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Accounting Specialist / Supervisor / Manager
Reconciliations ~ Financial Reporting ~ GAAP Compliance ~ Deposits ~ Journal Entries
Financial Statements ~ Financial Analysis ~ Government Accounting ~ Team Leadership
- Adept throughout full-scope financial management including accounts payable and receivable (A/P, A/R), financial statements, financial analysis, voucher processing, reconciliations, and general ledger.
- Well-versed in adhering to GAAP guidelines to ensure consistent regulatory compliance.
- Skilled at conceptualizing, creating, and maintaining spreadsheets and charts to track and organize vital business information.
Leverage strong analytical, logical reasoning, and strategic planning expertise to protect an organization s fiscal health and stability.
- Proven capabilities in fostering collaborative relationships with all levels of staff to accomplish goals.
- Demonstrated ability to balance concurrent project tasks according to demanding timelines.
- Excel at establishing, implementing, and maintaining financial systems, procedures, and controls to optimize information flow.
Earned numerous awards and commendations for achieving and maintaining perfect balancing record while completing the highest number of transactions.
State of Illinois, Dept. of Agriculture, Executive Office of Budget & Fiscal Management, Springfield, IL, 2015 to Present
Orchestrate special budgetary projects for CFO, formulate monthly spending plans, provide financial analyses to multiple divisional and administrative sections, approve obligation documents and vouchers for payment, and assist with grant application process.
Supervise, direct, mentor, and evaluate up to four accountants in processing deposits, receivables, vouchers, expenses, RDTs (C-64 forms), EATs (C-63 forms), electronic fund transfers, governmental fund transfers, and treasury drafts.
Reconcile state & local funds to State Treasurer and Comptroller's records according to precise regulations.
Govern and audit reconciling of expenditures, receipts, and fund balances with Department of Central Management Services AIS system and Comptroller.
Hold signature authority for payroll, travel vouchers, back-wage claims, and court of claims.
Prepare financial and GAAP reports, accurately reconciling all funds monthly, quarterly, annually, and bi-annually.
State of Illinois, Dept. of Human Services, Fiscal Management & Program Support, Springfield, IL, 2013 to 2015
Performed complex and technical accounting functions including preparing detailed financial reports, updating CARS, auditing funds, and ensuring accuracy of appropriation codes and account information.
Collaboratively devised division s state and federal budgets, handled vouchering for payments to multiple statewide programs, and processed EDFs.
Analyzed, determined, documented, and tracked division funding sources and expenditures.
State of Illinois, Dept. of Revenue-Shared Services, Financial Reporting, Springfield, IL, 2013
Generated comprehensive financial reports and statements, performed financial analysis and reconciliations, and maintained, ledgers, journals, and databases.
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Delivered high-impact support to fiscal management staff regarding accounting and auditing including guidance in using department automated systems and computer programs.
State of Illinois, Dept. of Revenue-Shared Services, Financial Reporting, Springfield, IL, 2011 to 2013
Analyzed and administered complex accounting tasks for agencies served by Administrative and Regulatory Shared Services Center including review, maintenance, preparation, reconciliation, and analysis of financial statements, ledgers, journals, and reports.
State of Illinois, CMS - Shared Services / Accounts Payable, Springfield, IL, 2007 to 2011
Efficiently processed agency invoices, reconciled accounting records/ledgers for assigned programs, and resolved fund payment discrepancies for vendors to ensure rigorous compliance with Comptroller rules and regulations for invoice management.
Reviewed, decisively approved, and finalized processing of agency invoices to IOC.
Applied sharp attention to detail toward classifying IOC and agency records for funds by line item, detail subject codes, and obligations.
Scrutinized contracts and contract obligation documents (CODs) to verify completeness and accuracy, and inputted COD information into SAMS.
Examined and prepared financial records, statements, summary reports, and ledgers using complex accounts payable systems and applications.
Critically assessed expenditure policies and procedures, and recommended changes to accounting systems to optimize productivity, transparency, and cost containment.
State of Illinois, Central Management Services / Accounting, Springfield, IL, 2001 to 2007
Account Technician II
Employed strong organizational skills to process and reconcile reimbursements, direct pays, flexible spending for local governments, group insurance, and COBRA and premium trust payments such as Medicare Part-D EFTs and governmental fund transfers.
Meticulously reconciled and maintained receipt and deposit records for 23 funds, and all health, dental and life insurance payments.
Resourcefully formulated spreadsheets to upgrade A/P journals when converting cashier files to Excel from Lotus software.
Office Assistant II, State of Illinois, CMS / Risk Management, Springfield, IL
Office Assistant II, State of Illinois, Prisoner Review Board, Springfield, IL
Commercial Loan Services Representative, National City Bank, Springfield, IL
Commercial Lending Assistant, First National Bank, Springfield, IL
Teller, Commercial Teller, Vault Teller, Bank One of Springfield, Springfield, IL
Accounting, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL
Accounting, Springfield College (American Institute of Banking courses)
Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Outlook, Word), QuickBooks, government databases and systems, AIS, Lotus,
Statewide Accounting Management System (SAMS), Crystal, Cornerstone, CSA, CARS
HIRING AGENT NAME
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in an accounting/financial capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
I bring to you more than 20 years of accounting experience, outstanding skills in financial statement preparation and reporting, and a strong blend of talents in reconciliations, general ledger management, government accounting, variance analysis, and payment processing. My seasoned background in evaluating and ensuring federal compliance including advanced knowledge of GAAP criteria would enable me to effectively transition into your organization and garner immediate results. To complement these qualifications, I offer a steadfast commitment to driving continuous improvement within the organization which is paramount to achieving cost containment and consistent revenue growth.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional and stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through financial savvy, analytical skills, and a solid technology knowledge base. I am confident that I would be a great addition to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future. Please note that I am relocating to Florida in (INSERT APPROX. TIME FRAME).
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