence.
  • Assisted wiith improvements to database fixed asset tracking in preparation for GASB 34 implementation.
  • Assisted the fiscal year 2000 and 2001 audits by gathering data and preparing schedules.
  • Initiated monthly reconciliation of 78 general ledger accounts related to victim notification special revenue funds.

Education

Aug 2000Dec 2002

Master of Science

Cummulative GPA: 3.200

AACSB Accredited

Aug 1998Aug 2000

Bachelor of Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.322

Jun 1996May 1998

Associate

Cumulative GPA: 3.776

Skills

QuickBooks/Accounting Software
Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

Certifications

CPA

AICPA