George Poku

George Poku

Work History

Work History
Oct 2007 - Present

Staff Accountant

Westminster Ceramics LLC

·Managed the preparation of the final collateral reports to the bank for the company’s revolving loan balance and also the borrowing base certificate daily for fund request.

·Analyzed and reconciled balance sheet accounts and made adjusting journal entries before month-end closing of those balance sheet accounts.

·Assist in the preparation of the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements for all the three locations including the Dominican Republic for internal management, stakeholders and external auditors.

·Report on the cash status of the company on a daily basis to management, helping them make decisions pertaining to cash and the payment schedule for suppliers.

·Prepared reconciliation and roll forward analyses for our collateral reporting to the bank on a weekly and monthly basis

·Analyzed the accrued liabilities of the company identifying numerous instances of duplicate entries that was corrected and that saved the company about 10% in its liabilities.

Jun 2005 - Jun 2007

Junior Accountant

Trendi Enterprises

·Lead a dynamic team that continuously exceeds company targets in all aspects of core accounting and finance, (including accounts payable, customer credit, billing, accounts receivable and collection).

·Managed the preparation and the posting of journal entries for month-end, preparing reconciliation and roll-forward analyses

·Designed and prepared monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statements for internal management decision-

making and external requirements (including filing of employee and corporate taxes with the IRS and appropriate

state agencies).

·Partnered with the marketing department calling former clients which led to an increase in customer retention which

resulted in a 15% increase in revenue to date.

·Managed to setup a system that monitored the use of the company resources in the purchasing fuel and this led to

the reduction in the overhead cost of the company by 19% over the past year.

Feb 2004 - May 2005

Team Leader (Special Project)

·Ensured focus in the development and execution of the business strategy-collating all aspects of the representatives’ order with other departments.

·Worked with management to implement redesigning of cart picking, unloading- loading and correction area.

Aug 2001 - Jan 2003

Inventory and Supplies Manager

ASDA ( Owned by Wal-Mart)

·Implemented “Just-In-Time” inventory controls to facilitate effective and efficient retail operations, after review and analysis of current state of supply chain management process and customer satisfaction, leading to increased gross margin of 20% over a two year period.

·Developed and executed strategic mechanized distribution system by integrating, synchronizing and streamlining departmental inventory holdings (at optimal levels) to create over 10% favorable cash flow.

Education

Education
Jun 2005 - Jun 2007

MBA

Keller Graduate School of Management
Jul 2000 - Jun 2002

Certification

Emile Woolf Colleges
Sep 1997 - Jun 2000

Bachelors of Arts

University of Ghana

Skills

Skills

SYSPRO

ERP system that I used at Westminster.

Microsoft Excel

Used it in the setting up journal entries. Can record macro with it, do V-lookups, H-lookups, Pivot tables and VBA.

Microsoft Access

Used it to enable me query the database of my company when putting out the financial statements or analysing accounts after the monthe end close is done.