Accountant Resume Sample

Chris Smith

123 Main Street • Hometown, PA • (555) 555-1234 • csmith@company.com

SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE – 18+ YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

 

Achievement-oriented Director of Finance with extensive background in financial and operations management. Seasoned accountant across multiple venues, including for-profit and not-for-profit settings with strong IT background. Detail-oriented and analytical thinker with proven track record of delivering process improvements and managing teams toward overall success. Effective communicator who quickly builds relationships and relays complex information in easily understood language. Value-centric leader who thrives in fast-paced environments delivering forward-thinking, innovation, and professionalism at all times.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

·     Financial Management

·     Project Management

·     Process Improvement

·     Accounting Management

·     Relationship Management

·     Communication Sills

·     Operations Management

·     Financial Analysis

·     Strategic Planning

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 - Present

Housing Development Alliance, Inc., Lexington, KY

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Serves as Director of Finance for this non-profit organization that serves as lender, counselor, developer, and contractor for low-income persons in need of housing assistance. Drives financial planning of the organization and oversees all audit and internal control operations. Sets targets for and supervises all accounting and financial personnel. Manages compilation and presentation of monthly financial data to the Board of Directors. Provides general office management and supervises network and IT systems, including Sage 50 accounting software.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Developed new method to track and repay internal financing of organization’s construction projects
     Designed improved methodology on income recognition from new home sales providing greater accuracy
     Streamlined payroll process and conversion to direct deposit procedures by implementing best practices
     Implemented regulations and policy for creation of wholly controlled subsidiary lending institution (CDFI)
     Prepares timely and detailed reports for organization’s financial performance on quarterly and annual basis

 

2007 - 2013

Chris Gooch, CPA, Hazard, KY

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Provided leadership and support as Staff Accountant responsible for auditing of state and local government, housing authorities, civic organizations, school boards, medical corporations, private corporations, and religious organizations. Performed tax preparation, bookkeeping, and the installation, set-up, and maintenance of computerized accounting software and systems. Utilized Peachtree accounting software and managed activities related to general management of office IT systems.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Prepared consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information
     Responsible for preparing general ledger entries by maintaining records and reconciling accounts
     Developed and implemented accounting procedures by analyzing current processes and recommending changes
    Contributed to financial standards setting, forecast process, and organization’s goal setting process

 

2004 - 2007

Employee Resource Group, Hazard, KY

ACCOUNTING IT SPECIALIST

Served as Accounting IT Specialist responsible for implementation and oversight of Microsoft Great Plains accounting software and related SQL database. Supervised reporting functions utilizing various third party reporting software. Performed duties inside IT department, including supervision of restaurant POS systems, PC-based security systems, and general network maintenance.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Improved data entry efficiency by implementing Great Plains and SQL database integration schemes
     Developed various customized reports for stakeholders detailing daily operations for 10+ companies
     Managed data migration activities into accounting software and performed database maintenance

 

2004

Old Dominion Restaurants, Hazard, KY

CONTROLLER

Managed financial operations for 23 Wendy’s restaurants across the Richmond, VA area. Created monthly profit and loss statements for each store as well as statements for management. Supervised payment of all payroll and income taxes and reported annual totals to third party tax preparation professionals. Oversaw accounts payable department staff and supervisors. Performed regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, risk management, and development of internal control policies and procedures. Managed cost accounting, inventory accounting, and revenue recognition.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Coordinated and directed the preparation of financial budgets and forecasts while reporting variances
     Organized preparation of regulatory reporting and researched technical accounting issues for compliance
     Managed and complied with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
     Developed and documented business processes and accounting policies maintaining internal controls
 

 

2002 - 2004

Employee Resource Group, Hazard, KY

CONTROLLER

Spearheaded financial operations for this wholly owned subsidiary of Neighborhood Restaurant Group consisting of several franchise companies. Managed payroll and income tax operations. Generated profit and loss reports on monthly and annual basis for management. Supervised general daily financial status of the company and financial reporting. Performed year-end responsibilities, including reporting to third party tax preparation professional.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS:

     Supported overall financial activities for 3K employees and managed approximately 6K annual W2 forms
     Served as sole administration contract for company’s employees in supervision of tax and accounting functions

 

1999 - 2002

Eastern Kentucky CEP, Hazard, KY

CONTROLLER

 

1997 - 1999

Chris Gooch, CPA, Hazard, KY

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS) IN ACCOUNTING

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

·     MS Office Suite

·     Sage

·     Great Plains

·     MAS 90

·     QuickBooks

·     Quicken

·     SQL

·     Windows Servers

 

 

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