Accountant Experience: 6+ Years Education: Bachelor in Accounting Location: Atlanta, GA Salary: $52K

• Experienced in A/P and A/R processes and managing vendor relations. • Accounting professional with 6+ years’ extensive experience doing accounts receivable and payable, reviews, and creating financial reports for executive-level management. • Precise, detail-oriented Staff Accountant with sound judgment and decision-making skills. • Prepared journal entries for the reconciliation of refunds. • Completed payments and controlled expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.


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Summary:
     Experienced in A/P and A/R processes and managing vendor relations.
     Accounting professional with 6+ years’ extensive experience doing accounts receivable and payable, reviews, and creating financial reports for executive-level management.
     Precise, detail-oriented Staff Accountant with sound judgment and decision-making skills.
     Prepared journal entries for the reconciliation of refunds.
     Completed payments and controlled expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
Experience:
Accountant III                                                                                                                                                                    January 2017 – Present
     Receives and tracks modifications and supplemental agreements for existing contracts as well as new contracts;
executed construction of contracts and purchase orders in PeopleSoft.
     Reviews contracts and purchase order additions or edits completed by team members for accuracy of information inputted into the General Ledger.
     Prepares journal entries for the reconciliation of refunds and/or overpayments of vendors, as well as applied refunds to existing purchase orders.
     Researches and corrects discrepancies in existing contracts so that future payments would be made efficiently.
     Serves as local administrator for Concur Travel Solutions system for the travel of all employees.
     Approves, denies, and modifies all expense reports for employee reimbursement and cash advance requests.
     Completes daily, bi-weekly, monthly, and year end reconciliations for Concur Travel Solutions transactions.
     Provides customer service to project managers concerning project balances, payment verification and/or status, as well as any questions regarding contracts.
     Maintains a payment and contract tracking log to provide real-time status of received vouchers and contracts from outside sections and to mitigate document custody issues
     Provides guidance and training to team members for assigned work.
     Serves as a team leader to resolve complex accounting inquiries from team members as well as various other departments within the organization.
Accountant II                                                                                                                                                        February 2015 – January 2017
     Paid vendors by verifying federal id numbers; scheduled and prepared payments; resolved purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation using PeopleSoft Software.
     Reconciled accuracy of completed work by processing and analyzing queries from PeopleSoft reporting and comparing to entries and source documents.
     Completed payments and controlled expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices.
     Received and tracked modifications and supplemental agreements for existing contracts as well as new contracts; executed construction of contracts and purchase orders in PeopleSoft.
     Prepared journal entries for the reconciliation of refunds and/or overpayments of vendors, as well as applied refunds to existing purchase orders.
     Researched and corrected discrepancies in existing contracts so that future payments would be made efficiently.
     Provided customer service to project managers concerning project balances, payment verification and/or status, as well as any questions regarding contracts.
Accountant II                                                                                                                                                               May 2013 – February 2015
     Managed daily Cash flow of all accounts (Avg10million+), transferring excess funds to investment account
     Coordinated with banks to resolve any unusual discrepancies on account listings (i.e. deposit returns, NSF, keying errors)
     Created cash receipts and allocate all A/R including Lockbox payments, ACH payments, and wires
     Initiated and approved wire transfers ranging from $100,000 to $280,000,000 for various accounts
     Prepared month-end journal entries of cash transfers for all TRS and ERS bank accounts
     Maintained tax log for current fiscal year submit weekly Federal and State payments
     Compiled quarterly, monthly, and YTD member/employer retirement contributions to submit to board members

     Recorded all deposits, checks, tax payments, Fed/State, and contributions for all accounts daily
     Reconciled general ledger deposits and accounts receivable invoices to bank statement listings to ensure accuracy of all financial activity
     Created bank balance reporting statement for OTFS on ERS accounts showing monthly profit/loss
     Process stop payments, check issues, and cancellation requests for TRS, ERS and subsystems
Accountant I                                                                                                                                                                           July 2012 – May 2013
     Maintained bookkeeping and accounting records including general journal and cash accounts, accounts payable and receivables, and monthly account reconciliation
     Prepared monthly, quarterly, and annual journal entries for TRS bank accounts
     Recorded all accounts receivable cash receipts into PARIS and Great Plains accounting system
     Responsible for cash management of benefit, expense, and operating accounts
     Determined and computed amounts owed for federal and state taxes for payment by payroll accountant
     Oversaw daily processing within the payment cycle including verification of invoices and code validation
     Processed bank deposits including incoming checks, wires, web payments
     Coded and processed accounts payable and accounts receivables invoices
     Assisted Senior Analyst with financial data for board statements
     Analyzed financial bank analysis statement fees to track changes and monitor unauthorized charges
     Verified, analyzed, and posted transactions and interfaces to Great Plains accounting system
     Controlled stop payments for PASS and Paris accounting system and tracks PASS payroll activity
Claims Examiner                                                                                                                                                            August 2011 – July 2012
     Investigated, evaluated and settled claims to ensure prompt disposal of cases and to contribute to a reduced monthly loss ratio.
     Maintained and entered claim payments, new claims, and files
     Audited member accounts to ensure accurate creditable service and benefits
     Tracked and confirmed contributions and interest were calculated correctly
     Communicated with member and employer to ensure receipt of required documentation
     Reviewed retirement applications and confirm eligibility for retirement
     Calculated error free monthly retirement benefits or lump sum benefits
Education:
     University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA                                                                                                            December 2010
     (AACSBI – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International)
     Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance
Technical Skills:
     Cash Management
     Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables
     Reconciliations
     Auditing
     Invoicing
     Balance Sheet Control
     Journal Entries
     Financial Planning
     Microsoft Office, PARIS, PeopleSoft, and Great Plains