BETTS MICHELLE Private &Confidential
ACCOUNTANT / SR. ACCOUNTANT / FINANCIAL ANALYST
18735 Morang Drive, Detroit, MI. 48205
Performance-driven and results-oriented accounting professional with 10+ years of progressive experience analyzing
financial information for businessesand advising them on financial decisions. Adept at analyzing financial strategiesand
drilling down to transaction/workflow details in support of process and profit improvement, and assist clients achieve
long-term goals. Highly skilled at maintaining employee and payroll records in accordance with federal and state
Strong research, analysis,and financial reportingskills
Resolving challengingaccountingassignmentsin a deadline-driven environment
Superior abilityto manage accurate and timelyfunctions of the payroll department
Reconcile and analyze balance sheet and income statement account
People-oriented with excellent problem-solving, verbal and written communication skills
Outstandingabilityto work in cross-functional & team-oriented environment with multiple disciplines
Proven abilityto learn quickly and master new technical skills to meet and exceed job expectations
Proven abilityto plan, prioritize and organize activities to meet deadlineswhile working under pressure
Excellent work ethic with abilityto function independentlywith minimum or no supervision
Strong interpersonal skills with excellent organizational, people and time management abilities
Cobo Center-SMG, Accountant OCT 2014-PRESENT
Develop and implement weeklypayrolls operations to ensure that the company is in compliance with all state and
Include computingwage and overtime payments, calculatingand recording payroll deductions, processingrequest
for paycheck advances,and processing terminations.
Maintain related records, filingtax reportsand voluntarydeduction reports, process involuntarydeductionssuch as
levies and garnishments,prepare accountingtransactionsand documents.
Research and create charts,tables,and graphs from financial data for special management reports.
Create and manage PowerPoint presentationsfor ongoing policies and procedures.
Oversee and verify all cash receipts.
Process event folders, includingall deposits,stagehand orders, key orders, internet orders, plumbingand
compressed air orders, and refundsin a systematicmatter.
Interact with customersvia email and phone with prompt response and great customer service while documenting
the workflow on behalfof the finance department.
Ensure all documentsare safeguarded in a secure area and track all documentation removed by authorized staff.
Create, review and distribute variouspayroll reports to support financial projections, HR reviews, audits and
City of Highland Park, Internal Auditor JUN 2014-OCT 2014
Collected and analyzed data for ACT 51 street funding ensuring expendituresare in compliance with federal
Prepared journal entries,updated general, pension, and income tax refund bank reconciliations.
Ensured proper fillingand handlingof personnel information, and recorded payroll transfers.
Examined and evaluated compensated time from (2) prior years to current.
Generated audit reports to management and recommended changes.
Prepared audit bindersfor external audit. (Short-term contract).
UHY - Proper Tooling Advanced Engineering - Warren, Michigan, Senior Accountant OCT 2012-MAR 2014
Professionally prepared monthly/year-end financial statements, financial forecasts, and budget preparation.
Instrumental in settingup new budget variance reportsManagers and Board of Directors.
Performed accounting functions, includingAR/AP, general ledger reconciliation, wires, lockbox activity, and bank
BETTS MICHELLE Private &Confidential
Responsible for all journal entries,schedules,amortizations, and work papers.
Investigated and resolved discrepanciesin monthlybank accounts while under tight deadlines.
Restructured and analyzed cash receipt process to improve accounts receivable process.
Aligned all financial activitywithin the regulationsof GAAPprinciples.
Thoroughly prepared financial statementsto be approved by accounting manager.
Reduced closing time for monthlyand quarterlyclose by 10% by implementingnew consolidation procedures.
Coordinated fixed asset additions and retirements.
City of Detroit - Detroit, Michigan, Senior Accountant MAR 2009-NOV 2011
Collaborated extensivelywith auditorsduringpreliminaryand year-end audit processes.
Prepared and analyzed reconciliation schedulesfor balance sheetsaccounts, includingbad debt reserves and
Built a finelytuned grant analysisreport for Workforce Development Board of Directors, head coordinator and
liaison between American Heart Association and Workforce Development, fostering a collaborative environment
that improved productivity as well as health, individual accountabilityand team morale.
Revamped grant management, financial systems, and reportsand schedulesto improve forecast precision and
Ensured projects and grant reports were compliant within the OMB circularsby monitoring all expenses,researched
allowable and unallowable cost.
Heritage Foundation - Capitol Hill, District of Columbia,Staff Accountant AUG 2007-OCT 2008
Accounting liaison between multiple departmentssuch asadministration, engineering, domesticpolicygroup,
marketingdevelopment and communitycommitteesinvolving global travel event programming.
Worked closely with the assistant controller within the group of accountantsto accomplish team goals.
Followed GAAPstandardsand accounting principlesfor recordingtransactions in the General Ledger.
Ensured projects were compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley(SOX) act by following established guidelines.
Used FRXForecaster software for grant acquisition relatingto budget itemsand financial statement.
Facilitated grant acquisitionsbygatheringyear-to-year budget information, in-depth salaryanalysis, specified
eventsanalysis and preparingthe template for government grant contributionsand donations.
Managed Solomon software journal entriesfor cash receipts, stocks data, direct mail income recording, sale of stocks
and annuities,recordingon charge-backs,reclassifyinggeneral ledger and payingconsultantsas well as currency
American Fire Equipment (Supplier) - Woodbridge, Virginia, Accounting Analyst MAR 2004-AUG 2007
Worked closely with the team consisting of senior accountants, manufacturingand engineeringstaff.
Utilized GAAP standard accountingprincipleson a dailybasis.
Balanced cash and posted salesinvoices.
Worked with accounts payable department to post invoices and streamline cash flow to reduce work paper and
Accuratelyentered transactionsinto proprietarycompany accountingsystem, prepared management reportsand
financial summariesusingMS Excel detailingcompanyfinancial status.
Utilized MAS-90 software for AR, AP, and general ledger accounting.
Resolved turnover issueson collection accounts as old as 6 monthsto two years.
Collected receivables from $100,000 to $500,000 primarilyfrom government municipalitiesthrough auditing
invoices for errors,fixing problem invoices and resubmittingbillsfor payment.
Researched and resolved billingand collections disputes.
Certified Professional Bookkeeper 2015
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers - Washington, MD
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
Strayer University - Washington, District of Columbia, USA 2006
Accounting Aid Society (Volunteer Free Tax Service for Low Income Citizens)
AIPB (Professional Accounting Organization)