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Teresa Burke-Ellet

Visionary Accountant

Boise, ID

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• More than fifteen years expertise in all aspects of accounting, including management, budgeting/forecasting, account analysis, financial reporting, general ledger, auditing (internal/external), cost accounting, and tax accounting. 
• Highly advanced analytical and problem solving skills; proven ability to perform and manage difficult tasks with minimal supervision.

Work Experience

Accountant

Hubble Homes, LLC
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Meridian, ID
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June 2013 to Present

Responsibilities 
Guided firm reconciliation, payroll, annual bonus, pension funds, annual reporting, and management of investments • Prepared monthly and annual expense forecasts, including any necessary recommended action required to manage costs to achieve budget. • Systematically prepared documents and assembled financial statements for independent auditors. • Advised managers on organizational policy matters and recommend needed changes. • Document Policies & Procedures and Rewrite the Employee Handbook to be in full compliance with current laws.

Accountant

The Lidstrom Group
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Boise, ID
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2010 to May 2013

Extensive forensic accounting and detective work for records reconstruction • Complex Income Tax Preparation - 700+ Individual and 200+ Businesses each tax season • Government correspondence and successful Offers in Compromise for insolvent clients • Extensive reporting for a Chapter 12 Bankruptcy • Fraud investigations • Assistance with Identity Theft

Staff Accountant

Guardian Home Care & Hospice
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Nampa, ID
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2009 to 2010

Timely and accurate weekly and monthly reports • Assist Controller in analysis of financials for eight branches and consolidated reports • Created new reports by evaluating needs of management - maintaining communication and feedback

Accounting Manager/Controller

Ugobe, Inc
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Eagle, ID
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2008 to 2009

Doubled the cash flows by drastically cutting expenditures and worked with management and sales to boost Internet sales 
International accounting management - Currency exchange calculations and hedges with Hong Kong manufacturing office 
Internet order fulfillment

Senior Accountant

Selkirk Corporation
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Nampa, ID
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2005 to 2008

Cut month-end close time in half during my tenure • Consolidated chart of accounts to simplify reporting, and data entry 
Preparation and analysis of annual budget, forecasting, income taxes, special reports, census, and surveys 
Preparation and analysis of international financials following company requirements, GAAP & IFRS 
Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for General Accounting and Month-End Closing procedures

Accounting Manager/Office Manager

Integra Information Tech., Inc
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Boise, ID
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2004 to 2005

Management Team - Accounting Team Leader • Managed all PMA Renewal Contracts for numerous clients 
Multi-State Payroll and Benefits Administration; Multi-State Sales Tax compliance

Accountant

City of Clovis
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Clovis, NM
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1999 to 2004

Implemented Internet input of benefits resulting in a direct return to employees of $20k 
Payroll Administrator for 375 employees - solely responsible for complete internal payroll cycle, including PR tax preparation, garnishments, levies & child support

Accountant/Auditor/Tax Accountant

John J. Schonberger, Jr., CPA
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Clovis, NM
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January 1996 to July 1999

78 Audits of Local Governments, School Districts, District Courts, Non-Profit Agencies 
Income Tax Preparation - Individual, Partnership, Corporate, Payroll, Trust & Fiduciary, Retirement Plans and Non-Profit 
Implement new computerized system for client ledgers

Education

BBA in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting

EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY -
Portales, NM

2000 to 2002

Additional Information

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS 
• More than fifteen years expertise in all aspects of accounting, including management, budgeting/forecasting, account analysis, financial reporting, general ledger, auditing (internal/external), cost accounting, and tax accounting. 
• Highly advanced analytical and problem solving skills; proven ability to perform and manage difficult tasks with minimal supervision. 
 
CORE ACCOUNTING RESPONSIBILITIES 
 
Month-End Close Financial Statements Supervise Accounting Team Uphold Internal Controls 
General Ledger GAAP SOX Compliance Tax Compliance 
Financial Analysis Timeliness & Accuracy Account Reconciliations Auditing (2,634 hours) 
 
TECHNICAL SKILLS 
 
MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), LaCerte, Drake, AS400, Crystal Reports, Cognos, HFM, Citrix, WinSpool, SAP, Great Plains, Peachtree, QuickBooks, MAS90, One-Write Plus, MediSoft, SQL, Scan Health, and Various other Accounting Programs