Merether Trice

Merether Trice


Intellectually curious, keen attention to detail, with strong problem solving skills. A key-player professional, willing to go above and beyond to achieve organizational goals; flourishes in high-pressure situations. Great communicator and networker among peers and management. Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and auditing theories, practices, techniques, and standards. Demonstrates commitment to compliance with all laws, regulations, and business ethics. 

Thorough knowledge of the organization's programs, functions and policies to accomplish managerial accounting and operational assignments. Technical knowledge of accounting systems and the requirements to review and advise on exceptional problems or enhancements needed. Ability to examine output products to ensure management tools is providing the necessary feedback for management to make sound decisions.

Project Software Testing Cost AccountantFinancial Accounting

Quality Assurance AnalystCustomer ServiceMicrosoft Office Professional

Insurance AccountingBusiness AnalystFinancial Transactions Services

Core Capabilities

  • 20 plus years experience in accounting, leadership and administrative positions with proven ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Excellent analytical / problem solving skills; assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates for optimum results
  • Exercise multidisciplinary skills & knowledge, project management, operating policies & procedures and business practices
  • Understanding of systems operations /quality assurance testing knowledge, ability to learn new concepts quickly
  • Ability to develop and prepare business analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to utilize cost, financial, industrial, and insurance data management systems to maximize workforce productivity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; team building and training; and interacts at ease with management and peers
  • Inventory control, quality assurance control, and Implementation of plans, policies, and procedures


★Seeking a mid-level management position which provides an opportunity to demonstrate analytical and leadership skill-sets in accounting, quality assurance, and or financial services by positively impacting a company's performance and profitability, while continuing to advance in my professional career.★

Who is Merether Trice?

★An impressive management accountant, that’s a proactive, innovative, independent, visionary consistently seeking ways to be one step ahead and ready for the right opportunity to exemplify professional skill-sets and satisfy an employer's business needs.★

Favorite Quote:

 “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” -Oprah Winfrey

Work History

Work History
Jul 2010 - Present

Plan Coordinator-Fee Disclosure Support

AIG Life and Retirement

Duties consist of being a subject matter expert for Department of Labor’s new ERISA regulatory requirements of fee disclosures; in addition to auditing and quality review of qualified plans to ensure compliance to IRS rules, EGTTRA, and industry standards of Groups’ Plan Documents.  Possess efficient knowledge of the group/product/segment/financial governance body/functions to compile data to create fee disclosure reports and reviews the setup of plan structure within various systems.

Liaise with internal subject matter experts, field representative, and senior management to resolve outstanding Fee Disclosure issues. Contributes to the development initiatives of process/workflow improvements and program/policy implementation through communicating and consulting internal/external relationships plan sponsors and institutional client services.  Provides training for a team of 5 to provide plan services and assistance to 2600 groups with fee disclosure reporting. 

Nov 2006 - Aug 2008

Quality Assurance Analyst

Created, implemented and maintained, test procedures and related documentation in IMSE, TSO, AVOL, COBOL, and numerous other testing environments. Chosen to work with project management team testing the integration of DST Track’s mutual fund financial transactions to our V-system database that will save the company $10 million dollars over the next five years. 

  • Tested the integration of DST Track’s mutual fund financial transactions to our V-system database that will save the company $10 million dollars over the next five years.
  • Developed test plans and worked with 5 departments to comprehend established regulations of the groups/plans/products being changed and ensured changes met departmental managers’ approval for implementation
  • Extended and enhanced database modifications of tests to complete a 100% restructuring of account setup and cash flow transactions from Track (DST) to V-system by 3/30/08 deadline
  • Calculated and analyzed product changes for regulatory compliance by executing test procedures through various AIG software programs resulting in annuity and mutual fund transactions operating 99.9% accurately on the same database system
  • Successfully completed and prepared reports to business operations of test results for 8 testing projects resulting in a 33% increase of more projects accomplished than my peers
  • Critiqued and communicated with the software engineers the financial system error of non-recognition of a second hardship loan transaction which if unnoted would have been a violation of IRS guidelines
Jan 2000 - Nov 2006

CS Transactions Team Lead/Analyst

Managed in a team environment as a Team Lead/Analyst of specialists in processing client account activities, servicing clients that generated an average of $1M daily financial transactions related to loans and distributions such as death claims, beneficiary accounts, and excess referral transactions on retirement (annuities/mutual fund) accounts.

  • Entered 50% more transactions than peers while maintaining a 100% accuracy rating on productivity resulted in additional responsibility of handling complex financial adjustments
  • Within first year became conversant with AIG Valic’s multi-system environment using internal databases such as the ABC and CDS Ledgers, and TAPS Database and became the “go-to person” for system problems prior to contacting IT department
  • Performed on a team assisting the movement from 30 day to same day processing, by entering manual checks & EFT payments, journal entries, file, and tax corrections to resolve outstanding general ledger accounts in SAP database
  • Analyzed department's general ledger suspense account ona specialized team developed to reconciled ledger to decrease transactions over a year old to no more than 90 days
  • Created an Excel spreadsheet for performance management productivity dashboards and was chosen by management team to introduce and implement program to 60 peers
Jan 1982 - Sep 1998

Cost Accountant

RjR Nabisco Brands

Subject matter expert performed monthly financial close for operations, monitored and analyzed the $5,000,000 raw materials’ monthly transaction flow, verifying manual and computerized transactions occurring in more than 100 inventories.

  • Provided high level reporting/support by completing Actual v. Budget Standard variance reports for plant controller and the division.
  • Analyzed supply chain management with value stream mapping, just-in-time, and some six sigma tools.
  • Verifying manual and computerized transactions occurring in more than 100 inventories imposing LEAN production tactics.
  • Developed and integrated standards and regulations with manufacturing supervisors and floor personnel.
  • Performed duties of clerical duties of direct labor, accounts payable, and payroll during first 5 years of tenure.


Sep 2007 - Jul 2009

Masters of Business Adminstration

Graduation Date July, '09 

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0
  • Dean's List/Honor Roll from 2007-2009
Feb 2002 - Sep 2005

Bachelor of Science in Business

Undergraduate with Honors

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • Dean's List/Honor Roll from 2002-2005



Project Testing Environments

IMSE, TSO, AVOL, COBOL, & some WEB DESIGNING Being an open communicator with good networking skills enhanced my ability to perform project testing successfully; resulting in a 33% increase of productivity over my peers.

Accounting Databases

SAP, ABC, TAPS, ORACLE, QUICKEN, ADOBE PROFESSIONAL, & numerous others Possesses a knack to comprehend quickly the required steps to run software programs efficiently and can train others with ease.  I am “the go to person” when it comes to explaining to IT specialists any issues a system may encounter.  Strong attention to detail enhances my ability to observe software problems earlier on.

MS Office

Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio & Sharepoint Experienced in working with “user friendly” products such as MS Office; self-taught in some instances in order to meet business needs for specialized reporting.