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Sales Accounting

Brooklyn, New York, 11235, United States
May 26, 2010

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Steven Rachlin

**** ***** ******* (Apt3c), Brooklyn, NY 11235 C: 917-***-****


A responsible, articulate and analytical Senior Tax Accountant. with extensive experience in all aspects of retail accounting.

Deeply skilled in the retail industry possessing a strong background in various retail taxes. Demonstrated team player with

strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Multi State Sales/Use Tax returns (50 states)

• New York City Commercial Rent Tax Returns

• Multi State Sales/Use tax audits

• Business Personal Property Returns

• Business License Applications and Renewals

• E-Filing of tax returns

• On line Research

• Extensive excel worksheet preparation


Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation, New York, NY 1985-February 2010

Publicly traded retail fine jewelry company, with annual sales of $850 million, operating 781 licensed

departments in major department stores and 107 free-standing specialty stores across the nation.

Senior Financial Tax Accountant (Specific Tax Duties)

Tax accountant to handle all retail tax functions such as sales, use, property tax returns. In additional to set-up business

licenses and renewals for our fine jewelry concessionaires located through out the United States.

• Coordinate and process multi State Sales/Use tax returns to meet all calendar requirements in 50 states.

• Preparation of quarterly New York City commercial rent tax returns for both home office and field locations.

• Scheduling of out of state auditors appointments for various taxes to be audited.

• Research and gather data for out of state sales tax audits to determine taxable assessments.

• Analyzed sales tax accounts in order to verify for accuracy

• Investigate and analyze fixed asset invoices to support sales tax compliance on a monthly basis.

• Processed and prepared over 700 personal property tax returns annually to meet calendar deadlines.

• Maintain and monitor all to payments of Business Personal Property returns to manage cash by due dates

to avoid penalty and interest.

• Traced fixed asset invoices to determine tax compliance on the Business Personal Property tax returns


• Formulate supporting schedules on excel worksheets for preparation of Sales/Use property tax returns filing.

• Prepared journal entries to correct various accounts

• Initial research was performed to obtain Business License required by state/county and city law.

• Implement E-filing of both Sales/Use and Business Property tax returns to met filing deadlines.

• Supervise accounting clerk in various clerical business license functions

• Formulate and maintain business license renewal calendar for our locations.

• Distribute business licenses to Finlay Fine Jewelry concessionaires to display inside of location.

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Jack Dulgash CPA –Brooklyn, NY 1984-1985

Staff General Accountant (Duties and Functions)

• Preparation of various clients bank reconciliation statements

• Coordinated and processed New York sales/use tax returns.

• Generated and filed quarterly New York City Commercial rent tax return.

• Formulated necessary adjusting journal entries for client’s books.

• Implemented and processed all tax and business payments.


Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Graduation: September 1983

Major: Accounting - Bachelor of Science

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Graduation: June 1980

Major: Accounting - Associate of Science


Perform Plus, Turbo Tax, Internet Explorer, Thompson (Insource) Tax & Accounting Software

Knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel and Word, Lawson Software

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