Chief Accounting Officer Resume

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Career Objective:


A proficient accounting professional with 6+ years of experience in managing accounting operations for corporations. Exceptional abilities in resolving complex issues related to costs, tax, finance, and company account. Outstanding knowledge of accounting principles and laws. Strong analytical, communication, and leadership skills. Adept at streamlining accounting operations, and managing company finance.

Summary of Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of accounting and financial systems, procedures and policies, GAAP, auditing, tax planning, latest accounting procedure, and financial reporting

  • Skilled in budgeting, financial research and analysis, and drafting financial statements

  • Strong leadership and team-working skills to help accounting team and other accounting staff perform and accomplish day-to-day financial and accounting tasks in an efficient and effective manner

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to build professional relationships and rapport with accounting team, clients and stakeholders

  • Solid critical and strategic thinking skills under pressure and to help organization in making effective business decisions

  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and under strict deadlines

  • Excellent mathematical skills to deal with lots of numbers and solve complex calculations

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to analyze accurate accounting and financial data and solving issues related to it

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Google Docs, ERP systems, QuickBooks, and other accounting software

Work Experience:


Chief Accounting Officer

Assured Partners Corporation, Chicago, IL

January 2016 – Present

  • Supervising accounting and bookkeeping activities, identifying and proposing solutions for all key issues, analyzing journal entries, reviewing all bank accounts reconciliations and transactions, organizing and maintaining financial records, and assisting with audits

  • Preparing and presenting financial reports, important accounting matters, strategic positioning and key performance indicators

  • Implementing internal control framework, and delivering quality financial information to senior management team on a timely basis

  • Updating and managing accounting policies and procedures in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Developing financial and tax strategies, overseeing long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with organization’s goals

  • Preparing financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret company’s financial position

  • Maintaining integrity and confidentiality of the financial information

  • Administering general ledger functions, and consolidating monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

Senior Accountant

Esquired Inc., Chicago, IL

February 2013 – December 2015

  • Managed month-end closing process, prepared and analyzed financial reports, presented departmental budget, prepared financial statements and generated cost reports

  • Supervised accounting staff, journal entries, reconciling of balance sheets, account payable and account receivable

  • Developed and implemented new procedures to enhance workflow of the account department

  • Created financial statements, and maintained a coherent system of accounts with a supporting filing system

  • Assisted with compiling accurate accounting and financial information for internal and external auditors.

Accountant

East lake Capital Management, Chicago, IL

December 2011- January 2013

  • Assisted in various accounting activities, including account receivable, account payable, data entry, filing, budgeting, general ledger posting, auditing, reporting, and other special projects

  • Compiled and analyzed financial data, and prepared monthly and annual financial statements

  • Assisted in making financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing efficient accounting policies and procedures

  • Performed banking duties, and participated in the annual budgeting process

  • Supported monthly financial closing by collecting supporting documents, and ensuring all financial deadlines were met

Education:


  • Master’s Degree in Accounting

    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

    2010


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

    University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

    2007

Certifications:


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

    2011

Reference:


On request.