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Michael (Thomas) Benitez

Associate Accountant - Treasury
American National Insurance

MS Technology Project Management / CAP Accounting
University of Houston

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Introduction

I am a trustworthy, self-motivated, and highly organized individual. I possess exceptional time management skills and can simultaneously handle multiple projects with precision. My strengths lie in creativity and adaptability; always continuing to expand my skills. I require minimal supervision and am known for my strong work ethic, excelling in a fast-paced, team-based environment. 

Knowledge and Skills

 

Finance/Treasury analysis knowledge

Cash forecast and variance analysis
Daily cash positioning 


Accounting knowledge

Full-cycle accounting
Month, quarter, and yearly closing
General ledger and journal entries postings
Account reconciliations
Financial statement analysis
GAAP knowledge, Sarbanes-Oxley 
Budget creation, forecasting, and cost allocation analysis 


Other skills

Languages: English, Spanish
Single and multiple regression analysis
Create statistical models using T-tables and Confidence Intervals
Advance MS Excel - Match and index, create macros - edit using VBA, create automated dashboards
Software Knowledge: SAP, BPC/EPM, Quickbooks
Programming languages: R, Python, SQL
Interest: Business Analytics

Experience

 

Associate Accountant
American National Insurance  | Houston, TX
11/2019 – Current
Treasury Services, Liquidity and Cash Management.
Projects team.


Daily Accounting Clerk
Bike Barn | Houston, TX
11/2018 – 11/2019
Execute Month-end closing for three entities - Present Income Statement and Balance Sheet results with analysis. 
Create journal entries and make any corrections to Point-of-Sales systems. 
Reconcile bank, inventory, and other Balance sheet accounts - Update Master files. 
Audit accounts to locate any discrepancies - Provide finding to management. 
Create weekly analytical summaries of store sales, employee warranties, and sales margins for different departments. 
Reconcile payroll liabilities, update employee commissions, and prepare monthly payroll accruals. 
Manage A/R and A/P accounts – Maintain vendor relations. 
Reconcile Sales Tax payable - Calculate and file monthly Sales Tax with Texas Comptroller.


Client Service Representative
Bank of America | Highland Village, TX
01/2017 – 11/2018 
Process transactions efficiently while analyzing financial documents for accuracy.
Meet/exceed sales goals by introducing products to clients and encouraging them to expand their relationship at the bank.
Follow established policies, procedures, and guidelines to protect both consumers and Bank of America. 
Inform and educate customers on how to conduct transactions through self-service technologies.

 

Education

 

University of Houston
Houston, TX 
Master of Science in Technology Project Management
08/2020 - 05/2022
Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP)
01/2018 - 05/2020

University of North Texas
Denton, TX  
Bachelor of Arts in Economics  
Class of 2017

Paschal High School
Fort Worth, TX
High School Diploma
Class of 2011

License

 

Certified Public Accountant

 

In process

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