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Carole Beyer is a Senior Accounting Project Manager with over 20 years of experience providing accounting, management and financial services to JCPenney. Carole is an Accurate Accounting Manager who has saved employer money and public scrutiny by effectively reviewing business functions.
C AROLE A. B EYER McKinney, TX 75070 ● firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolebeyer ● 469.358.5540 DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER DEVELOPS ACCOUNTING SOLUTIONS THAT RESULT IN COST SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCY Senior Accounting Project Manager with over 20 years of experience providing accounting, management and financial services to JCPenney. Accurate Accounting Manager who has saved employer money and public scrutiny by effectively reviewing business functions. Dynamic professional with an exceptional business acumen dealing with a wide range of accounting and administrative activities. Motivated professional who has consistently exceeded expectations and has been promoted accordingly. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance ● Full Cycle Accounting ● Financial Analysis and Reporting ● Internal Controls Year-End Closing ● Leadership ● Oracle Financial Tools Implementation ● Project Management ● Procurement Account Research and Reconciliation ● Cost Savings ● Budgeting ● Tax Auditing ● Forecasting and Analysis CAREER HISTORY JCP E N N E Y , Plano, TX A North American chain of department stores. Oracle Project Accounting Implementation Manager (2011 – 2012) Oversaw the implementation and integration of Project Accounting as part of the Oracle R12 Financial Suite to ensure milestones and critical timelines were met. Collaborated with key Finance, Tax, and Operational stakeholders, along with system engineers and consultants to lead the project to implementation. Authored business requirement documents, issues and risk logs to support Project Accounting’s integration with Sabrix Sales and Use Tax solution and the following Oracle functions: Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Fixed Assets modules. ● Completely turned around a failing project by repairing client relationships and driving scheduling timelines. ● Decreased actual and forecast reporting time for $400 million in company capital by one week each quarter. Divisional Controller (2006 – 2012) Led all accounting activities for the following business units: Executive, Legal, Board of Director, HR, Administrative Services, Aviation, Communications and Investor Relations. Oversaw a combined budget of $112 million, supervised one direct report, and supported 450+ associates. Ensured compliance with SOX by testing controls and completing quarterly certification documentation. Managed monthly closing tasks, journal entries and account reconciliations. Provided support to business units on escalated vendor problems, including terms negotiation, debit balance resolution and new supplier on-boarding. Created monthly reporting packages and reviewed results with Executive VPs from each business unit. ● Saved $200,000 in payment terms discounts, and reduced payment processing time by automating the Legal Dept.’s accounts payable process. Accomplished this by implementing web-based systems (TeamConnect and Collaborati) for use with 200+ outside legal firms. ● Completed business units’ administrative budgets, forecasts, budget variances, year-end closings and journal entries on time with no issues identified. ● Automated the company’s monthly account reconciliation process and certification by implementing AssureNet for 2,000 balance sheet accounts, which resulted in improved financial reporting, more timely reconciliations, and increased visibility of account reconciliation status. ● Recognized in 2009 with the “Controller Associate of the Year” award and the CFO’s Finance Award for the implementation of AssureNet. Continued on Page 2 C AROLE A. B EYER Page 2 (Career History, continued) email@example.com● 469.358.5540 JCP E N N E Y , C O N T I N U E D Procurement Sr. Accounting Project Manager (2002 – 2006) Directed the development and implementation of the Procurement Department’s supplier registration, supplier compliance, payment support services, and policy and procedure creation. Supervised a staff of 5 managers and 2 administrative associates. Identified, documented and tested Procurement’s internal controls. Served on the Oracle AP Implementation Team, and developed and documented Procurement’s business requirements, rules and processes required for implementation. Reviewed all Oracle iSP supplier registration requests. ● Attained SOX compliance, and completed KPMG SOX testing with no exceptions identified for Procurement’s key controls in 2005. ● Achieved $0 in outstanding NFR accounts payable issues. ● Implemented “procure to pay” strategies for 740+ suppliers and on-boarded 600+ new suppliers while maintaining EDI compliance. Energy & Facility Maintenance (EFM) Sr. Accounting Project Manager (2001 – 2002) Led the development, documentation and implementation of the EFM budget, and oversaw the operating budget baselines for Johnson Controls (JCI) and Enron/Avista contracts, worth $150 and $250 million respectively. Prepared and presented accurate and timely financial information, analysis and recommendations to the EFM team and senior management. ● Saved approximately $1.7 million in duplicate charges due to invoicing issues that were resolved with Facility Service Providers, JCI and JCP stores. ● Reduced expenses to $2.5 million under budget in 2001, and then increased savings to $5 million by decreasing utility expenses. A D D I T I O N A L P R E V I O U S E X P E R I E N C E A T J CP E N N E Y Accounts Payable (AP) Sr. Accounting Project Manager: Developed and implemented improvements to the AP and Master Data Systems, and ensured all projects were delivered on time, accurately and within allocated budget. Sales & Use Tax Audit Specialist: Facilitated a number of significant state sales and use tax audits for field locations in 25 states. Reduced the company’s audit assessments by $260k (400%). Other Positions Include: Sales & Use Tax Compliance & Master Data Manager; Payroll Supervisor; Shareholder Services Database Administrator; and Shareholder Services Transfer Agent Clerk. EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Business Computer Information Systems with concentration in Accounting and Mathematics Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA Certification Project Management Professional (2008) Training Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2011)
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