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  1. 1. Jonathan Ansumana 112 Knoll Cove, Austin, TX 78737 Email: Mobile: 512-784-0352; Home: 512-358-8510 LinkedIn: Senior Accountant A strategic thinker and problem-solver with an analytical mind, strong work ethic, and good communication and organizational skills. Highly competent in collaborating efforts and managing projects and delivering high quality and, tangible results within strict deadlines. Possess a positive outlook, high energy, good judgement and good interpersonal skills, and work effectively, cross-functionally with all levels of management, business units and geographies within a large organization. Proactive and result driven; highly efficient in fast-paced and high-pressured environments, both as part of a team and independently. Extensive experience in a broad range of financial accounting functions: • Financial Close • Balance Sheet Account Review and Reconciliations • Variance Analysis • Business Unit Partnership • Internal and External Audit Support • Training and Mentoring • Financial Analysis • Cash Accounting • Payroll Accounting • SOX and Internal Controls • Royalty and Commission Accounting • Process Improvement Career Highlights • Managed ArthroCare’s GL data migration from the QAD Legacy system to SAP due to conversion of its ERP system. Tested and validated accounting/finance-related processes implemented in SAP. • Trained and supervised a staff accountant on sales commissions processing and accounting for ArthroCare’s sales force of about 300 direct sales representatives, sales agents and distributions, improving the accuracy of commission numbers. • Participated in the acquisition accounting and integration of ArthroCare’s acquisitions of 11 Blade and ENTrigue. • Supervised the development and implementation of ArthroCare’s Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual. • Identified opportunities to optimize existing processes and developed innovative process improvements. • Managed accounting for $8M of Exit Costs associated with ArthroCare’s closing of its Sunnyvale branch. • Re-evaluated a significant year-end accrual for Clinical expenses for external auditors saving ArthroCare about 200K in excess accrual. • Instrumental in the development of ArthroCare’s Electronic Bank Statement (EBS) process leading to faster and more accurate bank reconciliation. • Provided documentary evidence relating to DOJ’s investigation of ArthroCare. Professional Experience SMITH & NEPHEW INC (Formerly ARTHROCARE CORPORATION). Austin, TX. 2001 – 2015 Senior Accountant • Partnered with business unit managers within the sales and marketing group to ensure proper expense recognition and classification (including accruals for period-end expenses) and provide analysis of variances and reports that facilitate effective operational activities and decision making. • Partnered with Payroll/HR department to ensure accurate recognition of payroll-related expenses and liabilities; reconcile GL payroll data (expenses and balance sheet accounts) with corresponding data in the payroll reporting system (i.e. ADP database) and provide reports to external auditors. • Partnered with Accounts Payable, Credit and Collections, Cash Application, and Treasury personnel ensuring that all cash transactions were properly posted; reconciled cash account balances totaling about 200M to their associated bank account balances and resolved reconciling items within a month. • Reduced close cycle from 7 to 3 days by effectively posting journal entries for accruals and prepayments as part of the Close process; reconciled balance sheet accounts (including Intercompany accounts), performed fluctuation analysis and provided explanation for income statement and balance sheet account balances. Performed FX Reconciliation • Reviewed and commented on Cash, Accrued Compensation, Accrued Liabilities and Prepaid account balances in the quarterly Balance Sheet Review process ensuring clarity in balance sheet movements and compliance with contractual agreements and supported effective decision making. • Processed Royalties, including revenue and expense accruals and analysis, and responded to customer inquiries, in compliance with contractual agreements with 100% accuracy, increasing internal and external customer satisfaction.
  2. 2. Jonathan Ansumana Page 2 • Processed commissions and sales bonuses for 250 sales representatives and 100 sales agents and distributors based on Compensation Plans and contracts; analyzed and accounted for commission expenses and liabilities up to $5M per quarter consistently meeting contract fulfillment, while providing accurate accrual estimates and timely payments. • Processed and filed sales and use tax and property tax returns in compliance with statutory requirements. • Provided periodic reports for external and internal auditors and responded to audit inquiries. • Participated in ArthroCare’s SOX Compliance initiatives. Prior Experience SANMINA, Santa Clara, CA Accountant (contract) Performed Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions and participated in the Close Process 3COM, Santa Clara, CA. Accountant (contract) Performed Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions. ECONOMATICS, Birmingham, England, UK Cost Accountant Performed inventory accounting and cycle counts. FOURAH BAY COLLEGE, University of Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone Research and Teaching Assistant Lectured, and conducted tutorials in Financial Accounting and Cost Accounting to undergraduate students at Intermediate, Qualifying and Final Years of the Bachelors (Honors) Degree Program (Accounting Major) at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. • Facilitated lively and interactive classroom discussions related to lecture materials; responded to students’ questions and concerns, and promptly graded assignments and exams papers. UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO), Sierra Leone (contract) Accountant Helped small business owners maintain proper accounting records of business activities to facilitate funding from the UNIDO Program. Reported progress and recommendations for improvements on a quarterly basis to UNIDO Officials. • Developed and implemented accounting and reporting systems for small businesses in Sierra Leone and trained entrepreneurs on applying the systems. Education Masters in Accounting and Finance; University of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. (Awarded full joint British Council and Commonwealth Scholarship) Bachelor of Science Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone; Sierra Leone. (Hons) Econ, (2nd Class, 1st Division – Accounting Major) Computer Skills Proficient in MS Office, Hyperion Essbase, and SAP (FI) and QAD (MFG Pro) ERP Systems. Professional Development Currently Enrolled in: Thomson Reuters’ Checkpoint Learning (CPE Courses) and MOOC Programs in Accounting and Finance CPA Candidate Membership in Professional Organizations AICPA American Accounting Association