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Elizabeth Dechant | Elance
 
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Elizabeth Dechant

CPA - 8 yrs exp public private & nonprofit sectors
   United States
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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

I am a CPA with 8 years of experience in a variety of settings including public tax and audit, corporate accounting with a Fortune 500 company, and nonprofit accounting with a leading anti-poverty organization.

Achievements:

Led consolidation of affiliate organization in Mexico, redesigned accounting processes and outputs.

Supervised/trained non-finance management in financial report/key indicator analysis

Oversaw $10mil in government contracts from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies, including budget proposals,...

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Portfolio

Analyzed results of direct marketing program using same day and following week's sales...
Tax Article Submission on US Tax implications for transition to IFRS Accounting
Worked in a team to create an audit strategy for a leading insurance company, resulting...

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Service Description

My clients enjoy a wide variety of services from a generalist view with a variety of expertise, as I have worn many different finance hats in various industries and environments.

Accounting System Setup: Full service consulting and/or setup of general ledger system based on your business' specific needs. I have proficiency in many general ledger systems including Quickbooks, Financial Edge, SAP, PeopleSoft, and Excel

Financial Analysis: Provide written analysis of company health based on agreed key-indicators on one time or regular basis.

Financial Policies and Procedures: Can develop written finance polices and procedures, a must have for any growing business.

Financial Training: Develop training curriculum to fit your individual needs, can be one session or several weeks. Training can range from Accounting 101, Financial Analysis, or General Ledger Software Training (Quickbooks, etc)

Budgeting: Provide excel or financial software based budgets custom to your needs. I have experience with both annual and 3-year rolling budgets, and more detailed short-term expense, revenue, and sales budgets.

Tax advice: I do not currently offer tax preparation, but can provide tax advice for all business organization types. Advice will be delivered with references to the IRS Internal Revenue Code or court rulings for trending topics and impending changes to the IRC

Bookkeeping: Full service bookkeeping includes regular reconciliations of cash and balance sheet...

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Employment

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Right
Assistant Controller
2013 - 2015
Led consolidation of $725K (annual revenue) affiliate organization in Mexico by coordinating local staff and outside experts and redesigning internal accounting processes and outputs locally,...
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Right
Associate Director of Accounting
2011 - 2013
Oversaw fiscal management of over $10mil in government contracts from a variety of local, state, and federal agencies, including budget proposals, vouchering, reporting, closeout, and audit. Built...
Whole Foods Market
Regional Financial Analyst/Regional Accountant
2008 - 2010
Analyzed data and created reports to effectively summarize and communicate performance to Regional Leadership Team. Developed policies and best practices for store operations during a company-wide...
F.T. Karall Company
Associate Accountant
2006 - 2008
Prepared tax returns for wide variety of individual and business clients for a growing boutique public accounting firm. Researched tax positions and legislation to anticipate client needs....

Education

DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School
Master of Science, Accountancy
- 2010
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, Entrepreneurship, Accounting
- 2006
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Bookkeeping
Accounting
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Financial Training
Financial Policy
Tax Advice
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