controller resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

A challenging accounting position in the oilfield industry with growth potential that will enable me to add value to a company's processes and procedures by utilizing my accounting and analytical abilities. Summary Accounting professional for 8+ years with strong general ledger experience. Detail-oriented, efficient, and organized professional who possesses strong analytical and problem solving skills. Highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical. Resourceful in the completion of projects and effective at multi-tasking.

2/10/2014 to Current Controller Ardelyx, Inc. | Fremont, CA,
  • Building the finance team as we are centralizing departments (Accounts Payable, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Credit/Collections) into our corporate office in Fort Worth from our parent company in Gainesville.
  • Review contracts as we are getting our own ERP, licenses, bank accounts, etc.
  • Working with BKD Consultants to ensure the transition from our parent company is successful.
  • Ensure the month-end close procedures are completed both accurately and timely.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and meet with upper management.
  • Work with operations (managers/processors) daily to help them make good financial decisions.
  • Review Balance Sheet Reconciliations Work with IT on a daily basis to design reports that enables us to better utilize the data coming out of our accounting system.
3/14/2011 to 2/7/2014 Accounting Manger/Assistant Controller | San Diego, CA,
  • Perform all month-end close procedures, including the reviewing and posting of journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and detailed variance explanations.
  • Assist the processors with billing issues, customer billing requirements and credit memos.
  • Posting of sales invoices/credit memos.
  • A liaison between Corporate AP and the field by making sure PO's are issued, statements are current, etc.
  • Review and approve balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Meet with operations and upper management monthly to discuss the prior month's financials and forecasting for the current month.
  • Work with operations daily to help them make good financial decisions for their yard.
  • Manage, hire and train new staff by making sure they meet deadlines, reviewing their work and conducting performance reviews.
  • Currently have two employees directly reporting to me but had 4 prior to layoffs.
  • Manage the A/R aging for entire region by tracking the aged sales invoices daily and working with operations and collections to ensure that these sales invoices are processed and ready for payment.
  • Organize audits with both internal and external auditors by making sure our region provides the auditors with everything they request.
  • Selected accomplishments Built the Accounting Department at our Regional Office which was relocated to OKC from Fort Smith, AR in December 2012.
  • Improved Accrued Revenue from 60% to 40%, DSO from 65 to 47, and AR over 90 from 7% to 1% over a time span of January 2013-September 2013.
  • Implemented a closing process that enabled us to have preliminary reports available to review and send to operations 2 days earlier over the course of January 2013-September 2013.
  • It is important for operations to understand their financials and for accounting and operations to work closely together in order to make the business successful.
  • Assisted in implementing a PO system and transitioning the majority of the Accounts Payable functions from the Regional Office to the Corporate Office.
6/8/2010 to 3/13/2011 Staff Accountant | Miami, FL,
  • Assisted in the start-up of the new Mid-Continent Region with controller and vice president which included training accounting staff as we expanded the accounting department.
  • Posted A/R and A/P.
  • Prepared monthly accruals, recurring journal entries and prepared variance explanations for three DBA's within our region.
  • Reconciled CIP, calculated ROI, and kept track of how much was spent by AFE number.
  • Prepared monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Reconciled intercompany for entire region by making sure it zeroed out before we closed the books.
  • Reviewed and coded all accounts payable invoices.
6/5/2006 to 6/7/2010 Financial Analyst Pentair, Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Managed financials of five companies within Sparks Health System.
  • Prepared monthly journal entries, financial statements and comparative reports.
  • Prepared balance sheet and bank reconciliations.
  • Assisted in internal audit and inventory control along with independent audit.
  • Maintained and reviewed cost center and appropriation accounts, including trial balances, to verify accuracy with coding, classifying and posting.
  • Prepared budgets for various cost centers within the health system.
  • Provided controller with monthly aging reports.
Expected in 2007 to to Bachelor of Science | Accounting University of Arkansas, , GPA:

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  • University of Arkansas

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  • Controller
  • Accounting Manger/Assistant Controller
  • Staff Accountant
  • Financial Analyst


  • Bachelor of Science

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