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Sherri Shannon

PO Box 1817
Nederland, CO 80466
303-258-7389 ssc7d758@westpost.net
Objective: A mid-level accounting to first level supervisory position in accoun
ting, internal audit, or other finance department in the Boulder to Denver, Colo
rado area.
Highlights: CPA License - WV. Recent review: Using Excel for Accounting, Exce
l 2007 and 2003, Sarbanes-
Oxley, current accounting texts.
Experience and Skills: Supervision, Financial Statements preparation and analy
sis, Special Projects,
Auditing, Operational analysis EXCEL 2003, 2007 (including pivot tables) and Wor
Homeschool Teacher 1996 to 2009
K - 12th Grades, including teaching computer use and programming concepts (Excel
, CAD, robotics, etc.). Student
accepted at and excelling in Aerospace Engineering at University of Colorado, Bo
Self-Employed Winfield, WV
Accounting Consultant 1990 to 1995
Part-time. Individual Income Taxes, personal financial planning, small business
advice, audited a churches
records,reviewed records and compiled financial statements for an estate busines
s valuation.
Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston, WV
Director of Internal Audit 1987 to 1990
Developed annual audit plan for 952 bed mult-location medical center, including
internal controls,
operational efficiency procedures, compliance to company and quality control pro
cedures. Scope included areas such
as whole hospital reviews of small hospitals, collections, collection agencies,
billing and revenue, benefit plans,
travel reports, employee risk management, and operational medical departments su
ch as emergency room, radiology,
nuclear medicine, etc.
Directed activities of operations auditor and medical records auditor, includin
g reviewing work,
evaluations, and filling positions.
Completed opening interviews with departmental managers, to establish rapport,
assess needs, and customize
audit objectives and procedures.
Wrote audit reports and conducted exit interviews.
Advised and assisted external auditors.
Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston, WV
Operations Auditor 1983 to 1987
Developed new Internal Audit Department, prepared departmental policies and pro
cedures, job descriptions,
and work papers.
Completed opening interviews, tailored the audit plan, completed procedures and
testing, observed and
analyzed operations.
Developed recommendations for internal controls and operational efficiency. Wr
ote audit reports.
Completed exit interview with managers, administrators, and medical staff.
Started medical record audit program to improve documentation and billing accur
acy. (Programming Lotus 1-
2-3 for reporting.)
Supervised medical records auditor and student interns.
Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston, WV
Senior Accountant 1978 to 1983
Reviewed staff accountant's work for accuracy. Advisor to payroll department.
Trained new accountants, supervised junior accountants.
Assisted external auditors.
Special Projects such as: reports for management meetings, audited Women's Auxi
liary records and
recommended internal control and record methods, analyzed budget variances, fill
ing in for Credit Union Manager
during vacations, analyzed reporting variances and prepared financial statement
notes to explain, cost
analysis/audit of laundry operations to determine if in-house was cost effective
Financial statements, year-end adjustments, ratio analysis, analyzed financial
information and accounts to
prepare correcting entries and month end accruals.
Assisted small hospitals with GL entry into computer system, accounting review,
reports, and internal
control as part of management agreement.
Fund account analysis, accruals, and financial reports.
Cash flow monitoring for daily operations, releasing funds for payment of accou
nts payable.
Non-profit tax preparation and payroll tax reporting.
Surveyed operations to ascertain accounting needs and to develop solutions. Ide
ntified areas to reduce work
by external auditors.
Chairman of Supervisory and Audit Committee for CAMC Federal Credit Union - vol
unteer position 1979 to
1985. Supervised and planned audits, recommended internal control procedures, c
ompiled cost analysis for business
decisions, provided on-going advise concerning compliance to the board of direct
Bradley's Bookkeeping Service South Charleston
Junior Accountant 1975 to 1977
Part-time 15 - 30 hours a week. Ledgers, payroll, individual client tax returns,
special projects.
Education: West Virginia State University Institute, WV
Business Administration with Accounting and Finance
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.84
References: References and letters of recommendation available upon request.