Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a special talent for creating process efficiencies.
Seeking opportunity to utilize ability to organize, communicate, process and ensure consumer satisfaction with a leading organization.
2006: Played a key role in a Process Efficiency Initiative across all entities working with outside consultants.
Cost savings estimated to reach several hundred thousand for my units and five to ten million company wide in 2007 and beyond.
2002 through 2007: Credited with multiple years of clean audits from both external and internal auditors.
Acknowledged for running efficient and productive operations.
2001-2007: Member of multiple integration teams for mergers and acquisitions.
Consolidated twenty chartered banks into twelve.
Merged five acquired banks into existing entities over the course of six years.
Managed sales and use tax audit for all affiliate entities.
Contributed to the reduction in charges of over $1MM.
2000-2006: Eliminated a number of full time positions, through attrition, by re-organizing and taking advantage of software related efficiencies.
Corporote Accounting Manager/Controller January 2008 to CurrentThe Charmer Sunbelt Group － Linthicum, MD
Manage financial statement preparation, consolidation and reporting for fourteen multistate entities.
Primary responsibilities include financial statement consolidation, close and presentation, manage cash and banking relationship, preparation and consolidation of annual budget, manage fixed assets, corporate accounts payable, reconciliations and other related general accounting duties, assist in the coordination of the annual audit, and coordinate required external reporting.
Reports directly to the VP of Finance.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual management reports.
Central point of contact for corporate wide financial activities and communications across 14 states.
Heavily involved in all projects and implementations as they relate to the finance function.
As an example, there is an on-going initiative to standardize financial policies and practices across all entities.
Responsible for all direction and documentation of policies and procedures.
January 1987 to January 2007Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Co － Linthicum, MD
Vice President/Accounting Manager January 1998 to January 2007
Manage the Account Reconciliation, Accounts Payable and Fixed Assets units of the Financial Services Department, including a staff of twenty employees.
Provide accounting functions for 20 affiliated companies.
Participate in and run multiple special projects.
Key responsibility includes preparation of annual unit budgets and coordination of the budget and purchase of all capital items for entire organization (241 offices).
Coordinate capital projects with project owners.
Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley Act and writing of policy and procedures.
In charge of merger and acquisition activity for general ledger reconciliations, accounts payable and fixed assets departments.
Possess high level of knowledge in all areas of accounting, including budget, A/R, A/P, Inventory, Tax, internal and external reporting.
Assistant Vice President/Senior Field Examiner/Auditor January 1987 to January 1998
Conducted interval audits of the books and records of high risk loan customers of the Bank in the Maryland/Virginia/Pennsylvania region.
Made recommendations on the credit-worthiness and strength of collateral of bank customers in written format to upper management.
Implemented the "audit program" and formal training instructions for new recruits.
Responsible for hiring and training of all staff.
Audit Program covered an analysis of general ledger reconciliations, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash disbursements, taxes, inventory and financial statement review.
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES SAP, MICROSOFT OFFICE, MICROSOFT DYNAMICS/GREAT PLAINS, SRC BUDGETING MODULE, AND A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF NUMEROUS OF ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE PACKAGES.
Masters : Business AdministrationUniversity of Baltimore － Baltimore, MarylandBusiness Administration
Bachelors : Business Administration AccountingLoyola College － Baltimore, MarylandBusiness Administration Accounting
Account Reconciliation, accounting, general accounting, ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE, accounts payable, accounts receivable, A/P, banking, BUDGETING, budgets, budget, Central point of contact, credit, direction, documentation, Finance, Financial, Fixed Assets, general ledger, GREAT PLAINS, hiring, Inventory, MICROSOFT OFFICE, policies, reporting, SAP, Sarbanes Oxley, Tax, taxes, written