1. M E L I S S A W A L L S
Result oriented professional with experience in all areas of accounting. Received recognition
awards for outstanding achievements in planning and implementation of company’s projects.
Self-starter and organized individual who is able to work both independently and as a team to
accomplish company objectives.
Sunoco, Inc.(Energy Transfer Partner) Newtown Square, Pa.
Jornal ARO for assets sold if applicable.
Reconcile PPE balance in the fixed asset subledger to the general ledger.
Track the compilation of submitted project request into the fixed asset system and close out
accounts once all related expenses have been received.
Prepare fixed asset roll forward and other assigned monthly reconciliations.
Prepare monthly depreciation, additions, disposal, and transfer journal entries
Analyze gain/loss account and reclass abandonments to fixed asset expense.
Prepare quarterly flux analysis of income statement and balance sheet.
Prepare adhoc journal entries.
Prepare journal entries to consolidate subsidiary financials.
Calculate and post journal entries for capital interest.
Ensure proper posting of fixed asset system generated entries and resolve intercompany
Update all fixed asset procedures when applicable.
Process G/L allocation for prepaid and uniform capital expenses.
Post cash entries for Wells Fargo Like kind exchange account.
SunGard (Financial Systems) Philadelphia, Pa.
Monitor contract due dates and License/Support/MCS invoicing to ensure the contract has
billed accurately and on time according to the contract language.
Collect proper approvals and requests credit memos for any erroneous or changed billing.
Reconciliations and analysis of deferred revenue accounts.
Assist with the monthly revenue recognition and review revenue trends.
Review contracts to ensure that revenue is recorded in compliance with contract terms.
Provide support for internal and external audits.
Utilize sales tax metrics and system-generated reports to assign appropriate sales tax and Vat.
Prepare and upload correcting journal entries and accruals.
Monitor the revenue policy to develop any recommendations for improvements.
Maintain and reconcile inter-company accounts.
Adhoc analysis as required.
Assist in the setup and testing of new invoicing procedures.
03/2008–08/2010 Philadelphia, Pa
Unit Controller (Philadelphia Zoo) Cultural Attractions
Accomplished weekly accurate and timely transmissions of all financials to headquarters.
Managed a five person accounting clerk team, responsible for mentoring summer interns and
supervised human resource clerk.
Created commission statements per contract terms.
Reduced outstanding accounts receivables to include client’s account with no receivables over
Implemented and act as administrator for Accuvantage payroll system reducing payroll expense
Created and streamlined operating budget for business unit based on revenue of $4.1 mil.
Improved bottom line by $100k through identifying cost savings such as eliminating sales tax
overpayments errors at the retail level.
Established and tracked FTEs budget weekly for entire unit totaling $1.3 mil.
Prepared mid-month and month-end flash and provided detailed variances analyses.
Guided financial decisions byestablishing, monitoring and enforcing accounting proceduresthat
established GAAP, SOX and ARAMARK policies for multiple concession, vending machines
and catering sales office.
Various general ledger reconciliations and adhoc reports as required by corporate or requested
03/2006-03/2008 Philadelphia, Pa
Staff Accountant (Corporate) Higher Education
Generated monthly operating reports for 125 profit centers by comparing field transmissions to
Analyzed and reconciled general ledger balances for 50+accounts.
Projected and compiled actual month end results for Campus Services under strict deadlines.
Provided explanations for variances in actual spending vs. budget.
Conducted SOX audits throughout the Higher Education southern region.
Maintained various amortization schedules for prepaid expenses.
Trained ARAMARK field personnel in proper accounting procedures and system application.
Monitor all accounting processes in accordance with client contract provisions.
Enter all new contracts and amendments into the contract database on a timely basis.
Month-end close activity.
02/2005-03/2006 Philadelphia, Pa
Cash Accountant (Corporate) Higher Education
Established department guidelines for outstanding items by becoming the first accountant to
reduce spending items to a historical low.
Assist components with all inquiries related to Campus Services policies on reporting cash
Provided department heads with bank reconciliation monthly status report.
Completed complex bank reconciliations under strict deadlines.
Prepared adjusting journal entries.
New England College Henniker, NH
Rosemont College Rosemont, Pa
B.A., Business Management
Peirce College Philadelphia, Pa.
SUN V5, QuickBooks, Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, Lawson, AS400, Excel, Word, Vista Plus
Reporting System, Accuvantage, Time plus. Imap, Catermate and Clarity systems.