General Accountant

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Chardae Vigness

chardae.vigness@gmail.com | (257) 924-5824 | Jackson, MS

Summary


I have over 5 years of experience as a General Accountant. In my previous roles, I was responsible for reconciling accounts, preparing financial statements, and managing budgets. I have a strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and am skilled in using accounting software programs like QuickBooks and Sage 50. I am also proficient in Microsoft Excel and can create complex financial models to support decision-making processes.

Experience


Senior General Accountant at H&R Block, MSMay 2022 - Present

  • Led the accounting team in preparing monthly financial statements, which were distributed to senior management on time and without errors.
  • Managed the year-end closing process and ensured that all journal entries were properly recorded.
  • Reviewed invoices for accuracy and coding before they were sent to Accounts Payable for payment.
  • Reconciled bank accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Assisted in the preparation of audit schedules and worked with auditors during the fieldwork phase of the audit.

General Accountant II at Jackson Hewitt, MSSep 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Reduced the company’s tax liability by $2 million through proactive tax planning.
  • Developed and implemented a new accounting system that improved efficiency by 25%.
  • Led the annual budgeting process, resulting in a 5% reduction in overall costs.
  • Successfully completed audits from both state and federal agencies with no findings.
  • Managed a team of 3 accountants and trained 2 new hires.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Mississippi State UniversityAug 2013 - May 2017

Some skills I've learned are bookkeeping, tax preparation, and auditing.

Skills


  • Math
  • Microsoft Office
  • QuickBooks
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Payroll Processing
  • Tax Preparation

Nimo Hartgrave

nimo.hartgrave@gmail.com | (847) 010-6763 | Fairfield, IA

Summary


I have over 5 years of experience as a General Accountant. I am extremely detail-oriented and have a strong ability to multitask. I possess excellent time management skills and can work well under pressure. I am knowledgeable in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Suite, and various other accounting software programs. I am also familiar with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Experience


Senior General Accountant at H&R Block, IAApr 2022 - Present

  • Reduced the monthly close process by 2 days through implementation of new accounting software.
  • Streamlined Accounts Receivable processes, resulting in a 10% decrease in outstanding receivables.
  • Implemented new controls over disbursements which resulted in a $20,000 reduction in fraudulent payments.
  • Led annual audit and managed relationship with external auditors, resulting in no findings or recommendations for improvement.
  • Managed month-end journal entries and reconciliations for multiple entities totaling $100 million in revenue.
  • Analyzed P&L statements on a monthly basis to identify areas of cost savings totalling $50,000 per year.

General Accountant II at Liberty Tax Service, IAAug 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led the successful implementation of a new accounting software system that resulted in increased efficiency and accuracy.
  • Developed and implemented new internal controls which improved overall financial security.
  • Conducted extensive analysis of past due receivables, identifying root cause of issue and developing plan to improve collections.
  • Reviewed current inventory procedures and made recommendations for improvement which led to a decrease in write-offs by 25%.
  • As point person for annual audits, managed all aspects of audit process including coordinating with external auditors, preparing documentation, and addressing findings.
  • Managed Accounts Payable team consisting of 3 direct reports & 10 indirect reports; successfully trained staff on new policies & procedures.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Drake University, IASep 2012 - May 2017

I have learned skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis.

Skills


  • Financial analysis
  • Financial reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Cost accounting
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Treasury management

Latressa Schleich

latressa.schleich@gmail.com | (381) 034-5494 | Manchester, NH

Summary


As a certified public accountant (CPA), I have over 5 years of experience in auditing, tax preparation, and financial analysis. In my previous positions, I have managed all aspects of the accounting cycle for small to medium sized businesses. My experience has taught me how to be an effective communicator and problem solver when working with clients and co-workers. I am confident that my skills would benefit any organization.

Experience


Senior General Accountant at H&R Block, NHMar 2022 - Present

  • Led the month-end close process for a $100M+ manufacturing company, ensuring all journal entries and account reconciliations were completed accurately and on time.
  • Implemented new accounting software which resulted in increased efficiency and accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Managed a team of 3 staff accountants responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger functions.
  • Restructured the Accounts Receivable department to improve customer service levels and reduce outstanding receivables by 10%.
  • Negotiated with vendors to obtain discounts which saved the company $50K per year in expenses.
  • Reviewed invoices for accuracy prior to payment approval.

General Accountant II at Liberty Tax Service, NHSep 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led the accounting team in preparing monthly financial statements, resulting in a 20% decrease in errors.
  • Developed and implemented new procedures for Accounts Receivable which increased collections by 10%.
  • Negotiated with vendors to obtain discounts on supplies, saving the company $5,000 per year.
  • Managed payroll for 150 employees, ensuring accurate and timely payments each week.
  • Etc.

Education


Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Dartmouth College, NHAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to communicate with people from different backgrounds, how to work in a team, how to manage my time, and how to be organized.

Skills


  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Financial analysis
  • Cost accounting