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Catherine ONeill, CPA

Controller

Accomplished Controller with service industry, manufacturing, and public accounting experience that promotes improved methods and encourages team efforts. Expertise includes re-engineering and managing accounting functions, training/staff development and general accounting. Proficient in financial statement analysis, cash management, budgeting and software implementations. Excellent problem solving and communication skills.

Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. Thomson Elite and Platinum Financial Software.
Organizations: Illinois CPA Society AICPA Socity Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Socity

 

Experience

Independent Contractor : Blackman Kallick, LLP - [2009-05 to Current]

Controller : Blackman Kallick, LLP - [1988-08 to 2009-05]
Responsible for directing all processes of Firm’s Accounting Department, consisting of 6 staff positions that included Financial Reporting, G/L, Billing, Payroll, A/P, and A/R. Accountable for cash management, budgeting, and active/retired Partner capital accounts. Coordinated insurance and bank relationships. Prepared tax schedules and worked with tax Partners regarding federal/state tax and SALT compliance. Collaborated with IT Department to develop and automate control/information reports and address other system related projects.

Dir. of Int'l Audit (Last of 3 pos.) : Bekins Van Lines - [1985-12 to 1988-08]

Gen'l Acct'g Mgr. (Last of 3 pos.) : The Henry Pratt Company - [1978-08 to 1985-11]

Senior Auditor (Last of 2 pos.) : Ernst & Young - [1976-06 to 1978-08]

 

Education

Masters, Accounting : DePaul University - [1998 to 2002]

Bachelor of Schience, Accounting : Valparaiso University - [1972 to 1976]