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Amanda Benard

Amanda Benard

Staff Accountant at Speed Commerce Inc

Location
Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Industry
Accounting
Current
  1. Speed Commerce
Previous
  1. HKS,
  2. The M/A/R/C Group,
  3. National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
Education
  1. Louisiana Tech University
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Speed Commerce

Speed Commerce

Staff Accountant

– Present

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Background

Summary

A CPA candidate with demonstrated skills in financial review and analysis, audit, tax, bookkeeping, and general accounting services, proven analytic and quantitative skills and six years of experience and training in a team environment.

Specialties: Financial Reporting and Analysis

Experience

Staff Accountant

Speed Commerce
– Present (1 year 4 months)dallas/fort worth area

Speed Commerce (NASDAQ: SPDC) is a publicly traded, vertically integrated, multi-channel platform of e-commerce services and distribution solutions for retailers and manufacturers. Speed Commerce was the result of a merger between Navarre Corporation and SpeedFC, Inc. in November 2012. Navarre was founded in 1983 and is the largest distributor of software and consumer electronic accessories in North America. SpeedFC was established in 2000 and provides a complete suite of e-commerce services to online retailers and manufacturers, including SaaS e-commerce platforms and integration, tier 4 web hosting, interactive online marketing, proprietary order management and reporting, and high performance fulfillment and customer care.

As a single-source provider, Speed Commerce enables clients to use one consistent partner dedicated to protecting and growing brands, market share and both online and offline revenues. Speed Commerce’s vision is to deliver fully integrated, customized solutions that align all interests and meet the diverse demands of our clients’ businesses. Results-focused and entrepreneurial in spirit, Speed Commerce is driven by an unsurpassed commitment to success. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Senior Accountant

HKS
(5 months)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

HKS creates places that enhance the human experience through innovation, creativity and vision. An architectural design firm leader, HKS operates through 29 offices worldwide. Since its founding in 1939, the firm has completed construction projects totaling more than $73 billion in more than 1,178 cities located in 77 countries.

Experience
•Review, analyze, prepare and timely submit monthly financial reporting packages for multiple profit centers cash and accrual basis
•Review, record and prepare revenue, billing and general accruals monthly
•Research and prepare documentation for the audit
•Conduct month end close, update and maintain the Vision reporting system for all profit centers
•Analyze, prepare and review monthly balance sheet reconciliations for multiple profit centers

Staff Accountant

The M/A/R/C Group
(2 years 1 month)Irving, TX

A holding company and member of the Diversified Agency Services (DAS) a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) a leading global advertising and marketing communications service company.

Experience
•Review, analyze, prepare and timely submit monthly financial reporting packages and consolidated reporting packages using Oracle Hyperion Financial Management for multiple agencies in compliance with Omnicom and GAAP standards
•Review, record and prepare revenue, billing and general accruals monthly
•Prepare documentation for yearly tax filings and audits
•Research and manage agency processes to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley
•Prepare detailed monthly and quarterly financial statement variance analysis for multiple agencies
•Conduct quarterly Sarbanes Oxley internal control testing
•Build and maintain strong relationships with the agency CEOs
•Conduct month end close, update and maintain the Microsoft FRx reporting system for all agencies
•Analyze, prepare and review monthly balance sheet reconciliations for multiple agencies
•Analyze, prepare, review and submit monthly and 12-month rolling reforecast in IBM Cognos Software

Plan Review

National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
(11 months)

An organization that provides nationwide bankruptcy management services to residential mortgage lenders, automobile finance companies, banks and financial institutions, consumer lending organizations and owners and investors.

Experience
•Review, analyze, prepare and discuss recommendations with clients regarding objections for bankruptcy plans submitted to the courts in multiple states
•Utilize multiple client systems to prepare, research and extract pertinent financial information
•Prepare, analyze, and perform calculations using mortgage account details to create court documents for the southern districts of Texas
•Manage client and court filing deadlines while maintaining the team assignment list with weekly updates and design changes
•Research applicable county real estate tax percentages and perform calculations to verify amounts assessed by client systems

Staff Accountant

Peter Marshall & Company
(7 months)Flower Mound, TX

Tax and Bookkeeping Experience
•Perform year-end, quarterly and monthly book closings for multiple companies and subsidiaries including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliation, income statement reconciliation, payroll reconciliation and budget management
•Analyze client accounting systems and investigate inconsistent accounting policies and discuss my findings directly with the clients
•Prepare and analyze year-end, quarterly and monthly financial statements for companies with multiple subsidiaries in multiple markets
•Prepare and post daily and month-ending general ledger entries for all financial statement accounts for companies within the nonprofit and retail industries

Audit/Tax Accounting Associate

RBM LLP
(2 years 6 months)

Audit Experience (70%)
•Serve as in-charge on year-end construction audit including planning, assessing risk, collecting, analyzing and reviewing documentation along with conducting the test of controls, calculating and recording adjusting entries and preparation of the financial statements with accompanying disclosures.
•Perform quarterly compilations, including calculating and recording adjusting entries and preparation of consolidated financial statements with accompanying disclosures for forestry industries.
•Serve as in-charge on year-end employee benefit plan audit engagement, including planning, assessing risk, documenting controls, compliance testing, utilizing ADP resources and preparation of the financial statements with accompanying disclosures.
•Serve as staff on year-end audit engagements in the banking, manufacturing, construction and forestry industries.
•Perform physical inventory observations in construction, forestry, retail and manufacturing industries, as well as performance of cutoff procedures, preparation of confirmations, maintenance of the confirmation control and alternative procedures.
•Build and maintain strong client relationships on engagements.

Relevant Tax and Accounting Experience (30%)
•Prepare federal and multi-state income tax returns for individuals, partnerships and corporations, including calculation of required book-to-tax adjustments and preparation of federal and state extension filings for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trust and nonprofits.
•Calculate and file monthly and quarterly state and parish sales tax returns for businesses across multiple industries.

Student Assistant

Angelo Bruno Business Library
(3 years 1 month)

•Assisted patrons with finding research materials
•Updated CCH, RIA, and various other periodicals weekly
•Performed inventory counts
•Performed closing and opening duties

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Amanda is looking for:

Causes Amanda cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation

Organizations Amanda supports:

Skills

  • Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Consolidated Financial...
  • Financial Statements
  • Auditing
  • US GAAP
  • Month End Close
  • General Ledger
  • Finance
  • Accruals
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • SEC Financial Reporting
  • Budget Forecasts
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Preparation
  • Payroll
  • Financial Audits
  • CCH Research
  • Microsoft Word
  • Bankruptcy
  • Nonprofits
  • Tax
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Education

Louisiana Tech University

Masters of Professional Accounting, Accounting

* FASB Theory
* Advanced Auditing
* Advanced Tax
* Advanced Cost Accounting
* Computer Information Assurance

The University of Alabama

Bachelors of Science, Accounting

* Corporate Taxation
* Individual Taxation
* Non for profit & Governmental Accounting
* Cost Accounting
* Audit
* Principles of Accounting (2 classes)

Activities and Societies: Gamma Phi Beta, Circle K

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