Clooten - Senior Accountant / Assistant Controller - Delta, BC, Canada

Nancy Clooten

Delta, BC, Canada

Services

Senior Accountant / Assistant Controller

Summary:

Over 20 years full cycle accounting experience in Retail, Manufacturing and Corporate Head Office environments.

• Proficient in all Accounting functions and Office Administration resulting in being able to step in and help out where needed
• Strong analytical skills enabling me to identify problem areas, implement corrective actions and introduce processes and procedures to improve efficiencies
• Solid Customer service skills (internal and external) ensuring open and honest communication between all departments within an organization
• Reliable, flexible and organized, working hard to ensure Company deadlines and job expectations are met
• Advanced computer skills allow me to easily and quickly adapt to new software programmes

Work History

Accountant

ISLAND CITY BAKING / CONTE FOOD IMPORTERS

November 2012 - August 2013

• Responsible for ensuring the delivery of timely and accurate monthly financial statements for two entities to the Controller/Owner
• Audited all entries passing through General Ledger looking for levels of approval, back up, correct allocation and balancing of sub ledgers
• Supervisor of AR/AP accounting personnel
• Set up of all employees and employee benefits, ensuring proper documentation
• Preparation of Bi-weekly Payroll of over 150 employees
• Reconciliation and Remittances of WCB, GST, PST, Corp and Payroll Taxes
• Responsible for the set up and maintaining of Capital Assets schedules and processing of monthly depreciation
• Balance Sheet Analysis and reconciliations
• Bank and Visa Statement reconciliation
• Preparation of detailed working papers and schedules for external auditors

Accomplishments
Implemented changes and procedures to rectify the disarray in which the accounting and employee records were in.
Produced monthly financial statements for Owner within 5 working days of month end which previously had not been done.

Accountant

CULTURE CRAZE , TSAWWASSEN BC

October 2010 - March 2012

OCT 2010 TO MARCH 2012
Canadian corporate HO, this company specializes in bringing affordable cutting edge body jewelry to its customers.
Accountant

• Full cycle accounting for Culture Craze Franchise Corp (Head Office) and Culture Craze Retail Corp (21 Locations across Canada) producing monthly financial statements for company President by location
• Acted as Liaison between mall employees, mall administration and Head Office
• Assisted in negotiating Mall Leases ensuring all contracts were kept current
• Responsible for Payroll, Benefits, WCB and HR of over 100 employees
• Responsible for the set up and maintaining of Capital Assets schedules and processing of monthly depreciation
• Balance Sheet Analysis
• Bank and Visa Statement reconciliation
• Preparation of detailed working papers and schedules for external auditors

Accomplishments
When I first assumed this position the company books were behind by 9 months. Within 4 months I had caught up the prior work while keeping current. Along with organizing all company files in the office and on the server, I implemented process changes to improve efficiencies in the office resulting in the hours required to perform the Accountants function going from 80 to 65 hours bi-weekly.

Senior Accountant

GFS CANADA COMPANY INC

Up to March 2010

RICHMOND BC (GORDON FOOD SERVICE) 2006 TO MARCH 31, 2010
Largest National Food Distributor in Canada with Branded companies such as Neptune Food Service, Albion Fisheries and Intercity Packers.

Senior Accountant reporting to the Controller, CFO and CEO, responsible for:

• Authorizing of all journal entries posted to GFS National Company accounts to ensure accuracy and consistency.
• Administrating financial accounting software package for GFS National, setting up new companies, maintaining chart of accounts, setting up users etc.
• Responsible for the set up and maintaining of Capital Assets schedules and processing of monthly depreciation entries.
• Processed, balanced and analyzed payroll for National Company, following up on irregularities and variances.
• Full Cycle Accounting for 7 GFS National Companies.
• Reconciliation of all Interco transactions within GFS National and 18 subsidiaries which had not been done prior to my obtaining the position.
• Balance Sheet analysis for GFS National Companies.
• Monthly consolidation package for National companies plus 18 subsidiaries. By offering consistent guidance and support we were able have all subsidiaries report into us in a timely matter, therefore enabling our office to meet our reporting deadlines.
• Preparation of consolidated internal monthly, yearly and quarterly Financial Reports & analysis for Senior Management.
• Preparation of detailed working papers, schedules and notes to Financial Statements for external auditors.
• Preparation of Annual Operating Plan (Budget) and Long Range Plan for (9) GFS National Companies and consolidation of the same including (18) subsidiaries.
• Analyzing, consolidating and reporting on a monthly basis, variances to budget to department heads and senior management.
• Maintain, monitor and update internal control procedures on an ongoing basis ensuring compliance with Company Standards.
• Implementation of process changes and improvements to improve efficiencies in...

Assistant Controller

AMCOR P.E.T. PACKAGING, DELTA BC

• Collaborated with controller to meet national consolidation reporting timelines of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, reviews, audits and strategic forecasts and plans.
• Provide assistance with annual budget preparation and presentation, working closely with associated departments for purposes of gathering and analyzing information for review.
• Verified financial and operational product set up and reviews to ensure accuracy of inventory standards and bills of material.
• Analysis and reporting of inventory variances to identify corrective action
• Headed project for cost savings of returnable packaging, working with customers, suppliers and materials department to minimize costs relating to inventory losses and scrap
• Training of New employees

Accountant

BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

• Mentored a team of accounting staff ensuring compliance with Bank policies and procedures.
• Audited all entries passing through General Ledger looking for levels of approval, back up, correct allocation and balancing of sub ledgers.
• Prepared and or checked daily, weekly, monthly and yearly Financial Statements for submission to Head Office.
• Prepare yearly budget, investigating and reporting on variances to budget on a monthly basis.
• Held joint custody and control of all cash and securities held at the Branch according to Bank polices.
• Ensured that all safety and security procedures were being followed by all employees to lessen the risk of threat to the employees and to protect the Bank's interest.

Qualifications & Certifications

Accounting Degree

Kwantlen College

Kwantlen College, Richmond BC

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