Experienced Financial Statement Accountant/Supervisor in the private accounting sector that has extensive experience in accounting processes, reporting and analysis, month-end and year-end closing processes, expense reports, and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
Developed and implemented a system to effectively manage the reconciliation of six states (MT, WY, ND, SD, NE, and MN) of tax and license surcharge that resulted in $50,000 dollars in cost savings within the first year.
Developed a new system to monitor inter-company accounts receivables which resulted in $80,000 in recovered bad-debts within the first fiscal year.
Implementation of a new data analysis for the risk management department which played an integral role in creating a number of cost savings opportunities.
Trained and developed two staff accountants and promoted them to Senior Accountant within the first year as Accounting Supervisor.
As Accounting Supervisor, the main job focus is to produce an accurate financial statement and to effectively manage employees/processes within the accounting department. As Accounting Supervisor job responsibilities included; overseeing business accounting needs within six states (Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota) of operation, approving general ledger/journal entries, approving and monitoring the reconciliation of state sales taxes and surcharge, ensuring the accuracy of month and year end financial processes, creation and implementation of cost savings and efficiency ideas, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, approval of accounts payable processes,hiring and training within the accounting department, constantly meeting strict deadlines, collaboration with internal audit to ensure policies and regulations are being met, and completion of special tasks and projects assigned by the group Controller.
Within my first year as Accounting Supervisor I developed two Staff Accountants and promoted them to Senior Accountants. Along with this I was able to implement develop cost savings initiatives that saved the company close to $200,000 within the first year.
As senior accountant, job responsibilities included; reconciliation of six states sales and use tax returns, making necessary journal/ledger entries, overseeing month and year end processes to ensure accurate financial reporting, training and mentoring peers within the accounting department, working closely with department heads to create and implement cost saving and efficiency ideas, daily review of financial statements, and having a comprehensive understanding of accounting policies and procedures.
As Staff Accountant job responsibilities included; supporting daily rental branches and their business and operational needs, reconciliation of state sales taxes,processing accounts payable, reconciliation of bank accounts and credit card funding accounts, processing journal and general ledger entries, producing data analysis and cost savings reports, understanding of balance sheet accounts such as assets, liabilities, and expenses, completing month and year end processes.
Within the first six months of employment as Staff Accountant, I completed the Accounting Skill, and Grill testing earning a promotion to Senior Accountant. Also, during this time was able to implement a new process for journal entry requests along with a cost analysis report that resulted in cost savings opportunities for a customer satisfaction expense account.
Day to day operations at the rental car branch location included; Interaction with the public, renting cars, selling ancillary products, completing daily deposits, cash box reconciliation, and helping with fleet management.
Within 6 months I was able to complete the necessary steps and passed the management trainee skills test, which enabled me to apply for promotions within the company. It was at this time that I accepted a promotion as staff accountant.
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