Analytical and results driven Accounting Professional with 20 years of experience in a financial institution. A dependable team player with a well-developed relationship within the organization.
Detail oriented, highly analytical
Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to handle deadlines in a high volume, fast paced area
Able to work independently while supporting a team environment
Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley
Implemented the use of ACH to process employee expense reports.
Maintained a good payment history while processing a high volume of invoices.
Developed excellent relationship with vendors and employees.
Accounts Payable Team Leader, 05/2014 to Current Fidelity Bank – Atlanta, GA
Assess daily Accounts Payable workflow;redirect duties among team members as needed.
Assist with daily processing as if necessary based on volume
Prepare monthly reconciliations using Blackline Reconciliation software
Generate monthly Accounts Payable reports for management
Process monthly amortization for Prepaid items
Ensure team members are properly trained
Approve invoices for payment in Nautilus workflow system
Gather information for internal and external audits
Collaborates with manager to improve the a/p process.
Accounts Payable Specialist, 07/1997 to 05/2014 Fidelity Bank – Atlanta, GA
Responsible for accounts payable function ( including coding, data entry, processing checks, mailing, posting journal entries, and filing) for 35 branch locations and 5 subsidiaries-processing an average of 2800 checks per month
Enforced established Accounts Payable policies and procedures
Reconciled monthly American Express bill and process payment
Processed Federal Express invoices
Reconciled monthly balance sheet recons
Review and process T&E reports for reasonable charges compliant with IRS rules
Compared purchase orders with invoices for accuracy
Initiated ACH payments using Prologue Accounts Payable System
Obtained W9 information from vendors for 1099 reporting
Prepared Georgia monthly state sales & use tax returns
Provided excellent customer service to vendors and employees regarding the status of invoice payments and expense report reimbursements
Setup monthly prepaid expense amortization in the a/p system
Assist Controller with monthly expense analysis
Prepare/post journal entries including accruals and correcting entries
Cross trained team members on the A/P function
Assembled information for internal and external audits
Updated accounts payable procedures as required
Continuously working with Senior Management to improve payment process.
Accounts Payable Clerk, 07/1996 to 07/1997 Fidelity Bank – Atlanta, GA
Maintained filing system.
Resolved reconciling items on general ledger.
Accounting Technician, 09/1993 to 07/1996 Electronic Data Systems – Atlanta, GA
Answered vendor inquiries.
Researched variances on daily reconciliation.
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Current University of Alabama Birmingham - Birmingham, Alabama
Associate Degree: General Business/Accounting, 1991 Trident Technical College - Charleston Atlanta, South Carolina Georgia General Business/Accounting