Enthusiastic professional with experience and a proven track record for getting things done effectively and timely.
Personal attributes are strong work ethic, affability, a reputation for
integrity and the ability to work well with others. Dedication and hands-on approach drove
successful results and achievements in the areas of general accounting,
accounts receivable/payable, credit & collections and customer service.
Communications Specialist, 03/2013
to Current United Hospital Systems – Kenosha,
Direct contact for more than 120 physicians providing after hours answering service.
Receive and direct emergency codes for two campuses.
Assist in monitoring hospital security.
Train new staff members.
Accounting Manager, 02/2013
to 10/2016 Flannery Fire Protection, Inc – Kenosha,
Verify and input accounts payable invoices.
Generate weekly payroll for union based company.
Process and file all weekly payroll taxes and quarterly returns.
Prepare and file government certified payroll.
Oversee and handle accounts receivable including collection agencies.
Collaborate with project managers on contracted projects.
Credit/Business Manager, 02/2005
to 01/2013 Happenings Magazine – Kenosha,
Responsible for establishing new accounts, evaluating credit risk,
establishing credit limits and payment terms utilizing trade and bank
references along with credit reports as required.
Evaluated and monitored existing accounts for delinquent activity or skipped payments.
Reconciled, verified and processed all company billing.
Verified and managed all accounts receivable activity including daily deposits and bank processing.
Successfully implemented new processes to encourage continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.
Managed and handled sales of pocket rental throughout Kenosha, Racine and Lake County.
Coded and entered invoices each day into the in-house accounting software.
Filed monthly and quarterly tax liabilities.
Compiled and produced month-end accounting documents for financials.
Staff Accountant, 02/2003
to 02/2005 Tirabassi, Felland & Clark – Kenosha,
Verified, prepared and posted journal entries, payroll taxes, account receivable/payable, account reconciliation and preliminary financials for CPA's review for multiple clients.
Calculated and processed information for 1099 recipients and magnetic media uploading.
Credit Collections & Cash Applications Manager, 04/1988
to 05/1997 Thomson Reuters (Legal Division) – Deerfield,
Overseen staff of 20+ in collections and accounts receivable cash applications.
Integrated new technologies and processes to streamline functions and achieve goals.
Transitioned internal cash handling over to lockbox bank processing.
Continued development of new policies for tighter internal cash controls.
Collaborated with internal and external departments to maximize productivity.
Exceeded company objectives with achieving lowest DSO on company record.
Trained, coached and mentored staff to ensure smooth transition of company merger.
Recipient of Outstanding Employee award, employee nominated.
Compliance Auditor, Thomson Reuters (Legal Division) – Deerfield,
Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risks.
Accounts Payable Supervisor, Thomson Reuters (Legal Division) – Deerfield,
Supervised staff of three overseeing invoice processing, vender reconciliation, purchase orders, expense reports, credit memos and payment transactions.
Maintained accuracy in calculating discounts, interest, commissions and royalties to authors.
Reviewed and approved all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure.