Leading and administration of Accounting Staff Financial Accounting, General Accounting, Sales Accounting Month-End & Year-End Close and Financial Statements & Reporting Finished Goods Inventory, Capital Assets & Depreciation, Intercompany Accounts Receivable/Billing, Working Knowledge of Accounts Payable Process Improvement General Ledger, Subsidiary Ledger & Bank Reconciliation WA State Taxes
Great Plains Accounting System, PeopleSoft, Blackline Account Recon System
* CounterPoint SQL Point of Sale System
* Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook
THE BOEING COMPANYSeattle, WA
SALES ACCOUNTING LEAD, DEFENSE AND SPACE / Dec 2000 – May 2003 Acted as liaison between Sales Accounting and Program Management and Program Accounting Set up contracts in the billing system per contract terms Billed the U.S.
Department of Defense (DOD) in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Interfaced with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors and participated in a DCAA audit Trained as the trainer and performed system testing on a new billing system, trained the team and provided ongoing support Monitored aged receivables and reported to program management Initiated & implemented collection of millions of dollars of aged receivables and improved receivables turnover.
THE BOEING STORE, INC Boeing SubsidiaryMay 2003 to February 2015FINANCE OPERATIONS TECHNICAL SPECIALIST Seattle, WA
Led Accounting staff of 7 for business with annual revenue of $50M+ Responsible for full accounting cycle, month and year end close, financial statements and financial reporting Supported budget process GL Account Analysis Reorganized accounting team that had grown from 3 to 7 heads Designed work statements to achieve separation of duties, balance workloads, meet deadlines and match skills to tasks Standardized recurring procedures and working documents to simplify training, review to consistently meet the closing deadline and complete reconciliations 7 days sooner Monitored and tracked status of accounting activity and directed team as necessary to meet deadlines Trained & supported team by researching and recommending tools and methods to execute new requirements or improve processes Implemented a cross-training plan Initiated development of an Access data base to monitor and track production status Integrated the accounts payable function into the accounting department Researched GAAP, supported & advised Management & Business Operations regarding policies, procedures, processes & controls for existing and new business requirements impacting financial data Assisted Accounting Manager with staffing recommendations, writing job requisitions, interviews, performance reviews and ad-hoc requests Drilled down to research transaction details to identify root-cause of errors Initiated accounting process improvements, system modifications & development of new tools & controls Collaborated with IT and system vendors to modify systems to resolve system issues affecting financial data Wrote system requirements and documented research findings and procedures Trained and collaborated with non-accounting functional areas on their procedures that impacted financial data Maintained accounting set up in point of sale, general ledger and enterprise accounting systems Prepared, reviewed and approved journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations Processed wholesale billing, developed credit policy & procedure to review customer credit Responded to internal and external auditors.
RAYONIER INTERNATIONAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INCMay 1998 to November 2000SeaTac, WA
Prepared, filed and accounted for B&O, timber excise, property tax Prepared journal entries and accruals for overhead cost allocations and exchange and purchase transactions Wrote capital asset purchase & release requests, maintained fixed asset system, recorded journal entries for fixed asset activity Reconciled bank and other GL accounts and researched discrepancies Reviewed and approved journal entries and reconciliations Calculated amortization schedules and interest income on land sales, set up loans in the A/R subsidiary ledger, posted payments, and reconciled the subsidiary ledger to the GL and recorded real estate sales and interest income Responsible for the accounting of timber harvest operations for 7 divisions with combined expenditures of $100M with indirect supervision authority for staff of two Reviewed contracts to determine appropriate accounting treatment Analyzed production related balance sheet and income statement accounts Recorded inventory purchases, value adjustments, and reserves; supplier advances; contractor payments; amortized production costs; calculated, analyzed and modified depletion and allocation rates for direct and indirect costs Resolved technical, complex production system issues and performed production system month-end close Received a Certificate of Appreciation-Process Improvement Award.
WESTERN WIRELESS, INCMarch 1996 to April 1998ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE COORDINATOR II & FINANCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE Bellevue, WA
Ran automated process to pull payment data from the lockbox and post to customer accounts in a high volume environment.
Researched and resolved processing exceptions.
First party consumer collections in a high volume environment.
ACCOUNTING, accounting systems, accounts payable, accruals, ad, Agency, balance sheet, balance, billing, billing system, budget, Business Operations, closing, contracts, credit, data base, Dec, financial, financial reporting, financial statements, functional, general ledger, GL, Great Plains Accounting, inventory, ledger, Access, Excel, exchange, Outlook, PowerPoint, 2000, Word, enterprise, PeopleSoft, performance reviews, policies, Process Improvement, processes, Program Management, real estate, researching, research, SALES, SQL, staffing, supervision, tax, trainer
Bellevue Community CollegeJune 1992Associate: Arts and SciencesArts and Sciences
June 1992Associate: Science Business AdministrationScience Business Administration
University of WashingtonDecember 1994Bachelor Degree: Business Administration with AccountingBusiness Administration with Accounting