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Deborah Fox

2360 Isabella Drive


Warrenton, MO 63383
H: 636-456-6199
C: 636-359-0038
dfb7f0a4@westpost.net
CAREER SUMMARY
Accomplished International Operational Accounting Management
Professional with 19+ years experience in financial,
manufacturing and retail industries. Skilled in effectively
handling multiple projects and providing mentoring and coaching
to direct reports. Expertise in reviewing financial statements,
providing technical accounting guidance, performing self
assessment audits and recommending system improvements to senior
management.
Specific expertise in the following:
* International Operational Accounting
* Financial Management / Analyst
* Cost Cutting
* Problem Solver
* Exception Handling
* Reporting / Documentation
* Internal Audits
* Sarbanes Oxley
* Excellent Communication Skills
* Oracle Ledger and Accounts Receivable,
JD Edwards General Ledger
* MS Office, Visio
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Western Union, St. Charles, MO
2001 - 2010
A financial services and communication company providing money
transfer, quick collect and bill payment services
internationally; $5B annually.
Accounting Manager / Senior Business Analyst -
Settlement Accounting
2008 - 2010
Provided Accounting support for the implementation and daily
operation of numerous money transfer products such as Bill
Payment and Convenience Pay (Utility Bill Payment) in Canada.
* Directed the preparation of more detailed, confidential
accounting records and reports by analyzing data.
* Developed and implemented procedures and accounting controls
to ensure that systems and procedures had appropriate internal
controls in place to provide safeguarding of company assets and
properly stated liabilities.
* Monitored and participated in the resolution of identified
billing errors and took appropriate action to ensure the
effectiveness and integrity of billing data.
* Prepared P&L Flash reports with flux explanations for Director
as part of the month-end close process.
* Created process documentation for Sarbanes Oxley by outlining
settlement points, risk, and controls.
* Created and implemented a plan to ensure that all Convenience
Pay processes were documented and training documents prepared to
ensure compliance with the company's Business Contingency Plan.
* Completed internal and external audit requests as needed.
Senior Accountant - Domestic Accounting
2003 - 2008
Senior Accountant - New Products and Settlement
2001 - 2003
Responsible for the daily operations and settlement activities
related to Convenience Pay (Utility Payment) and activities
related to Canadian Money Transfer and Bidpay products. Managed
four accounting associates.
* Reviewed and monitored all balance sheet accounts relating to
Convenience Pay and Canadian Money Transfer product settlement
to ensure accuracy and compliance with all accounting policies
and procedures.
* Reviewed and approved all journal entries related to
Convenience Pay, Canadian Money Transfer and Bidpay. Ensured that
month-end close process was completed on workday one.
* Prepared P&L Flash reports with flux explanations for Director
as part of the month-end close process.
* Created and implemented an automated monthly reconciliation
process for the money transfer liability accounts to ensure the
liabilities were recorded accurately.
* Analyzed activity in accounts to explain variances and
reconciled items as part of the month-end close process.
* Developed and implemented a reconciliation process to ensure
Canadian Credit Card settlement activity was accurately processed
and funded. Identified reporting requirements, created daily
control schedules to reconcile related balance sheet accounts,
and trained employees on the reconciliation process. This
reorganization saved the company $250,000.
Rawlings Sporting Goods, Inc., Fenton, MO
2000 - 2001
A manufacturer and distributor of equipment and protective gear
for sports.
Cost Accountant / Financial Analyst
Responsible for the proper cost accounting and financial analysis
of the various sporting goods product lines and product groups.
* Prepared the monthly, quarterly, and annual shareholders /
management financial statements and reports.
* Performed financial analyses on the various product lines and
groups to aid management in making "make / buy" decisions.
* Prepared monthly journal entries and account reconciliations
for month-end close.
* Assisted in the foreign direct imports accounting by
participating in various special analyses and projects.
Avery's Floor Mats, Laddonia, MO
1994 - 2000
A manufacturer of custom floor mats to fit practically any
automobile, fleet vehicle, truck or golf-cart.
Accountant
Managed all accounting responsibilities. Supervised 4 direct
reports.
* Compiled annual budgets.
* Prepared and maintained accounts payables and receivables.
Processed and maintained payroll and related accounts.
* Assisted in the implementation of DBA manufacturing software
and training of all users.
Daffron & Associates, Inc., Bowling Green, MO
1991 - 1994
Computer software company offering comprehensive application
software and services for electric, water and gas utilities.
Accountant
Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll,
and general ledger month-end close.
* Assisted Accounting Director with the preparation of financial
statements.
* Compiled data and prepared sales tax filings in 35+ states.
EDUCATION
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), 2006
Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting and Business
Administration, 1991
Hannibal-La Grange College, Hannibal, MO