SENIOR ACCOUNTING ANALYST II - EXTERNAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING POLICY
CPA with 16 years of experience and strong knowledge of US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines.
External Financial Reporting
Certified Public Accountant
Excellent Writing Skills
Financial reporting and SEC reporting expert Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
Financial modeling SAP
Self-motivated professional Toastmasters Member
Leader of contingencies control process Certified Public Accountant, State of Michigan
Licensed May 2001
SENIOR ACCOUNTING ANALYST II - EXTERNAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING POLICY May 2012 to CurrentCMS Energy Corporation － Jackson, MILead quarterly contingencies controls meetings. Prepare quarterly contingencies reports. Review contingencies cost models. Prepare 10-K and 10-Q disclosures, including XBRL tags. Provide technical accounting support for financing transactions, including derivatives and hedges. Implement new accounting standards. Lead selection and implementation of stock-based compensation administration and financial reporting software.
SENIOR ACCOUNTING ANALYST I - EXTERNAL FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING POLICY August 2009 to May 2012CMS Energy Corporation － Jackson, MICalculated and prepared quarterly restricted stock expense journal entry. Prepared annual restricted stock budget and five-year strategic plan. Coordinated fair value computation for restricted stock awards with external consultant. Prepared 10-K and 10-Q disclosures, including XBRL tags. Provided technical accounting support for financing transactions. Implemented new accounting standards. Reviewed contracts for accounting issues.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING ANALYST II December 2005 to August 2009CMS Energy Corporation － Jackson, MIImplemented significant accounting standards company wide, primarily debt, equity and consolidation. Coordinated monthly report to CFO and other senior management regarding new accounting standards. Reviewed contracts for accounting issues including consolidation, guarantees, leases, and derivatives. Researched and documented conclusions regarding various accounting issues, primarily financial instruments, consolidation, and post-employment benefits. Developed financial reports in conjunction with company-wide implementation of SAP software.
DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING April 2003 to December 2005Delhi Charter Township － Holt, MIManaged 2 accountants whose duties included general ledger accounting, payroll, purchasing, and accounts payable. Prepared annual financial statements filed with the State of Michigan, including footnotes and MD&A. Prepared monthly internal financial statements. Selected and implemented new accounting software and trained all departments in its use. Researched and implemented latest accounting guidance. Developed and monitored internal controls and trained departments regarding policies and procedures. Led Township's annual fixed asset inventory internal audit. Led annual budget process and presented budget document to Township Board and public.
STAFF ACCOUNTANT May 1999 to April 2003Willis and Jurasek, PC － Jackson, MILed auditing and consulting engagements. Developed client business improvements based on analysis of client financial data and accounting practices. Successfully completed controller work for a division of an international manufacturing company including year-end close and issuance of financial statements, supervision of accounts payable and accounts receivable clerks and payroll processing. Conducted fraud investigation leading to the recovery of a substantial portion of client's losses. Prepared income tax returns for corporations, partnerships, sole proprietors and individuals. Managed the implementation of Accountants Trial Balance software.
2013Finance Leadership Academy － Chicago, IL, USCompleted: Finance Leadership Academy, 2013 Corporate Executive Board - Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Business Administration : Accounting, 1999Western Michigan University － Kalamazoo, MI, USBachelor of Business Administration: Accounting, 1999 Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI, US
Consolidations Accounting Task Force - Edison Electric Institute
Licensed May 2001 Certified Public Accountant, State of Michigan - Licensed May 2001 CPA CPA Certified Public Accountant
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