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and management professional with experience in general ledger accounting
including month end close, journal entries, balance sheet review, fixed
asset accounting, accruals, account reconciliations, GAAP and SOX compliance,
budget development and variance analysis. Extensive experience
in management reporting, including analysis of operating results, revenue,
expense and cash flow forecasts. Skilled in development, improvement,
communication and documentation of GAAP compliant accounting processes.
Highly effective communicator with excellent problem solving, analytical
and management skills. Strong organizational skills with the ability
to prioritize and meet deadlines on multiple projects and assignments.
Excellent PC skills, including spreadsheet and accounting applications
and MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint and Project.
Core competencies include:
Cash Flow Forecasting
XATA CORPORATION, Eden Prairie,
Senior Accountant Contract
January – April
maintains warranty information for ,+ field units for a transportation
service/manufacturing company. Calculates, journalizes and reports monthly
warranty obligation and expense. Performs trend analysis on all warranty/RMA
unit activity and reports to management monthly. Monitors and reconciles
inventory accounts, calculates inventory valuation and journalizes adjustments
as needed. Prepares and monthly financial reporting package including
revenue metrics and analysis. Maintains, analyzes and reconciles
Balance Sheet and Income Statement General Ledger accounts as needed.
CONTOUR TECHNOLOGY, Minneapolis,
Responsible for daily accounting
functions of a national direct retail marketing firm with revenues of
$ Million, including monthly, quarterly and annual close and preparation
of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements compliant with
GAAP in a timely manner. Maintains, analyzes and reconciles general
ledger accounts. Analyzes, interprets and reports financial data to
management and board of directors. Forecasts cash flow for effective
cash management. Builds and maintains relationships with internal
and external customers including suppliers, financial institutions and
auditors. Works with outside auditors to complete yearend audit
work in a timely manner including preparation of audit workpapers and
footnotes. Develops, documents and implements accounting policies
and procedures to maximize efficiency and effectiveness and maintain
GAAP compliance. Hires, trains, supervises, evaluates and coaches accounting
procedures and cash flow forecasting for enhanced cash management.
Created and documented
month end and year end close policies and procedures in accordance with
reporting to interpret financial data in a timely manner for review
of trends and recommendation of any changes to improve financial performance.
LIFETIME FITNESS/FCA CONSTRUCTION,
of accounting department for the construction division of a publicly
traded company. Responsible for all aspects of financial reporting,
month end close, accruals, account reconciliations, fixed asset additions/disposals,
calculation of cost allocations to construction projects, management
reporting and analysis, budget variance analysis and financial forecasting.
Managed project and overhead budgets. Formulated and administered
accounting and operational policies and procedures. Directed and
developed accounting staff of eight.
to month end processes to increase efficiencies and provide enhanced
review and controls.
Developed new budgeting
and reporting process for internal business units including improvements
to cost allocation process in order to provide more accurate, timely
Led project team
tasked with planning, testing and implementing system enhancements for
data transfer between Project Management and Accounting software resulting
in realtime budget and variance reporting.
TRIMODAL, INC., Bloomington,
and financial reporting for a regional intermodal transport company
with annual revenues of over $ million including month end close and
monthly financial reporting. Prepare and record expense accruals,
recurring and period end journal entries and accounting estimates.
General ledger and bank reconciliations. Prepare operating plans/forecasts,
report results and analyze variances. Maintain Accounts Receivable
and cash activity records, supervise billing function and AR collections
effort including six direct reports.
management “dashboard” reporting to provide more relevant revenue
and expense information to enhance profitability analysis.
Proposed and implemented
company wide month end reporting deadlines to improve timeliness and
efficiency of monthly financial reporting.
Billing and Collections
consolidated billing function for nine regional offices including creating
policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely billing to increase
realized revenue. Directed company wide AR collections effort
to maximize cash flow. Compiled productivity and financial results
and reported weekly. Researched and reconciled account discrepancies.
Managed and directed Billing and Collections staff of six.
receivables by % and decreased Days Sales Outstanding by days.
Improved turn around
time for billing and decreased recorded number of billing errors.
CHECKCARE SYSTEMS, Edina, Minnesota,
developed Customer Service, Collections and Administrative staff of
thirty with five direct reports. Established office goals and
objectives and developed policies and procedures to meet them.
Managed and controlled budgets. Maintained vendor relationships.
Reported operating results to upper management and explained variances
Customer Service Manager,
Customer Service Representative,
of Arts, Accounting
COLLEGE – Minneapolis, Minnesota