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Resume for Sheryl I. for Accountant / Bookkeeper / Accounting & Auditing in Savage, Minnesota

Occupation: Accountant / Bookkeeper Industry: Accounting & Auditing
Country: United States City: Savage
State: Minnesota ZIP: 55378

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Sheryl I.

Edgewood Avenue Savage, MN


Accounting Management Professional 

Detailoriented accounting 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:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Cash Management
  • Accruals
  • Management Reporting
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Revenue/Expense Forecasting
  • Budgets
  • SOX/GAAP Compliance
  • Accts Payable/Receivable
  • Audit Management
  • Process Flow/Improvement
  • Operational Analysis

    Career Experience

    XATA CORPORATION, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

    Senior Accountant Contract January – April

    Tracks and 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, Minnesota

    Controller – January

    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 staff.

  • Implemented payables procedures and cash flow forecasting for enhanced cash management. 
  • Created and documented month end and year end close policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP.
  • Developed management reporting to interpret financial data in a timely manner for review of trends and recommendation of any changes to improve financial performance.

    Accounting Manager

    Management 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. 

  • Implemented improvements 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 information.
  • 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, Minnesota,

    Assistant Controller,

    Accounting 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.

  • Redesigned weekly 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 Supervisor,

    Instituted 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.

  • Reduced outstanding 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,

    General Manager, –

    Managed and 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 from plan.

    Customer Service Manager, –

    Customer Service Representative, –

    Administrative Assistant, –


    Bachelor of Arts, Accounting

       AUGSBURG COLLEGE – Minneapolis, Minnesota

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