Tessie Skulski

Category: Controller
Resume Link: www.linkedin/in/tessie-flynn-skulski

I am interested in a position as either Controller, Assistant Controller, Associate Controller, Accounting Manager, Director of Finance or a similar role. The areas of responsibility I have excelled in are broad and include financial and regulatory reporting, systems implementations or conversions, as well as developing and managing teams. By developing outstanding relationships with various business partners including banks and audit firms, I will be able to play an instrumental role in helping effectively navigate accounting operations, compliance and reporting requirements.  

Contact Information

11 Bridlington Court
San Antonio,TX 78218

Phone: 832.282-8240
Cell: 832.282-8240
Email: flynskis@sbcglobal.net

Resume Details

TESSIE (THERESA) SKULSKI, CPA, MS, Accounting San Antonio, TX (832) 282-8240 (cell) flynskis@sbcglobal.net www.linkedin/in/tessie-flynn-skulski FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT | REPORTING | ANALYSIS Highly accomplished service-oriented CPA who delivers efficient management of daily financial operations helping organizations maintain alignment between financial activities and organizational priorities. Maintained strong financial controls for organizations ranging in size from 100+ to over 7,000 employees across multiple sectors.
  • Evaluated and implemented efficient processes, eliminating redundancies and ineffective processes, resulting in improved workflows that reduced errors and turnaround times for document processing
  • Played a key role in successful system implementations, including web-based integrated products that automated numerous business processes. Paper processes were replaced with on-line access to perform processes and/or access data
  • Assessed, strengthened and developed accounting staff to build strong teams which allowed staff to learn more and provide strong support to customers and the department
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas                                2016 – 2019 Recruited to Trinity into the role of Controller, transitioned to a new position as Treasurer Treasurer                                                                                  2018 - 2019 As Treasurer managed daily operations of 8-person staff responsible for treasury and disbursement operations (payroll and accounts payable), includes bond compliance and benefit plan audits. Duties were similar to Controller, except for annual financial audit and certain taxes (e.g. 990-related and sales/property taxes) Controller                                                                                   2016 – 2018      As Controller, managed daily operations of 20 person staff responsible for:
  • General accounting / financial reporting; redesign and implemented new Chart of Accounts which provided more flexibility for financial reporting
  • Accounts payable; restructured department to integrate Financial Services Center into one AP team, streamline job processes and introduce campus wide training sessions
  • Payroll; accounting/processing for 2,000+ employees and students
  • Treasury; cash management/forecasting – implemented redesign of cash forecast to improve reporting of the University’s liquidity and operating reserves
  • Tax coordination; oversight/administration of 990 and 990-T filings, 941’s, W-2’s, 1095-C’s, 1099’s and 1042’s, sales and certain property taxes
  • Planning and coordination of annual audits; financials, including Single Audit and benefit plans
  • Oversee bond administration and regulatory filings
  • Manage ongoing relationships with Bankers and Auditors
  • Participate in the Board of Trustee’s Audit Subcommittee meetings
Rice University, Houston, TX                                                                2002 to 2016 Assistant Controller – Disbursements                                                       Manage disbursement operations of 20 staff responsible for:
  • Accounts payable
  • Taxation for federal and state filings, (e.g. Texas sales tax, quarterly 941’s and annual W-2’s, 1042’s and 1099’s); includes communicating with regulators
  • Payroll (processing and accounting for 7,000+ employees and students)
  • Accounting and reporting for these areas, including review of account reconciliations and interaction with various external auditors
  • Campus-wide servicing in a decentralized operations environment
  • Coordination with Treasury Office
  • System implementations/enhancements to improve processes
  • Benefits plan accounting and reporting for 401(a), 403(b) and 457 plans; includes audit coordination and tax filings. Established reporting and accounting for 457(f) plan, oversaw implementation of multiple changes to the 401(a) and 403(b) plans
  • Review of annual audited financials for the university
                                      ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Controller                     MTI College of Business and Technology (MTI)              Houston, TX           Manage daily operations of a 7 person department with payroll processing for 100+ employees, payroll accounting/benefits
  • Reengineered department (personnel & job processes) weakened by turnover
Business Manager                     Annunciation Orthodox School                       Houston, TX Manage daily financial and accounting operations of an 8 person area including monthly Board financial presentations, accounts receivable and payable, purchasing and payroll Vice President/Controller          Goodwill Industries of Houston                 Houston, TX Manage daily operations of a 13 person department responsible for 3 entities: Goodwill Industries, a Foundation and housing entity for HUD residential property
  • Successfully reengineered department structure (including personnel, equipment, and job processes) for more efficient operations
  • Effectively coordinated cash forecasting and cash management with the President
Vice President/Controller    Transamerica Asset Management Group, Inc.     Houston, TX  Manage daily financial and accounting operations of a department that varied from 10 to  20 persons; responsibilities included accounts payable, payroll and related tax filings.  Worked with parent company (Transamerica Corp.) internal auditors and Investment  Company Institute (corporate insurance)                                                                      EDUCATION Master of Science (M.S.), Accounting,   Louisiana State University Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A) Accounting,     Auburn University                                                          SKILLS and CERTICATIONS Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (Texas CPA)  
  • Computer software:
    • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
    • Ellucian’s Colleague & Banner ERP systems and other accounting software
    • UltiPro HR/Payroll software, webmail applications, Windstar’s Tax Navigator & Crowe LLP’s C-Trac applications
  • NASD Series 7, 27 & 63 - General Securities, Financial & Operations Principal and Blue Sky licenses, respectively (previously licensed until left the industry)


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