Financial Analyst Senior Accountant in Boston MA Resume Lisa Colleton by LisaColleton


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									                                       Lisa M. Colleton
Marlborough, MA 01752                                                         508-485-3803                                        


Dedicated Accounting Professional with progressive experience analyzing and maintaining
financial systems as a Staff Accountant and Financial Analyst with a solid background in
accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, credit and collections, variance analysis,
reconciliations and cash management.
        Strong analytical skills with commitment to accuracy.
        Remarkable ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
        Skilled at extracting information from various accounting and information systems for
        analysis and review.
        Exceptional ability to consistently meet strict deadlines.
        Extremely efficient and organized with excellent time management skills

                                       Professional Experience

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC (Formerly Cohesive Technologies) — Franklin, MA 2001-2012
Financial Analyst                                                                   2007-2012
   Managed overall accounting operations including: Prepared monthly financial statements,
   monthly closing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit and collections, assist upper
   management with annual operating budget, prepared Ad-hoc reports supporting FP&A..
      Reworked general ledger to include intercompany accounts and rewrote financial
      statements after company acquisition to mirror parent company.
      Trained Managers on new accounting procedures and financial statements resulting in
      improved efficiency in spending and forecasting.
      Analyzed general ledger accounts and monthly bank reconciliations and prepared
      journal entries.
      Participated in weekly Staff Meetings to update Managers on revenue and budget status
      of the business unit.
      Managed Staff Accountant until that position was eliminated in 2009.
      Consistently completed on-time close.
      Prepared multiple state sales tax returns.
      Reconciled monthly Intercompany accounts.

Staff Accountant                                                                       2001-2007
Handled all aspects of this newly created position reporting directly to the Controller for all day
to day accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash applications,
credit & collections, cash management, payroll, month end journal entry preparation.
Lisa M. Colleton (508-485-3803)                                                       Page 2
       Prepared and processed daily revenue invoices as well as weekly sales & orders report.
       Processed Accounts Payable and processed Payroll online via Paychex (35 employees).
       Wrote procedure manual for this position.
       Managed Credit & Collections, reduced write offs to <$2K during my tenure.

WORCESTER CONTROLS CORPORATION — MARLBOROUGH, MA                                    1998-2001
General Accountant                                                                  1999-2001
Managed Canadian sub ledger for accounting operations including but not limited to: Prepared
monthly financial statements, monthly closing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash
receipts, assisted upper management with annual operating budget.
        Analyzed general ledger accounts and monthly bank reconciliations and prepared any
        resulting monthly journal entries.
        Consistently completed on-time close (2 days). Parent company was in UK and results
        were required to be submitted to next consolidation level within 2 business days, UK
        time which often resulted in work schedules being adjusted to take place over a 48 hour
        period in order to comply with the strict 2 day close requirement.
        Prepared Canadian tax returns.
        Prepared and posted all month end journal entries.
        Presented financial position to Controller at month end close.

Accounts Receivable / Collections                                               1998-1999
Responsible for all lockbox and international wire transfer receipts cash application, new
customer credit reference check via Dunn & Bradstreet, set up & maintained sales
representative’s car leases.
       Applied Cash Receipts.
       Managed Credit & Collections.
       Processed Wire Transfers.
       Checked credit references and assigned appropriate credit limits.
       Sales Representatives car lease administrator.


                           Associate of Science in Accounting
                     Associate of Science in Business Administration
                       FISHER COLLEGE — MARLBOROUGH, MA
                   Dual major, Deans List, High Honors, Phi Theta Kappa
              Researching programs to complete Bachelor’s degree coursework.

                                      Technical Skills
        MS Office, Word, Excel, Hyperion, pcMRP, Great Plains Dynamics, FRx, Oracle

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