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Accounting Accounts Payable

Location:
7876, United States
Posted:
May 28, 2010

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NICHOLAS D. SPAGNOLO

(973) ***-**** abmqdt@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Highly motivated, results-oriented accounting and finance

professional with proven leadership and communications skills. Strong

technical background includes general accounting, accounts payable,

accounts receivable, financial reporting, project/cost accounting, revenue

recognition, budgets, treasury, insurance and financial control. Solid

experience obtained through over twenty five years of progressive growth

with large regional and international service organizations with both

government and commercial clientele. Areas of strength include:

. Ability to lead and participate with cross functional teams and

produce in a deadline environment.

. Identify potential problems and execute solutions.

. Train, develop and lead professionals.

. Extensive knowledge of accounting / financial processes within a

computerized environment.

. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TETRA TECH EC, INC., Morris Plains, New Jersey 2002 - 2010

Tetra Tech EC, Inc. (TtEC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tetra Tech Inc.,

a publicly traded company with annual revenues in excess of $2.1 billion.

TtEC is a provider of consulting, engineering, remediation, and

construction services with 2009 revenues in excess of $700 million.

Controller, 2005 - 2010

Managed the accounting and financial activities of a corporation with

approximately one thousand employees located in over twenty US locations.

Areas of responsibility include general accounting, project accounting,

revenue recognition, accounts payable, treasury, payroll, taxes, financial

reporting, and budgeting. Accounting compliance included GAAP, FAR, CAS

and DCAA.

. Provided the financial guidance as part of the management team that

helped grow the company and double its revenue from $300 million to

$600 million within a three year span.

. Established and implemented procedures to comply with Sarbanes Oxley

requirements.

. Completed three acquisitions, performed due diligence and assisted in

transitioning these companies to conform to Tetra Tech's reporting

requirements.

. Provided consolidated results and financial metrics to executive

management as tools for managing and meeting budget requirements for

the Remediation and Construction Management Group (RCM) which

consisted of six business units including Tetra Tech EC, Inc.

. Implemented conversion of accounting system from Harper Shuman

(Deltek) to Oracle.

. Responsible for interfacing with external and internal auditors for

quarterly and year-end financial requirements.

. Directed a staff of thirty including the management of four area

supervisors.

Director of Financial Accounting, 2002 - 2005

Managed and directed the accounting and financial activities for the

general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, treasury, taxes and

financial reporting sections of the corporation.

. Reduced period close from five days to three which improved the

overall DSO (days sales outstanding) by two days improving the cash

position of company.

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. Implemented weekly staff meetings emphasizing on best practice

improvement opportunities resulting in quality improvement and meeting

deadlines.

. Established monthly accrual procedures for overhead and subcontractor

costs which resulted in improving the closing process and meeting GAAP

requirements for accrual accounting.

PARMALAT USA, Wallington, New Jersey

2000 - 2002

US subsidiary of a $7.5 billion Italian based Global Food and Beverage

Company. Managed the accounting and financial activities for the largest

US division (dairy products group) with sales over $500 million.

Controller

. Reduced period close from eight days to four which resulted in

timelier financial information for management use.

. Recommended the closure of three locations for the Ice Cream Gelateria

division. The recommendation was accepted and the closing of the

sites contributed towards meeting budget objectives.

. Produced budgets, established cost standards and interfaced with

outside auditors.

. Established and instituted financial procedures and guidelines for

leases and capital appropriations.

FOSTER WHEELER ENVIRONMENTAL CORP., Morris Plains, New Jersey

1993 - 2000

US environmental subsidiary, of a $3.9 billion international organization,

that provided engineering, construction, and environmental services.

Ninety five percent of the assets, as well as the staff, were bought by

Tetra Tech Inc. in March 2003. The company was later renamed Tetra Tech

EC, Inc.

Director of Financial Accounting, 1998 - 2000

Please refer to Tetra Tech EC, Inc for position details and

accomplishments.

Manager of Corporate Accounting, 1993 - 1998

Managed the general accounting, accounts payable, and treasury sections of

the corporation.

. Developed and implemented procedures for monthly period closings and

established monthly allocation methods.

. Major team player in organizing, restructuring and implementing a new

accounting system using the Harper Shuman CFMS accounting package.

. Established controls within the accounts payable group which improved

efficiency and reduced errors.

. Liaison with external auditors for quarterly and year-end financial

requirements.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, New Jersey

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Worked an additional ten plus years prior to Foster Wheeler Environmental

Corp, with a domestic and international provider of engineering,

procurement, and construction services in the petrochemical industry which

included an assignment overseas.



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