Experienced Finance and Accounting Professional with experience across a variety of industries.
July 2015 to Present
November 2011 to December 2014
Lexington, Kentucky Area
March 2011 to November 2011
Lexington, Kentucky Area
Financial Reporting Manager
September 2008 to March 2011
April 2008 to September 2008
Financial Analyst - Operations Finance
November 2007 to April 2008
July 2004 to November 2007
Diagnostic Radiology Systems
2003 to 2004
Lowe, Humphrey & Company
2002 to 2003
Currently working with Centene Corporation's Texas office as a management consultant, assisting on projects that need attention but lack resources in-house to focus on them. Some areas of focus have been facilities space planning projections for 2400+ employees in 10 locations, developing a project plan for cleaning up the workforce management system (Workday) and helping plan the... Currently working with Centene Corporation's Texas office as a management consultant, assisting on projects that need attention but lack resources in-house to focus on them. Some areas of focus have been facilities space planning projections for 2400+ employees in 10 locations, developing a project plan for cleaning up the workforce management system (Workday) and helping plan the future state of the workforce management system processes.
What company does Melissa Chenault, CPA work for?
Melissa Chenault, CPA works for Self-Employed
What is Melissa Chenault, CPA's role at Self-Employed?
Melissa Chenault, CPA is Consultant
What industry does Melissa Chenault, CPA work in?
Melissa Chenault, CPA works in the Hospital & Health Care industry.
My career began in public accounting but I soon realized that private industry is where I am happiest. I found my way to Tempur-Pedic where I spent more than seven years expanding my financial reporting, analytical and leadership skills. I was truly blessed with having the opportunity to learn under a great leadership team and grow my career, earning five promotions while in Tempur-Pedic's employ. Most recently, I worked in the healthcare/insurance industry for a managed care organization that focuses on serving the needs of the Medicaid population in the state of Kentucky. The transition to healthcare was been a very exciting and interesting industry change. Thanks to the change, I achieved a greater understanding of medical and insurance terminology in addition to advancing my finance skills in budgeting and forecasting. I am a dedicated, hard-working professional who strives to get things right the first time but have a true respect and understanding that sometimes it is ok to make mistakes because they are the best teachers of all. I work hard to instill this into the minds of my direct reports so that they are excited about challenging process and procedure without fear of failure.Consultant @ Currently working with Centene Corporation's Texas office as a management consultant, assisting on projects that need attention but lack resources in-house to focus on them. Some areas of focus have been facilities space planning projections for 2400+ employees in 10 locations, developing a project plan for cleaning up the workforce management system (Workday) and helping plan the future state of the workforce management system processes. From July 2015 to Present (6 months) Manager, Finance @ Oversaw the maintenance of accurate financial records for the designated state Plan based on the evaluation of membership, capitation and member medical expense in addition to other P&L items such as G&A expenses. Worked with leadership throughout the organization to develop the organization's annual budget and quarterly forecast. Other responsibilities included, but were not limited to, monitoring business processes and systems to assure integrity in information and systems in addition to developing process improvement strategies. Also served as the interim Controller for the Kentucky and California health plans for a three month period during the resident Controller's leave of absence. From November 2011 to December 2014 (3 years 2 months) Lexington, Kentucky AreaAccounting Manager @ The Accounting Manager (referred to as AM) position at Tempur-Pedic was responsible for facilitation and management of the financial reporting and inventory control functions for the North American Subsidiary. It was the responsibility of the AM to analyze monthly financial statements and other reporting documents, review account details for possible erroneous or unusual transactions and to ensure that all financial deadlines were met in addition to other duties as requested. Worked cross-functionally with departments throughout the organization to ensure that financial reporting needs were met in all aspects of the business. Viewed as a subject matter expert on process flows of the company's ERP system in addition to other software programs utilized in the department's daily operations. From March 2011 to November 2011 (9 months) Lexington, Kentucky AreaFinancial Reporting Manager @ Coordinated and managed the financial reporting process for the North American subsidiary of Tempur-Pedic to ensure that all reporting deadlines were met in addition to being a key liason between internal customers and external auditors. From September 2008 to March 2011 (2 years 7 months) Financial Analyst @ From April 2008 to September 2008 (6 months) Financial Analyst - Operations Finance @ From November 2007 to April 2008 (6 months) Senior Accountant @ From July 2004 to November 2007 (3 years 5 months) Accountant @ Performed the day-to-day accounting operations including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and month-end journal entries. From 2003 to 2004 (1 year) Staff Accountant @ Prepared tax returns for various individual and business clients. From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) B.S, Accounting @ University of Kentucky From 1999 to 2001 B.A, Management @ University of Kentucky From 1999 to 2001 Undergraduate Studies, Undergrad Studies @ Elizabethtown Community College From 1997 to 1999 Melissa Chenault, CPA is skilled in: SOX, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Internal Controls, Financial Analysis, Hyperion Enterprise, ERP, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Forecasting, Business Process, Sarbanes-Oxley, Financial Accounting
Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
1 year(s), 5 month(s)
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