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Accounting, Treasury, Finance, Tax Resume


Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 40772
Desired Job Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 7/29/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Experience:
9/2004 – 6/2010 Highway Technologies, Inc, (Formerly United Rentals NYSE Symbol URI) Oak Brook, IL
10/2009 – 06/2010 Finance Manager Supply Chain – Fleet www.highwaytech.net
· Mapped fleet processes; identified key internal controls & control improvement opportunities.
· Identified and documented opportunity to reduce fleet, annual savings of $ 288 K. .
· Business lead on development of an OLAP fleet financial analysis tool.
· Developed & maintained a SharePoint based process using statistical sampling methodology with users across 30 locations to measure fleet compliance with DOT safety regulations.
08/2007 – 10/09 Treasury Manager
· Supervised new customer credit process, payables, and cash applications functions (staff of 6) recruitment to review, manage bank relationships, administer wire & ACH transfer activity.
· Implemented epayables/ACH accounts payable payment solution annual savings $ 300 K.
· Vendor evaluation & selection (1) check guarantee service; (2) credit reporting company, saving $ 32 K annual; (3) collection agency, reducing collection costs 5%; (4) AP recovery service resulting in $ 200 K recovery,
· Developed branch A/R metrics; defined & documented treasury & credit processes & policies. Planned & conducted bi-weekly branch AR calls (15 + locations). Authored corporate credit policy. Managed credit approval and review of credit worthiness of active customers.
· Created bonus incentive plan for collection staff.
· Developed credit risk model for AR portfolio to identify customers developing credit problems.
· Flowcharted Treasury & A/P processes. Prepared business case & presentation to executive management to centralize AP function. Initiated AP post audit system. Administered purchase card, travel expense & merchant card systems.
09/2004 – 08/2007 Senior Regional Accountant
· Perform branch office audits for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) business process compliance.
· Inventories: assessed risk, planned, trained (100 + individuals) reconciled, and prepared quantity & dollar rolls for 50+ locations for parts, merchandise, & equipment.
· Budgeting – analyze annual district and branch office budget plans, operational audits.
· Month end close. Account reconciliations. Analyzed inventory transactions, obsolete inventory & shrink reserve analysis. Analyzed inventory quantity and dollar variances.
· Transitioned sales & property tax work from former corporate parent to new stand-alone entity including vendor evaluation and selection for various outsourced services.


1/2006 – Present (2007 – Present) Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
(2007) Elmhurst College, Center for Business and Economics, Elmhurst, IL
(2006-2007) Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
(2006) Aurora University, Dunham School of Business Aurora, IL

Adjunct Professor of Accounting
· Taught individual tax, financial, managerial, intermediate, and cost accounting courses, supervised VITA volunteers’ e filing of 154 tax returns.


Feb-April 2005, 2004, ’03, ‘02, ‘01, ‘00 American Express Tax & Bus. Services, Naperville, IL 60540
Seasonal Tax Preparer
Research & prepare federal and state income tax returns for high-income individuals.


11/2000 – 9/2004 Symons Corporation, sub of Dayton Superior, Des Plaines, IL 600018 www.symons.com
Business Financial Analyst
· Prepare monthly reporting package (P & L, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, cash gap, financial highlights, period cost analysis) for a 20+ branch manufacturing and rental company.
· Fixed asset accounting, analyze & reconcile notes receivable, prepaid, allocate revenue to branch offices. Audit schedules, tax accruals & prepaid, month end close. Administer & post payroll files to G/L. Analyze sales registers for standard cost, price, & invoice margin problems.
· Evaluate capital projects using DCF (discounted cash flow), NPV (net present value), & lease-buy tools. Variance analysis on SG&A items.
· Primary responsibility for all facets of sales & use for all Dayton Superior Companies (5 entities, all states including Canada). Responsibilities included train and supervise compliance effort (staff of one), correspond with tax authorities, tax research & audits.
§ Reduced penalties assessed by tax authorities by $ 60,000
· Prepare state income tax apportionment schedules, abstract data for property tax returns including Texas Freeport Exemption, Florida Intangibles, escheat & business license returns, Nevada Business Tax, Seattle B&O return, & others. Section 263A UNICAP, Federal Heavy Vehicle Return, year-end tax reporting package.

8/1996 – 12/2000 Rockwell Electronic Commerce Corp., Wood Dale, IL 60191 (NYSE ROK)
Accountant
· Support asset accounting for $60MM fixed asset base (U.S. & Canadian)
· Analyze & set reserves; generate period-end schedules; calculate inter-company profit for fixed asset inter-company sales; translate foreign affiliate property accounts for consolidation; resolve accounting issues related to consolidation for corporate books. Month end and year end close.
Department data mining expert for ad-hoc Oracle browser queries/reports
· Sales, Use, & Property tax compliance/research/audit for all U.S.& Canadian jurisdictions
· Identified, documented & successfully contested an increase in real estate tax assessment, resulting in $75,000 annual savings
Project Mgmt & Functional Lead on Oracle Assets and Taxware Implementation project(s)
· Authored process flowcharts, functional descriptions, configuration setups; mapped legacy-to-Oracle data conversion; investigated and reconciled conversion exceptions. Defined, populated, and executed fixed asset system acceptance testing Targeted go-live date was met on time and within budget


1/1995 – 8/1996 Wil-Freds Construction Inc. Aurora, IL 60505
Project Accountant
· Prepare draw requests: AIA702, sworn statement & schedule of values, waivers, etc.
Identified & collected $203,500 in un-billed costs on a cost plus contract

6/1992 – 1/1995 Springfield Services, Inc. Chicago, IL 60608
Accountant


6/1991 – 5/1992 Internal Revenue Service, Internal Audit Division Lisle, IL 60532
Internal Auditor
· Identified, evaluated, and reported upon internal controls & weaknesses



Education:
M.S.A. Taxation Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
M.B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
B. A. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI


Affiliations:
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Treasury Professional
The Edcomm Group, Inc. Banker’s Academy External Subject Matter Expert


Skills:
CPA
CTP


Additional Information:
7/2010 – Present Member, Wheaton Public Library Board of Trustees

· Worked with nine other trustees to manage all aspects of the library’s operations
including oversight of a $ 3 million dollar budget; operating policies; hours of operations;
programs, and collections in excess of 350,000 items. Trustees are nominated by the
Mayor and confirmed by the Wheaton City Council.

(10/2007 – 7/2010) City of Wheaton Historic Commission member
(07/2009 – present) Du Page PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) volunteer


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