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Manager Sales

Location:
Long Beach, New York, 11561, United States
Posted:
March 31, 2011

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LORENZO B. PITTS, CPA

*** **** ******* ****** * Long Beach, New York 11561 * (516) ***-**** *

abhooi@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: Controller

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

. Extensive experience in financial operations, management, reporting,

analysis and taxation for a variety of organizations and industries.

Including substantial Big Four audit experience.

. Effective communicator and manager; skilled in recruiting financial

positions and delegating appropriately to create a productive and

cohesive team environment.

. Adept at budgeting, forecasting and financial integration of acquired

companies. Lead financial manager resolving GAAP, Regulatory and

Taxation issues.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aon Consulting, Inc., New York, NY

Controller

May 1995 - June 2010

. Successfully managed the financial integration of several acquired

companies from $2M to $200M in revenue.

. Member of the Corporate Audit Risk Committee responsible for

investigating and resolving audit risk issues.

. Prepared monthly Financial Statements, forecast and variance analysis.

. Prepared and reviewed annual P&L and Capital Asset budgets.

. Effectively managed financial accounting operations for several

offices.

. Supervised daily accounting activities of the financial staff,

including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, WIP,

cash management, financial reporting and budgeting.

. Implemented improved monthly closing procedures including monthly

closing checklist resulting in a more effective, efficient and pro-

active close.

. Reviewed all journal entries and supervised month-end closing.

. Reviewed monthly/quarterly/yearly account reconciliation's.

. Responsible for cash management activities including review of bank

reconciliation's, internal cash flow reports and determining

availability of excess cash for transfer to Corporate Investment

Accounts.

. Annually coordinated with the external and internal auditors in the

successful completion of the annual financial and internal control

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audits.

. Prepared the initial and annually updated the Corporate SOX Accounting

Policy and Procedures Manual.

. Lead financial manager coordinating with the Corporate Tax department

in the assessment of state Sales Tax liability. Successfully

developed Sales Tax accounting procedures to properly report and remit

monthly Sales Taxes.

. Prepared tax returns for local offices and managed successful

completion of tax audits.

. Interviewed, hired and coached new personnel; including periodic

performance evaluations.

BPI Communications, Inc., New York, NY

Accounting Manager

May 1992 - May 1995

. Responsible for managing the daily accounting operations for several

magazines, information services companies, and a book publisher.

. Managed six accountants responsible for prepaid, deposits, inventory,

fixed assets, accounts payable, payroll, sales taxes, sales

commissions, royalties and monthly closing.

. Reviewed journal entries, reconciliation's and analysis of various

general ledger accounts.

. Prepared Quarterly and Year end Financial Statements for foreign

parent company reporting and the annual year end audit.

. Analyzed Monthly Revenue and Expense Report variances with the

controller.

. Prepared the Annual 401(K) Financial Statements and interacted with

the external auditors in the successful completion of the annual

certified audit.

. Automated the preparation of Quarterly and Annual 401(K) Financial

Statements.

. Responsible for the preparation of the annual corporate tax package.

. Prepared and reviewed annual budget data, including production and

general office cost.

. Prepared and implemented improved monthly closing procedures including

a monthly closing checklist.

. Revised and consolidated several account reconciliation's and analysis

increasing the proficiency and timeliness of monthly preparation.

. Prepared a General Accounting Policy and Procedures Manual.

. Interviewed, hired and trained new personnel.

Dime Savings Bank of New York, FSB, Garden City, NY

Supervising Senior Accountant (Corporate Audit)

May 1991 - May 1992

. Responsible for planning, administration, and supervision of corporate

audit engagements.

. Prepared Audit Reports with formal recommendations to management for

improvement.

. Prepared the banks 401(K) Financial Statements and reviewed it for

compliance with GAAP, IRS, and ERISA regulations.

. Chosen to lead a task force responsible for monthly review of

compliance with the Office of Thrift and Supervision (OTS) supervisory

agreement.

KPMG Peat Marwick, New York, NY

Senior Accountant

July 1987 - May 1991

. Planned, supervised and conducted audit engagements, servicing a

variety of industries, including publishing, retail, banking,

investment management, not-for-profit and other service related

businesses.

. Directed several concurrent engagements supervising up to seven

accountants.

. Prepared and reviewed consolidated financial statements and SEC filing

10Q.

. Prepared 401(K) and Pension Plan Financial Statements; Implemented

FASB 87.

. Reviewed consolidated tax accrual for large commercial client to

ensure compliance with GAAP and IRS Regulations.

. Evaluated financial and operational controls, and prepared formal

management recommendation letters.

US Army Fifth Infantry Division, Fort Polk, LA.

Office Manager/Supervisor

May 1981 - May 1983

. Supervised office personnel in daily administrative activities.

. Obtained the rank of Specialist Fourth-Class within a two year period

(normal track is three years).

. Prepared Nuclear Surety Unit inspection reports.

EDUCATION

. New York University; BS Accounting, 1987

. Certified Public Accountant: State of New York, 1992

TECHNOLOGY

. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

. PeopleSoft Projects and Financials

. Cognos Planning and Financials

. Platinum for Window and Crystal Reporting



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