❑ Established a reputation in the business community for excellence in design, construction and customer service.
❑ Service oriented advocate of strong relationships with company customers and vendors.
❑ Functioned in a supportive role as the IT/Network Administrator in most of my positions.
❑ Re-organized a company to improve the accounting departments, financial condition and reporting which helped position the company for a buy-out.
❑ Improved productivity and workflows by selecting and implementing new accounting software and upgrading company technology.
❑ Established a job creation tax credit program to take advantage of the available credits and grants for hiring within our area, resulting in a substantial payroll expense savings.
❑ Brought financial statements and general ledger accounting "in-house" resulting in a substantial savings to the company of annual professional fees in excess of $ 50,000.
❑ Worked closely with the company CPA to meet the financial reporting requirements for bonded jobs, prepared and submitted accounting data for yearly tax returns and quarterly financial statement compilations and reviewed tax planning strategies and changes in tax regulations.
❑ Owned a small consulting firm through the years providing accounting, software and computer support to various small businesses.
❑ Worked closely with business owners and top management to provide timely information and assist with business planning, strategies and decisions.
❑ Supervised and provided training and support for a staff of up to 3 accounting/office personnel.
❑ Programmed and provided sales analysis reports to managers for preparation of annual budgets.
❑ Was key personnel involved in the transition process during a company buyout and merger.
2013 to Present
Accountant II for regulatory and statutory accounting. Prepare financials for a holding company and 2 subsidiary companies using GAAP and STAT basis. Prepare approximately 100 page quarterly and annual statement book of financial analysis, reports and management notes for the State of Florida. Responsible for mining data using SQL queries, a statistical database and other methods to produce a 99 page statistical book of graphs and reports for management each month. Responsible for monthly journal entries, reconciliations and reports. Work with auditors and respond to auditor requests. Work with Crystal reports, Great Plains Dynamics, SQL and Access database as well as many other programs. Extensive user of Excel with advanced skills including experience with pivot tables and lookups.
1988 to Present
of a family farm that specializes in timber farming, pine straw harvesting, land lease, hunting lease and in years past raised and sold livestock.
2011 to 2013
As the Controller, I was tasked with relocating the Accounting Department, establishing it from the ground up and hired all new staff. In the process of this transition, I took the initiative to modernize the technology in the department and transform the workflows and processes with more progressive, more efficient methods of accounting and administration, reducing redundancy and putting in place effective controls and standards. I took the initiative to learn every aspect of the company through hands-on experience with all accounting tasks. This enabled me to effectively train and manage the new accounting personnel with in-depth knowledge of their positions.
❑ Full general ledger accounting including all journal entries and account reconciliations
❑ Prepare financial statements and other financial analysis reports utilizing accounting software and Excel
❑ Maintain numerous Excel spreadsheets for reporting and tracking of financial data and management reporting
❑ Manage over 60 loan accounts and maintain loan spreadsheets
❑ Maintain fixed asset records for a large fleet of equipment
❑ Maintain and renew all business licenses
❑ Maintain and renew all vehicle and equipment tags and registrations
❑ Manage bank and credit card accounts
❑ Manage and report on daily cash flow
❑ Handle all A/P check runs and pay all company bills
❑ Daily maintain and balance bank account registers
❑ Supervise and train 3 accounting personnel
❑ Work with management to bring positive change and improvements to company operations
❑ Prepare all year end schedules for the CPA
❑ Maintain capital asset records
❑ Review and audit daily transactions for 3 locations and cash registers
❑ Handle all insurance renewals
❑ File all federal forms
❑ Prepare schedules for insurance audits
Business Manager / Administrator / Controller
2002 to 2011
Branford, Florida 2002 to 2011
Managed the office and field operations of a residential homebuilding company, as an owner/partner with the Builder, which included the direct handling of all accounting work, banking, business planning and assisting with project design, planning and job supervision.
❑ Performed all accounting and recordkeeping functions
❑ Purchased and maintained all insurances and handled insurance audits
❑ Maintained business licenses, keeping current with applicable laws and education requirements
❑ Managed the corporate image including all marketing and advertising for the company
❑ Prepared construction contracts and all company correspondence using MS Office Suite
❑ Assisted with project design, planning and permitting
❑ Conducted jobsite supervision and inspections, for quality control and progress review
❑ Customer service and business relationship management
❑ Sought out new business opportunities, properties and secured financing for new opportunities and construction projects
❑ Researched current trends in the industry, including design and product trends
Assistant Network Technician
1999 to 2000
Responsible for providing software and hardware support to all departments at the operations center and 6 branch locations in the North Florida area.
❑ Answer internal calls for support from the various branches, as well as log and schedule work in a work order system
❑ Responsible for purchasing, organizing and managing the computer inventory for the IT department
❑ Install new hardware, repair existing hardware and install software updates
❑ Perform CAT 5 wiring, troubleshoot and configure routers and wire buildings
❑ Troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems
Full Charge Bookkeeper / Office Manager / Human Resource Administrator
1994 to 1999
Managed the accounting department and made substantial improvements to the company by selecting and implementing new accounting software, refining processes and establishing new procedures, updating the office technology and re-organizing the filing systems. Created policy and procedure manuals for the office and accounting clerks, streamlined workflows and provided support and training to personnel as needed. Gained valuable experience with "public company" accounting through a buyout and several subsequent mergers. Gained valuable experience with corporate mainframe systems, merger & acquisition accounting entries, preparing annual budgets, monthly forecasts and preparation of consolidated financial statements for multiple locations and lines of business. Responsible for programming and preparing reports for top management, to aid in the preparation of annual budgets, using report writers including Crystal Reports.
❑ Full G/L accounting
❑ G/L account reconciliations (required for publicly traded co's)
❑ Bank reconciliations
❑ Financial statements and analysis
❑ Provided reports and records to the CPA
❑ Cash management and daily cash drawer reconciliations
❑ Established proper internal accounting controls and separation of duties
❑ Setup and maintained fixed assets files
❑ Prepared monthly depreciation calculations
❑ Processed payroll
❑ Human resource and benefits administration
❑ Maintained employee records, processed new hires and terminations
❑ Assisted with setup of safety programs.
❑ Managed workers comp cases and handled audits
❑ Maintained OSHA logs
❑ Setup and maintained DOT truck files and safety records per regulations
❑ IT support/network administration
❑ Assisted with yearly parts inventory by organizing the process and the parts
accounting and business
1985 to 1987
❑ General Ledger and Segmented Accounting
❑ Month-End Close, Auditing & Reconciliations
❑ Financial Budgeting, Forecasting and Analysis
❑ Cash Flow Management
❑ Supervise and Train Personnel
❑ Establish Internal Controls & Procedures
❑ Design and Improve Processes and Workflows
❑ Policy and Procedure Manuals
❑ Report and Forms Design
❑ Relational Database Mgmt and Report Writers
❑ Project and Operations Management
❑ Tax Returns, Client Bookkeeping & Support
❑ A/P, Purchasing, A/R & Collections
❑ Payroll Processing, HR & Benefits Administration
❑ IT Support - Software and Hardware
❑ Inventory, Job Costing and Manufacturing Accounting
❑ Fixed Assets Management & Depreciation
❑ Proficient with a Wide Range of Accounting Software and Various Other Programs
❑ Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite