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Annie Montague, CPA

Accountant

Seattle, WA 98119

123 234 3456

MaryMontagueCPA@gmail.com

MaryMontaguePortfolio.com

linkedin.com/MaryMontague


Summary Qualifications


7 years of progressive accounting experience in both public and private sectors. I have a record of success as a results-oriented controller who is passionate about building and leading teams, managing cash flow effectively, to ensure clean audits and compliance with all state and federal agencies. I am returning to work after raising children. While on leave, passed the CPA exam.

• GAAP• People Management
• Capital Raise• Banking Relationships
• Software Implementations• Regulatory Compliance

Professional Summary


Seattle, WA
2008 - 2015

Washington Storage Lockers

Controller

Washington Storage Lockers is one of the largest providers of self-storage units in the Pacific NorthWest. WSL has over 40 locations and 5000 units, on different billing platforms including monthly deductions, pay by phone and manual check collections.

  • Scaled the financial operations & accounting team from $10M in annual revenue to $25M and assisted with the company going public. 
  • Lead and/or was a key participant in the process of multiple systems implementations, including accounting, revenue recognition, payroll, and equity management.
  • Developed and lead an extremely effective team of 20, that exemplified the companies core values of being honest, supportive, driven, innovative, authentic, and effective.
  • Oversaw all aspects of the monthly close schedule and helped to reduce the monthly close from 15 days to 10. We were able to make use of these 5 extra days by meeting with managers and provide monthly budget updates. 
  • In an effort to scale the company, created important accounting & financial operations schedules (monthly close, accounts reconciliations, vendor & customer repositories, audit PBC schedule, etc.) to increase efficiency and set the financial systems up for growth.
Seattle, WA
2003 - 2008

Drink Inc.

Accounting Manager

Drink Inc. is a medium-size sales and distribution company of software and beverages. Drink Inc. is a privately held company with $10M in annual revenue.

  • Implemented Concur Travel & Expense tool, which had a huge positive impact on both the traveling employees and accounting personnel, by reducing expense reimbursement time by 75%.
  • Negotiated with vendors on unpaid liabilities, paying pennies on the dollars, which netted over $75K in company savings.
  • Completed implementations for both a new accounting system and payroll system to help streamline operations. 
  • Managed a team of 4 that was responsible for payroll, AR/AP, and month-end financials.

Education


Washington State University

Pullman, WA
Bachelors of Science

Accounting

Personal Interests


  • Practice Yoga daily and run 3 times a week
  • I play the electric guitar in a cover band