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Directors of Accounting provide consultant-level services to controllers and finance personnel within a company. Some of these services, as shown on sample resumes of Directors of Accounting, include performing high-level financial statement preparation and review, adjusting journal entries, and preparing documentation for state and federal audits. Most Director of Accounting positions require a bachelor's degree in accounting at a minimum, though due to strong competition within the field, preference is often given to candidates who can show a master's degree on their resumes.

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Director of Accounting

Managed Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable and Financial Analysis and Budgeting for 132 locations throughout the United States. Included 4 direct reports and a total staff of 33.

  • Solved a Billing system issue that caused gas losses resulting in $5 to $10 million in losses each year. Resulting in the corrected billing of millions of dollars for past propane deliveries.
  • Redesigned the budgeting process utilizing excel resulting in a decreased cost of $150,000 per year.
  • Installed 2 General Ledger packages. Clarus software in 1997 and PeopleSoft software in 2000. Utilized Cognos report writing software to create monthly operating reports for up to 1000 entities.
  • Led a team to close offices in Houston and North Carolina resulting in saving of $5 million a year by relocating the work in the Kansas City area.
  • Completed an audit of Thermogas Propane in 2000 allowing [company name] to complete the largest acquisition in it's history.
Candidate Info
41
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
2

Director of Accounting

Responsible for directing the recording and analysis of rental/retail revenue, inventory, marketing, franchise, and cash & banking information for $4 billion retail entertainment operation. Supervised 3 direct reports and 15 employees during the month end close process while ensuring that appropriate accounting principles (GAAP) and auditing standards (Sox) are used.

  • Worked with finance and merchants to improve accuracy and quality of variance reporting/analysis by converting planning for $2 billion gross margin from top-down to driver based bottoms-up process.
  • Increased our organizational effectiveness through the use of a web based tool to facilitate sharing of close schedules and PBC's with the comptrollers group & auditors.
  • Managed and prepared financial and month-end reporting for all company product lines and reviewed all issues and results with business partners (variances, pending issues, risks and opportunities).
  • Automated the credit card dispute response process by working with IT in developing a database to capture signatures and reduce chargeback's by 10%.
  • Developed management and leadership skills in direct reports and mentored all levels of staff.
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
3

Director of Accounting

Developed processes and procedures to evaluate the Financial performance of the company- Net saving to bottom line of over 10%

  • Evaluated multiple Accounting software systems and recommended change and implemented new Accounting system
  • Prepared financial statements and budgets for ten regional offices
  • Restructured Accounting staff to optimize each employees talents resulting in less turnover and Timely billing to clients- 10 Accounting direct reports to my position
  • Direct report to CFO and company President for financial reporting
  • Interacted with auditors, bankers, attorneys and insurance agents (net savings on Worker's Comp premium over $250,000 per year after internal audit)
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Corporate Governance
C
Finance & Accounting
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
4

Director of Accounting

Oversaw day to day operations of corporate Accounting and Human Resources personnel

  • Developed shipping policy to recoup $384 thousand on an annual basis
  • Maximized sales margin by recommending product and service pricing policies.
  • Maintained sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations
  • Provided financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation
  • Collected, analyzed and consolidated financial information for executive management
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Accounting
5

Director of Accounting

Hired, supervised, developed and motivated accounting staff consisting of five senior accountants. Responsible for multiple companies, including News 12, Fuse Networks and Rainbow Advertising Sales encompassing more than $350 million in annual revenue. Instrumental in building financial infrastructures and standardizing accounting procedures across all companies. Coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing procedures.

  • Reported and maintained the financial statements for assigned business units at the management reporting level, tax reporting level (legal entity) and external reporting level (10-Q and 10-K).
  • Met regularly with controller and business managers to develop comprehensive comparisons of actual results to budgets and internal forecasts.
  • Reviewed and signed off on balance sheet and income statement account analysis and monthly journal entries.
  • Supported Business Planning in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, cash flow statements and five year plans.
  • Established accounting policies and procedures and ensured that the system of internal controls comply with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.
  • Met with internal and external financial auditors, as necessary.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
MA
Finance
6

Director of Accounting

Manage a staff 20, including 3 group controllers and AP manager in daily and month end close processing. Coordinate the reporting and analysis of monthly income statements; balance sheet and cash flow for forty seven remote Long Term Care facilities grouped into four portfolios.

  • Improved the account reconciliation processes through automation and design, saving three days per month
  • Improve AP productivity through system enhancements with IT and outside vendors. Reduced overall processing time by over 40 hours improving vendor and internal relationships.
  • Led a system improvement comity with IT and other departments to improve company- wide processing.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
7

Director of Accounting/vice President - Capital Markets Operations

Managed seven-member staff responsible for financial accounting, reporting and controls for Foreign Exchange,
Interest Rate Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, and Structured and Equity Derivatives.

  • Supported $438 billion in derivative activity that generated $66 million in annual revenues.
  • Instituted newly established FAS 133 hedge accounting for Treasury and Global Capital Markets business units.
  • Redesigned SEC, Regulatory, and Interpretation 39 reporting.
  • Designed and managed daily valuation and volatility of derivative products from front to back office.
  • Implemented monthly metrics reporting for operations activities such as error ratios, unit cost, and volatility measures.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
MA
Finance
8

Director of Accounting

Provide leadership for accounting department, strengthen divisional accounting functions, and implement/maintain financial controls.

  • Established cost accounting systems to analyze profit improvement opportunities
  • Worked in cooperation with management teams to restructure corporate pricing on all major product lines, resulting in a 32% profit improvement
  • Streamlined accounting processes to reduce work paper and documents requirements.
  • Supported corporate and divisional strategic planning efforts through forecasting and operational/capital budget development activities
  • Established and maintained credit/collection policies
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting
9

Director of Accounting

Managed team responsible for mortgage accounting, accounts payable and fixed assets.

  • Prepared consolidated financial statements and reporting package for Nexstar and its subsidiaries. Adapted accounting and reporting processes resulting from the purchase of Nexstar by MBNA and the subsequent acquisition of MBNA by Bank of America.
  • Maintained and administered PeopleSoft General Ledger and Reporting.
  • Member of team that created accounting processes for Bank of America's acquisition of Reverse Mortgage of America.
  • Oversaw conversion of accounts payable and fixed asset functions to Bank of America's centralized processes.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
MS
Accounting
10

Director of Accounting

Performed monthly, quarterly and annual closes and prepared consolidated financial statements and analyses.

  • Reviewed 10Q and 10K.
  • Developed project cost system for R&D projects.
  • Developed annual corporate budget and updated forecast on quarterly basis.
  • ASC 718 - Accounting for stock based compensation
  • Prepared quarterly accounting research update for CFO
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
MS
Accounting

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