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CHERYL JOHNSON 122 Kyle Street * Woodstock, GA * 30188 Phone: (404) 597 - 9154 * E-mail: cj54e504@westpost.

net FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL Meticulous and experienced Manager of Financial Accounting capable of supporting both grass root and fortune 500 companies with transferrable skills (such as, b ut not limited to, Budgeting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Forecasting , etc.) that are conformable to any industry. EDUCATION * Bachelor of Science PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE American Roof Works, Woodstock, GA 2008 - Present Chief Bookkeeper Specialist Manager of company's accounting and reporting functions for this grass-roots roo fing company serving the Atlanta Metro area. * Responsible for all accounts payable and accounts receivable functions of the organization. * Create Requests for Proposals and Invoices to the company's potential and exis ting customer base. * Handle forecast budgeting, account reconciliation and manager the general ledg er of the organization. * Responsible for managing expenses to ensure that the company's profits meet an d exceed expectations. MedQuest, Inc. & Companies, Alpharetta, GA 2005 - 2008 Accounts Receivable Coordinator Manage receivables of this multi-state, multi-million dollar independent outpati ent diagnostic imaging facilities. * Responsible for overseeing, managing and performing collections of over $1 Mil lion per month in outstanding Accounts Receivables (AR). * Managed claims filed to Government insurance carriers to ensure payment was de livered in a timely manner. * Responsible for appealing claim denials and maintained high averages for overc oming those denials. * Analyzed the outstanding account balances of existing AR. * Remained aware of news-worthy information regarding assigned insurance carrier s. * Operated as a liaison between the Accounts Receivable department and senior ma nagement to ensure that issues (and corresponding suggested solutions) were brou ght to their attention. * Oversaw staff at satellite offices to ensure that they too tracked towards the same standards of AR * Established relationships with internal and external departments to ensure tha t objectives were achieved. * NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS o Based on analysis I performed on the account balances at the time of receiving the position, implemented a system of quality control to ensure that 70% of the total AR remained current with less than 10% over 60 days and less than 20% ove r 90 days. o Ensured that average age of AR accounts were below 45 days. This transformed receivables from the then current position of 120 days and longer collection cy cles. o Penned several articles in the company's newsletter that was circulated throug hout the organization. Integrity Transportation Solutions, Kennesaw, GA 2001 - 2005 Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable Clerk Responsible for Accounts Payable and Receivable of this mid-sized organization w ith a specialization in Shuttle and Limosine Transportation Services. * Handled accounts payable and receivable for internal and external customers. * Prepared and processed invoices and payments to/from third parties. * Worked with executives within the organization to obtain signatures and approv als for expenditures. * Performed daily and monthly bank reconciliation of the general ledger ~ Integrity Transportation Solutions Con't ~ * Handled all corporate employee accounts including managing the expense report process and ensuring that the bills were paid in a timely fashion. * Became the point of contact for all travel arrangements for company personnel * Ran monthly pro forma accounting statements. * Responsible for year end processes such as 1099 processing. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Marietta, GA 1999 - 2001 Field Support Representative Solely responsible for the needs of the sales staff of this private company that specializes in Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals and Antihistamines. * Responsible for being a Subject Matter Expert on the pharmaceutical industry a nd interpretations of laws and regulations impacting the business. * Provided direct support for the outside sales staff (135 individuals) by resea rching and resolving questions and concerns that they posed. * Planned and facilitated quarterly audits of the sales staff to ensure operatio nal excellence and efficiency. * Examined and analyzed FDA guidelines to ensure the sales staff was compliant t o existing and new laws. * Developed and maintained all sales training manuals, presentations and other t ools used by the sales staff. * NOTABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS o Responsible for creating and maintaining department manuals for new and existi ng employees. o Able to maintain the excellence, accuracy and speed of all work responsibiliti es for the department while another employee was on long term leave. Appropriat ely modified processes to ensure that no additional costs (i.e. overtime) were i ncurred by the company. Kennestone Internal Medicine, Marietta, GA 1996 - 1998 Insurance Coordinator Performed administrative duties, sales and service for a national retail apparel company. * Responsible for data entry of all billable services connected to insurance cla ims. * Facilitated the Accounts Receivable for all billable items and posting of cust omers' payments. * Performed denial reconciliation of claims to minimize financial lost to the or ganization. * Obtained all HMO and POS pre-authorizations for insurance verification and eli gibility. * Responsible for managing all complaints and performing the associated audits t o either disprove or substantiate the claims. * Responsible for limited collection practices by working with insurance carrier s and HMOs to ensure payments were released. * Performed one-on-one counseling with patients and families as it related to th eir insurance and payment issues. * Performed periodic front desk responsibilities including, but not limited to, checking in and out patients, operating a multiline telephony system, and provid ing customer service to patients, vendors, internal customers and management.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS * GAMLS Real Estate Agent License, State of Georgia Real Estate Commission * Certified Billing & Coding Specialist, National Health Care Association * Certificate of Office Administration, Medix School * Net+ and A+ Certifications TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES * * * * Medical Coding, Transcription, Ten Key and Data entry QuickBooks Pro Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) Keystroke of over 30WPM