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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 Jon Klausa at 312.582.1918.

SEC Reporting/Technical Accountant

This SEC Reporting/Technical Accountant is a CPA and global financial professional with abroad range of expertise in SEC reporting, accounting and finance operations, cost accounting, and system implementation. He’s dedicated to evaluating current processes to identify opportunities for improvement and streamlining. In his last role, he served as the Director of SEC Reporting, where he was responsible for compiling all external financial reports, performing technical accounting research, coordinating audits and reporting to executive management on results.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Coordinated with external auditors to respond to inquiries and provide support for all financial reports, footnotes and disclosures
  • Performed technical accounting research around emerging accounting pronouncements and concluded on how the organization should account for certain transactions
  • Was a key sponsor of the ASC 606 implementation
  • Managed the research and implementation of other relevant pronouncements including
  • Accounting for Share-Based Payments, Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived
  • Assets, Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities and Goodwill and Other Intangibles
  • Managed all billing and revenue recognition issues which involved reviewing complex service contracts
Senior Accountant/SFA/Accounting Manager

This Senior Accountant and Accounting Manager is a polished, high-energy financial consultant, with a diverse background in accounting, finance and data mining. She has worked for many industries including financial services, health care, consumer goods, manufacturing and entertainment. She approaches each assignment with an open mind, constantly looking for areas of improvement or automation. Previously, she’s worked multiple assignments focused on upgrading account reconciliations, cleaning up account balances, and standardizing processes and procedures for overall efficiency. She also completed a fixed asset clean-up project, using Great Plains for the fixed asset system. There is no doubt that she will be fantastic in a dynamic, growing company environment!  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Prepared the 990 tax filings for a nonprofit
  • Managed the month-end close process including posting journal entries and preparing account reconciliations
  • Managed the financial reporting and analysis for specific departments including operations, legal, facilities and the CEO department
  • Documented accounting processes for use during audits
  • Performed consolidations and intercompany accounting
  • Partnered with auditors to provide appropriate supporting documentation and respond to inquiries
  • Excel skills include: V and H-lookups, pivot tables, if statements, sumif(s), and text formulas
  • Access skills include: Designing databases and performing queries
  • ERP System Experience: Great Plains, NetSuite (Implementation), Oracle (Implementation) and SAP
Senior Accountant

This Senior Accountant is a versatile consultant with more than 10 years of experience and has an MBA from DePaul University. He worked with a variety of ERP’s and accounting procedures, and has had exposure to many different company sizes and industries. This professional’s strongest attribute is Excel manipulation to augment, test and reconcile systems. He also thrives in managing month-end close, financial statements, fixed assets and account/bank reconciliations. This Senior Accountant is passionate about systems work and understands the value to accounting – being placed in three separate systems projects. This consultant is completing his first project for Brilliant, where he’s played an integral part in the month-end close process and clean-up activities. Overall, he adjusts quickly to new environments and is able to quickly pick up new processes.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Participated in the month-end close process including executing AR and AP, posting journal entries, preparing account and bank reconciliations, and performing account analysis to better understand variances
  • Managed fixed-asset accounting responsibilities including: recording fixed assets, calculating depreciation, reconciling fixed asset ledger and retiring fixed assets within industries such as manufacturing, real estate, and service industries
  • Reviewed university revenue to identify anomalies in amounts and dates, and then researched and resolved identified issues
  • Managed revenue stream reports and posted journal entries related to revenue and deferred revenue
  • Downloaded information from online payment sources (i.e. PayPal; use of credit cards online) and recorded applicable entries
  • Performed and reviewed revenue recognition accounting to ensure proper recording
  • Reconciled clean-up and catch-up activities
  • Assisted and filed sales and use-taxes
  • Prepared and calculated sales commission calculations/reports in Excel manually – receiving purchase orders for Ad space, dumping data into Excel, performing calculations, auditing sales claims, reconciling the sales system, and utilizing Great Plains and Host Analytics for final sales reporting
  • Provided year-end audit support – compiled PBC items
  • Systems experience includes: SAP, PeopleSoft 9.1, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains 10.0, Host Analytics, SharePoint, Nexonia, Paychex, Lanyon, Aptify, Peach New Media, PayPal Manager, Elavon, Timberline, MAPICS, FAS 100, FAS 100, Excel: V-lookups, Pivot Tables and complex formulas



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