Erick D. Williams
1301 N. Madison Street, Albany, GA 31702
V.M. (404) 590-7170
Objective: Extremely motivated and results-driven financial professional with exceptional leadership skills and a history of continuous improvement in cross-functional areas for both increased revenue and decreased expenses. An extensive background in the accounting, human resources, tax, capital projects and cost accounting management in many industries public and private sectors.
15 years of accounting, finance, management, and tax experience
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Created and organized annual audits for non-profit and for- profit organizations to meet audit requirements and compliance
Human resource management (marketing, interviewing, testing, hiring, surveying, re-engineering job descriptions, write-ups, firing, and training staff)
Excellent Observation Skills
Strong Analytical Abilities
Effective Project Manager
Raised funds from investors, stakeholders, and investment groups for special projects including films, sports, real estate, & manufacturing Created business plans and presentations.
Responsible for the maintenance, accuracy and control of the accounting records and software and hardware systems.
Experienced in general ledger, accounts payable, cash management, payroll, property tax, budget reporting, and statistical accumulation.
Responsible for financial statement and report preparation
Annual budget preparation and budget reviews;
Assist the Manager, Director, VP and CFO in analysis and reporting of financial data, both internally and externally.
Builder of Strong Business Relationships
Solid Decision Making Skills
Knowledge of finance/accounting/budgeting/cost procedures
Cost Reduction / Profit Increase
Inventory Reconciliation / Cost Analysis
Proficient in MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Created capital improvement projects
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
June 2012 – Present
Business Consultant/ Controller
Capstone Business Advisors, P.C. Albany, GA/Atlanta, GA
Consult businesses on accounting, cost management, inventory control, investment strategies, business process improvements, resolving tax issues (federal, state, and local), finance, proper business protection, exit strategy, buy/sell agreements, human resource management commercial funding, and raising capital for business ideas. Manage and supervise bookkeeping and other financial activities. Manage and supervise funds allocated for the projects. Participate in project planning, budget allocation. Prepared company's income-tax return, and handled other taxable responsibilities. Developed internal procedures to enhance productivity considering the implication of GAAP.
December 2011 to June 2012
Public & Cost Accountant
Accounting Management Group, Inc., Albany, GA (Accounting Firm specializing in manufacturing, retail, distribution, and restaurant industries)
Applied principles of cost accounting to conduct studies which provided detailed cost information not supplied by general accounting systems.
Planned study and collected data to determine costs of business activity, such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
Analyzed data obtained and recorded results.
Analyzed changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods and services provided, to determine
Analyzed actual manufacturing costs and prepared periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs.
Provided management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices, profitability of products and services.
Public Accounting/Cost Accounting
Prepared financial statements for manufacturing industry, surveyed business operations, measured performance, assessed risk, conducted interviews with clients and direct family. Preparing month-end cost inventory reports and analyzing the same as per the instructions of the seniors and the management. Ensuring that the journal entries are organized to report raw material accurately. Supervising the procedures involved in the monthly test counts in order to verify the accuracy of inventory balances. Verifying and analyzing the purchase price variance account. Keeping standard price cost updates as and when necessary. Suggesting ways to minimize the production cost of the company and maximize the revenue coming from various streams. Prepared tax returns for non-profit and for profit organizations, estate tax, and gift tax returns. Provided financial planning, assisted in auditing, general accounting functions including AR/AP, account reconciliation and year end budget preparation; administered audits and cash management in non-profit and for profit organizations; Trained business owner on financial literacy including assets and liabilities and conducted presentations monthly.
September 2011 to November 2011
Senior Business Analysis
Global Resources, LLC. Corporate Headquarters Chicago, IL. (100% travel)
Review and convert data from surveys, interviews, and financial analysis into relevant information to improve business development operations, sales and marketing, and cash flow. Provide risk assessments in areas related to application systems; provide recommendations and advice on emerging industry and technology trends.
February 2011 to September 2011
Mars, Inc., Albany, GA (Term Contract)
Maintained and tracked the company’s inventory system; created and monitored purchase orders. Compiled and analyzed data for variance analysis to identify all cost drivers and to prepare cost reduction initiatives. Created cost controls systems to improve operations; performed monthly closing activities, including physical inventory, prepared report for stocks, inventory, sales and cost sales; recorded journal entries, prepared balance sheet for inventory, reserves, and prepaid expenses. Researched and analyzed projects as needed; prepared and maintained audit schedules. Consulted with management to troubleshoot and solve critical issues.
October 2001 to June 2010
Public & Cost Accountant
Accounting Management Group, Inc., Albany, GA (Accounting Firm specializing in manufacturing, non-profit, retail, distribution, and restaurant industries)
Reviewed and prepared financial statements for manufacturing industry, non-profit and for profit organizations; analyzed business operations, measured performance, assessed risk, and created SWOT analysis. Prepared tax returns for non-profit and for profit organizations, estate tax, and gift tax returns. Provided financial planning, assisted in auditing, general accounting functions including AR/AP, account reconciliation and year end budget preparation; administered audits and cash management in non-profit and for profit organizations; Trained thirteen staff accountant
May 1998- July 2000
Harambee Child Development, Inc., Albany, Georgia (non-profit)
Acted as corporate caretaker related to money and small business matters; provided administrative assistance to the directors and department heads. Advised management on funding for short and long term business projects; designed and implemented a new non-profit accounting system, created chart of accounts. Established and coordinated accounting control procedures. Performed audit of discounts, gifs, and contributions received. Prepared and reconciled accounts in preparation of financial reports to Board of Directors.
MBA, Information Systems, currently attending, Ashford University, Clinton, IA
B.S., Business Management (2008), University of Phoenix, Columbus, GA
Accounting Certification (1998), Albany Technical College, Albany, GA
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS &TRAINING
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Peachtree Accounting, Cougar Mountain (Non-Profit Accounting), PeopleSoft, Banner, ADP, QuickBooks Pro, SAP, and Raisers Edge
Microsoft Certified Engineering Training (2000)
Network Administrator Training (2000)
Student CPA no: 98027373
International Association of Professional Business Management Consultants
SCORE – Volunteer/ business mentor
Crime Stoppers, Albany, GA (Board Member)
Dale wood Estes Senior Housing, Inc. (Board Member)
Boy Scouts (Assistant)