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Rhonda Highlander

Profile Over 20 years of success directing accounting processes in finance, distribution, non-profit, and hospitality industries. Deep experience partnering with executives and sales managers to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies, receivables and new store installations. Expert at analyzing and reconciling general ledger accounts, customer statements, accounts receivable, cash over and short issues and credit card transactions. Self-starter with known ability to design, implement, measure, and continually improve policies, procedures, and control systems to ensure a sound financial structure and period end processes. Skilled in establishing internal controls and policies to support GAAP compliance and drive optimal results. Solid technical skills enabling automation of processes and quick preparation of reports through database queries to extract and convert data into intelligent information. Achievements Designed and executed collections process cutting COD customers from 35 to 5 within first 90 days at Dallas Distribution Center. Produced original JE Macros and provided to staff accountants, reducing recurring journal entry keying time by 1 hour per person. This also resulted in substantially reduced keying errors. Solely responsible for decreasing month end processing time from 3 weeks to 1 week by analyzing current financial reports. I then developed and produced new DOS based reports with the information necessary to close the respective period much more efficiently.EducationKansas City Business College1988 Business Computer Management - 2 Year Degree Studied Accounting Principles, Computer Operations and Computer ProgrammingExperienceGenuine Parts Company DBA NAPA Auto Parts Distribution Center Staff Accountant/Office Manager January 2002 March 2015 General Ledger Analyzing, Reconciliation, Journal Preparation, Entry Month End Close Cash, Journal Entries, Customer Statements Accounts Receivable Collections, COD Management, Analyzation, Reconciliation Accounts Payable Full Charge, Coding, Batching, Vendor Relations, 1099s Bank Reconciliation Multiple Bank Accounts, ReconNet Reconciliation Customer Service Invoices, Statements, Order Inquiries, Technical InstructionProficiencies J.D. Edwards PeopleSoft AS400 Microsoft Office ReconNet Planet Press