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Brilliant Management Resources represents mid-to-senior level accounting and finance professionals seeking interim, project and contract-to-hire positions. Brilliant Management Resources consultants can assist you with tax, audit preparation work, balance sheet assurance, SEC reporting, Revenue Recognition, ERP and other project needs. Below are just a few of our qualified consultants available for your review. Have any project or interim needs? Reply to this email or call Kathy Spearing at 312.582.1903.

Senior Accountant

This Senior Accountant has deep experience in general accounting, month-end close, account reconciliations and financial analysis. He has successfully completed one engagement for Brilliant where he received positive feedback on his ability to jump in and execute. His experience has allowed him to thrive in executing general month-end close responsibilities including posting journal entries, preparing account reconciliations, calculating accruals and investigating variances, on a monthly basis. He is also a proficient user of the advanced functions in Excel including pivots, v-lookups and basic macros.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Participated in inventory control procedures when the company transitioned to a new accounting system
    • Reviewed the inventory balances monthly and compared them to old system balances
    • Reconciled variances and remedied issues
  • Reviewed and audited drafts of accounting process documentation needed for a new shared services team and rewrote process documentation to clarify accountants’ responsibilities
  • Evaluated monthly reporting of quarterly actual-to-budget data to ensure key deliverables were submitted in a timely fashion
  • Prepared and analyzed monthly trial balances for foreign subsidiaries
  • Documented journal entries and recreated months of account reconciliations to include backup support documentation in order to substantiate the previously inadequate account reconciliations
  • Completed four different engagements for a large company including:
    • Maintained inventory and transportation account reconciliations during a short-term position vacancy
    • Utilized the SAP Fixed Assets module to maintain the accounting and reconciliations for a large-scale disposition of assets
    • Assisted in general month-end close and system maintenance related activities.
Technical Accounting Consultant

This CPA is a Technical Accounting, SEC Reporting and Consolidations Consultant who has worked with both large, publicly-traded organizations and start-up companies, where he set up a process for their financial reporting and potential SEC reporting requirements. From an industry perspective, he has had broad experience working within the oil, gas, energy, manufacturing and distribution industries. His system experience includes: Workiva, Cognos, Hyperion (HFM), Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Active Disclosure, Certent and other systems.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Prepared 10K and 10Q’s including the MD&A
  • Set up and executed XBRL tagging
  • Compiled press and earning releases
  • Prepared standalone financial statements and ad hoc reporting requirements
  • Assisted with initial SEC reporting process
  • Carved out financial statements
  • Managed year-end close including posting journal entries and performing account reconciliations
  • Authored of position papers and technical accounting memos
  • Consolidated worldwide operations of more than 30 entities including the resolutions of exceptions during the process, intercompany transactions and top-side entries, using HFM and Essbase
Technical Accounting Consultant

This Technical Accounting Consultant is a CPA and a proven performer for Brilliant Management Resources. He recently completed two different engagements, where he was responsible for SEC Reporting, MD&A and ad hoc projects. This consultant is a well-rounded professional who is proficient in consolidations, SEC reporting, financial reporting, internal controls, system implementations and process/procedures. He is a highly-technical individual and is strong at working with various segments of the business.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Has more than 15 years of managing consolidations of about 100 entities, including intercompany eliminations and foreign currency implications
  • Implemented SAP BPC, which streamlined the consolidations process and simultaneously resulted in process improvements
  • Performed technical accounting research and implementation of accounting pronouncements, including goodwill and intangible asset impairment analysis, restructuring, and pension and retiree benefits
  • Consolidated the combination of four companies and prepared SEC Form S-1 registration statement for a successful and timely IPO, and effectively addressed SEC comment letters
  • Experienced executing consolidations within Excel, PeopleSoft and SAP BPC



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