Chief Accountant

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Juliyah Iqbal | (905) 207-3170 | 4242 West Washington Boulevard,



Chief Accountant at KPMG LLP, ILMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 4 accountants and 2 analysts in preparing monthly financial statements, variance analysis, and commentary for management.
  • Supervised the accounting staff in charge of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, ensuring timely and accurate processing.
  • Played a key role in developing new accounting policies and procedures to streamline the close process by 1 day.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking fixed assets which resulted in more accurate reporting of depreciation expense.
  • Reviewed journal entries prepared by staff to ensure accuracy before posting to the general ledger.
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young LLP, ILAug 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Led the accounting team in preparing monthly financial statements, resulting in a 10% decrease in error rate.
  • Developed and implemented new procedures for Accounts Receivable, which resulted in a 15% increase in collections.
  • Negotiated with vendors to obtain discounts and favorable payment terms, saving the company $5,000 per month.
  • Managed the year-end audit process and resolved all issues identified by the auditors.
  • Prepared detailed analysis of variances for management review on a monthly basis.
  • Reviewed journal entries prepared by staff accountants to ensure accuracy.

Staff Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ILJul 2012 - Jul 2019

  • Led the charge in developing and implementing new accounting software which resulted in a 15% increase in efficiency.
  • Acted as liaison between accounting department and IT during system upgrade, ensuring a seamless transition with no disruptions to workflow.
  • Negotiated favorable terms with vendors resulting in $5,000 annually in savings.
  • Trained and mentored two junior staff members, increasing their productivity by 20%.
  • Reviewed and revised company’s expense policy, leading to more accurate reporting of expenses and better control over spending.
  • Analyzed data to identify trends which led to uncovering $10,000 discrepancy that had been previously overlooked.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAug 2007 - May 2012

I have learned excellent analytical, research, and communication skills while studying for my Bachelor of Science in Accounting.


  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Financial management
  • Cost accounting

Angeline Lamonds | (676) 912-5281 | Allentown, PA



Chief Accountant at KPMG, PAMay 2022 - Present

  • Led the accounting team in preparing monthly financial statements, including Balance Sheets, Income Statements and Cash Flow Statements.
  • Supervised a staff of 4 accountants and was responsible for their development and training.
  • Reviewed journal entries prepared by junior staff members to ensure accuracy.
  • Analyzed variances between actual results and budget/forecast on a monthly basis.
  • Coordinated with external auditors during the annual audit process.

Senior Accountant at PwC, PASep 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Reduced companywide spending by 10% through effective cost-cutting measures.
  • Analyzed data to identify trends and recommend solutions to improve efficiency and productivity.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new accounting system that improved accuracy and transparency.
  • Trained and mentored junior accountants on best practices in accounting procedures.
  • Generated monthly, quarterly,and annual financial reports for senior management team.
  • Researched complex tax issues and prepared accurate tax returns.

Staff Accountant at EY, PAAug 2012 - Aug 2017

  • Led the accounting team in preparing and filing the company’s annual taxes, resulting in a $10,000 refund.
  • Reviewed and processed invoices for payment, saving the company an average of $500 per month in late fees.
  • Negotiated with vendors to get better rates on office supplies and services, resulting in an annual savings of $2,400 for the company.
  • Maintained accurate financial records for the company’s three retail locations, including daily sales reports and inventory tracking.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Drexel University, PASep 2008 - May 2012

Some skills I've learned are double-entry bookkeeping, creating financial statements, and tax preparation.


  • Financial analysis
  • Financial reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Accounts receivable/payable management
  • General ledger accounting