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Results driven Accounting Professional and trusted advisor with more than 13 years’ progressive experience in financial management and reporting seeks to take next career step with a respected organization that rewards hard work, dedication, and proven track record of success. Expertise in financial analysis, reporting, and reconciliations with comprehensive knowledge of GAAP principles and developing tax legislation. Demonstrated management skills that drive business initiatives and sustain business operations.
Financial Administration Accounts Payable Financial Reporting Tax Law Process Improvement Legislative Compliance
Tax Accountant August 2007 to Current Intrawest Denver, CO Prepare and file federal, local, and state tax returns, including sales and use tax returns, USFS, and royalty fees, and prepare and file Unclaimed Property Reports for US states and territories. Administer complex general accounting functions, including preparing and posting journal entries, account analysis, and balance sheet reconciliations. Review accounts payable and capital invoices for use tax; reverse/accrue use tax periodically. Establish new accounts and open, close, and renew business/sales tax licenses. Generate balance sheets and profit and loss (P&L) statements. Develop and implement best practices and new procedures to maximize efficiencies and facilitate sales/use tax preparation, unclaimed property reporting, and GL account reconciliation. Assist external auditors by submitting supporting documentation and reports. Achievements Eliminated redundant processes to achieve 50% cost reduction and cut expenses through meticulous supplier selection. Authored Use Tax Reference Guide and Sales/Use Tax Return Preparation Manual to standardize reporting. Developed sales/use tax and unclaimed property spreadsheets and tracking sheets, and created unclaimed property matrices, to streamline reports preparation.