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Corporate Accounting Financial Reporting General Ledger
Budgeting GAAP & SOX Compliance Joint Venture Accounting
Offer 20+ years experience in corporate accounting with proficiency in financial analysis, financial statements, reporting, account reconciliations, tax accounting, and month-end close.
Substantial expertise in expense tracking, budget development, forecasting, balance sheet reconciliation, accounts payable and receivable (A/P, A/R), general ledger (G/L), and variance analysis.
Calculate and contribute useful forecasts and financial models which play a major role in driving fiscally strong business operations and successful projects.
Proven success in establishing, implementing, and maintaining financial systems, procedures, and controls to optimize information flow and transparency.
Strive to foster an environment of accountability and continuous quality improvement.
Demonstrated ability to balance concurrent project tasks according to demanding timelines.
BHP Billiton, Houston, TX, 2006 to 2017
Senior Joint Venture Analyst (2014 2017)
Spearheaded full-scope accounting and reporting for company and partner s interests in joint ventures.
Generated influential reports to standardize reporting of joint venture accounting results.
Resourcefully instituted processes to ensure accuracy in calculation and reporting of monthly actuals.
Oversaw audit preparations, approved monthly account reconciliations, and analyzed and validated monthly capital and operating expenditures prior to reimbursement.
Exploration Finance Analyst (2012 2014)
Closely evaluated joint operating agreements/production sharing contracts to ensure stringent compliance with respect to billings, cash calls, overhead rates, recoverability of shared costs, operating plans, and audit rights for country of India.
Provided valuable input on Stewardship Review including balance sheet, briefing papers, impairment review, commitment reporting, accounting matters for consideration, and watchlist documentation.
Constructed robust finance models to enhance budgeting and forecasting functions.
Successfully devised two- and five-year budgets in conjunction with project teams and economist.
Conducted critical variance analysis for management reporting, supported cost control initiatives, and investigated assets under construction balances to ensure correct depreciable base.
Internal Reporting Analyst (2010 2012)
Orchestrated seamless month-end close process from company level through final close of SAP.
Partnered with business support groups to support, expedite, and streamline divisional reporting via profit center accounting.
Administered SAP month-end programs, enforced staff adherence to month-end calendar, and trained end users in multiple software applications.
Resourcefully benchmarked month-end close activities to isolate and promptly remedy events causing delays in close process.
Effectively analyzed cash flow statements and clarified variances based on fiscal trends and budget.
Played a vital role in SOX review and testing of controls to enforce rigorous regulatory compliance.
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Customer Support Accountant (2009 2010)
Directly supported assets by swiftly resolving outstanding issues, facilitating month-end meetings to provide updates on related tasks and status, and processing period-end close for multiple assets.
Regarded as SME for post-close procedures and SOX compliance.
Leveraged strong technical acumen to train, mentor, and coach new hires on SAP system.
Joined forces with assets to review, modify, and finalize month-end calendar with a keen focus on optimizing transparency and financial planning processes.
Operations Control Accountant (2008 2009)
Performed and delivered precise and timely financial and operational reporting for Shared Service Center.
Analyzed financial results and trends, presented findings to management, and diligently steered GAAP compliance with respect to accounts.
Spearheaded annual budgeting process and administered reconciliation manager program.
Payroll Accountant (2006 2008)
Accurately reconciled payroll and benefits accounts, thoroughly tested SAP system for performance integrity, and exported, manipulated, and imported data via Excel for use in payroll, audits, and reporting.
Tyco Valves & Controls, Houston, TX, 2004 to 2006
Methodically prepared state and local sales & use tax returns for multiple jurisdictions, conducted various state audits, and reconciled sales & use tax accounts.
Scrutinized rate updates and reconciled corresponding balance sheet accounts.
USDA, New Orleans, LA, 2003 to 2004
Meticulously audited records and source documents to isolate discrepancies, verified accuracy and completeness of payroll data to control labor expenses, and proficiently reconciled G/L accounts.
CenturyTel, Monroe, LA, 2000 to 2002
Compiled detailed financial statements and reports to illustrate monthly performance of assigned companies and to aid in critical decision-making processes.
Reconciled G/L accounts and systematically prepared journal entries with supporting schedules and worksheets for revenues and expenses.
Examined and justified variances on companies revenues, cost of service, and operating expenses.
MCI, Clinton, MS, 1997 to 2000
Staff Accountant II
Promoted from initial role as Tax Accountant and charged with reconciling bank statements, preparing journal entries for month-end close, and summarizing crucial fiscal data for upper management.
MBA, University of Phoenix, Houston, TX, 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, minor in Accounting, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS, 1996
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