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Highly Experienced Accounting Practitioner
Highly Skilled Accounting Professional with a track record of successfully managing a broad spectrum of financial reporting, general ledger, P&L and reconciliation responsibilities. Expertise in project management, training and mentoring staff, audit preparation, cash flow management and supporting corporate initiatives. Reputation for superior business savvy and ability to streamline business processes for higher productivity and efficiency. Seeking an Accounting Position with a progressive organization that values strong leadership, solid employee development skills and the ability to enhance and improve business processes.
Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment
Develop Budgets/Financial Forecasts
Prepare for Internal/External Audits
Complete Thorough and Accurate Reconciliation
Prepare Detailed Financial Statements
Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
GAAP Standards and Principles
Effectively Manage Multiple Projects
Excellent Presentation and Communication Skills
Exercise Experienced Backed Judgment
Strategic Leadership and Planning
Strong Analytical Skills/Detail Oriented
2010 to Present: Interpublic Group/Universal Mccann, New York, NY - Accounting Manager
Provide leadership and oversight for all facets of accounting, budget management and forecasting for this $6MM global media/marketing firm.
Consistently meet aggressive deadlines for AP/AR, WIP aging, financial analysis and balance sheet requirements; prepare financial statements for 5 entities and contribute toward developing budgets and sales forecasts.
Perform in depth and accurate account reconciliations, variance analysis and monthly journal entries; collaborate with regional offices to obtain data and consistently ensure timely completion of month-end and year-end reporting documents.
Perform comprehensive business analysis and process improvement activities to improve productivity and efficiency across the board; monitor, mentor and train accounting staff, interact with C-level executives and support special project assignments as needed.
Monitor rent and property lease requirements, prepare corporate tax accruals and ensure that all accounting operations are in compliance with corporate guidelines, SOX and GAAP requirements.
2006 to 2009: Pearson Education, New York, NY - Senior Internal Auditor/Group Internal Audit
Began tenure in role as a Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting and achieved promotion to Senior Internal Auditor.
Led tactical accounting preparation activities for internal audits for this $6.7MM international media company; planned and executed in-depth audit activities, identified methodologies to improve efficiencies and acted as key participant in walkthroughs of financial processes with auditing committee.
Ensured timely execution of SOX 404 testing, compliance reporting; prepared support documentation, and conducted Segregation of Duties (SOD) reviews.
Championed the integration of automated tools and applications to drive efficiencies; monitored control environment and remained in touch with trends and developments.
2003 to 2006: Opteum Financial Services, Paramus, XXXXXX - Senior Accountant
Maintained oversight for daily cash reporting, bank reconciliations, monthly financial reporting, month-end close, commissions and bonus reconciliation, price calculations and depreciation schedules for one of the nations largest independent residential lenders.
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Compiled monthly account analysis of balance sheet accounts, income statements, and cash flow reporting; collaborated with external SOX compliance group to effectively prepare for IPO.
Monitored SOX compliance activities, identified and resolved issues as needed, and worked closely with external auditors for prepare for year end audit activities.
2002 to 2003: Linens N Things Corporate, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX - Senior Accountant
Worked extensively with Lease Administration department to ensure accuracy of occupancy expenses and accruals for this major retail organization; maintained oversight for account analysis, reconciliation, journal entries and month end closing activities.
Performed detailed expense reconciliations, analyzed variances and interacted with Treasure department to ensure integrity of store cash deposits; corrected batch errors, audited sales figures and processed freight batches in AS400 system
1997 to 2001: Predictive Systems, New York, NY - Senior Accountant
Processed payroll for 12 regional offices/1500 employees for this network infrastructure consulting firm; administered 401K and benefits plans, processed domestic and international stock options and prepared monthly sales commissions for payroll disbursement and commission accruals.
Effectively monitored vendor payables; coordinated and verified stock data related to grants, analyzed and resolved stock option issues related to exercise procedures.
Worked in tandem with accounting and management staff to prepare for IPO.
Saint Peter s College, Jersey City, XXXXXX - Master of Business Administration
Xxxxxx City University, Jersey City, XXXXXX - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Technical Proficiencies: SAP, Hyperion, MediaBank, ADWARE, ACCPAC, Great Plains Dynamic, AS400, Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PAWS-Pentana
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