Seeking a position in a growing company where I can utilize my background and work experience to embrace the company's financial goals in terms of accounts receivable, past due ratios, and DSO Decision Making - Identifies and understands issues, problems and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or develops appropriate solutions; takes action consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. Problem Solving - Systematically analyzes problems, identifies key issues and draws logical conclusions Team Player - Contributes to group objectives in a team environment Customer/Client Focus - Make customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one's action; develops and sustains productive customer/client relationships Managing Work and Time - Effectively manages time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently Tenacity - Stays with a position or plan of action until the desired objective is obtained or is no longer attainable
Assistant Controller September 2012 to CurrentLawrence Factor, Inc － Miami Gardens, FL
Lawrence Factor is a manufacturer and distributor of a purified air and compressor parts) Responsible for the operation of all accounting systems and records such as cash receipts, expenditures, purchasing, inventory, assets and payroll Prepare and execute appropriate bank transfers to meet expenditures and maintain general ledger records and system entries Review accounts payable batches for approval Reconcile credit card payments on a daily basis Reconcile expense accounts on a monthly basis Monitor revenues and expenditures against the budget to ensure compliance Reconcile bank accounts and verify the bank balances with the general ledger Supervisor all month-end and year-end accounting procedures including the preparation and entry of journal entries for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general ledger Supervisor a team of three people and ensure that the performance evaluations are completed as required.
Collections Team Lead November 2010 to September 2012Baker-Govern-Baker － Sunrise, FL
Baker-Govern-Baker is an International receivable management company) Liaison between the collection staff and the clients in terms of accounts settlements and disputes Manage the collection staff department goals and objectives on a daily basis Ensure the staff have sufficient work to accomplish their weekly goals Handle disputes such as chargebacks, unapplied cash, misapplied cash and personality conflicts Always accomplish weekly goals in terms of receivables and check counts Review and assign work daily based on tickler list Update spreadsheet on accounts closed, still open and is currently in dispute for clients Handle major accounts such as DHL Express, DHL Worldwide, DHL Global, Penske Trucking, UPS Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and other major portfolio accounts Calculate fees based on receivables for collection teams and clients Approve and process final demand letters to debtors Report activities to clients on a weekly basis.
Accounts Receivable Manager May 2007 to March 2010Kansas Marine － Miami, FL
KM is a supplier and distributor of major cruise ships supplies.
Also, a distributor of meat and meat related products.
KM is a $400M company).
Manage the collection and billing team by performance and accountability Investigate and verify financial status and reputation of prospective customers applying for credit, preparing documents to substantiate findings, and recommending rejection or approval of applications.
Financial statement analysis.
Establish credit limitations on customer accounts and handles special credit arrangements and deviations from standard terms of payment.
Work closely with financial institutions to prepare letters of credit for international customers.
Manager past due A/R to acceptable levels.
Liaison with corporate office to ensure proper application of customer receipts.
Review and approve all credit and debit memos submitted.
Determine monthly potential write-off and adjust the bad debt reserves to accomplish the goals Coordinate payment with all major cruise line.
Credit and Collections Manager March 2004 to April 2007P.C. Universe － Boca Raton, FL
PCU is a $50M company operating as a manufacturer and distributor of computer and accessories) Manage the collection team by performing and accountability Assign workers responsibility for investigating and verifying financial status and reputation of prospective customers applying for credit, preparing documents to substantiate findings, and recommending rejection or approval of applications Establish credit limitations on customer accounts and handles special credit arrangements and deviations from standard terms of payment.
Determine credit terms for new customers based on review of customer information and Dunn & Bradstreet reports.
Ensure proper application of customer receipts.
Assist in resolving customer account issues on a daily basis.
Review collection repots to ascertain status of collection and balances outstanding and to evaluate effectiveness of current collection policies and procedures.
Audits delinquent accounts considered to be uncollectible to ensure maximum efforts have been tak.
Sr. Accounts Receivable Manager September 1997 to March 2004WPS Energy Services － Green Bay, WI
WPS is a $5B publicly traded provider of Gas and Electricity for the Midwest Region) Developed and established policies and procedures for company in credit and collections Implemented and communicated policies and procedures for company in credit/collection department and to sales managers Worked with IT department and developed a more customized Pinnacle application for cash application, collection analysis and credit analysis Responsible for rolling-out a thorough Dun & Bradstreet E-Ram system for scoring wholesale and retail accounts Provided direction and supervision to all positions in the credit/collection department Performed supervisory duties: hiring, assigning work, training, evaluating performance, correcting performance and behavior problems, motivating and counseling employees, and terminating Liaison with Dun & Bradstreet to perform an E-Ram stress testing scoring system for all account types - commercial and retail Worked directly with attorneys and collection agencies to obtain mon.
Theological Studies, 2013Brewer Christian College － Jacksonville, FL
B.S : Finance, 1998New York Institute of Technology － Long Island, NY
EXTRA CIRRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Secretary Treasurer - Coral Gardens III Condo Association Secretary Treasurer - Cornerstone Christian Church Notary Public - Florida (Expires 2014)