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Darlene Morris-Fullerton Phone: 773 934-3482 dmd1919f@westpost.

net Distinctly qualified, highly motivated Accounting Professional with 16+ years of various accounting experience with proven management and team building skills. Summary of Qualifications * More than sixteen years of accounting experience that includes financial state ment preparation, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, review and analysis of general ledger accounts, preparing accruals, cash sheet analysis, budgeting, audit file preparation, accounts payable, 1099 processing and reporting, bank re conciliation, bookkeeping, payroll. * Ten years of management experience with proven leadership skills and building effective teams of employees to accommodate workflow needs of the company. * Proven ability to work with all phases of management and support staff to achi eve company goals that are compliant with relevant policies, procedures, and bud getary framework. * Hard working, flexible and teachable accounting professional with a great work ethic that will bring energy and enthusiasm to any organization. * Technology savvy; Windows 98 / 2000/ XP; Microsoft Office Suite; MS Word, Exce l and Internet Explorer, Yardi Enterprise, Great Plains, Peachtree Software. Professional Experience Accounting Manager Roosevelt University December 2008-Current Chicago, IL

An independent, non-profit, metropolitan university with enrollment of 7500 stud ents and a staff of 2500 employees.. * Month end close. * Reconcile, review and analysis of general ledger accounts. * Review nightly feed reports for out of balance transactions. * Review journal transactions and various reconciliation reports generated by st aff accountants. * Daily cash monitoring. * Fiscal yearend financial audits. * Maintain record and reconcile fixed assets to general ledger. * Spreadsheet analysis. * Manage a staff of (7) accounts payable, staff accountants & work study student s. * Oversee daily functioning of accounts payable. * Review, code and approve accounts payable invoices and expense reports. * Work with Banner consultant(s) to implement various financial modules and impr ove system functionality. * Develop policy and procedures. * Review and analyze information for 1099 reporting. * Transmit year end 1099 reporting information to IRS.

Accounting Manager Whittmanhart, Inc.

December 2007-August 2008 Chicago, IL

Marketing and Consulting firm with 200 employees to help clients with brand deve lopment, digital communications and process improvement consulting services.. * Month end close. * Reconcile, review and analysis of general ledger accounts. * Maintain record and reconcile fixed assets to general ledger. * Spreadsheet analysis. * Manage a staff of (4) accounts payable and billing departments. * Administrator of, and responsible for reconciling various expense-related acco unts: o LaSalle Purchase Card o Wage Works Flexible spending account o American Express @ Work * Oversee daily functioning of accounts payable. * Review, code and approve accounts payable invoices and expense reports. * Work with Great Plains consultant to improve system functionality. * Review and analyze information for 1099 reporting. * Transmit year end 1099 reporting information to IRS. Accounts Payable Supervisor August 1998-December 2007 The Habitat Company Chicago, IL Private residential property Management Company with more than 23,000 units and than 2,000 employees.. * Preparation of monthly financial package for distribution to property owners w hich includes: o Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts o Review bank reconciliation to clean up outstanding issues (missing deposits, o utstanding checks). o Reclass miscoded expenses in general ledger o Prepare accruals o Prepare cash sheet analysis o Preparation of annual budgets * Form spreadsheet analysis and initiate collections of accounts receivable bala nce for corporate account. * Oversee daily functioning of accounts payable department. * Accountable for all phases of personnel with regard to A/P department. * Delegate and prioritize task for staff of (4) clerks. * Execute annual employee evaluations. * Review and analyze information for 1099 reporting.

Additional Experience Accounts Payable Clerk, The Habitat Company, Chicago, IL, July 1994 - August 199 8 Accounts Payable Clerk, Dearborn Financial Publishing, Chicago, IL, November 199 1 - June 1994 Accounting Clerk, Sky Chefs, Inc., Chicago, IL, May 1989 - November 1991

Education and Training Chicago State University Bachelor of Science Business and Administration Chicago, IL Accounting Concentration Community Involvement Finance Manager New Prospect MB Church * * * * * * Chicago, IL Implement Peachtree software system. Reconciled two years of un-reconciled bank accounts. Created a budget to track income, expenses and spending. Created monthly reports for members. Generated annual contribution letters. Managed church funds.