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Wendy J. Burgess
6009 Larboard Drive ● Apex, NC 27539
Personal: (919) 270-6870 • Work: (919) 687-2302
Email: hokieddd@yaho...
• Conducted RIA audits in Memphis, TN and Raleigh, NC for the Retail Store Solutions and System
X inventories
• Supported ...
• Reviewed and capitalized M&E assets for the MD divisions ranging from $30M to $100M+
• Applied and interpreted GAAP to f...
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  1. 1. Wendy J. Burgess 6009 Larboard Drive ● Apex, NC 27539 Personal: (919) 270-6870 • Work: (919) 687-2302 Email: hokieddd@yahoo.com Results oriented finance and accounting professional with 17 years of varied experience across multiple industries seeking an accounting role in a stable company. Background includes SOX, controls, general ledger and lead experience. CORE COMPETENCIES • Financial Analysis • Internal Controls • Oral/Written Communication • Cost and Expense Analysis • Corporate Accounting • Presentation Development • Capital Planning • Customer Service • Accounting Research • Mentoring WORK EXPERIENCE WTVD ABC11/Disney – Durham, NC 2013 - Current Accounting Analyst • Prepare and post journal entries/accruals/prepaids monthly and reconcile balance sheet accounts • Review and analyze monthly/quarterly/yearly expenses with management and department heads • Prepare, maintain and update monthly, yearly and 5 year budgets • Review and post monthly invoices to vendors in SAP • Prepare and create purchase orders within SAP • Maintain capital projects and track expenses between capital, vendors and budgets • Work monthly with all department heads on overtime and part time hours/activity • Contact vendors related monthly invoices/payments/statements for accounts payables • Work with department employees on HR related activities for vacations, time cards and sick leave • Support Accounts Receivable and HR activities as backup International Business Machines – Research Triangle Park, NC 1997 - 2013 Fixed Assets Policy & Controls AP & NA • Reviewed and interpreted internal accounting policies related to WW fixed asset processes • Presented monthly to upper management WW fixed asset balances totaling over $13B • Coordinated clean up of WW fixed assets for divisions sold MD Cost Accounting Controls Coordinator • WW Cost Accounting SOX Coordinator • Maintained internal controls for the MD cost accounting department and 4 costing systems including SODs, peer reviews, annual revalidations, Asset Protection Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans and granting access • Coordinated with the WW cost controls lead to implement process improvements and provide support on WW IBM policies and GAAP processes • Teamed with each cost accounting area to create documentation for yearly PWC walk throughs • Coordinated internal and external audit requests RSS Cost Special Projects
  2. 2. • Conducted RIA audits in Memphis, TN and Raleigh, NC for the Retail Store Solutions and System X inventories • Supported the administration of the financials for the external fulfillment manufacturing process • Implemented process improvements and corrected system issues for billing, shipping and return claims • Re-engineered cost reconciliation process of $13M+ in inventory • Reviewed system requirements of new release of journal implementation tool WW and educated peers Storage Intercompany Cost Team Lead • Worked with peer department lead analysts to promote transaction and reporting consistencies • Reviewed and approved inventory cost updates • Supervised and provided technical guidance to 5 accountants • Coordinated clean up of the Goods Received/Invoice Received process • Participated in setting company accounting and control policies and procedures to align with changing business environment WW • Conducted education to peers and Financial Analysts as the expert on journal entries and backup Migration Specialist – Worldwide Acquisitions & Divestitures Team • Managed the integration of acquired acquisitions; Software and Services companies • Worked with legacy accounting teams to post monthly trial balances and align legacy processes with IBM processes • Worked with functional representatives to sunset legacy systems and begin using IBM systems, along with transitioning residual activity • Reviewed financial statements, accounting policies/procedures, and due diligence reports of acquired companies • Engaged teams across IBM processes and geographies and efficiently lead weekly migration task plan meetings • Prepared integration project plans and established transition milestones Team Lead – MD, Storage, Software Group & Acquistion Accounting • Oversaw a team of 8-14 accountants across balance sheet and expense activities ensuring all necessary activities were executed appropriately • Worked closely with management and other leads on HR and Staffing concerns • Coordinated integrations accounting activity with the migration specialists to ensure sufficient backup was received relating to migration activity for all reconciling accounts • Provided support for 3 divestitures by analyzing post-divestiture activity for accuracy and updating ledger feeder systems • Maintained all department controls related to SOX, PWC and IBM specific controls • Implemented process efficiencies across the organization (analysis, reviews, controls) • Reviewed and approved monthly analysis, reconciliations, aging summaries and control reports prepared by staff • Chaired sub-team on education to new hires • Created department efficiencies (analysis, aged balance sheet activity, resolutions) HDD Divestiture Accounting Analyst • Presented to management monthly on divestiture accounting activity and worked with the WW specialist to split appropriate activity between IBM and Hitachi • Analyzed and billed remaining expenses against the Purchase Price Agreement • Developed a monthly due to/due billing from process between IBM and Hitachi Fixed Assets Accountant – Microelectronics divisions M&E
  3. 3. • Reviewed and capitalized M&E assets for the MD divisions ranging from $30M to $100M+ • Applied and interpreted GAAP to fixed asset processes Income and Expense Accountant – SWG divisions • Educated new financial analysts on correct processes and procedures to follow • Created a format for the I&E accountants to follow as a standardized form with Ledger Reviews • Teamed on fully integrating the Tivoli SWG into IBM systems and structures • Established new process for legal entity billings relating to Tivoli and Lotus integrations to create an arm’s length transaction and educated the teams International Business Machines – Research Triangle Park, NC Accounting Internship 1995-1996, 1996- 1997 Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Bachelor of Science, Accounting, August 1997 Systems: • Microsoft Office • Lotus SmartSuite • SQL/DB2 • Hyperion • QMF Windows • Lotus Notes • Cognos • SAP

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