Lisa Colleton is a 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.
Lisa M. Colleton Marlborough, MA 01752 508-485-3803 www.linkedin.com/in/lisacolleton Lcoll1@yahoo.com Summary 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. Education 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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