Compensation and Benefits, Accountant with extensive experience in benefit accounting and financial statement audits, reviews, full disclosure compilations and government audits. Team-oriented professional with the accomplished ability to work independently. Professional Accountant with 20 years of experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources and payroll administration. Strengths include excellent verbal and written skills. Attention to detail and dedication to providing exceptional financial analysis for management decision and audit support.Team-oriented Accountant who prepares clear, comprehensive financial reports for executive-level management. Detail-oriented bookkeeping professional with 3 years experience applying financial and managerial accounting practices. Accounting professional with 4 years extensive experience doing full financial statement audits, reviews, full disclosure compilations and government audits.
Excellent managerial techniques
Effective time management
Complex problem solving
Superior research skills
Flexible team player
General ledger accounting
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills
Facilitate onboarding of new employees by scheduling training, answering questions and processing paperwork.
Improve office organization by compiling quarterly budget reports, financial spreadsheets, organizational charts and company data reports using advanced Microsoft Excel functions.
Manager, Compensation & Benefits Accountant02/1989 to 06/2009 Ball CorporationBroomfield, COManaged accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Performed debit, credit and total accounts on computer spreadsheets/databases, using specialized accounting software. Received, recorded, and banked cash, checks, and vouchers as well as reconciled records of bank transactions. Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances. Guided firm reconciliation, payroll, annual bonus, pension funds, annual reporting, and management of investments. Reviewed accountant book entries to ensure accuracy of the G/L. Worked with management to document and offset unusual expense variances in their respective areas. Assisted in the creation of vendor contracts for outside vendors. Maintained confidential information, such as pay rates, bonus targets and pay grades. Prepared financial and regulatory reports required by laws, regulations or boards of directors. Prepared monthly and annual expense forecasts, including any necessary recommended action required to manage costs to achieve budget.
Systematically prepare documents and assemble financial statements for independent auditors.
Diligently monitor remediation plans to confirm proper resolution. Verify that company controls were in compliance with established policies. Successfully trained staff in all office systems and databases, policies and procedures while focusing on minimizing errors and generating superior results.
Assist with payroll posting ensuring that all entries post correctly to the appropriate expense and liability accounts into cumulative payroll document.
Conduct detail technical and analytical review of federal/state corporate, payroll tax returns, FAS 86, FAS 109 and FAS 112 provisions, and quarterly estimates prepared by associates.
Maintain accurate accounts including payroll and benefits cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses and liability transactions.
Coordinate all department functions for team of five employees.
Maintain detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency.
Coordinate meetings with other department managers and serve as main liaison between compensation and benefits and other departments. Create databases and spreadsheets to improve analysis of compensation and benefits programs for management and reporting accuracy.
Handle and process confidential employee information.
Bachelor of Arts: AccountingAnderson UniversityAnderson, IN, USAAccounting
Associate of Arts: Secretarial StudiesSecretarial Studies
Account reconciliations, Accounting, accounting software, accounts payable, administrative, benefits, Budget analysis, budgeting, Strong communication skills, clients, databases, General Ledger Accounts, General ledger accounting, managerial, managing, meetings, office, Payroll, policies, problem solving, processes, reporting, spreadsheets, tax
returns, time management