Dynamic accounting and payroll professional with strong analytical skills, focused on providing accurate, detailed reporting, strategic design, and support to multi-unit management.
Software Integration / Process Design
•Integrated historical data and designed mapping for general ledger conversion, and
payroll software general ledger interfaces for ADP, Ceridian, and Pay Time.
•Established multiple interfaces between HR, payroll, and accounting software to develop mass acquisition processes, and efficiencies.
•Lead and direct all aspects of the bi-weekly payroll process for 4,500 associates, within 19 states, and 115 locations; averaging 5.5 million each cycle
•Timely & accurate payroll processing, associated tax reporting, internal & external compliance (Fed, State, local, SOx)
•Develop and direct the preparation of reports and analysis to executives, operational directors, and owners
•Design, manage, and support multiple data collection systems: Applicant tracking, HRIS, Time & Attendance, and the core payroll software
•Partner with Finance, HR, and legal for various reporting needs/requests, and ensure policies are established for shared concentrations
•Oversee all aspects of accounting as it relates to payroll, and the maintenance and reconciliation of all relative G/L and cash accounts
•Assist with development, recommendation, and implementation of payroll, HR, and accounting strategies.
•Manage relationship with company's service providers
•Key partner in supporting integration of acquisitions and dispositions
•Streamline processes and identify efficiencies
•Design comparative analysis tools/reports
•Adhere to the highest degree of confidentiality, integrity, and professionalism
•Work with 3rd party vendors to ensure programs are timely & accurate (HSA, FSA, 401K, UI)
•Mentor and lead department staff including training, career and team development
•Manage a team of 4
•Verify and journalize biweekly payroll in excess of $2 million for over 2,000 employees and 70 cost centers, including corporate employees. Prepare analysis and support to executives,
regional accounting directors, and property level management while maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
•Prepare monthly benefit insurance premiums under the corporate umbrella, allocating premium costs across the portfolio as a self insured agency. Journalize and invoice ownership entities, while preparing analysis of employee enrolled benefits.
•Reconciliation of the management company's corporate bank accounts, with shared activity among 65 managed properties, including daily operations, payroll, and interest bearing sweeps, in excess of 20 million in monthly activity
•Calculate/Journalize revenue based and fixed fees as a centralized service according to management contracts:
Accounting, IT, Lease, Management, Marketing, Travel, Human Resources
•Provide external & internal auditors with compliant requests in accordance with Sarbanes Oxley 404
•Report directly to the corporate controller and shared services manager, assisting with budgeting, ad hoc reporting, and providing P&L analysis to regional accounting directors
•Month end closing entries including payroll, expense, and revenue accruals, maintaining prepaid schedules, and reconciling balance sheet accounts
• Member of A/P team collaboration which streamlined processes, implemented new controls and structure. Verified accuracy of invoice entries, vendor maintenance, and GL coding
• Prepared analysis and journal entry preparation of unrecorded liabilities
•Reviewed and entered A/P invoices for 25 properties in the New York and Northeast region
•Verified ledger coding, assisted with capital purchase orders, and classified fixed assets
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