1. DEIRDRE JENKINS HOWARD • SNELLVILLE, GEORGIA 30078 • (678) 793-7268 •
Creative and results driven accounting management professional recognized for ability to deliver results. Over
20 years of outstanding performance in facilitating developmental strategies effectively growing revenue, managing
projects, and refining operations. Knowledgeable in automated accounting systems, maximizing accounting
operations, staff training, and augmenting fiscal efficiency.
Financial Analysis • Operational Development • Financial Reporting
Revenue Recovery • Credit Management • Team Building/Leadership
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER 2010 – current
Intralot Inc. Duluth, Georgia
Manage a staff of three AP Specialist. Handle Customer Vendor relations, AP GL coding, and posting through
Sage 100 ERP system.
Handle all check disbursement, payments via credit card, wires (domestic/international) and Pay Pal.
Implement and maintain system, procedures and policies including all AP functions to ensure adherence to
company guideline and policy.
Perform and manages month-end closing of financial records and posting of month end information with
Provide accounting assistance to CFO, Controller, VP's, Directors, GM and Internal customers to financial
inquiries to meet the business needs.
Process 1099 and tax related matter through Sage 100 ERP system.
Select and hire employees for the AP group. Train, assist and evaluate employees to enhance their
performance, development and work productivity. Address performance issues and make recommendations for
personnel actions. Motivate and reward employees.
Strong analytical and problem solving to assist external and internal client/customers with payment status and
Updated and invented new Accounts Payable training documentation and manuals
ACCOUNTING MANAGER/ PAYABLE MANAGER 1999 – 2010
USA Today Norcross, Georgia
Promoted to Accounting Manager/Accounts Payable.
Supervised and oversaw the daily operations for a team of bookkeepers, account representatives, billers,
collectors, AP clerks, AR clerks, and data processing assistants.
Implemented and applied corporate compliance to month end operation per period defined by GAAP, SOX and
Substantially increased revenue through bond claim recovery process for USA Today which has about 1.9 million
In partnership with the General Manager, combined efforts in quality improvement project resolving home
delivery challenges, increasing client satisfaction, and managing payments.
2. DEIRDRE JENKINS HOWARD
Through financial analysis, and credit management, facilitated a 75% decrease in bad debt net write offs.
Successfully achieved improvement process goals associated with debit and credit card contractor payments
winning the “Jewell” award.
Developed and maintained productive relationships with major account partners including the Atlanta Journal
constitution, the Miami Herald and the Houston Chronicle.
Analyzed accounts and financial implications determining optimal methods of revenue retention.
Routinely mediated problems concerning financial issues. Negotiated payment plans and resolved account
discrepancies to the satisfaction of both the client and the company.
Participated in department expansion, developing training manuals and implementing streamlined employee
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE SPECIALIST
Expense Auditor 1992 – 1999
KPMG Peat Marwick LLP (Shared Services) Atlanta, Georgia
Created value additions contributing to higher monthly returns.
Positive financial accountability in accounts receivable/payable, profit and loss statements, and variance
Applied cash payments, prepared manual checks, processed deposits, reconciled bank transaction wires.
Processed new bills, bill adjustments and write-offs.
Responsible for converting accounts receivable to the general ledger.
Successfully researched and resolved suspended and rejected transactions.
Audited expense reports notifying managers of discrepancies and debiting from advance accounts.
Processed data entry payroll and taxes.
STRAYER UNIVERSITY 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration Atlanta, Georgia
Magna Cum Laude
Alpha Chi National Honor Society
GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE 2004
Associate of Art/Business Administration Clarkston, Georgia
TECHNICAL SKILLS & CERTIFICATION
SAGE MAS200, Concur, AS/400, Champion Systems, Lawson AP, Lawson AR, BasWare Invoice Processing 3.5 Thin Client, E-
Center Fi-Ware (payroll software), Seagate Crystal, Microsoft Applications, Financial Accounting System (FAS) , Oasis,
Enterprise Reporting, 10 Key.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AWARDS
Alpha Chi National Honor Society
Atlanta Habitat of Humanity Volunteer