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SENIOR LEVEL ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL
Highly motivated professional with 15 years of related experience in technical and forensic accounting, excellent communication skills, and strong business acumen. Result-driven mindset with a proven track record in streamlining processes, identifying risks, and implementing internal controls with the ability to exercise sound judgment. Seeking a senior level audit role, excellent written and verbal skills strong business acumen. Key strengths are as follows:
AREAS OF STRENGTH AND EXPERTISE
Internal /External Audit
GAAP & SOX Compliance
Forecasting & Budgeting
Data mining and analytics
Communication & Organization: Expert Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc), all popular email clients & Internet platforms
Forensic Accounting Director01/2012 to CurrentThe Hawk Eye FirmLithia Springs, GA
Conducts forensic accounting functions, including economic loss and damage quantification, fraud investigation, funds and assets tracing and recovery, litigation support, and transaction tracing and analysis.
Reconstructs activities and events surrounding incidents of financial fraud, interviewing individuals who contributed to associated records and executing electronic discovery.
Provides clear and concise expert testimony, employing visual aids, reports, and other trial evidence.
Increased effectiveness of evaluation and presentation of evidence, designing tailored computerized systems for conveying conclusions drawn from reports, document collections, and exhibits.
Assistant Controller01/2008 to 01/2012SunTrust Plaza & Associates/ Portman Holdings, LLCAtlanta, GA
Oversaw accounting team, including three staff accountants, a property accountant, an A/R manager, and a Parking Revenue manager to deliver efficient, accurate, and cost-effective financial maintenance and reporting.
Directed, reviewed, and presented time-sensitive property reports for key portfolio.
Coordinated quarterly, annual financial, and DOE audits with a Big Four accounting firm, supervising regular DOE and CAM calculations and reconciliations for expense reimbursements.
Liaised with Tax Advisory Board, assessing and approving sales tax calculations.
United property owners, senior accounting staff, and property managers, leading monthly financial meetings to set financial objectives and proactively troubleshoot potential issues.
Boosted organizational capacity by implementing and overseeing new financial planning models within the MRI package to increase individual input, responsibility, and flexibility.
Senior Accountant01/2007 to 01/2008Intercontinental Hotel GroupAlpharetta, GA
Handled GL activity for all global systems, tracing revenues and expenses for travel agent commission programs.
Executed complex reconciliations across globally distributed company hotel holdings, confirming appropriate distribution of receivables and communications with cross-functional department executives as well as the UK Treasury.
Rectified significant accounting and operational deficiencies by writing, implementing, and directing several key internal procedures.
Improved financial reporting, business operations, cash management financial planning, and budgeting by spearheading efforts to install appropriate operational controls.
Field Audit Controller01/2005 to 01/2007Concessions InternationalAtlanta, GA
Led all accounting and tax-related functions, including A/P, A/R, intra/inter-company billings, fixed assets, credit, GL, payroll and associated taxes, franchise taxes, and income taxes.
Collaborated with senior management to develop strategic plans, prepare forecasts and budgets, direct owner's capital equities accounts, and ensure budgetary compliance.
Heightened investment security, performing comprehensive due diligence for potential acquisitions.
Expanded internal controls, advising on targeted areas for improvement and implementing new accounting policies and procedures.
Senior Accountant01/2004 to 01/2005DS Waters of AmericaAtlanta, GA
Executed day-to-day leadership and management of accounting and financial reporting, including P&L statements, balance sheet, cash flow statements, and year-end financial reports.
Produced and managed accounting ledger maintenance, account reconciliation and journal reviews, as well as monthly close.
Refined accounting communications and supported corrective actions, clarifying budget variances to senior management and advising on restorative actions.
Senior Treasury Accountant01/2000 to 01/2004Apple Grove Restaurant Concepts, LLCAtlanta, GA
Managed and directed four team members, overseeing complex financial and business planning with emphasis on cash flow, product pricing, profit targets, and financial ratios.
Analyzed data and developed reports, evaluating profitability, performance against budget, fiscal soundness, and operational efficiency.
Increased operational efficiency, spearheading the implementation of newly acquired software system, authoring associated policies and procedures, and training staff on software use.
Recovered $1.5 million of operational funds through effective forensic accounting strategies and continuous monitoring of accounting practice deficiencies.
Master: Accounting Information SystemsUNIVERSITY OF PHOENIXAccounting Information Systems
Bachelor of Science: AccountingUNIVERSITY OF MEMPHISMemphis, TNAccounting
CPA Track, AUD & FAR (Passed); BEC & REG (Expected2017
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Companies Worked For:
The Hawk Eye Firm
SunTrust Plaza & Associates/ Portman Holdings, LLC
Intercontinental Hotel Group
DS Waters of America
Apple Grove Restaurant Concepts, LLC
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
Job Titles Held:
Forensic Accounting Director
Field Audit Controller
Senior Treasury Accountant
Master : Accounting Information Systems Bachelor of Science : Accounting CPA Track, AUD & FAR (Passed); BEC & REG (Expected 2017 )
Certified Internal Auditor - Certification Testing December 10, 2016
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