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Chief Accountants, also known as Senior Financial Accountants, collect and analyze financial information for businesses and advise them on their financial decisions. Sample resumes of Chief Accountants incorporate skills like developing accounting procedures to improve the efficiency of company operations, and managing weekly check runs, including receiving check requests and expense reports and verifying that they are in compliance with financial policies and procedures. A bachelor's degree is the minimum educational requirement on Chief Accountants' resumes, though a graduate degree is often preferred.

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Chief Accountant

Promoted to the position of chief accountant within 6 months of joining the firm. Supervised 4 accountants

  • Conducted internal audit of company accounts and systems and co-ordinated with external auditors.
  • Prepared Monthly Financial Reports, Executive Summary and assisted the Finance Manager.
  • Prepared product costing sheets for work-in-process, finished goods and new products. Resolved month-end inventory reconciliation.
  • Authorized payments, bank reconciliation and depreciation calculations. Letter of Credit documents for major export orders.
  • Facilitated hiring and interviewed staff members. Trained new employees in the Department.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
Computer Studies
BA
Business Administration
MA
Master of Arts
2

Chief Accountant

Managed an accounting team of 5 with a strong emphasis on teamwork and accountability

  • Prepared and distributed financial reports to managers, executives, and board members
  • Assisted CFO in annual audits and updated accounting policies
  • Implemented accounting systems and policies for low income housing properties
  • Remitted payments and maintained 403B retirement plans for employees
  • Ensured timely compliance for 4 low income housing properties including monthly, quarterly, and annual filings
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
3

Chief Accountant

Maintained all aspects of general ledger including month-end closing and accruals and analysis of general ledger accounts. Prepared financial statements, 10k and tax workpapers per corporate policy.

  • Designed and implemented fixed asset tracking system
  • Responsible for cost reporting system for 800 employees
  • Drafted and published policies and procedures
  • Negotiated issues with DCAA resulting in reduced cost questions and subsequent increase in overhead reimbursement
  • Achieved lower audit fees through tighter control of transactions
  • Implemented Sales and Use tax procedures resulting in $200k annual savings
  • Executed divestiture and new corporate integration with minimal disruption. Achieved two full year -end closing cycles within two months.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
MBA
Master of Business Administration
4

Chief Accountant/supervisor

Executed account billing practices and maintained records for 5800 client accounts

  • Developed departmental budget for cost reduction and efficiency
  • Balanced and prepared monthly and yearly financial reports
  • Assisted auditors with audits of water and sewer financial records
  • Performed reconciliation of general ledger and accounting transaction reports for accuracy
  • Supervised 15 departmental staff and conducted yearly employee performance evaluations
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
18
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
5

Chief Accountant

Partnered with CFO, Controller, Division Directors and Accounting Department to ensure General Ledger accounts reflect accurate balances while ensuring that all expenses are coded properly.

  • Prepare day to day financials, including payroll accuracy and monthly financials for the Board and Division Directors.
  • Work closely with VP's and managers to assure budget adherence while assessing all resources available for company goals.
  • Collaborated with external and internal auditors to assure compliance with state, federal, and local reporting.
  • Created, reviewed, and approved monthly journal entries, including uploading EMR events into general ledger
  • Completed balance sheet reconciliations and made necessary accrual adjustments as needed
  • Reviewed and approved balance sheet reconciliations monthly for audit review
  • Supervised the grant accountant, enforced and monitored all grant invoicing and state/federal requirements.
  • Managed accounting staff to ensure month closing deadlines were met
  • Worked with Accounting Manager to ensure funding payers were billed at the correct rate and units properly reflected.
  • Lead person in Finance department with implementation of Lawson financial software, February 2013
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
MBA
Master of Business Administration
6

Division Chief (chief Accountant)

Direct the overall financial accounting operations of the City, including payroll, financial reporting, accounts payable, grants management, capital projects, fixed assets, real and personal property, cash receipts and revenue control functions.

  • Prepare the Consolidated Annual Financial Report in compliance with GASB and GFOA requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance to senior City leadership including City Council, and the Board of Estimates.
  • Oversee the City's annual financial audit, single audit and other reviews and evaluations.
  • Prepare the annual budget and evaluate budgetary performance.
  • Implemented a robust integrated personal property accounting system resulting in improved productivity, more reliable billing and collections, and enhanced reporting.
  • Executive sponsor of the fixed asset, grants management and real property management systems implementation projects.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Management
7

Chief Accountant

Writes correspondence on financial matters to the Director.

  • Advised the Director on financial matters.
  • Analyzed and compiled financial data.
  • Inspected and verified all payment vouchers before payment is made.
  • Assisted the Accounting staff with preparation of financial budget for organization.
  • Ensured proper keeping and maintenance of all financial documents.
  • Coordinated with other members of the Accounting team.
  • Communicated with other departments of the organization in order to facilitate efficient services.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
20
years
at this job
MBA
Finance
8

Assistant to Chief Accountant

Assisted in general accounting functions including: bookkeeping, billing, cash receipts, and maintaining various documents.

  • Performed month-end and year-end closing and bank statements reconciliations.
  • Managed accounts payable responsibilities.
  • Actively assisted in preparing company's Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
  • Integrated and analyzed accounting information of B/S, I/S to generate a report about company's financial condition.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Taxation
BA
Economic And Business Administration
MS
Accounting
9

Office Manager/ Chief Accountant

  • Developed and presented analytical trend reports to owners and shareholders. Tracked business results and designed cash flow forecasts for small commercial accounts.
  • Interpret key data trends and drivers for small commercial accounts to ensure profitability. Indentified areas of improvement for profitability.
  • Undertook various tax reporting for limited liability, partnerships, s-corporations and other small and medium size firms.
  • Quarterly and Annual reports, reconciliation, budget and capital expenditures
  • Tracking business results and cash flow.
  • Managed, supervised and trained 5 bookkeepers and accountants.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
BBA
Business
MBA
Master of Business Administration
10

Chief Accountant

Computerized and prepared all financial statements that reflected business activity

  • Supervised clerical and rental staff of four
  • Computerized company's manual paper reporting system
  • Prepared daily cash collections and bank deposits
  • Reviewed assigned departmental monthly financial statements for completeness, accuracy and reasonableness of budget variance.
  • Produced, processed and posted assigned monthly journal entries for monthly financial statements
  • Interacted with other Hospital departments to provide tools to assist in the financial management of the department
  • Prepared required schedules for year-end audit and gathered supporting documentation.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Accounting

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