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Sue Gates

Sue Gates

Somerset, Other





William Grant & Sons

Financial Planning & Reporting Analyst

 Managed and analyzed $46 million North American (United States, Canada, and Mexico) budget for bottling and warehouse facility for wholly owned American subsidiary of award-winning independent family distillery headquartered in the United Kingdom.
 Prepared monthly income and expenses reports for executive team review.
 Reconciled monthly expenses to transactional, reporting, and budget databases, reviewing, researching, and correcting errors and write-offs.
 Reconciled 246 U.S.-based employees’ compensation on monthly basis with U.S. human resources and UK headquarters to identify variances against budget; included tracking new hires, terminations, open positions, and interdepartmental transfers.
 Reviewed departmental budgets to identify risks and opportunities, and audited travel and entertainment costs by employee with explanations for possible overspends.
 Modernized monthly intercompany salary billing for 15 U.S.-based UK employees, updating process to linked Excel workbooks to decrease manual input and allow invoices to be sent via secured files to UK counterparts.
 Prepared intercompany overhead report that included tracking royalties and miscellaneous expenses for UK offices.
 Documented step-by-step instructions for all job functions (headcount reconciliation, invoicing, journal entries, travel and entertainment reporting, and accruals) to facilitate cross training.

Career medium 03
Career medium 06

William Grant & Sons

Accounting Associate

 Audited and balanced monthly general ledger accounts, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, lockbox, supplier chargeback, intercompany charges, and employee loans.
 Prepared 200 monthly non-inventory invoices and credits to suppliers and intercompany parent.
Audited and reconciled 5 bank accounts each month, including lockbox and accounts payable, with manual sorting of 750+ checks.
 Reconciled daily and monthly cash transactions, and initiated an average of 50 monthly outgoing wires and 15-20 weekly ACH transactions.
 Prepared and submitted monthly journal entries for accounts payable, Visa, utilities, and commissions, making entry corrections and necessary.
 Reconciled monthly travel and entertainment expenses for 8 divisions and two offices with 150+ employees, distributing updates to division managers and department heads.
Research and correction of incorrectly posted or coded items


William Grant & Sons, Inc

Corporate Visa Card Administrator

 Coordinated changeover from American Express cards to Commerce Bank Visa cards for travel and entertainment expenses.
Created credit card approval and submission procedures and designed online setup with Commerce Bank that mirrored American Express reporting.
Established and managed credit card approval hierarchies, and managed and approved cards for 150+ employees.
Responsible for all facets of setup, reporting, tracking, payment and auditing of company Travel & Entertainment expenses
 Approved, posted, reconciled, and paid 5,000+ monthly credit card transactions.
 Tracked and audited monthly credit card receipts for $600,000 in average monthly employee charges.
 Trained 100+ employees on corporate credit card system and procedures.
 Reconciled monthly travel and entertainment expenses for 8 divisions and two offices with 150+ employees, distributing updates to division managers and department heads.

Career medium 06
Career medium 02

MCT Dairies, Inc

Import Accountant

Full service supplier of imported and domestic cheese and dairy products. MCT started as a division of Alpine Lace Cheese and went on their own when Alpine was sold to Land o Lakes.

Responsible for AP, AR, invoicing, banking and preparation of necessary documentation for imports


Alpine Lace Brands

Accounts Receivable

Creator and distributor of Alpine Lace cheese brand; company was sold to Land o Lakes which currently owns and markets the Alpine Lace brand

Responsible for collection and posting of monies owed; research and reconcile customer deductions

Career medium 03

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Raritan Valley Community College

Associates, accounting