Chelsea Collins

Rock Hill, SC United States

Finance and Accounting

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I am currently looking for a position as an Internal Auditor with a company who has advancement opportunities and career track. I have extensive experience in Auditing with the Big 4, as well as smaller CPA firm, and financial for a private industry global firm.


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CHELSEA COLLINS, CPA
1864 Rock Glen Dr, Apt 301, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Tel: 843.200.7931
E-mail: collins.chel@gmail.com

INDUSTRY & CLIENT PROFILE:
• Experience in consolidating financial reporting data of Atlas Copco’s North American production & sales of pneumatic compressors & generators, as well as experience in mergers & acquisitions
• Experience in KPMG’s Manufacturing and Mining segment with focus on audit & review procedures. Clients include Skyline Steel, NexCen Brands Inc., Huber Engineering Materials, Kemira Chemicals Inc., Hereaus Tenevo, Minerals Technologies Inc., Borealis Compounds Inc.
• Experience in KPMG’s Not For Profit segment with focus on Not For Profit and Circular A-133 audits and Cost Report agreed upon procedures. Main clients include The Film Society at Lincoln Center, Central Park Conservancy, Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, AFS International, Volunteers of America, Teachers College at Columbia University, New York Health & Hospital Corporation and The American Jewish Committee
• Experience in Automotive and Construction Contracting segment with focus on audits, reviews, compilations & preparation of tax returns


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
ATLAS COPCO NORTH AMERICA- Accounting to Reporting, CPA, Rock Hill, SC January 2010 – October 2010
• Organize & report financial data for multiple divisions across North America
• Eliminate intercompany receivables, payables, sales & costs for consolidated reporting
• Reconcile & investigate activity for all balance sheet accounts
• Create standardized processes & documentation for multiple accounting cycles, including Abandoned & Unclaimed Property, Accounts Payable, Sales Tax, Fixed Assets & Investment Projects for Federal & State compliance
• Maintain Fixed Assets, including booking depreciation, acquisitions, additions & disposals
• Monitor & maintain Investment Projects, classified as Construction In Process, & determine asset classification & useful lives of completed projects in accordance with IFRS
• Streamline & standardize process for new Accounts Payable interface system to ERP, as well as train users nationwide
• Maintain general ledger & subledger daily, including posting of journal entries
• Identify system modifications needed for Sales Tax module based off in-depth analysis of transactions


GREGG & CO, PA- Audit Associate, Asheville, NC
June 2009- October 2009
• Prepare financial statement analyses & financial statement preparation, including footnotes
• Perform year end financial statements audit procedures, interim reviews & agreed upon procedures
• Prepare business and personal state & federal tax returns
• Maintain & track fixed asset additions & deletions as well as associated depreciation
• Track & recalculate Construction In Process for contractors, including allocation of job costs and billings
• Observe & count inventories over automotives & related inventory parts
• Reconcile & agree floor plan for car dealerships with manufacturer statements


KPMG LLP- 2nd Year Associate-Audit, New York, NY
September 2007- March 2009
• Perform year end financial statements audit procedures, interim reviews and agreed upon procedures
• Research & demonstrate a proactive response to complex clients’ accounting, audit or regulatory based issues including revenue recognition, contributions receivable, debt analysis, investment valuation, bad debt reserves, consolidated reporting, inventory reserves
• Evaluate the design & implementation of internal controls & test their operating effectiveness pursuant to the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• Perform Lower of Cost or Market testwork over Raw Materials, Work In Process & Finished Goods for inventory valuation, reserves and contribution margin analysis
• Perform control & substantive testing procedures over receipts & distribution of federal grants & ensure regulatory compliance in accordance with Circular A-133 guidelines
• Perform agreed upon procedures over hospital cost reports to be submitted to Department of Health through interaction with Directors of Reimbursement and Finance for New York Health & Hospital Corporation, consisting of 10 hospitals
• Supervise first year associates. Manage multiple priorities, organize work tasks, review work papers & verify deliverables are of highest quality before submission to managers and partners
• Track budget status, overages or inefficiencies in a detailed manner, communicate to managers on a timely & regular basis for consideration of incremental billings or revised deadlines
• Act as a transitional coach for new hires
• Actively participate in recruiting events with local Atlanta & New York City colleges & the College of Charleston, SC


KPMG LLP- Intern, Atlanta, GA
January 2006 – March 2006
• Perform year end financial statements audit procedures, interim reviews & agreed upon procedures
• Analyze & investigate fluctuations in account balances based on activity

COLLEGE of CHARLESTON- Graduate Accounting Research Assistant
August 2006- May 2007
• Research national & international legal & tax related issues for comparative purposes
• Research financial assistance programs & visibility of top 100 hospitals in America
• Compile various databases which were used to support multiple research projects



EDUCATION & LICENSES:
Certified Public Accountant- North Carolina July 2009
Master of Science in Accountancy- College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
May 2007
GPA: 3.9/4.0
• Voted 2007 Most Outstanding Graduate Student
• Relevant Coursework: History of Accounting Thought, Financial Reporting, Management Economics, Consolidated Financial Reporting, Taxation for Business Entities

Bachelor of Science in Accounting- College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
December 2005
GPA: 3.6/4.0

Earlier Education:
Industrial Engineering- North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
August 2001- May 2003
• Relevant Coursework: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linux-Unix , Auto-CAD



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Fall 2009
Member of North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
Fall 2009
Vice President- External Relations - Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Spring 2007
• Coordinated presentations by local, regional, national professionals
• Represented Chapter at regional and national conferences
• Organize and participate in local volunteer programs
Founder- Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Fall 2007
• Compiled petitioning package that was instrumental in the chapter’s creation at College of Charleston
• Organized administrative, faculty and student support for a new chapter of Beta Alpha Psi


OTHER INFO: 
• Began performing as Senior Associate on audit engagements after one year with KPMG
• Knowledge of national sales tax software: Vertex
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint;
o Advanced user of Excel 2007: queries, subqueries, pivots, etc.
• Knowledge of ERP Systems: SAP Business Warehouse, GPS, BPCS, QuickBooks, Great Plains, Tessitura,Lawson, BANNER, Reynolds & Reynolds, ADP
• Volunteer for STAR Ranch in Waynesville, NC, for neglected & abused horses
• Interests include writing & camping


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