Controller (Best)

Stephanie B. Nicks, CPA

460 Hillcrest Circle, Plymouth, MN  55446 / Tel# (763) 550-9168  Email:  [email protected]
Controller
Profile

Two decades as professional and effective experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Comprehensive knowledge of financial statement preparation and analysis for private and public entities. Expert knowledge of all Federal and State tax codes. Master of Business Administration, Finance and Accounting.
Skills Summary

·         Financial Statements

·         Journal Entries

·         Accounts Payable

·         Tax Reports

·         Business Operations

·         Reconciliation

·         Cost Accounting

·         Inventory

·         Accounts Receivable

·         Quicken

·         ACCPAC

·         MS Excel
Professional Experience

GRASShead Industries, Plymouth, MN

1993 – Present

Controller

Maintained general ledger, month-end reporting and analysis. Prepared and filed annual corporate taxes. Prepared and filed tax returns on a monthly basis.  Managed payroll tax returns.

§         Designed daily cash flow management. Increased budget by 14%.

§         Created and presented monthly/quarterly expense reports.

§         Charted monthly and quarterly sales analysis for presentations.

§         Negotiated a comprehensive employee benefits package.

§         Streamlined office procedures to increase profit margin by 5%.

J.B. DRUDGE’s, Plymouth, MN

1988 – 1993

Senior Accountant

Managed month-end and year-end closings.  Analyzed monthly bank reconciliations. Documented workmen’s compensation claims.

§         Established filing efficiency of returns and budgets.

§         Implemented company-wide filing system for cash receipts and disbursements.

§         Generated revenue increase of 16% because of tax planning improvements.

DesSert Products, Inc., Plymouth, MN

1985 – 1988

AP/AR Manager

Managed Accounts Payable and Receivable and payroll. Trained and managed 10 office personnel.

§         Automated Accounts Payable system.

§         Trained staff to maintain consistently accurate accounting.

§         Recognized by company president for outstanding efficiency and accuracy.

SECOND Financial, Inc, Plymouth, MN

1983 – 1985

Financial Analyst

Supported management in analysis of real estate and loan operations. Created monthly loan reporting. Projected cash flows.

§         Assessed profitability with proper analysis of financial statements and debt ratios.

§         Performed waterfall and cash flow modeling to educate management of trends.

§         Valued portfolios and real estate to ensure consistent asset allocations.

§         Monitored performance and projections of assets.

MoLE and SmIth, Plymouth, MN

1982 – 1983

Bookkeeper

Performed all bookkeeping and account management. Helped prepare year-end audits and complied with auditors.

§         Analyzed journal and ledger entries, bank statements, inventories and expenditures.

§         Reorganized accounting processes to increase productivity.

§         Achieved increased payment frequency from 90% of accounts.
Education

Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting), 1985

County University, Plymouth, MN

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1982

County University, Plymouth, MN
Certification

Certified Public Accountant, State of Minnesota (1992)
Professional Affiliations and Awards

§         American Institute of Certified Public Accountants-AICPA

§         Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants-ASCPA

 

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