Work History

Work History
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011

Accountant

Santa Monica Seafood Company

Metrics reporting, Payroll, 401K, bank reconciliations, sales, COGS, headcount, cash receipts, journal entries, reclasses, GL Accounts, allocations, process automation.

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Senior Staff Accountant

Teac America

In charge of inventory reserve, commissions, bank reconciliations, prepaid expenses, inventory in transit adjustments, inventory landing costs, suspense account, and advertising and project code expenses using great plains software.

Responsible for preparation of the sales meeting minutes and daily sales vs budget reports to top management in Japan.Worked with auditors each quarter end and ensured compliance with J-sox procedures.

Supervised the accounts payable clerk
May 2009 - May 2010

Accountant

Designed Metal Connections

Review all current accounting functions and procedures and notify CFO as to areas that are not the standard in the industry or where problems exist.Recommend changes for improvement to facilitate the yearly audit.

Took responsibility and made improvements for bank reconciliation, fixed assets, ADP payroll, A/P accrual, prepaid accounts, sales commissions, and CMR credit processing using JD Edwards E1 enterprise.Uploaded budget data to JD Edwards.

Developed excel models to trend expenses for all major activities of the company in order to identify errors in G/L coding.

Aug 2002 - Apr 2009

Senior Accountant

Automatic Data Processing, Inc

Monthly reporting, closing procedures, journal entries, financials distribution.

Sarbanes Oxley Testing – Travelled to other regions to verify procedures being used complied with the Sox initiative.Regions that reported any failures were worked with closely to ensure that they were fixed by the next audit.Developed new procedures deemed necessary.

Accountant for the west division. In charge of W-9 reporting, credit applications, tax/award gift letters for associates, purchase orders and manual termination checks. Supervised weekly check deposits and GL coding.

Reviewed general ledger on a weekly basis and prepared reclass and crosscharges to other regions and departments.Used Oracle for printing of general ledger and financial reports. Prepared monthly A/R write offs. Responsible for yearly preparation of the capital plan as well as monthly tracking of capital additions versus the plan and forecast. One of the biggest expenses for this company is outside vendor delivery cost which is used to deliver payrolls to customers. One of my main responsibilities included keeping track of all the delivery invoices for every vendor for every region, so we could properly forecast and plan for this expense. Booked and reconciled the prepaid postage and expense accounts.

Jun 2001 - Apr 2002

Senior Staff Accountant

BSH Home Appliances

Intercompany Accounts - Responsible for reconciling accounts between both SAP and PRMS software systems and manufacturing plants. Sales & Use Taxes - Timely preparation and filing of all national monthly, quarterly, and annual sales & use tax filings in which the company conducted business. Insurance - Maintenance of General, Auto, Property, and Worker's Compensation Insurance including accruals, actuarial analysis, claim filing, and budgeting. Sales Programs/Warranty Costs/Rent - Coordinated, maintained records, and reconciled accounts. A/R Non-trade Aging - Sent invoices to associates in Germany for money owed to our company. General Accounting - Journal entries, accruals, uploads, SAP and PRMS advanced system user including TM1 cubing. Audit preparation, general ledger account analysis, management report preparation, income statement/balance sheet consolidation, tax reporting, and process flow technical writing. 

Mar 1999 - Jun 2001

Senior Financial Analyst

Barth & Dreyfuss of CA

Royalty expense process automation - Converted the royalty expense function from a manual process to a computerized system and managed major royalty portfolio accounts. Standardized reporting into professional format templates. Financial Reporting - Board meeting, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, Taxes. Budgeting - Yearly budget preparation and process automation. Expense variance actual vs. budget identification and explanation reporting. Performed intra year forecasting of revenues, expenses and balance sheet accounts. General Accounting - Fixed Assets, Property taxes, Payroll data upload, and Cash management including year end adjustments and audit preparation. Responsible for analysis and trending of investment income.Supervised two other employees including performance reviews. JD Edwards Financial Accounting System - World and One World processing, G/L, financial, and expense reporting. Faster report modifications. Journal Entries, Account Inquiries, Trial Balance, Reconciliation. 

Nov 1989 - Mar 1999

Financial Analyst II

Afsa Data Corporation

Forecasting - Tracked incoming and completion volumes in order to develop models utilized in predicting trends for the major functions of each department within the company. Budgeting - Responsible for the creation and annual preparation of the Operations budget which involved monitoring employee performances and forecasting in order to determine staffing requirements for each department highlighting areas where human resources are being over/(under) allocated.Supervised two other employees. Reporting - Reporting responsibilities included researching, developing, and publishing high level management reports which contained statistical performance information for each department. Technical Writing - Drafted and published operational procedures for all major functions of each department. A typical process would include identifying major activities, developing procedures for each activity, meeting with managers for approval, and publishing professional finalized documentation. Profit Analysis/Streamlining - Analyzed revenue and expense factors in order to develop new procedures that would reduce overhead and maximize income. Monitored mutual fund investment performance.

Supervised two other employees which involved training them to use excel models that I developed.

Jun 1988 - Nov 1989

A/P Clerk

Kajima International, Inc.

Accounts Payable – Processed all vendor invoices into the general ledger system. Generated checks on a weekly basis.After checks were signed by the treasurer, I mailed out the checks and printed out the A/P distribution to general ledger report.I printed manual checks as necessary.

Education

Education
Sep 1983 - Dec 1989

BS Business Administration

Cal State Long Beach

Skills

Skills

SAP

general ledger, accounts, month end

Oracle

month end, general ledger, reporting.

Great Plains

smartlist, general ledger

Hyperion Essbase

created models in excel to extract data from oracle

Cognos

cubes, exporting to excel.

Lotus 1-2-3

spreadsheets, macros, templates.

Access

Tables, Queries, reports, macros, switchboard menus.

Powerpoint

Pie charts, bar graphs, slide shows.

Word

memos, letters, procedure documentation.

Excel

Sumifs commands, vlookup tables, hlookup tables, macros.

Interest

Computer desktop building, troubleshooting, website building, import racing, halloween props, ufc fighting.

Objective

Seeking a challenging and rewarding career opportunity where my accounting and finance skills can be utilized to contribute to company profitability.

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Tax preparer certification

CSTC

Secret