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Accounting Manager

Lutz, Florida, 33548, United States
March 11, 2011

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Antonio Chase, MAcc, CPA

Tampa, FL



Accounting Professional possessing a score of business experience. Qualifications include:

• SOX Documentation • Project Management

• Manage External Audit Services

• Budgeting & Planning • Financial

• SEC Reviews-10K/10Q


• Leadership/Teaming • Internal Controls/Auditing

• Account Reconciliations

• Regression Analysis • General Ledger/Utility

• GAAP Financial Statements

• Former PricewaterhouseCoopers auditor/ DOD

• Consultant - Deloitte & Touche


Delivered strong and measurable financial and operational gains through expertise in internal

controls, standardization of accounting processes, and system implementation. Superb supervisory,

problem solving, negotiating, and analytical skills. Proficient with Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office

Suite including MS Access. Experience with Lawson, Platinum, Hyperion Essbase, SAP, Oracle

eBusiness accounting software / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) modules

Industry experience includes financial services, municipalities, non-profits, small businesses, utility

companies, aqua culture, healthcare, public and nonpublic entities. Business affiliations included:

Peoples Gas (TECO) Lockheed Martin Co., Siemens, Inc., SPX Corporation, Jacob Sverdrup,

American Express, Cities of Opa Locka, Lauderdale Lakes, and Lauderhill.


Accounting Manager II

American Express, Inc. (dba Serve Virtual Enterprises, Inc.), St. Petersburg, FL

$25 billion, 65,000-employee Financial Services firm 2009 -

• Manage month-end close; prepare audit schedules and complete audit disclosure guide

• Oversee the accounts payable, payroll, general ledger processes; perform balance sheet

reconciliations and direct accounting team; create weekly liquidity report and forecast

• Develop process improvements and lead the Oracle financials system upgrade; train

end users on Oracle financials and coordinate completion of annual Federal & State tax


• Write accounting policies and procedures and present to leadership team; analyze

monthly variances and provide explanations to domestic and international Controllership



Antonio Chase, CPA, P.A., Lutz, FL 2001 -

Independent Accounting and Auditing Firm

• Prepare audit plan as well as reports of findings and recommendations

• Direct staff of 3 to 7 and assigned duties; prepare GAAP based financial statements

and audit schedules; research and explain variances between actuals and planned

• Promote strong internal control improvements, train personnel, and prepare financial

analyzes; draft and present reports to Board or those charged with governance

Antonio Chase, MAcc, CPA

Tampa, FL


• Ensure compliance with government contracts; manage general ledger; create GAAP

based financial statements; liaise with external auditors; establish audit program


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Audit Manager

Cross, Fernandez & Riley, LLP, (f.k.a. BDO Seidman), Orlando, FL 2006 - 2008

$7 million, 60-employee, audit & business advisory services firm

• Share knowledge and experience with all team members, and provide feedback,

guidance, and assistance with their development; manage client relations

• Examine and interpret financial records of engagement clients; review quality of work


• Review footnote disclosures for completeness and compliance with SEC rules and

regulations, authoritative guidance and audited financial statements

• Conduct research of accounting issues and report current guidance to client and team

members; supervise audit teams; analyze financial performance based on industry trends

• Plan audit team schedule; delegate work to team members; ensure agreed timelines are


Senior Financial Analyst

Saddle Creek Corporation, Lakeland, FL 2000 - 2001

$80 million, 650-employee, 4-site contract & public warehousing, transportation, and distribution


• Presented financial performance to senior management; performed variance analyzes

Senior Decision Support Analyst

Intermedia Communications, Inc., Tampa, FL 1998 - 2000

$900 million, 5500-employee, competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC)

• Worked with the IT group to adopt accounting guidance for software development

Project Analyst

Franklin Templeton Group, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL 1996 - 1998

$500 million, 6500-employee, global investment management company

• Worked as key member of specialized team to collaborate the internal audit function

Senior Auditor

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Tampa, FL 1992 - 1996

$22 billion, 160,000-employee, audit & business advisory services firm

• Planned and assessed the staffing needs of the audit engagement

• Examined, analyzed and interpreted the accounting records as well as income, cash receipts,

disbursements, and expenses of various blue chip clients

• Directed, motivated, and trained a staff of accounting professionals; reviewed work papers


MAcc., University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL

B.A., major in Accounting, cum laude, USF, Tampa, FL

CPA, State of Florida


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• Gulf Coast Academy of Performing Arts, Inc., President

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

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