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Management Accounting

Longmont, Colorado, 80503, United States
May 23, 2010

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Catherine DERJANECZ, B.Sc, CGA, Broker

Pebble Beach Dr, Longmont, CO 80503, (720) ***-****


Utilizes keen analysis, insights and team approach to drive organizational

improvements and implementation of best practices. Thorough understanding

of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) Canadian, US and

International. Superior interpersonal and computer skills. Capable of

resolving multiple and complex (sales, human resources, legal, financial,

operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. Exceptional

ability to source out and implement business solutions.

Proven areas of expertise include:

*Budgeting & Planning *Financial Modeling *Excel Guru

*Growth & Expansion Strategies *Hyperion expert

*Building Trust Relationships

*Finance System Administration *Intercompany accounting


*Project Management *Trend & Variance Analysis

*Business Development


Self Employed Accountant /Business Consultant Feb'08 -


Small portfolio of accounting clients- general accounting, tax

preparation, business consulting, accounting systems installation,

government reporting, A/P A/R management, payroll services, year end.

. Business Consulting services include: Internal controls &SOX

compliance, risk assessment and management, inventory controls and

efficiency maximization. A/P & A/R evaluation and management,

Auditing, payroll management etc.

Prudential Ronan Realty LTD, Tottenham April'05 - Feb'08

3 office real estate brokerage with 50 employees, gross commission income

of approx. $4 million annually

Controller/Broker of Record

. Direct office manager of 6 office staff and over 40 agents

. Established and maintained financial controls and developed Company

Financial Reporting Package

. Controller duties included start up and incorporation of company,

negotiated buy out of other Prudential offices, created all office

systems, procedures, managed staff, new business development,

marketing, audit preparation and management, recruiting agents,

hiring, training and development of staff

. Installed office server and managed a 60 computer network including

administration/maintenance and support

. Website developer and administrator- optimized website so it was #1 in

most relevant searches

. Accountant- installed/maintained/ updated Lone Wolf accounting

software managing over 700 RE transactions per year. Managed G/L,

Monthly & yearly close, prepaids, Supervised A/P and A/R. prepared JE

& Accruals, managed trust accounts, banking and payroll.

. Broker of Record duties included regulatory compliance for business

practices, office procedures, accounting, staff, trust account

management, monitor and amend key business performance drivers.

. Marketing and new market development-created strategic entry into new

markets by differentiating the company and its marketing approach

Goldfarb Consultants, Toronto April'98 - Dec'04

A division of WPP Group, the world's largest communications services group,

employing 140,000 people working in more than 2,000 offices in 107

countries, annual divisional revenues of 50 million.

Controller (2002 to 2004)

. Achievements

o Responsible for monthly and yearly closing of the books and

related issues, successfully reduced the monthly close from 15

days to 3 days.

o Never missed a deadline in 5 years of monthly, quarterly and

yearly reporting

o Responsible for the planning and execution of the company's

merger to sister company and eventual closing down of the

Goldfarb division. Provided continuity of leadership and

direction to the Staff during the transition maintaining staff

loyalty by implementing strategic staff development( cross

training, bonus for contract completion, etc.) and other non-

financial incentives

o Company's 'go-to- person' for Hyperion support-technical, report

development, mapping issues.

Catherine Derjanecz B.Sc., CGA, Broker

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. Hired, managed, trained, developed and mentored, 7 direct reports and

managed the Accounting Department.

. Managed finance and accounting for 30 companies worldwide(USA, UK, MX,

FR, Germany, Italy, etc) including intercompany consolidations,

reporting, budgets, forecasts, planning, FX and Fixed Assets

. Prepared monthly JE and accruals, supervised staff to ensure accurate

monthly close

. Full management of accounting system including general ledger, sub

legers, integration to Excel/Access

. Responsible for the effective management of accounts payable and

receivable. Preparation, management and analysis of financial

statements, budgets, forecasts, internal controls and strategic

planning documents

. Established and managed the procedures for the preparation of monthly

consolidated financial statements including intercompany

elimination/reconciliation, accruals, prepaids and WIP calculations

. Exceptional financial analysis and presentation skills, built

exceptional relationships with management team

. Preparation of management reports, cash flows, bank reconciliation,

GST filings and variance reports

. Development, documentation and monitoring of accounting policies and


. Exceptional skills dealing with international trade issues.

Continually monitored, interpreted and adapted to Accounting bulletins

and IFRS Changes. Proficient with international GAAP, currency

adjustments, consolidation of multi-currency results, AP/AR and

management fees structures

. Responsible for the management and budgeting of capital assets,

project management and WIP calculation

. Experience with all types of business audits, both internal and


Senior Financial Analyst/Hyperion Administrator (2000-2002)

. Achievement:

o Planned and implemented Systems conversion, including mapping or


o Increased data accuracy by training staff and awareness of

implications of inaccurate data

. Finance systems administrator consolidated reporting of 30 companies

and the technical integration of the data and the data systems.

Reduced the reporting cycle, while increasing the accuracy of the

information while never missing a deadline.

. Responsible for all aspects of the administration of Hyperion & Macola

software including installation, management, data

manipulation/extraction/integration, report development, training,

troubleshooting, system updates, integration to Access and Excel

. Trained and monitored staff worldwide on the system use and technical

reporting requirements

Senior Financial Analyst (1999-2000)

Financial Analyst (1998-1999)

. Communicated extensively with banks, law firms, and actuaries to

obtain required information on a timely basis

. Engaged in the gathering of data for over 30 entities into a large

consolidated company. This required co-ordinating the use of

accounting records of over 30 entities with other team members.

. Participated in the development and implementation of audit plans that

included staffing, budgeting, coaching junior staff and overall review

. Developed strong engagement responsibility by ensuring assigned work

is appropriately completed by junior staff or myself without prompting

. Demonstrated efficiencies in completion of assigned work, thereby

taking on additional tasks during tight deadline engagements,

increasing company efficiency and positioning myself for promotions.


. Proficient using Accounting software including; FRX, Great Plains

Dynamic, Hyperion, Macola, Maconomy, Simply Accounting

. Advance user of: Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel (pivot tables,

reference fx- vlook-up etc.), Access, Publisher, Outlook,

TopProducer. Intermediate user of Crystal Reports, PowerPoint,

ClarisWorks, Adobe

. Experience using J.D.Edwards, NewViews, MyStats, SSPS, PhotoAdobe and

ACCPAC, Quickbooks

. Experience with the conversion of Accounting software (ACCPAC to



Certified General Accountant (CGA), 2003, working towards CPA & MBA

Certificates in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Access, Advanced MS Access


B.Sc. York University, 1996

References available upon request

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