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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Experienced senior level Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of progressive experience in private industry and public accounting, including corporate accounting, tax and tax return preparation. Serving high net worth individuals, non-profit, C corp., S corp., partnerships, estates and trusts.


Microsoft Office - Intermediate proficiency in Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint.

*Computer Accounting Software - QuickBooks, Peachtree, MAS90, Hyperion, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Oracle, others

*Professional Tax Software - UltraTax, Creative Solutions, ProSystems, Lacerte, Arthur Anderson, others

*10-key calculator by touch

  • CPA certification
  • Public and private accounting
  • Cash-flow report generation
  • Accounting systems assessment
  • Account reconciliations
  • General and tax accounting
MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. Expected in August 1993 MBA : Accounting & Tax - GPA :

Post-graduate courses completed in pursuit of MBA in Accounting & Tax - Financial and Managerial Accounting, Federal Income Tax, Computer Information Systems, etc.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Expected in May 1984 Bachelor of Arts : Liberal Arts, Economics, General Business Administration - GPA :

Major - Liberal Arts

Minor - General Business & Economics


Accounting Skills

  • Operated computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.

Accounting Reviews

  • Conducted detailed technical and analytical review of federal/state corporate, partnership and S corporation tax returns, FAS 109 provisions, and quarterly estimates prepared by associates.


  • Extensive experience with Financial Statements audits, reviews, compilations and audits for Governmental organizations (A-133).

General Ledger Accounts

  • Maintained accurate accounts including cash, inventory, prepaid, fixed assets, accounts payable, accrued expenses and line of credit transactions.

Advantage Metals Recycling - Controller
Columbus, KS, 11/2004 - 02/2015

Management company and seven (7) subsidiaries owned and operated by St.Louis-based rap star, entertainer and TV star, Cornell Haynes, Jr., also p/k/a "Nelly."

Key Accomplishments:

  • Organized 3 years of accounting information and setup all initial accounting files and implemented an internal controls system after completion of an internal audit.
  • Initially handled over $22 million in revenues and assets in 30 different cash and investment accounts.
  • Successfully setup and implemented a new accounting system from the beginning using QuickBooks Pro & Enterprise software and Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheets.
  • Setup an internal reporting system for cash payouts whereby all cash paid out on the road was accounted for through a checks and balance system.
  • Instituted and organized periodic staff meetings to update internal staff with necessary updates regarding schedule changes to keep communication lines open.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handled all daily cash/bank deposits and monitoring incoming and outgoing wires, cash payouts, reconciliation of cash accounts for all entities and daily cash reports.
  • Created reports for budgeting and cash needs for trips, concerts, appearances, tours and travels per the tour calendar.
  • Posted and paid all bills for all entities and Nelly personally.
  • Calculated and invoiced all customers for non-tour and event related income, such as travel reimbursements, miscellaneous appearances, last minute shows, etc.
  • Handled bi-weekly payroll submission to outsourced payroll company and payment of related payroll taxes.
  • Handled and resolved all tax related issues.
  • Prepared month-end account journal adjustments, bank reconciliations, closing and generating individual entity financial statements and consolidated financial statements.
  • Compiled year-end tax reports and financial information for outside CPA firm to prepare year-end tax returns.
  • Handled and resolved all other cash related issues on a daily basis.
  • Met with members of Nelly's recording label, production and legal teams whenever necessary to negotiate contract deals to help generate increased revenues and certain appearances abroad or overseas.
Vmly&R - Senior Staff Accountant
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 09/2003 - 07/2004

A local small St. Charles County Certified Public Accounting firm with a specialty of auditing.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Promoted to Lead Auditor after only 4 months with the firm.
  • Led team of auditors who was hired by the firm's most well-known client to audit his books for fraudulent activity on his accounts.
  • Successfully discovered large amounts of fraudulent activity on the client's books.
  • Was offered a job by Nelly since he was impressed with the audit results.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepared general client write-up assignments, compilations, financial statements, reviews, audits, tax returns and other accounting functions, using various clients' software programs such as QuickBooks, PeachTree, MAS90, Hyperion, JD Edwards People Soft, Oracle and others.
  • Prepared all types of client tax returns, including individual, corporate, partnership, S-Corp and others on professional tax software, UltraTax.
American Residential Services - Accounting Manager/Controller
Fredericksburg, VA, 11/1997 - 08/2002

A local auto parts manufacturer with two locations (one in St. Louis City and one in Sparta, Illinois) that supplied powder-coated parts to the industry's 3 largest American auto makers (Ford, GM and Chrysler), until they were forced to go out of business in 2002, due to continual loss of business after economic fluctuations stemming from 9/11/2001.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Promoted to Accounting Manager after only 2 years of employment and starting out as Accountant.
  • Managed Accounts Payable Clerk and Accounts Receivable Clerk.
  • Converted and setup automated accounting system from manual accounting ledgers to Peachtree accounting system.
  • Successfully re-organized accounting system to separate out Missouri entity from Illinois entity and cleaned up tax records for both companies.
  • Gained experience in management with very little supervision.
  • Learned to handle multiple companies' accounting systems daily and produce timely reports each month.
  • Assisted in acquiring several large contracts to increase sales by suggesting different methods of valuing parts.
  • Successfully made transition from public accounting to private industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handled all internal accounting functions for both Missouri and Illinois plant operations, up to and including, producing monthly and year-end accounting reports and statements.
  • Prepared weekly payroll for both locations and produced related payroll reports and labor cost analysis reports.
  • Maintained all employee personnel and medical records.
  • Handled all human resources issues.
  • Maintained all accounting records for the CEO's other five (5) privately-owned related entities, including a company based in Detroit, MI.
Vmly&R - Senior Staff Accountant
Hoboken, NJ, 11/1994 - 10/1997

A local small Certified Public Accounting firm

Key Accomplishments:

  • Promoted to Senior Staff Accountant after only 1 yr as a Junior Accountant
  • Learned how to prepare computerized tax returns on professional tax software

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handled all aspects of public accounting and auditing engagements for many different types of small business and individual clients.
  • Prepared year-end corporate, partnership and individual tax returns, including tax projections and multi-state filings.
  • Performed due diligence testing on audits involving company acquisitions.
Vmly&R - Senior Staff Accountant
Kansas City, MO, 09/1993 - 10/1994

A local small Certified Public Accounting firm.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Learned how to use Arthur Anderson's A+ accounting tax software to prepare individual tax returns.
  • Generated computerized client financial clients and tax reports for tax planning.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handled client compilation and tax engagements from beginning to end.
  • Assisted with government audits, on occasion.
  • Handled and resolved client tax matters with IRS and the state.
  • Assisted in the reception area when necessary.
BENDER, WELTMAN, THOMAS & CO, CPA'S - Accountant/Para-Professional
City, STATE, 05/1990 - 09/1993

A local small Certified Public Accounting firm.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Learned how to prepare all types of income tax returns for individuals and businesses.
  • Learned how to prepare business payroll tax returns.
  • Successfully prepared computerized income tax returns with little supervision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Handled client compilation and some audit engagements for 45+ monthly, quarterly annual clients, including medical and legal professionals, restaurant owners and retailers.
  • Prepared year-end tax returns, including simple individuals, partnerships, corporations and payroll taxes.
  • Assisted on audits of real estate clients and other assignments, as needed, including reception.

Speak Chinese as second language


CPA - Licensed in 1997

MSCPA - Missouri Society of CPAs - Member since 1997

Additional Information

Girl Scouts of Eastern MO - Asst Troop Leader

Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure Volunteer

Humane Society Volunteer


CPA, Controller, Accounting Manager, accounting software, accounting systems, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, acquisitions, auditing, bank reconciliations, budgeting, closing, contracts, negotiations, cost analysis, due diligence, financial statements, government, human resources, Hyperion, Information Systems, internal audit, JD Edwards, Lacerte, legal, Managerial Accounting, MAS90, MBA, meetings, Access, Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Oracle, payroll, Peachtree accounting, People Soft, personnel, producing, Public Accounting, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Pro, real estate, reception, recording, reporting, sales, supervision, tax planning, taxes, tax returns, year-end,10-key calculator,

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