Principal Accountant Resume Samples

The main job duty of a Principal Accountant is to oversee accounting-related staff and assist the Accounting department. A well-crafted Principal Accountant Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – preparing work schedules, training, and training staff performance, reviewing and authorizing the purchase of services, supplies, and equipment as per established budgets, reviewing expenses of the grant as well as donor funds, recommending administrative management-related procedures, attaining PI’s plus program coordinators to review existing and projected financial rank of accounts, developing and supervising annual rate studies; and developing administrative and financial reports for upper management.

Summary of skills that highlight a resume include – sound knowledge of the GAAP, reconciliations, financial summary statements, and revenue forecasting; working knowledge of various accounting software, a solid understanding of month-end account closing, and the ability to identify discrepancies, and time management skills. A degree in accounting or finance is commonly considered as a minimum requirement.

 

Principal Accountant Resume example

Principal Accountant Resume

Summary : Highly analytical deadline driven detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting. Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly trustworthy, discreet and ethical.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Accounting, Bookkeeping.

Description :

    1. Reconciled and analyzed various general ledger and bank accounts.
    2. Balanced general ledger and prepared journal entries.
    3. Processed incoming and outgoing wires.
    4. Assisted in month-end and yearly close of financial statements.
    5. Assisted in the implementation of restricted checks process for the entire school district.
    6. Assisted in the implementation of bookkeeping training for the School District.
    7. Assisted in the annual audit process for the School District.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BA In Accounting


Principal Accountant Resume

Headline : Responsible for planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing the work of subordinates; reviewing work in process and upon completion for accuracy and compliance with prescribed procedures and directives.

Skills : Excel, SAP, Legacy, QuickBooks, ADP, Word, PowerPoint, FOCUS.

Description :

    1. Managed one of the biggest projects to create a new financial structure for the $110 million IT allocation.
    2. Met goals of reducing costs, increasing efficiency and productivity in a simple, clear and equitable manner.
    3. Built the annual operating budget in collaboration with management and communicated results to leadership.
    4. Partnered with leaders to develop strategies and processes to provide efficient and effective financial support of business strategies.
    5. Participated in departmental decisions regarding future financial activities, budget planning and preparation.
    6. Applied accounting procedures or conduct procedural studies to analyze and solve accounting problems involving information systems.
    7. Advised executive management regarding modification and/or development of accounting systems, methods and procedures.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters Of Business Administration


Principal Accountant Resume

Objective : To apply business skills acquired in my academic preparation and my work experience to a full-time position, and thus contribute to my employer going to be more competitive and more efficient in its management. Responsible, proactive, organized, proficient in Accounting and Bookkeeping, also. Oriented to the company services and goals.

Skills : Accounting, Finance, Auditing, Fund Accounting, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Reconciliations, Payroll, Budgeting, Forecasting, Multi-tasking, Management, Financial Analysis.

Description :

    1. Received a series of promotions throughout my career at the County of Riverside  with increasing responsibility and proven performance.
    2. Last of which was the promotion to Principal Accountant, County of Riverside, Department of Public Health.
    3. Directed, and reviewed daily operations of the Grants Management Unit with a team of nine; 4 accountants and 5 accountant techs.
    4. Performed various general grant administration functions such as billings, budget amendments, plan change, and program evaluation.
    5. Processed Grant billings on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis with upmost accuracy, timeliness, and in compliance with laws, regulations, and specific conditions of all grants resulting in an 11% increase in fund recovery.
    6. Monitored grant budgets, expenditures and monthly performance to ensure targets are met.
    7. Conducted monthly Financial Analysis meetings with the Department of Health Divisions.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Master In Public Administration

Principal Accountant Resume

Headline : Motivated, personable accounting finance professional with multiple degrees and continuing education, and a successful track record of monthly close cost-cutting efficiencies. Small to Global perspective. Talent for quickly mastering accounting systems, analytics, and reconciliations. Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and nonprofessionals at all levels.

Skills : SAP, Oracle, Great Plains, Hyperion HFM, BPC, Microsoft Office Suite.

Description :

    1. Conducted internal and external audit preparation and responses.
    2. Reviewed audit program designs and planned complex audit approaches to financial/accounting problems.
    3. Provided technical expertise and oversight in the development of project requests, estimating, quality control, and implementation of facility design projects.
    4. Maintained banking relationships.
    5. Analyzed bank fees; maintain bank accounts, liaison between bank and management.
    6. Reviewed expenditures either by request of management or predetermined guidelines established by management, to ensure that all expenses are properly recorded.
    7. Performed assigned duties during the monthly close including, but not limited to, preparation of journal entries and analysis, processing transactions, and research into significant budget variances.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      Master In Public Administration

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Objective : Principal Accountant with 4 years of experience in Working under the administrative supervision of a superior with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment; work is reviewed through conferences and reports for accuracy and conformance with statutes, policies, and directives and accepted accounting methods and techniques.

      Skills : Oracle 10.7, Microsoft Office, Management Skills.

      Description :

        1. Reported directly to the founders/owners of this $80+MM IT Staffing and Consulting firm, managing all corporate accounting and finance functions and operations for 7 office locations.
        2. Established and implemented systems and tools to support processes and provide reporting and internal controls.
        3. Oversaw 7 direct reports.
        4. Prepared and issued monthly financial statements with commentary for company founders/executive management, commission reports for 80+ internal sales staff, and monthly KPIs utilizing QuickBooks Enterprise and MS Excel functions including VBA/Macros, Pivot Tables, VLookup, and advanced formulas.
        5. Contributed to revenue growth from $28MM to $80+MM in a 4-year span by identifying areas of need and making recommendations to company founders, most notably through negotiating favorable terms with key clients and reducing sales/volume discounts.
        6. Designed and established the Company's financial internal controls and policies resulting in the creation of the Company's current processes and procedures manual.
        7. Developed the current month-end close schedule and process leading to enhanced and consistent reporting and providing the company founders with increased financial visibility.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      Bachelor Of Arts In Business

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Objective : Academic background in accounting and business management, seventeen years progressively responsible experience covering a broad range of accounting disciplines. Most recently at a Financial Institution. Four years' experience with multi-currency financial consolidations. Over three years' experience SAP business operating system, including system implementation.

      Skills : Accounting,  Auditing, Financial Management, Regulatory and Business Law.

      Description :

        1. Responsible for the full cycle financial close, including consolidation financial results of the Vancouver plant and multi-currency international subsidiaries located in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany.
        2. Cash Flow preparation, working capital calculations, and twelve-month forecasting of Cash Flow and Income Statements to comply with SEC reporting requirements.
        3. Responsible for the preparation of annual capital expenditure budgets.
        4. Performed internal audits of other business units within IDEX Corporation.
        5. Played a key role as part of the team that converted Micropump's inventory valuation method from MAP to standard costing.
        6. Responsible for setting the standard labor and overhead rates based on a forecast model of expected activity for the coming twelve months.
        7. Responsible for the supervision of A/P, A/R, and Payroll functions.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      BS In Accounting

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Objective : Responsible for Monitoring the accounting, reporting, and control of financial data to ensure the accurate maintenance and reporting of expenditures in accordance with NJ TRANSIT policy and procedures, federal and state regulations, and GAAP.

      Skills : Microsoft Office, Planning Skills, Multitasking.

      Description :

        1. Served as division administrator for grants and contracts.
        2. Managed and created budget oversight processes, including procedure and timeline.
        3. Created college and department reporting, including college-level combined sponsored/non-sponsored financial reports, endowment reports, and college-level integrated finance reports.
        4. Hired and supervised Division employees.
        5. Prepared foundation fund transfers to cover budget deficits and fund programs when necessary.
        6. Prepared financial statements (Income, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow Statements), schedules, and salary data analysis.
        7. Oversaw the management of receivables, and developed protocols as needed.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      MS

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Summary : Principal Accountant with 15 years experience in governmental accounting with a municipality. A background in revenue, expenditure, and budget reporting. Self-starter with a focus on accuracy and timeliness. Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Blight Enforcement Tracking System (BETS), Detroit Resources Management System (DRMS).

      Skills : Accounting, Managing Skills, Monitoring Skills.

      Description :

        1. Responsible for monitoring of the general fund, the payroll clearing fund, aviation fund, and the internal service funds.
        2. Prepared monthly journal vouchers for corrections and other transactions to the general ledger for each fund and providing financial assistance and advising the city department's fiscal staff.
        3. Prepared and posted the indirect overhead costs to all funds of the City of Albuquerque.
        4. Analyzed, corrected, and posted the city's bi-weekly payroll.
        5. Involved in preparation and analysis of all the financial statements for each fund, preparation of the CAFR in accordance with GASB, GAAP, GAAS, FASB, and other accounting regulations.
        6. Served as consultant to various departments to ensure proper implementation of the University's financial policies.
        7. Administered and Maintained College & University Financial Systems (CUFS) chart of accounts.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      10+ Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Senior
      Education
      Education
      BBA In Accounting

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Objective : Participating in the implementation and development of NJ TRANSIT policies and procedures in order to maintain consistency, improve methodology and efficiency of accounting operations.

      Skills : Directing Skills, Monitoring Skills, MS Office.

      Description :

        1. Coordinated the efforts of staff and the other divisions in the conversion to new and innovative approaches to contracting, and prompt contracting regulations.
        2. Supervised staff to ensure that assigned work is understood and completed; staff is utilized effectively and as necessary to complete necessary required tasks.
        3. Directed and participated in the review, development, and evaluation of RFPs, IFBs, and cost proposal evaluations to ensure financial and contractual requirements are incorporated and proper evaluation criteria have been established and maintained.
        4. Participated and assisted staff members in contract negotiation and contract development as needed to achieve a mutually agreed-upon document that is contractually sound and complete.
        5. Monitored the processing of contracts and expenditure documents to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
        6. Participated in the ongoing utilization, development, and enhancement of the contract management systems.
        7. Monitored and motivated staff members in the utilization of the systems.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      B.B.A. In Accounting

      Principal Accountant Resume

      Objective : Responsible for Preparing and distributes detailed reports for all levels of management to facilitate the flow of financial information and/or the resolution of problems relating to accounting.

      Skills : Auditing And Investigation, Financial Management, Managing Fixed Asset Register, Creating Of Compliance Environment, Tax Education, Filing Of Tax Returns, Provident Fund Management.

      Description :

        1. Maintained records of the Hospital's assets and liabilities.
        2. Provided financial information for effective cost control and decision making.
        3. Processed salaries and allowances of employees.
        4. Ensured timely billing of patients and other customers and collection of proceeds for services rendered to patients and other customers.
        5. Advised management on financial matters.
        6. Ensured proper records exist for all movable and immovable assets.
        7. Ensured that amounts due to the Hospital are collected in full and on time.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      GED