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KAREN J.

GEORGE
Charlotte, NC 28209
Cell 843.251.8500 E-Mail karengeorgemail@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF SKILLS Seasoned professional experienced in Public, Corporate and Leasing Accounting Self-directed, proactive and ability to work independently within extensive guidelines Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals Proficient with MS Excel including Pivot Tables, V-lookups and Macros, Access database, Word, and Outlook skills Demonstrated ability to build teamwork and cooperation Organizational skills with ability to effectively multi-task in a fast paced and demanding environment Provide support / guidance to business partners and finance support teams Management and Supervisory skills as well as training Solid attention to detail, critical thinking and analytical skills Financial Reporting including Consolidated Reporting, Reconciliation and Analysis of General Ledger, Cost Accounting, management of Corporate Financial Reporting Systems and policies, both internal and external reports Advanced knowledge of various accounting software systems such as but not limited to MAS 90, other Sage Products, Accpac, ERP knowledge such as, PeopleSoft, MS Dynamics, Plex and various reporting software Timely month and year end closes, including review of Accruals prior to close of each cycle Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills Maintain positive relationships with Banks, Vendors, Clients, Customers and Business Partners EXPERIENCE Platinum Accounting & Services, Charlotte, NC Senior Accountant Monthly and Year end closes Analysis of Corporate Financials and reconciliations General Ledger reconciliation Payroll including preparation of taxes and year end documents Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable reconciliation with bank accounts Implement and document procedures 11/2010 - Present

SSI-Schaefer Systems International, Charlotte, NC 4/2010 – 11/ 2010 Manufacturing Cost Accountant (Position Eliminated due to economic issues) Schaefer Systems International is a multi-billion dollar company located in Charlotte North Carolina, headquartered in Germany Processed monthly Consolidated Financial Reporting and Analysis prior to deadlines for review by CFO and President Foreign Exchange conversions Analysis of variances of product margin reports for five different divisions, machine hour calculations, territory reports as well as fixed costs such as depreciation of capital equipment for each division Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasting Variance Reports; researched variances and made adjustments as required Manage flow of accounting data to/from division facilities Prepare reports and information to support business analysis Review production overheads and monitor in relation to burdens vs. variable overheads assigned to production costs and providing valuable insight to Executives and frameworks for making decisions; formulate cost policies for organization Examine and review cost records and allocate cost data as required Analyze and monitor various consolidated account balances for accuracy and to ensure results are as expected Reconcile divisional labor costs including company paid payroll taxes and benefits and post journal entries for same Review and prepare confidential account reconciliations Review General Ledger account balances for compliance with GAAP and internal controls Record various month end complex entries to General Ledger Assist CFO with internal audits Value Business Furnishings, LLC / Relocation Strategies, LLC, Charlotte, NC 4/2009 – 4/2010 Controller Timely and accurate month-end accounting close and associated tasks Timely, accurate, quality preparation of the Company’s monthly financial statements Monitor changes in the business and the accounting transactions for improved reporting & accuracy of financials System projects and initiatives to develop and enhance transactional process and reporting tools

Analysis of Financial Reports including Balance Sheets, Income Statements with US GAAP focus and ad hoc reports Summarize, interpret and present current Corporate financial position to Executives Prepared figures and reviewed completion of Corporate Tax Returns Oversee accounting operations processes ensuring proper controls are in place and desired results are achieved Reviewed data records and Journals for accuracy, researched and made corrections as required, prepared and compiled General Ledger postings Reconcile monthly General Ledger and corrected entries as required Identify and communicate accounting issues and problems Timely and accurately respond to informational requests from Tax, Regulators, and Legal Resolve payroll related accounting issues, timely and accurate posting of payroll to the G/L, Liaison between accounting and HR/Payroll Accounts Payable / Inventory Control / Cost Accounting / Purchases and disposals of Fixed Assets including Depreciation Managed and trained General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Maintained controls for inventory and cost management Calculation of Sales Person Commissions based on retail vs. cost Monthly Sales and Use Tax returns Professional Sales and Accounting, Myrtle Beach, SC 7/2006 – 1/2009 Self Employed Consultant Work with project developers on new high-rise condominium projects through the construction phase including rental operations Worked within oceanfront resorts and timeshares daily Review, follow up and track mortgage documents Manage timely monthly, quarterly and year end processes to ensure internal audit requirements as they relate to GAAP Prepare Financial Statements for HOA’s including annual meeting reports Balance Sheet reconciliations with General Ledger accounts including supporting documentations Review balance sheet reconciliations and supporting documentation for the properties Assist with HOA billings and statements Journal entries for properties and review manual entries Ad hoc reports for distribution to Executives Southeast Oasis Pools, Inc., Charlotte, NC 6/1988 – 6/2006 Controller Monthly, quarterly and annual closing review and analysis of Financial Reports including Balance Sheets, Income Statements with US GAAP focus and ad hoc reports Budgets, Forecasting and Variance Reports as well as ad hoc financial reporting Summarize, interpret and present current Corporate financial position to Executives Maintained controls for inventory and cost management Continuous evaluation of current processes for improvement Analysis of General Ledger Reviewed data records and Journals for accuracy, researched and made corrections as required, prepared and compiled General Ledger postings as well as reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts Payroll, responsible for the process of departmentalized payroll including processing commissions Prepared and filed all monthly, quarterly and annual Federal and State tax reporting, W-2's, company benefits, PTO Responsible for processing 401(k) benefits and annual 401(k) audit Worked directly with department managers and employees to resolve any questions or concerns regarding payroll, benefits and employee files. Performed various computer software supports for fifteen computers on a network and performed three hardware and software conversions. Supervised and trained General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and inventory personnel Ryan & Associates, CPA's, Charlotte, NC 2/1984 – 6/1988 Senior Accountant Financial Reporting, monthly, quarterly and annual closing review and analysis of Financial Reports including Balance Sheets, Income Statements and consolidated statements for over forty Clients Budgets, Forecasting and Variance Reports as well as ad hoc financial reporting Reconcile various General Ledger accounts and record various month end complex General Ledger entries Reviewed data records and Journals for accuracy, researched and made corrections as required, prepared and compiled General Ledger postings Individual Income Tax Preparation Corporate Income Tax Preparation EDUCATION Bachelor of Science University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio