JOHN ERNIE HORTON PROFILE PAGE
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DOB: November 28th
POB:Monrovia, Liberia

GMC POSITION: Planning Committee

OCCUPATION: Financial Accountant

EMPLOYMENT: JEHCO LLC

RESIDES IN Brooklyn Park, MN

SUMMARY

Highly effective, accounting/Finance and management professional with advance skills in accounting and finance with emphasis in financial reporting regulatory Reporting (FDIC), account /variance analysis, business support, Contract pricing, budgeting/forecasting, job costing, internal auditing, operational management, account reconciliation, customer service, month-end and year-end closing, inter company and process improvement seeking a senior level accounting/finance position to help streamline the reporting process and create value.

 

Experience

 

General Manager/Senior Consultant

JEHCO, LLC

March 2013 – Present (3 years 9 months)Brooklyn Park, MN

Provide accounting , tax and compilation services to small businesses in and around the twin cities area. 
Prepare individual income tax returns for clients.
Operate a janitorial franchise - providing services within the twin cities area.

Senior Financial Accountant
Ackerman & Co.

December 2015 – August 2016 (9 months)Sandy Springs, GA

• Prepare and distribute monthly financial and job cost reporting for various projects and partnerships.
• Review lease input, billing adjustments, and tenant monthly billings.
• Review of annual and/or quarterly CAM, CPI, Real Estate Tax and Insurance billings.
• Review Percentage-rent sales calculations.
• Maintain depreciation and amortization schedules annually and /or quarterly.
• Assist with external audits and budget preparation.
• Review FASB13 rental adjustments and maintain information in MRI.
• DSCR, NOI report and monthly budget reforecast

Principal Accountant

PRI Robotics/The Right Staff

September 2015 – November 2015 (3 months)PLymouth, MN

Handle all aspect of the accounting function, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Purchase Order, Sales Order, General Ledger, Month end, Payroll, Depreciation, etc.

Senior Consultant
CBRE/Contract Position Through Stephen James & Associates

November 2014 – June 2015 (8 months)Bloomington,

Work on more complex and upper level clients accounts
• Prepares all aspects of the financial statement package, including creating and posting GL entries,
• Prepare the financial statements and relevant supporting schedules 
• Supervise the posting of all cash receipts and payables by assistant to ensure accuracy
• Performs GL review and analysis of key accounts
• Monitors and maintains cash balances as required by clients
• Work to resolve and respond to issues and request from Real Estate Managers and Clients
• Prepares management fee calculations and ensure that related invoices are paid
• Prepares Corporate A/R and CBRE Tech Services A/R reconciliations and follow up on open issues
• Completes all bank reconciliations and ensure all reconciling items are resolved in a timely manner

Senior Project Accountant

Penzance

November 2013 – April 2014 (6 months)2400 N Street NW, Washington DC 20037

• Prepare monthly reporting packages for upper level portfolios of properties including managed properties.
• Prepared all aspects of the financial statement package
• Prepared the financial statements and relevant supporting schedules 
• Prepare annual audit packages for outside parties
• Prepare annual budget and quarterly budget reforecast 
• Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and providing backup schedules for each accounts. 
• Review current policies and procedures and recommend improvement to streamline reporting requirements.
• Research accounting issues to adopt new processes and work collaborative with others to identify revenue and expenses initiatives.

Accountant - Contract Position through Humera Professional Staffing

Cushman & Wakefield ] Northmarq

July 2013 – October 2013 (4 months)Bloomington, MN

Administrative and 
Contracted to perform 2012 Operational Expense Audits (CAM) and other leasing abstracting duties on several clients’ leases to including Buffalo Wild Wings, Adobe, Brocade etc. etc.

Accounting Manager

Dominium

September 2012 – March 2013 (7 months)Plymouth, MN

• Supervise, develop, support, and monitor 5 assigned Property Accountants.
• Assist with the review and distribution of the monthly financial statements.
• Support and monitor assigned fee-managed property contracts.
• Financial statement preparation and analysis responsibilities for 2 properties.
• Establish, maintain, and monitor department policies and procedures.
• Work closely with the CFO, Controller, Assistant Controller, other Accounting Managers, and Senior Property Accountants to monitor and manage the activities of the Accounting Department.
• Work to eliminate unproductive tasks and improve efficiencies within the accounting department, plus communicate any ideas to improve efficiencies for other departments. 
• Work with Yardi Team to implement improvements, custom reports, and upgrades to the software.
• Review financial statements assigned to staff.
• Meet with RPM/AM’s to review preliminary financial statements.
• Assist with the monthly Yardi close on a rotating basis with other Accounting Managers and Property Accountant Seniors.
• Assist with the monthly Property Accountant meetings along with the preparation of the agenda.

Accounting Manager
CBRE

June 2010 – August 2012 (2 years 3 months)

• Effectively managed a work group of about eight accountants including two onsite in New York. Identified training needs which improved over performance of the group. Improve reporting requirement by providing accurate financial reports to clients. Work along with Real Estate managers in budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis. Improve relationship with clients/ Real Estate Managers by constant interactions and providing needed assistance with questions and reporting. Managed accounting staff by providing the tools and resources necessary to be effective and efficient.

(Open)1 recommendation​

 

 

Accounting Supervisor

CBRE

February 2009 – June 2010 (1 year 5 months)

• Managed and trained a total of six accountants to be efficient in their duty
• Managed a portfolio of about 25 commercial properties worth over $500 million
• Coordinated and lead in the transition of new properties
• Reviewed and verified financial statement packages prepared by staff prior to submittal to Client/REM 
• Worked on more complex and upper level clients accounts
• Followed up with Tech Services to address technical issues and set up staff, etc.
• Managed accounting staff by providing the tools and resources necessary to be effective 
• Played an active role in analyzing and preparing the yearly budget
• Reviewed and evaluates budget information and provide feedback
• Prepared and update monthly points allocations and input into Corporate Accounting system (PeopleSo

Senior Accountant
CB Richard Ellis

December 2007 – January 2009 (1 year 2 months)

• Work on more complex and upper level clients accounts
• Prepares all aspects of the financial statement package, including creating and posting GL entries,
• Prepare the financial statements and relevant supporting schedules 
• Supervise the posting of all cash receipts and payables by assistant to ensure accuracy
• Performs GL review and analysis of key accounts
• Monitors and maintains cash balances as required by clients
• Work to resolve and respond to issues and request from Real Estate Managers and Clients
• Prepares management fee calculations and ensure that related invoices are paid
• Prepares Corporate A/R and CBRE Tech Services A/R reconciliations and follow up on open issues
• Completes all bank reconciliations and ensure all reconciling items are resolved in a timely manner
• Play an active role in analyzing and preparing the yearly budget
• Ensure all debts, real estate tax, sales tax and owner distribution payments are made in a timely manner

Accountant, II
Wells Fargo Bank

November 2001 – August 2007 (5 years 10 months)

• Proactively generated fluctuation variance reports to the FDIC and prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports.
• Prepared annual summary of deposits report to the FDIC.
• Prepared quarterly call reports (financial statements) for four of the core nine Wells Fargo banks in an accurate/timely manner.
• Investigated/researched/responded to questions and edits by regulators. 
• Commended for quickly understanding analytical issues and responding with accuracy.
• Documented internal reporting processes and procedures. 
• Thorough knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles.
• Prepare assigned ad hoc reports and perform analysis of key accounts

Invest. Ops Service. Rep, II/EBR Accountant, II 2007

Wells Fargo Bank

February 2004 – March 2006 (2 years 2 months)

Invest. Ops Service. Rep, II/EBR Accountant, II Trust Operations, Employee Benefit Reporting, 2004 - 2006
Audited and maintained about 300 EBR specialized accounts monthly, exceeding average by 33%.
Audited and maintained over 1000 EBR standard annual accounts, exceeding average by 25%.
Delivered accurate and on-time EBR statements to external and internal clients.

 

Collector II

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

January 2001 – January 2004 (3 years 1 month)

Received quarterly incentives for being among top 10 performers.
Trained new collectors, served as lead, handled escalations.

Contribution Processor, Operations

U S Bank Corp

January 2000 – January 2001 (1 year 1 month)

Processed 401K contributions to multiple funds, enrolled new participants, and processed loan repayments

Regional Commercial Bank

Ecobank Liberia LTD

June 1999 – July 2000 (1 year 2 months)

Head, Cash and Teller Department
Supervised and trained tellers.
Ensured that tellers proof at the end of day
Responsible for all Vault Cash and ensure that Vault cash agrees with General Ledger
Reviewed and approved all entries enter by individuals tellers and investigated overages and shortages
Supervised a staff of 10 tellers and customer service representatives

Head, Internal Control Department
Examined accounting/other processes to set/audit controls to ensure financial accuracy of information, asset safety.
Determined process efficiency/effectiveness and compliance with policies, regulations, accounting principles and sound business practices.
Promoted understanding of internal controls and their application through written and oral communications with management (Reported directly to the CEO).
Reviewed daily entries to ensure correct posting to the general ledger and resolved any errors promptly.
Reconcile all offshore accounts on a monthly basis.
Supervised a staff of two.

Internal Auditor

Liberian Bank for Development and Investment

January 1997 – June 1999 (2 years 6 months)

Examined accounting/other processes to set/audit controls to ensure financial accuracy of information, and asset safety.
Determined process efficiency/effectiveness and compliance with policies, regulations, accounting principles and sound business practices.
Promoted understanding of internal controls and their application through written and oral communications with Management and other department heads.
Reviewed on a monthly basis key department to ensure that policies and procedures are followed, note any deviation and recommend corrective actions.

Consultant, Audit services

Voscon Inc

January 1996 – January 1997 (1 year 1 month)

A CPA Firm with six partners and over 1,000 professionals), Mon.; Prepared financial report for partner review
Prepare working papers.
Develop audit programs for revenue and expenses/assets and liabilities
Confirm posting to General Ledger to ensure completeness of transactions
Validate fixed assets register by comparing posting to physical count and preparing depreciation schedules.
Participated in the Audits of several large companies with net worth of over US$5 million to US$100 millions including; , etc.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities John Ernie is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes John Ernie cares about:

  • Children

  • Civil Rights and Social Action

  • Economic Empowerment

  • Health

  • Human Rights

VERNICE ORA HORTON
DUAGHTER
JOHN ERNIE HORTON JR I
SON
HANNAH HORTON
DAUGHTER
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MRS. JOSEPHINE HORTON
WIFE
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