Associate of Arts, Accounting @
Iowa Central Community College
A distinguished and reputable business professional, accountant, and manager who has built a strong and diverse background blending together accounting management, budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting, and business planning. Offers a proven track record adding immediate value to financial and accounting operations through the implementation of effective business operating models. Effective management professional who works best using
A distinguished and reputable business professional, accountant, and manager who has built a strong and diverse background blending together accounting management, budgeting, financial forecasting and reporting, and business planning. Offers a proven track record adding immediate value to financial and accounting operations through the implementation of effective business operating models. Effective management professional who works best using a collaboration team-oriented structure. Motivated team contributor with outstanding communication, decision-making, and problem resolution skills that assists the team in exceeding expected results.
• Accounting, finance, budgeting, forecasting business operations, and management.
• Developing and managing people creating highly effective and productive work groups and teams.
• Developing and implementing programs to increase organizational productivity and reduce operational costs.
Accounting Manager @ From July 2012 to Present (3 years 6 months) Assistant Controller @ Report directly to Division Controller, then Division President with responsibilities for general ledger financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and joint venture pro formas. Oversee close process including preparation of monthly and quarterly financials, all related reports and sign off on all financials. Key participant in preparation of annual financial business plans, budgets and forecasts. Drive quarterly Division forecast updates for Region and Corporate coordinating capture of revenues, cost of sales, S,G & A expenses, overhead, and cash flow reporting. Provide detailed explanations to Region and Corporate Analysts for material variances from forecasts and business plan. Act as primary Division liaison with ROC, Regional Operating Center, for all accounts payable processing. Review all litigation reports for the Division, approve payments to counsel(s) via Serengeti portal, and provide final coding for all legal invoices. Monitor and maintain company operating agreements, minutes and investment compliance for all joint ventures. Assist Division Controller in managing 84,000 square feet of subleased space with multiple subtenants (leases, invoicing, and collection). Review and sign off on all Homeowner Association financial reports. From September 2008 to July 2012 (3 years 11 months) Accounting Manager @ Work directly with Division Controller managing all day to day Land financial, reporting and accounting operations. Complete responsibility for general ledger month end and quarter end close processes. Prepare and review with Division Controller all Regional and Corporate reports prior to submission. Manage Land accounting team, including accounts receivable and payables, providing problem-solving assistance and mentoring. Participate in the developing and monitoring of the Division business plan, generate forecasts, and joint venture pro formas. Manage accounting group adherence with GAAP, corporate policies and Sarbanes Oxley compliance. Assist Division Controller in preparation and presentation financial analysis at Chicago Division Management Team meetings, regional and corporate meetings, and joint venture meetings. From April 2005 to September 2008 (3 years 6 months) Senior Accountant @ Prepared and submitted all Homebuilding Division monthly and quarterly reports to the Miami Corporate Office. Accountable for on time completion of the month end closing process. Maintained the integrity of the general ledger system including Division Balance Sheet and Income Statements. Controlled the process required to set up new communities and home sites in the JD Edwards ERP. Worked with other accountants to resolve accounting problems and issues related to the JD Edwards system. Assist in the development of numerous processes to streamline work flow in the Financial Services Department. From September 2001 to April 2005 (3 years 8 months) Controller @ Responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all accounting functions and financial reporting for hospital. Reported directly to Executive Management and Corporate Office. Supervised Accounting staff and performed all annual reviews. Participated in Information Management, Resource Consumption, and Charge master committees as a full-time member. Developed numerous policies and procedures. Implemented financial modules for new computer systems. From September 1996 to January 2001 (4 years 5 months) Senior Accountant @ Performed daily accounting processing and managed month end closing process. Responsible for overseeing and managing processing and reporting of all intercompany transactions. Maintained fixed asset records, internal books and tax. Supervised Junior Staff Accountant and Mail Room. Helped coordinate program for development of policies and procedures for various accounting department. From December 1994 to June 1996 (1 year 7 months) Assistant Controller @ Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of financial reports for executive management and regulatory authorities including Quarterly Report of Condition and Annual Federal Reserve Functional Cost Analysis. Managed Bookkeeping Department while overseeing maintenance of general ledger, daily balancing and Federal Reserve Requirement Calculation, employee training and annual performance reviews. Acted as the System Administrator for Data Processing Systems which required extensive knowledge of all system hardware and software. Responsible for maintaining system telecommunications, installing system software updates and troubleshooting all system problems. From January 1991 to November 1994 (3 years 11 months) Naples, Florida Area
Bachelor of Arts, Accounting @ University of Northern Iowa From 1985 to 1987 Associate of Arts, Accounting @ Iowa Central Community College From 1983 to 1985 Paula M. Peterson is skilled in: Job Costing, Journal Entries, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Accruals, Microsoft Office Suite, JD Edwards - Accounting, PeopleSoft - Payroll, Hyperion, Cost Accounting, Microsoft Office, Accounting, Budgets, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable
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