Dynamic finance professional with a strong background in all aspects of accounting and financial management. Successful at managing multiple assignments while meeting tight deadlines. Manager -Accountant with over 26 years' experience in various areas including, but not limited to: financial analysis, financial statements and reporting, accounting policies and procedure. Advance knowledge of SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and other computer applications. Worked on two major system conversions to Customer and worked as a Business Analyst.
Microsoft Excel, SAP (FI/CO) Business Intelligence (BI), Business Objects (BO), Oracle, and PeopleSoft.
PowerPoint, Word, Access
Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP, Mac
Superior research skills
Operated computers programmed with accounting software to record, revenues, and analyze information.
Increased efficiency of discrepancy investigations by 50% by designing a more accurate reconciliation review process.
Manager/Lead Financial Analyst, 01/2013 － CurrentNational Grid － Hicksville, NY
Executed and reported variance and gap analysis. Manage operating revenues of $1.1 billion and oversee the revenue reporting process for National Grid subsidiary company that provides electric and gas service to residential and commercial customers in Syracuse.
Responsible for reconciling $100+ Million in Account Receivables including various assets and liability accounts on a monthly basis and provide detail explanation of any variances during the reconciliation process.
Analyze the balance sheet and income statement to help ensure that significant variances are understood and the financials reflect key financial transactions from the reporting period.
Manage and verify the SAP interface automation process with National Grid's customer billing system and ensure the proper recognition of revenues.
Evaluate monthly and yearly flux analysis regarding the changes in Assets, liabilities and revenues over a period of time.
Preparation of month end financial closings and review of subsidiary financial statements in accordance with U.S GAAP & IFRS.
Provide lead support for financial statement audits, regulatory audits and periodic rate case proceedings and respond to inquiries on a timely manner.
Preparation of financial statements to be included in quarterly and yearly external reporting packages for government regulators including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Public Service Commission (PSC).
Participated as a liaison in the SAP implementation project for Revenue Accounting department.
Recommend improvements to the strategy team (USFP) including application usage, process, and SAP interface changes.
Identify and escalate potential issues with proposed solutions.
Lead the customer billing system conversion project with proper user acceptance testing (UAT) modules and create various test scripts for the SAP Interface automation process.
Provided financial expertise for post implementation system changes in the new system.
Lead tester representing the Revenue Accounting department for the UAT(User acceptance testing) portion of the PeopleSoft to SAP conversion in CSS.
Over 200 individual test conditions were performed to verify that the transaction process in CSS was correctly generating SAP accounting strings.
Testing was completed ahead of schedule and the project was implemented on time.
Accounting Supervisor, 01/1998 － 01/2013National Grid － Hicksville, NY
Facilitated month-end close processes, invoicing, journal entries and account reconciliations.
Supervised a diversified staff of 10 accounting clerical personnel in controlling, recording and reporting retail revenues, remittances, taxes and miscellaneous customer transactions for National Grid's regulated New York gas utilities and the Long Island Power Authority.
Administer personnel policies in accordance with the Company's rules and regulations; Responsible for manually generating detailed control files and related reports by executing mainframe software programs (SAS) for National Grid's Niagara Mohawk Power Company; Maintain and update all system control logs; document technical procedures; enhance accounting controls where applicable; generate accruals and perform account reconciliations in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines.
Work with internal and external auditors during reviews and audits to ensure full cooperation from accounting staff and compliance with all qualified requests.
Develop remediation plans for open audit action items.
Served as the Acting Manager for Revenue Accounting while the primary Manager was supporting the USFP implementation.
Assist the Revenue Accounting Manager reviewing and approving the monthly journal entries and reconciliations prepared by other staff members as well as ensuring that Revenue Accounting functionality and best practice is maintained in the US Foundation Project.
Prepare Month- end Financial statements.
Accounting Supervisor, 01/1989 － 01/1998Long Island Lighting Company － Hicksville, NY Supported the accounting department during monthly closings.
State University of New York-College － Old WestburyB.SAccountingAccounting
1981LaGuardia Community College － Long Island, NYAssociateBusiness ManagementBusiness Management