Drew Sterling, CPA
143 Broad Street, Phoenix, AZ 86754 / Tel# (623) 555-3423 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twenty years experience as a Certified Public Accountant with management experience in public and private accounting. Comprehensive knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis. Expert knowledge of individual and corporate tax law at Federal and State level. Proficient in applying GAAP principles to auditing engagements and management reports. Master of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting.
· Financial Statements
· Journal Entries
· Accounts Payable/Receivable
· Tax Reports
· Business Operations
· Bank Reconciliation
· Cost Accounting
· Inventory Accounting
· Accounts Receivable
· MS Excel
ARROWHEAD INDUSTRIES, Tucson, AZ
1993 - Present
Maintained all aspects of general ledger including month-end closing and accruals and analysis of general ledger accounts. Prepared and filed S-Corporation returns including 1120S and CT-1120S annually. Prepared and filed CT Sales and Use Tax return on a monthly basis. Prepared and filed payroll tax returns.
§ Designed daily cash flow report summarizing inflows and outflows to numerous bank accounts resulting in 5% savings in cost of funds.
§ Created and presented monthly/quarterly expense analysis spreadsheets to inform management of opportunities to decrease expenses.
§ Formulated and graphed monthly and quarterly sales analysis spreadsheets to re-focus sales activity and achieve a 12% gain in sales.
§ Designed and negotiated comprehensive employee benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability, to realize significant cost savings.
§ Assessed office efficiency and streamlined duties to increase productivity and profit margin.
J.R. BURBERY’S, Flagstaff, AZ
1988 - 1993
Performed month-end and year-end closing functions. Prepared adjusting journal entries. Analyzed numerous monthly bank reconciliations. Documented all aspects of workmen’s compensation claims. Prepared trial balance and year-end adjusting entries.
§ Established company-wide system for copying and collating personal and business tax returns to improve filing efficiency.
§ Implemented company-wide filing system for cash receipts and cash disbursements, addressing a previous concern voiced by external auditors.
§ Generated revenue increase of 12% due to regional promotion of tax planning.
§ Introduced a more efficient accounting software program.
§ Created procedures to ensure no overage or shortage in sales.
DESERT PRODUCTS, INC., Flagstaff, AR
1985 - 1988
Managed all aspects of Accounts Payable and Receivable. Trained office personnel to follow standard accounting practices.
§ Organized, restructured, and implemented new Accounts Payable system to transform manual system to computerized format.
§ Trained staff on Chart of Accounts, Accounts Payable, and Payroll to maintain consistently accurate accounting of funds.
§ Received recognition from company president for outstanding performance and attention to detail.
FIRST FINANCIAL, INC, Flagstaff, AR
1983 - 1985
Supported management team through analysis of real estate and loan operations. Facilitated monthly loan reporting packages. Projected real estate cash flows.
§ Assessed profitability through analysis of financial statements and ratios.
§ Performed waterfall and cash flow modeling of loans to inform management of trends.
§ Valued portfolios, loans and real estate to ensure consistent asset allocations.
§ Monitored performance and projections for real estate assets to forecast undesirable fluctuations in asset valuation.
MOEHLE AND SMYTH, Flagstaff, AR
1982 - 1983
Performed full charge bookkeeping and account management, assembled documentation for year-end audits, and responded to auditors’ inquiries.
§ Examined and analyzed journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories, expenditures and other accounting and financial records to ensure financial recording accuracy and compliance with the GAAP and CICA Handbook.
§ Reorganized office and accounting processes to improve efficiency and boost productivity.
§ Established a routine customer follow-up system to encourage regular on-time payments and assure continued cash flows. Achieved increased payment frequency from 97% of accounts.
Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting), 1985
City University, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1982
City University, Tucson, AZ
Certified Public Accountant, State of Arizona (1992)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND AWARDS
§ American Institute of Certified Public Accountants-AICPA
§ Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants-ASCPA
§ Business Person of the Year, Tucson Chamber of Commerce
§ Certificate in Neighborhood Leadership Initiative
§ Outstanding Academic Award