Director of Accounting / Accounting Manager / Controller
Dedicated Professional Accountant extensively experienced and goal-oriented with Fourteen years of experience developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve P&L scenarios. Expert in establishing accounting functions, systems and best practices; cost-reduction, automation and tax strategies; and lasting business relationships to ensure goal-surpassing fiscal performance. Computer skills include proficiency in Microsoft Office 2013, Proseries, Tax works, Peachtree, QuickBooks, and Creative Solutions.
Senior Accountant, 08/2009 to Current Sphinx Petroleum, inc. A $400M PRIVATE COMPANY THAT DISTRIBUTE AND OWNS OPERATES RETAIL GAS STATIONS WITH CONVENIENCE STORES
Administered all areas of finance including: Budgeting, bank reconciliations, fixed assets, payroll, A/P, cash flow analysis, projection, audit and tax preparation.
Implemented financial reporting system.
Established and maintained internal controls.
Developed financial reports for forecasting analysis of data reported in the various financial systems.
Applied principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties: Supervised a team of nine accountants and three internal auditors and overseen financial analysis, financial audits, G/L, A/R, A/P and fixed-asset accounting in accordance with GAAP standards.
Developed and managed external financial relationships (e.g., banks, insurers, auditors) and constantly looked for ways to strengthen overall financial performance.
Key accomplishments include: Built a finely tuned accounting department, fostering a collaborative environment that improved productivity, individual accountability and team morale.
Revamped G/L, financial systems, reports and schedules to improve forecast precision and standardize reporting procedures.
Negotiated below-market lease on prime office space that included $100K in facility improvements embedded into agreement.
Restructured current bank loans and equipment leases, negotiated low interest rates with banks and equipment finance companies.
Implemented and maintained a system of internal controls that insured that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all known financial policies, Federal and State law requirements.
Accountant, 09/2004 to 08/2009 Mikhail M. Mikhail
Hidef technologies inc, livonia mi, A $30M GLOBAL IT SOLUTIONS PROVIDER Provided day to day supervision and oversaw all company accounting practices, including Accounting departments, preparing budgets, financial reports, Tax and Audit functions.
Ensured accuracy of compliance with accounting policies and procedures.
Directed financial strategy, planning and forecasts; conferring with president, VP of sales and department heads.
Supervised investment and raising of funds for business.
Verified cost allocation according to company procedures.
Performed financial analysis and modeling.
Managed the treasury department and established efficient cash flow procedures.
Key accomplishments include: Delivered $200,000 cost savings by initiating expense analysis of equipment lease alternatives, leading to acted-upon leasing recommendations.
Introduced business process improvements that enhanced A/P functions, established common vendor files, eliminated duplication and reduced monthly processing time by 20%.
Served as a key leader in effectively managing 15% annual revenue growth.
Strategically restructured financial reporting processes in accordance with organizational changes.
Spearheaded implementation of technology that improved tracking reducing operating expenses by 20% Increased productivity levels by providing key contributions toward automation of account reconciliation processes.
Saved more than $400,000 in annual expenses through identification of inaccurate and unnecessary vendor payments.
Successfully passed Department of Labor, IRS audit and complied with all Federal and State regulations.
Accountant, 09/2000 to 08/2004 Michail & associates cpa, P.C. TROY mi
Performed accounting, audit, payroll and tax services.
Responsibilities and key accomplishments include: Performed various finance and compliance audits and compiled financial statements.
Examined various business trends, costs, profits, and operations Helped businesses design their accounting systems.
Reconciled Bank, trust and other investments with books.
Reviewed and analyzed audited financial statements.
Prepared audit programs and audit reports.
Prepared overhead budget and various cost reports.
Established new corporations.
Prepared and reviewed corporation business plan.
Helped clients achieve the growth of their business.