Detail-oriented Accountant with excellent MS Excel skills , strong balance sheet reconciliation and regulatory compliance reporting experience, and who effectively maintains accurate accounting information for management, external auditors and third party reporting.
Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Bank Account Reconciliations
Subsidiary, General Ledger and Month End close transaction entry
Shared Service Center processing of large transaction volumes
Data analysis/ Decision support
Industry research and regulatory compliance
Main frame system knowledge and system conversion - Oracle, JD Edwards and Open Link
Microsoft Excel, Macros and Pivot Tables
Management, Regulatory and Ad- hoc reporting
Team and cross functional department environment
Operational Accountant: Settlement Analyst, 08/2016 to Current Western Refining – Tempe, Arizona
Develop management reporting of specified accounting transactions using self- created Microsoft Excel Macros and Pivot Tables. Research variances and provide explanations both in writing and verbally to upper management .
Perform ongoing transaction entry and required financial account reconciliation of the daily, weekly, and monthly activity into appropriate subsidiary journals and general ledger.
Produce financial and supplemental reporting and reconciliation information for inventory, accounts receivable and sales which are subject to both external, Big 4 audit and governmental review.
Research industry, financial, governmental reporting best practices and trends by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional
publications; and maintaining personal networks
Prepare monthly customer and sales region statements by
collecting data, analyzing and investigating variances, summarizing data,
information, and trends.
to third party auditor inquiries by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting
Assisted the development and institution of a new reporting methodology for the bio-fuel program. Methodology enhanced the required financial and governmental compliance financial and contractual reporting.
Accounting Intern, 07/2014 to 09/2014 Blood Systems Inc. – Phoenix, Arizona
Working as part of key project teams on a
company wide Oracle system implementation, I reviewed and verified desktop
procedures, and prepared policy and procedure documentation for our redesigned accounts
payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and inventory process
business process understanding by preparing flowcharts of both the current and
new system during their parallel testing and daily account entry. Proactively
shared feedback on new system issues identified on error reports, account
reconciliations, and from locations serviced by the shared service center
a variety of accounting functions at the company's shared service center, including
daily input of transaction information from multiple locations (BioCare, Blood Centers Research Institute, United Blood Service), month end
close, account reconciliations, and bi-weekly cash disbursements. I performed
these accounting functions by using Microsoft Excel and Oracle Business
Software. I made the extra-effort to reach out to the departments and business
units we served to ensure a cohesion and understanding of
Intern, 08/2013 to 09/2013 Excalibur Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
Front line experience working as a check-in clerk learning the importance of effectively dealing with a frustrated customer, while efficiently checking them in and still ensuring I offered requisite suggestions for revenue maximization, service promotions, and customer satisfaction.
Worked in on-line customer relations, which offered another venue to serve customers and turnaround potentially negative experiences.
Actively participated in customer service workshops where we learned a variety of techniques and were given the opportunity to role play and receive immediate constructive feedback on our efforts by experts.
Study Abroad Student, 06/2015 to 08/2015 Dublin City University – Dublin Ireland
Focused, small group learning experience through travel and formal classroom instruction on the Irish social, political and economic history.
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration , June 2016 University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business - Eugene, OR
Accounting coursework- ACC 211, 213, 340, 350
Runner Up- PwC Group Case Study Competition
Minor in Non Profit Administration included nonprofit accounting, grant proposal writing, and grant accounting