Highly motivated BIG 4 CPA with over ten years of accounting experience financial reporting and auditing. Seeking a leadership role in a growth oriented organization to contribute my expertise and leadership in financial reporting and auditing.
People Soft, Microsoft Excel, Access Database, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
Experience auditing accounting software such as Great Plain, Oracle, SAP, OPERA
Auditor08/2014 to CurrentErnst & YoungIrvine, CA
Senior Auditor in charge of three major hotels with annual operating revenue ranging from $40-$100 million.
Review general ledger accounts and supporting/reconciliation schedules to ensure transactions are being recorded and disclosed in the financial statements accurately and in compliance with the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and lodging industry guidelines.
Perform financial analysis such as trend/ratios/variance analysis to timely identify potential accounting or irregularity in operating activities based on the hotel's actual, budget, and forecast data for internal and competitive evaluations.
Testing the effectiveness of company's internal controls through inquiry, observation, inspection, and reperformance to assess the risk and material impact of controls over financial reporting.
Execute audit procedures over balance sheet and purchase price allocations in the acquisition of hotel properties to ensure the accuracy of the transferred assets and liabilities between the seller and the buyer.
Clearly and accurately document audit procedures and findings as defined by testing objectives and risk assessment strategies.
Create positive team environment through strong leadership by providing constructive feedback, encouraging safe learning atmosphere, and facilitating open communication among the engagement team members.
Investment Accountant II11/2013 to 08/2014Pacific LifeNewport Beach, CA
Prepare financial statements disclosures for security investments in accordance with GAAP and Statutory requirements.
Prepare management analytic reports of financial information to detect variances, volatilities, and trends of investment securities.
Reconcile balance sheet and income statement accounts to the general ledger of the Pacific Mutual Holdings Company and subsidiaries.
Prepare numerous accounting reports such as consolidation of majority interest, rollforward analyses of trading securities, net investment income yield analysis, amortization/accretion adjustments, foreign exchange valuations, and fair value adjustments.
Senior Accounting Analyst02/2005 to 11/2013Pacific LifeNewport Beach, CA
Prepare financial statements with net assets in excess of $50 million.
Prepare, maintain, and review financial records/reports supporting monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements in compliance with internal policies, SEC, and GAAP.
Assist in the preparation of financial schedules for the Board of Trustees.
Perform periodic closing activities by the second business day of each month.
Duties include preparing journal entries and resolving any accounting discrepancies to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
Facilitate in bank reconciliation process to accurately account for financial transactions.
Prepare, audit, and reconcile investment activities with more than 10 investment banks.
Provide guidance/training, review, and cross check projects by junior staff in great details to ensure quality control.
Documenting, monitoring, and improving internal control processes that lead to increases in efficiency and accuracy by more than 50%.
Assist external and internal audits with control/testing process.
Corporate Treasury - Cash Disbursement/Account Payable Representative
Process payments of company's expenses including purchase orders, check requisitions, employee reimbursements, and wire transfers.
Prepare and upload journal entries for the transfer of cash between the various accounts.
Research and resolve external and internal inquiries relating to any accounts payable and accounting issues.
Personal Banker05/2003 to 02/2005Wells Fargo BankHaltom City, TX
Provide financial products/services targeting customer's financial needs of commercial and consumer accounts.
Profile and develop relationships with customers to effectively manage their portfolios, cross-sell products/services from Wells Fargo partners, and provide excellent customer service.
Transfer funds, monitor customer accounts, and take appropriate measures to prevent loss for the bank and fraudulent activities.
Manage high volume cash.
Master of Business Administration: Accounting2004California State University University of TexasFullerton Arlington, CA TXAccounting
Bachelor's Degree: Business FinanceBusiness Finance Graduated Cum Laude
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of California (2016)