Ambitious, inquisitive, meticulous, forward
thinking accounting professional with sustained career success at global
executive search firm. Possesses strong analytical and detail oriented thought
process, written and verbal communication skills, is self-motivated, high
energy, dedicated to growing knowledge for career, and a proactive problem solver.
General ledger accounting
Flexible team player
Financial statement analysis
Complex problem solving
Lawson Financials knowledge
Effective time management
Partnered with several internal groups to reduce financial close process time by 50%.
Developed analytical tool using MS Excel to provide detailed analysis of variable compensation plans, improving the quality of information provided to senior management as well as investors.
Created new compensation model for all support staff world wide;
project increased accuracy while decreasing amount of time recording the
Part of a collaborative team that has implemented a payroll vendor change worldwide; to date 80% of the company is under the service of the new payroll provider.
Heidrick & StrugglesChicago, IllinoisSenior Accountant12/2015 to Current
Perform monthly journal entries and account reconciliations of variable compensation plans.
Review and approve staff accountant journal entries and account reconciliations on a monthly basis.
Perform monthly analysis of P&L statement, corporate balance sheet, and cash flow statement for all employee compensation line items.
Review and discuss variable compensation plans with regional finance controllers.
Align all financial activity with the regulations of the GAAP.
Assist the CFO on special projects detailing the financial impact of changes to employee variable compensation plans.
Collaborate extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
Heidrick & StrugglesChicago, ILStaff Accountant12/2013 to 12/2015
Performed monthly journal entries and account reconciliations of specific employee compensation items.
Provided senior accountant with monthly analysis covering fixed compensation and variable compensation plans.
Reviewed and discussed fixed and variable compensation costs with regional finance controllers.
Delivered monthly schedules to business insights team for budgeting purposes.
Worked closely with senior accountant to streamline processes and compensation schedules.
Work closely with payroll department and IT department to identify and correct process inefficiencies related to the recording of monthly payroll recording and reconciliation.
Completed ad-hoc analysis for senior management as requested relating to fixed and variable compensation plans.
Follett Higher EducationOak Brook, IllinoisStaff Accountant09/2012 to 12/2013
Perform physical inventory reconciliations involving large
variances, receiving issues, errors caused by mistakes in inventory counting,
and document processing issues related to shrink.
Investigate out of margin invoice and credit memo exceptions for
over 130 stores twice a month and perform corrective action when necessary.
Assess and correct report of purchase exception issues every month
for stores who have goods available, ending inventory, or cost of goods
sold margins outside of the standards set by Follett for the eight
different departments associated with their product.
Review with store managers their inventory issues including those
caused by a lack of receiving and sale of goods that can lead to issues
such as negative inventories and misstated financial statement.
Reconcile monthly and year-end distribution center inventory
including processing of markdowns and other prepaid related expense.
Proactively ensure issues related to interstore and distribution
center transfers have processed correctly from merchandise management
system to the general ledger.
Process SKU adjustments, physical acquisition corrections, markup
and markdowns, receiver adjustments, and return of return adjustments for
more than 900 stores on a daily basis.
Developed and demonstrated advanced Excel skills in creating new
Exceptional communication skills used in the planning and
execution of all projects undertaken by the compensation team when working
with outside departments.
Ability to organize, plan, test, and release new Excel models,
accounting processes, and analytical tools.
Effective communication skills and ability to work as a member of
a team to complete assigned projects in the time frame required by senior
Bachelor of Science:Accountancy2012DePaul University, Chicago, IL, United States of America