Finance Professional with MBA and solid experience analyzing and preparing financial reports to summarize and accurately forecast organization's financial position. Successful record of contributing to company's profitability through identifying and implementing initiatives that greatly improve workflows and reduce expenses. Highly-skilled in technology and experienced in full cycle accounting. Excel at meeting tight deadlines and demonstrating strong analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve corporate objectives. Key strengths include:
Analysis of Operations
US GAAP Reporting
MS office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access).
Data manipulation techniques:
Linking, pivot tables, vlookup, what-if scenarios, charts, and macros.
Microsoft DynamicsGP, Small Business Financials (SBF), FRX Reporting, Management Reporter, Tableau, Peachtree, Quicken, Concur, Kronos, ADP, FAS and eFreedom.
Statutory Accountant, 01/2015 to 06/2015 Company Name – City, State
Analyzed upcoming changes to statutory reports and verified that extensive volumes ofassociated Excel worksheets were updated and information was made available to properly account for any new State requirements.
Reviewed and prepared reports for statutory reporting, including monthly, quarterly and annual filings.
Saved company costly time and expenses by enabling correction of errors prior to filing through introducing new process of reconciling statutory ledger to GAAP ledger.
Increased efficiency and accuracyof accounting by initiating preparation of schedules and reports for statutory quarterly filings and annual filing through creating binders supporting filings and statutory audits.
Minimized errors and processing time to complete reconciliations by restructuring the format of several critical and complicated Balance Sheet account reconciliations.
Accounting Manager, 04/2012 to 09/2014 Company Name – City, State
Prepared monthly operating results, as well as the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement schedules for utilization by senior management and external clients.
Oversaw all aspects of the daily cash transactions, general ledger entries, and month end close activities including expense accruals, posting of journal entries, and account reconciliations.
Supervised and managed finance department staff of seven employees.
Redesigned and implemented more effective and timely procedures for reconciling complex bank reconciliation, reducing an all-day job to 3 hours through automation.
Achieved faster processing of orders and payments through eliminating inefficient paper management and introducing an automated purchase order system.
Farida Mustafa Page Two OHIOGUIDESTONE (Berea Children's Home and Family Services), Continued Reduced the monthly financial closing process from 15 days to 5 days; introduced business process improvements that enhanced A/P functions, established common vendor files, eliminated duplication and reduced monthly processing time by 20%.
Led accounting system upgrade from Great Plains to Microsoft Dynamics GP.
The project came in on time and within budget.
My major contributions were in system configuration, data preparation for upload, and validation.
Enhanced successful passing of audits by developing and implementing new forms, policies and procedures to ensure efficient operations and proper controls.
Analyzed accounting business processes and performed ad-hoc analysis that aided strategic planning by increasing cost saving and reducing inefficient tasks.
Increased accuracy and decreased time to complete reconciliations by restructuring formats of Balance Sheet account reconciliations.
Improved productivity, individual accountability and team morale by fostering a collaborative team environment and enhanced team communication.
Enabled key financial reports to be immediately available for senior management decision making by cross training all accounting staff which also increased efficiency.
Staff Accountant, 08/2007 to 07/2011 Company Name – City, State
Generated and reviewed monthly financial statements and performed variance analysis for senior management.
Performed monthly account reconciliations and monitored general ledger transactions.
Worked in collaboration with accounting manager to ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information in support of overall business objectives.
Systematized monthly inventory reconciliation process decreasing time required by 75%.
Designed and implemented a PO matching program that eliminated A/P vouchering errors while speeding up preparation of A/P accruals by 12%.
Cut processing time from 5 hours to 1 by initiating design of financial reports by line of business and department, using macros and consolidating them using FRX.
Reduced processing of travel and expense reports from 15 days to 10 days, enabling payroll to process reimbursement checks sooner.
Reconciled all balance sheet accounts for 11 offices in preparation for Annual Audit.
Kept managers advised of critical expenditure fluctuationsthrough preparing monthly financial reports, reconcilingcomplex fixed asset accounts and generating ad-hoc reports.
Enabled accurate forecasting and critical business decisions by senior management through analyzing quarterly and annual financial statements using trend, variance and what-if scenarios as well as generating custom ad-hoc reports.
Maintained fixed asset system, helped consolidate capital and fixed assets, and reviewed monthly, quarterly and annual fixed asset schedules for submission to planning and reporting.
Created various models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis using advanced functions of Excel.
Bookkeeper, 02/2005 to 06/2005 Company Name – State
Reconciled and balanced accounts, compiled statistical reports, and managed record keeping with strict attention to detail.
Staff Accountant, 01/2001 to 06/2001 Company Name – City, State
Carried out general ledger functions, including account analysis and reconciliation, journal entries, and AR/AP.
Prepared financial statements.
Consistently met deadlines while demonstrating strong analytical and problem-solving skills to achieve corporate objectives.
Computer Lab Technician, 09/2000 to 08/2007 Company Name – City, State
worked part-time while studying).
Functionally supervised lab assistants and maintained effective workflow.
Lead and participated on department projects and teams.
MBA: 2014 Franklin University - State
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, 2008 Franklin University - State GPA: Magna cum Laude
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