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Timothy K.

Hamilton, Ohio 45013
(513) 737-8765

A bottom line focused detail oriented self-starter that has the proven ability to deliver cost savings and
operational efficiencies by building and strengthening internal control structures. Highly adaptable quick learner
who has experience with small company financial statement preparation, G/L, P/R, A/P, cash management,
account reconciliation, inventory control and sales/use/withholding tax reporting and management.
Synopsis of Experience

Over 20 years of accounting experience in several industries (construction, services, retail &
Prepared financial statements & annual projections (for small companies with 5M or less in sales).
Reconciled bank statements and daily credit card batches.
Reconciled and produced supporting schedules for Balance Sheet accounts.
Ensured compliance with multistate sales tax regulations; completed/filed sales tax returns and
setup/maintained the related sales tax rules and product tables needed to be compliant.
Prepared job costed payroll for processing by outside vendors.
Filed payroll tax withholding, unemployment and workers compensation returns.
Prepared and entered J/Es for monthly closings.
Coded and entered A/P and reconciled vendor accounts.
Excellent Excel skills and proficient with Solomon Accounting. Extremely knowledgeable in the use of
First Datas Clientline and 5/3rd Direct (programs used by credit card processors) and proficient in use
of several customized proprietary pieces of software used to report sales, manage product SKU records,
track/report outstanding gift certificates and create/maintain sales tax rules.
Possess a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati; 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Work Experience

HoneyBaked Ham Company

Staff Accountant

Managed sales and use taxes for a multi-state foodservice & retail business that operated in 11 states.
Created and maintained more than 2,400 tax rules needed to comply with multi-jurisdictional tax
Filed multi-jurisdictional sales and use tax returns.
Audited 1,300 item SKU database for proper tax rule application and EBT eligibility.
Provided customer care and store support for credit card processing issues, setup and maintained credit
card merchant accounts and managed all incoming credit card dispute cases.
Reconciled bank statements for 30 store locations and reconciled daily credit card batches for over 50
store locations.
Created, maintained and used MS Excel templates used for sales tax return preparation, cost of goods
sold analysis and annual CAM expense reconciliation reports.

Recouped unprocessed credit card sales and ran credits for customers that were double charged in error.
Approved tax exempt customer accounts and created state specific tax exempt application walk-through
forms to ease the application process for our store personnel and customers.
Performed a variance analysis on HBHs sizable gift certificate liability account.
Prepared and entered recurring J/Es for monthly closings.
Served as backup for A/P and daily sales processing and audit.
Recouped over 1.6 M in unprocessed credit card sales and successfully defended over 80K in
disputed customer charges.
Regularly collaborated with members of other departments to develop improved Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) that addressed credit card sale processing in the field and eliminated programming
bugs found in our customized sales & credit card processing system that caused many of the
processing problems.
Identified and revealed the processing and ringing issues that caused material variances in the
companys Gift Certificate Liability account. Closed the variance by more than 250K through
independent research and reconciliation and collaborated with the IT, Accounting and the Operations
departments to improve processes and build SOPs designed to minimize future variances.
Independently secured the largest fundraising client in company history.

9/98- 7/99

Accountants On Call
Assignments Included Staff Accountant @ Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Staff Accountant @ Luxottica and A/P Processor @ Chiquita International

Prepared journal entries for month end closing.

Developed and maintained supporting schedule spreadsheets.
Processed and input AP, AR and payroll batches.
Reconciled bank statements.

7/97- 7/98

Created inventory databases, reconciled bank statements and coordinated/reconciled

quarterly physical inventories.
Developed purchasing, receiving and requisition controls to reduce pilferage and
supplier overbilling.


Coffee Break Services

Accountant / Inventory Control Specialist

Trans Ash, Incorporated

Staff Accountant

Generated financial statements and sales reports for the companys ancillary operations.
Reconciled bank statements, A/P, A/R and intercompany accounts.
Prepared internal company billings.


Construction & Aggregate Equipment Company


Generated quarterly financial statements and annual projections.

Processed all accounting transactions including A/R, A/P, and Payroll.
Prepared monthly journal entries and reconciled all balance sheet accounts.
Prepared withholding tax, unemployment, and workers compensation returns.

Secured the banking contact and prepared the financials and forecasts that helped secure a $750K
loan that was needed to build the companys fabrication shop.
Developed labor and sales classification system which produced an average savings
of 20% on commercial liability and workers compensation premiums.
Reduced companys telephone expense by 30% by communicating and bargaining
with the companys various phone service providers.

Provided customer service and store support for Federated credit customers.
Authorized requested credit line increases according to company policy.


FACS Group
Seasonal Credit Authorizer

Rizzo Brothers Painting Contractors, Inc..

Full Charge Bookkeeper

Prepared quarterly financial statements.

Prepared withholding tax returns and annual reconciliations for multiple state and local tax authorities.
Developed annual workers compensation and commercial liability audit reports.
Processed A/P and reconciled vendor accounts.
Prepared job costed weekly payroll for an outside payroll processor.

Performed initial reconciliation of the companys balance sheet accounts and created the related
supporting schedules necessary to produce the companys first set of financial statements.
Designed and implemented labor classification system which resulted in a 25% reduction of
annual workers compensation premiums.
Spearheaded drive to shop for more cost effective commercial liability insurance
which reduced annual premiums by 35%.


Provided customer service on the floor and behind the service desk.
Received weekly product shipments, reported variances from the packing list to the accounting
department, priced all incoming merchandise and distributed product to the floor.
Managed the tools department. Ordered product, displayed merchandise and took inventory counts as


George Meyer Hardware

Department Manager / Customer Service Representative

Superior Dealer Group

Accounts Payable Administrator & Office Cashier

Processed, coded and entered A/P.

Reconciled A/P vendor accounts and performed weekly check runs.
Processed, coded and entered daily deposits.
Reconciled subletted (outsourced) services schedule to ensure final billing to the customer.
Performed monthly physical inventory of the companys new and used vehicle stock for the Honda and
Chevrolet dealerships.

Recouped 15K of unbilled services by using a clearing account to isolate the unbilled expenses.
After consulting with the service department, the expenses were recouped by billing Chevrolet warranty.


Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (AKA-BW-3)

Shift Manager

Started as a delivery driver, became a management trainee and ended up as a shift manager.
Managed an eight person crew during extremely busy 10 Cent Wing Nights.
Set two Wing Night sales records at BW-3s South Campus location at Ohio State.


The University Of Cincinnati

Bachelors Of Science In Accounting

Attended school at night while working full time.

Earned a 3.40 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Five time Deans List honoree.