accounting manager financial specialist resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accounting Manager with demonstrated skill in driving strategic innovation in accounting and business environments producing substantial financial results in industries from Healthcare to Management Consulting. Forged strong financial reporting, budget forecasting, management & team-building skills working for big 4 audit and consulting firms.
Relevant Skills
  • Financial modeling & accurate forecasting.
  • Variance analysis & complex problem solving.
  • GAAP accounting close process.
  • Public and private accounting.
  • Strategic and financial planning expert. 
  • Innovation & process improvement implementation.
  • Broad knowledge of US GAAP & financial reporting.​
  • Healthcare reimbursement & patient A/R.
Education and Training
MBA: Innovation & Accounting, Expected in 2017
Philadelphia University - Philadelphia, PA
  • "Horace is clearly a wiz with financial metrics, technology, and is adept at team building. The team unanimously assigned Horace the role of primary global strategist.  In a team full of hard working and talented MBA candidates, Horace proved himself indispensable to our ultimate team success." Moses Bombo Tambason, MBA
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Expected in 1995
Central State University - Wilberforce, OH
Smith College of Business Academic Achievement Award
Computer Skills
PeopleSoft, Hyperion Essbase, Oracle, HFM, SAP, SharePoint,  Siemens Medical Systems (SMS), Archer eGRC, Teradata, Axiom, Toad., expert in MS (Access, Excel, & PowerPoint).
Career Accomplishments
  • Applied job-costing policy that increased profits & cash flow 20% by ending low margin job types. 
  • Resolved a revenue variance resulting in a $10,000,000 increase to revenue. 
  • Created analysis for the CFO leading to a $3,000,000 cut in bad debt expense.
  • Saved $6,700,000 by identifying and adjusting a prior year A/R valuation error (7% of Net A/R).
  • Automated a valuation model to book 300 million in contractual allowances.
  • Solved cash to days in A/R issue resulting in 3.2 day cut in A/R days. 
  • Used analytical review procedures on 600 store P&L’s which resulted in $20,000,000 correction. 
  • Led MBA team to a top 10-percentile finish in a national strategic business simulation competition. 
  • Chosen by Philadelphia University Business Faculty to participate in oral survey as part of the accreditation process. 
  • Reduced a 9-month backlog in account analysis and accruals to 0 in my first 45 days.  
  • Optimized bottom line performance by accurately quantifying the fiscal impact of doctors as a basis for cost/benefit staff decisions. 
  • Five consecutive clean annual audits with no auditor proposed journal entries involving net A/R or net revenue. 
  • Helped reduce the average accounting close cycle time by 20% without sacrificing accuracy.
    Activities and Honors
    Scholarships from Philadelphia University, Central State University, Ashland Oil, the PICPA, NAACP, UNCF. Dean's List (4X), Ashland Oil Scholars Award (2X), AFNA Public Speaking Contest Winner, Currently advising small businesses on strategic planning and organization through the Entrepreneurship Center.
    Relevant Professional Experience
    Accounting Manager/Financial Specialist, 07/2011 to 2016
    Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.Chesapeake, VA,
    • Implemented & managed the accrual accounting process: Prepared and reviewed the balance sheet, net income, owner’s equity and cash flows statements as required by GAAP standards.
    • Trained and developed people with no prior accounting education into strong bookkeepers.
    • Initiated GAAP revenue recognition using percentage of completion, completed contract, WIP, etc.
    • ​Implemented job costing to optimize profitability by identifying jobs with the highest margins.
    • Created cost benefit analysis of using temporary staffing vs. permanent employees leading to a reduction of expense and lower risk profile.  
    Senior Financial Analyst, 09/2006 to 06/2011
    LeidosLorton, VA,
    • Accurately analyzed and recorded $500 million in contractual allowances, charity care, and bad debt with the associated account analysis by payor on a monthly basis.
    • Conducted monthly meetings with the CFO, AVP of the Revenue Cycle and the Business Office to present revenue, net accounts receivable and cash collection projections to explain significant variances.
    • Prepared models to estimate cash collections, days in A/R (monthly) and revenue predictive model (daily).
    • Reported revenue and receivables for state & federal grants for Tobacco and Disproportionate Share.
    • Communicated with auditors to give them comfort with revenue and net A/R financial reporting.
    Financial Systems Analyst, 08/2003 to 05/2005
    Allison TransmissionNew York City, NY,
    • Prepared accruals, account analysis, budget to actual variance analysis, account reconciliations, inventory, allocations, budgeting and concurrent special projects.
    • Analyzed financial and statistical managerial reports timely.
    • Concurrent special projects included Hyperion Enterprise to Essbase Conversion, corporate restructure for GL and Hyperion, SOX 404 compliance projects, staff training and security access. 
    Financial Analyst/Accountant, 09/2000 to 04/2003
    Certara Inc.Seattle, WA,
    • Tasked with accruals, account analysis, budget to actual variance analysis, account reconciliations, allocations, budgeting and special projects.
    Consultant, 10/1997 to 10/2000
    Roberthalf Management Consulting (2 Yrs.)City, STATE,
    • Helped assist a revenue recognition issue with a national bank.
    • Performed due diligence comparative analysis for M&A clients.
    Auditor/Consultant, 09/1996 to 09/1997
    Ernst & Young LLP (1 Yr.)City, STATE,
    • Supported leaders by combining financial models as due diligence for mergers/acquisitions.
    • Modeled, mapped & documented accounting processes procedures noting material changes in audit work papers.

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    School Attended

    • Philadelphia University
    • Central State University

    Job Titles Held:

    • Accounting Manager/Financial Specialist
    • Senior Financial Analyst
    • Financial Systems Analyst
    • Financial Analyst/Accountant
    • Consultant
    • Auditor/Consultant


    • MBA
    • Bachelor of Science

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