Kia Motors America
Accounting Administrator

111 Peters Canyon Rd  • Irvine, CA 92606
June 2017 – Present
▪       Performed monthly financial and accounting closing for Company Vehicle Inventory, Buyback Vehicle Inventory, Evaluation Vehicle Inventory, and Fixed Asset Inventory
▪       Performed monthly analysis and reporting of vehicle/asset inventories, valuations, and aging
▪       Coordinated with operating departments regarding vehicle use, vehicle loan, and evaluation of asset management
▪       Maintained and updated Vehicle Valuation Forecasts
▪       Reviewed and process evaluation reimbursement requests
▪       Reviewed, analyzed and reconciled related balance sheet and P&L accounts
▪       Prepared various ad-hoc reports as requested by management
▪       Prepared schedules and provided support to auditors during annual audit
▪       Conducted audits at company ports to ensure accuracy of processes and reporting

Hyundai AutoEver America
Finance Consultant

10550 Talbert Ave • Fountain Valley, CA 92708
November 2016 – June 2017
▪       Collaborated with management to create the policy and procedures manual for Fixed Assets Management.
▪       Created a report to track the progress of SOW projects and their respective CapEx, A/P invoices, payments, variances and utilization.
▪       Created a report to track the average and total days for Finance and approval managers to complete AP process per invoice to help monitor workflow and areas in need for improvement.
▪       Reviewed and reconciled vendor statements.
▪       Generated invoices for G&A and Operating expenses and reconciled expenses per business units.
▪       Reconciled SOW billing reports and provided solutions for variances with Project Managers.
▪       Generated project invoices and reconciled billing summary for each project.
▪       Preformed and posted journal entries and cash receipts.
▪       Reconciled monthly and daily bank statements.
▪       Assisted GL manager with weekly cash flow and check run.
▪       Performed month-end close duties.

Aclara Technologies
Project Accountant/Fixed Asset Management

945 Hornet Drive • Hazelwood, MO 63042
August 2015 – October 2016
Project Accounting:
▪       Reviewed and reconciled accounts related to project assets and expenses.
▪       Investigated variances and provided explanations to management.
▪       Reported to management regarding the remaining funding available.
▪       Held monthly meetings to track the progress of projects and reviewed items to be placed in service.
▪       Closed out accounts upon project completion.
Fixed Assets:
▪       Managed fixed assets and respective GL accounts in FAS and JDE; including acquisitions, disposals, amortization/depreciation tracking, and sales.
▪       Performed monthly account reconciliations and analyses for GL and Sub Ledger research.
▪       Performed month-end-close duties, including journal entries, account analysis and budget reviews.
General:
▪       Reduced month-end-close process from six to three days.
▪       Created an AP system that improved the timing and flow of paperwork, resulting in a better tracking system for paid expenses.
▪       Fulfilled audit requests with KPMG and PwC.
▪       Assisted with the completion of yearly taxes for fixed assets and filed personal property taxes and declarations for each county and state.

Occidental Petroleum Corporation
NGLs Marketing Accountant

5 Greenway Plaza • Houston, TX 77046
March 2013 – May 2015
▪       Revamped and restructured NGLs’ Marketing Analysis, decreasing deliverable time from two days to two hours.
▪       Revamped the margin analysis process by effectively communicating and accurately reporting variances for volume, pricing and margin fall out.
▪       Worked with NGLs team and management resulting in a 50% month-end-close reduction from six days to three.
▪       Trained Oxy employees and contractors on processes and procedures.
▪       Trained staff accountant and NGLs manager, hired by California Resources Co., Inc. (CRC) on deliverables, procedures and processes for Oxy’s spinoff.
▪       Assisted with Imbalance reconciliation for West Coast spinoff, resulting in a $3M gain and a volume correction of 92M gals to Oxy’s books.
▪       Lead monthly credit meetings with the credit department and other accountants on the NGLs team.
▪       Performed monthly account reconciliations and analysis, including General Ledger and Sub Ledger research and problem solving.
▪       Spearheaded IT projects to improve functionality of the accounting and trade software system, controls and general accounting processes.
▪       Fulfilled audit requests from KPMG and other agencies.
▪       Prepared and booked weekly settlements and reconciled A/R and A/P customer accounts.

Skills

  • Allegro 8.0
  • analytically inclined
  • AS400
  • Excel
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • JD Edwards One
  • maintains a high level of accuracy
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL
  • Microsoft word
  • Oracle Discoverer
  • Oracle Financial
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • QuickBooks
  • SAP
  • strong professional work ethic
  • strong writing and communication skills
  • team building
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