Versatile Accounting Professional offering 20+ years experience in a variety of commercial industries. Skilled administrator with eye for details with focus on cost-effective operations. Strong track record of dependability, integrity, and commitment. Desires a key position with a dynamic company striving for growth, while maintaining fiscal accuracy and responsibility.
Collaborative team member
Strong interpersonal skills at all levels.
Dedicated to total organizational results
Adept in training and staff development
Internal and external auditing capable
Broad knowledge of business operations
Customer service-oriented (internal & external)
GAAP & Risk assessment proficient
01/2014 to Current
ControllerWood Group, Swaggart Brothers Inc. – Stanfied, Oregon
Perform complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations within GAAP standards.
Administer all banking relationships, access authorities, and check signing.
Maintain fixed asset accounting and cost allocations.
Job cost analysis in preparation of monthly WIP & revenue recognition.
Process all state payroll and sales and use tax returns (25 states)
Supervision and development of accounting and administrative staff.(5)
Oversight of all internal and external audits.
Preparation & input of monthly financial, tax, asset, and other reports to WG Hyperion system.
Establish and monitor internal controls and procedures to mitigate potential fraud, theft, and errors.
10/2010 to 01/2014
Lead Financial AccountantSwaggart Brothers Inc (Acquired by Wood Group) – Stanfield, Oregon
Supervision accounts payable, and general oversight of administrative staff.
Established and revised processes to manage rental equipment and cost accounting of same.
Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash, expenditures, loan balances & key matrix for management and banking partners.
Performed general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, GL account reconciliations.
Cash & loan management for multiple entities.
Prepared all required federal and state payroll tax deposits as well as quarterly reporting.
Assisted in software conversion, training, and creation of new procedural processes .
Created process for lien release training, tracking by job, and review of each for accuracy.
10/1996 to 05/2007
Regional Credit RepresentativeAshland Inc. – Santa Ana, CA
Managed AR monthly balance of $650M with less than .05% annual bad debt.
Hired, supervised, and evaluated accounts receivable collection staff of 3.
Review of customer financial and DNB reports to establish creditworthiness.
Administered processes within parameters of corporate policy and SOX.
Traveled throughout Western US to meet with sellers, visit clients on site, establish rapport, and perform visual confirmation of viable operations.
Coordinated with Sales Management to support sales growth through risk evaluation.
08/1993 to 10/1996
ControllerPolyester Chemical Inc. (Acquired by Ashland) – Sylmar, CA
Oversight & management of all financial functions.
Balanced monthly general ledger accounts to accurately record cost and month end accruals.
All HR & PR functions for 35 employees, including review of timesheets and computing pay in accordance with FLSA.
Managed accounts receivable of $500K with 0 annual bad debt.
Assisted with auditing and responding to company CPA.
Processing of all AR, AP, inventory, and bank reconciliations for multiple entities.
Bachelor of Science: Business AdministrationCentral Oregon Community College - Bend, OR
Bachelor of Arts: Art & AccountingUniversity California at Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA