Accountant

Name : Jamie
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Charlotte,NC
Job Title Accountant
Relocation Preferences : n/a
Objective : To obtain a position where extensive experience in construction accounting and finance contributes to the effective and profitable management of a construction firm.
Resume :  
ACCOUNTING PROFESSIONAL

Meticulous, driven Professional with extensive experience managing full scope accounting functions for small to medium companies. Entrepreneurial and corporate background. Expert ability to prepare and analyze complex financial statements. Highly developed ability to identify accounting concerns and opportunities and develop practical solutions to improve processes. Notably skilled in cost accounting, with emphasis in job costing. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; relates well to clients at all levels. Patiently instructs clients in technical applications. Translates complex financial issues to appropriate client level to allow thorough understanding of issues. Advanced computer skills. Experienced selecting and installing hardware and software applications. Expert in QuickBooks Pro, Timberline, Peachtree, MYOB, Great Plains, Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher and various proprietary applications.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Jamie B Griffin Accounting

Established successful Accounting Business and operated for 13 years.
Developed and implemented accounting and purchasing systems for small and medium organizations in accordance with accounting standards.
Received 100% of new clients through existing client referrals.

Corporate Accounting

Restructured two years of accounting records for 27 subsidiaries; computerized history.
Resolved computer hardware and software problems causing inefficient operations:
Liaised between vendor hardware and software companies to resolve system deficiencies and allow for backups.
Identified defective hard drive; replaced.
Reconfigured system to allow for printer sharing.
Resolution of computer problems eliminated continuous staff overtime.
Installed Accounting Software with Purchasing Module; trained Accounting and Purchasing staff on application usage. Developed and implemented related office procedures and policies.
Evaluated general liability, workers compensation and health care insurances; authored RFPs, evaluated responses, selected new vendors; resulted in 50% reduction in costs.
Developed and implemented computerized purchase order system for all divisions of company

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


ACCOUNTEMPS, Charlotte, NC2010-Present

For Hydreco, Inc. Local division of multinational firm manufacturing hydraulic pumps and valves.
Reconciled complex cash accounts extending over 18 months.
Resolved general ledger issues causing accounts to be out-of-balance in SAP software system.
Reconciled complex general ledger accounts corrected accounts to reflect proper balances.
Provided external audit support with complex analyses and reports.
Supported purchasing department with order expedition, inventory reconciliation on-site and off-site, implemented establishment of new pump mechanics in Excel spreadsheet and SAP system.
Reconciled completion status of sales orders for major clients.
Entered new sales orders, purchase orders, and invoices (PO and Non-PO.)
Assisted with SAP software conversion for accounting, purchasing, and sales data.
Assisted with updating Sales and Use Tax records for existing clients.


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For Organic Plants Organic fertilizer manufacturer and supplier.
Prepared full cycle accounting emphasizing Accounts Receivable and Point-of-Sale transactions for Organic Plants.
Devised custom accounting procedure for tracking off-site inventory and profits for Organic Plants.

For Carol Reithmiller, CPA - Public accounting firm.
Performed audit procedures on Unit Owner Association.
Reconciled 2 years of payroll for client. Entered data into Quickbooks software.
Devised improved accounting procedure for client to enter and track future payroll.


JAMIE B GRIFFIN ACCOUNTING, Charlotte, NC1995-2009
Accounting service firm specializing in small business, job costing, and the construction industry.

Owner/Accountant

Prepare full cycle accounting for companies with 1 to 70 employees.
Train clients and clients staff, on-site, in proper procedures and software applications; install clients hardware, peripherals and software.
Establish customized office, accounting and purchasing procedures for clients.
Prepared and reviewed corporate and personal Federal and State income tax returns.
Analyzed and reconciled complex general ledger, bank, and payroll accounts.
Restructured accounting and purchasing data resolved discrepancies in books.
Meet with clients insurance agents to ensure proper and complete coverage with no redundancy.

UDC HOMES, Charlotte, NC1994-1995
Residential construction company.

Division Controller

Partnered with Division Manager to compile data, create forecasts and establish budgets.
Trained staff on proper accounting administration in adherence to corporate policy and division guidelines.
Worked with corporate MIS personnel to resolve problems with local computer system.
Analyzed budget variances, researched and took corrective action to ensure compliance with allocations.
Analyzed proposed projects, prepared cost allocations and created P&L reports.
Audited physical inspection of housing inventory to ensure agreement with bank reports.

FIRST COLONY GROUP, LTD/MULVANEY HOMES, Charlotte, NC1987-1994
Charlotte, NCs largest home builder of economically priced track homes.

Chief Financial Officer/Controller (1989-1994)

Managed all finance and accounting functions including GL, accounts payable and receivable, cash management, payroll, records retention and office administration.
Assisted the President in obtaining financial commitments; met with Bank Executives and investors and prepared pro formas.
Prepared financial statements for entities; consolidated for parent company; prepared S-Corporation Federal and State tax returns annually.
Maintained banking relationships for development and construction loans; completed draws.
Evaluated manual processes, determined need for computerization, selected hardware and software.
Assisted in the preparation of corporate budget; review and approved operating budgets prepared by department heads; analyzed variance reports.

Assistant Controller (1987-1989)

Managed the daily accounting functions for 27 subsidiaries.
Produced monthly financial statements, cash reports and finance records.
Computerized and maintained current accounting data.
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PASQUINELLI & PORTRAIT HOMES, Charlotte, NC1985-1987
Residential Construction Company

Cost Accountant

Reviewed job cost related payables for accurate pricing and adherence to appropriate payment terms.
Monitored and analyzed progress of homes under construction from an estimating, purchasing and variance standpoint.
Liaison between out of state corporate headquarters and local management.
Compiled standardized estimates from blueprints.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO/UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
26 Semester Credits toward MBA

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, Colorado Springs, CO
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, 1984
GPA 3.4

NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF CPA EXAMINERS, Raleigh, NC
Certified Public Accountant, 1986 (inactive status)
Continue to complete Continuing Education Courses


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