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Shannon Elliott

26685 Baronet Mission Viejo California 92692


Home (949) 348-0622 Cell (949) 285-4581 se84d232@westpost.net

SUMMARY
Consistent high achiever with the ability to work well with others on all organi
zational levels. Considered to be a highly motivated and detail oriented indivi
dual. Excellent communication and analytical skills. Proven management skills
in developing an accounting team and effective mentoring and coaching skills.

EXPERIENCE
STEPPING STONES PRESCHOOL, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca Accounting Mana
ger, 2005 - 2010
Non-Profit Preschool
Managed all aspects of financial accounting and reporting for non-profit prescho
ol. Played an integral role in the start-up phase of the preschool. Created of
fice policies, procedures and an effective accounting system with controls to ma
nage growth. Preschool revenue grew from zero to over $3M over the course of six
years. Prepared semi-monthly payroll, processed operating expenses, cash receip
ts and presented monthly financial statements and ancillary schedules to the Boa
rd of Directors.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
a Developed accounting procedures from the inception of preschool.
a Held a leadership role in cost reduction initiatives and fund raising activiti
es.
a Coordinated implementation of marketing program which increased enrollment by
30%.

NATIONAL RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES, INC., Irvine, CA Treasury Ma


nager, 2003 - 2005
Land Auction Company - $100M Annual Revenue
Managed over 75 bank accounts for a fast paced multimillion dollar land auction
company. Monitored daily bank balances to ensure sufficient cash was available
for auction and land sale transactions. Collaborated with key departmental dire
ctors to ensure accurate cash forecast data was provided. Created and maintaine
d cash forecast reports. Responsible for banking relationships and negotiating
bank related expenses and interest rates. Directed a high volume accounts payab
le department which consisted of 12 employees. Responsible for reviewing all ch
ecks issued prior to submitting for signature. Managed Accounts Receivable and
Auction Accountants to ensure cash received was applied to the appropriate purch
aser and property.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
a Reduced the number of weekly check runs from 5 to 2 by creating a more effici
ent accounts payable process through automation.
a Assisted with system conversion which was completed on schedule and within bud
get.
ALCONE MARKETING GROUP, Irvine, CA Acco
unting Manager, 2001 a" 2003
A Division of Omnicom Group Inc. - $50M Annual Revenue
Responsible for all aspects of accounting for the Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge bran
d and non-branded merchandise sales. Held monthly financial reviews for each of
the brands. Directed a staff of 7 accounting employees including accounts paya
ble, accounts receivable, payroll, and financial reporting. Was liaison between
the Alcone accounting department and Daimler Chrysler brand accounting departme
nt. Additional responsibilities included monthly reconciliations of programs be
tween Alcone and Daimler Chrysler.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
a Improved receivable turn time but creating a continuous process flow into the
Daimler Chrysler vendor management system.
a Developed monthly reporting package for each of brand including Jeep, Chrysler
, and Dodge.

CELESTICA, INC. Foothill Ranch Division, CA


Accounting Manager, 1997 a" 2001
Contract Manufacturing Company - $750M Annual Revenue
Managed a staff of 5 accounting employees and had responsibility for all aspects
of general accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable and finan
cial reporting. Celestica is a billion manufacturing company with a Foothill Ra
nch Division producing ATMs and large computer components for Sun Microsystems.
Responsible for month end closing, account reconciliations, audit preparation a
nd implementing internal controls.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
a Assisted in accounting system conversion. Moved from OMAC a UK based software
to BPICS IBM.
a Created financial and operational reporting package for management team.

EDUCATION
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach, California
B.A. in Liberal Studies and Sociology with a minor in Accounting