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Accounting Manager

Edison, New Jersey, 08817, United States
January 14, 2018

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Sam Lamm, C.P.A.

Edison, NJ

Home: 732-***-****

Cell: 347-***-****



Extensive hands on experience in accounting, management and supervisory roles, cash management, analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.

Prepared multiyear financial projections to assess the value of future ventures.

Supervised A/P, A/R, G/L and order entry functions.

Improved accounting processes to ensure a timely close.

Heavily involved with the testing and rollout of new accounting packages.

Solid understanding of business protocols, project principles and concepts.

Team leader as well as a team player and enjoys working in a team atmosphere.

Firm believer in “leading by example” to my peers and colleagues.

Excellent verbal & written skills. Wrote and presented accounting & process papers.


Finance / Accounting skill set: Financial projections, Budgeting, Efficiency analysis, Software Evaluation, Testing and Rollout, Cross department Facilitation, Training of Staff, Audits, Implementing Financial and Inventory Controls, Writing and Presenting Process Papers, Dividend and Lease analysis, Cash Flow Projections,

Fixed Asset, Profit Margin, Inventory Turnover & Return on Asset analysis.

Bank, A/R & I/C Reconciliations, P&L and Balance Sheet analysis and reconciliation, Monthly and Y/E closings, Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis, Tax filings, Deferred Revenue and Rent, Bad Debt Review and writeoff, Payroll prep. and Posting, .

Accounting and Finance packages: Reflection, ATB, MAS 90, MAS 500, SB Client, PPC Buyout Plan, GEAC, Hyperion, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Solomon / MS Dynamics SL, Bridgeware - JKM, CYMA.

Tax Preparation Skill Set: 1040, K-1, 940, 941, 1120, 1099, GST-HST, NJ-927

Business Skill Set: 401k evaluation and maintenance, Inventory tracking and reconciliation,

Letters of Credit, Contract Review, Customs Clearance, Warehousing of Materials,

Productivity Analysis, Loan Covenant review, Budgeting,

Productivity software: Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, Macros, Filtering, Conditional Formatting, PV, NPV, IRR), Lotus, MS Access, MS Word, Wordperfect, MS Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, Doubleclick, Salesforce. Crystal Reporting.

Knowledgeable in database theory, requirements and setup.


Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting - Touro College, Brooklyn, NY. 1990

CPA Certified (Certified Public Accountant) - State of Virginia Lic. # 28907.


Controller - Brickforce Staffing - Edison, NJ 2014-2017

Brickforce is one of the largest Light Industrial providers of temporary personnel

in New Jersey.

I worked closely with the department heads of Accounting, Payroll, Checking and IT

to ensure the smooth operation of the departments.

Some of the tasks that I was involved with:

Reviewed P&L's and Balance Sheets and prepared them for two yearly audits.

Prepared financial analyses for current and prospective customers.

Filed quarterly and yearly tax returns for 9 companies across 3 states.

Recorded journal entries, checked bank and I/C recs. reviewed accounts, closed the books and submitted financials to various parties.

Assisted the Legal, Operations and HR departments by providing them

with the data and advice they needed.

Some of the projects that I undertook and completed with my team:

Tied out all cash activity each day.

Reconciled all bank & intercompany activity monthly.

Digitized and Automated numerous paper forms.

Wrote process papers for all procedures.

Trained and cross-trained staff.

Evaluated and tested new software for operations and accounting.

Implemented controls to the current accounting package.

Cleaned up the Chart of Accounts.

Assistant Controller - Novantas Inc. - New York, NY 2010-2014

Hired to assist the Vice President of Finance/Controller in all aspects of the firm's business.

Worked closely with the Directors of Novarica, a Division of Novantas, to ensure timely and accurate invoicing & revenue recognition.

Reviewed all contracts and was in close contact with customers and consultants to ensure that contract terms were met.

Began the monthly process of preparing budgets compared to actuals.

Prepared detailed budgets for all service related departments.

Checked Time & Billing to ensure correct allocation of work to jobs and invoicing.

Worked with outside Accountants and internal and external IT resources to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

Prepared Payroll (US & Canadian), Monthly closing entries and Financials. Updated Director reports and various Tax forms. (1099's, IT2105, 1040ES, Canadian T2, Sales/Use Taxes, GST-HST).

Researched Sales Tax rulings to ensure proper payment and collection of sales and use taxes. Implemented a new process to ensure compliance.

Reconciled cash on a daily basis and ensured that funding and receipts were recorded correctly. Reconciled 8 bank statements on a monthly basis.

Reviewed the work of and assisted the A/P department.

Worked with sublessee to ensure that expenses were recognized and paid.

Consulting / Temporary Work 2008-2010

During the economic downturn of 2008, I consulted at a few firms.

Global eProcure - Clark, NJ: Interim Controller / Finance Manager

Choice Logistics, Inc - New York, NY: Senior Accountant

4D Security Solutions - S. Plainfield, NJ: Senior Accountant

Senior Accountant - CashEdge Inc. – New York, NY 2006-2007

CashEdge (purchased by Fiserv) was a software startup which provided software security solutions for online fund transfers. I assisted the Director of Finance / Controller in all aspects of finance & accounting.

Presented research, cost analysis and project results to the CFO and Controller.

Tracked deferred revenue by contract. Ensured that multiple revenue streams from each contract were correct and recognized timely.

Wrote a revenue recognition manual for the accounting and sales department.

This manual was based on FASB 48, SOP 97-2 and SAB 101 & 104.

Played a lead role in the selection of a new accounting package, which involved:

-Reviewing all contracts and ensuring that invoices were entered in the old system correctly, based on the terms of the contracts.

-Evaluating three accounting packages (Softrax, Intacct and Netsuite) and testing them with various entries and by running financials to test packages for suitability.

-Writing a training manual for new employees, with graphics and instructions.

Prepared a Visio worksheet to track the design of a new $300k companywide phone network. Prepared analysis to present yearly savings and payoff period.

Evaluated 401k providers, interviewed prospective providers and presented my findings. Identified the low cost providers for thousands in savings.

Prepared and entered journal entries for the monthly / yearly close.

Prepared deferred rent, prepaid exp., professional fees & lease schedules.

Checked the bookkeeper’s entries and logged them into the system.

Reviewed the financial statements from CashEdge’s international subsidiary.

Senior Financial Analyst - WPP Group – New York, NY 2003-2005

WPP is an international leader in marketing communications.

Some WPP companies are Y&R, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey, Mindshare and JWT.

Worked closely with divisional CFO’s, Controllers and Analysts to ensure that intercompany activity was recorded correctly. Reported to the VP of Finance.

Gained insight into the ad industry, client relations and project management.

Dividend analysis – reviewed and reconciled all intercompany dividend payments

and advised my counterparts worldwide to correct incorrect entries to accounts.

Intercompany analysis – downloaded intercompany data from Hyperion to Excel,

sorted the data, advised my contacts at WPP’s various subsidiaries to record corrections and prepared adjusting entries for I/C entries not corrected in time.

Recorded G/L entries for parent and subsidiaries to close intercompany balances.

Lease analysis - reviewed North American leases and ensured that there were sufficient reserves for lease cancellation fees and underperforming subleases.

Prepared process papers to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley legislation.

Participated in the Lean Six Sigma program implementation.

Involved with the selection of a new accounting package.

Assistant Controller - Courtenay Communications Corp. – New York, NY 1998-2003

Hired to assist the CFO/Controller in all aspects of the firm’s business.

(Courtenay Communications published Direct Marketing News)

This role gave me the opportunity to be involved with the business units, external auditors and manage the accounting staff of four. (Bookkeeper, A/R and Data entry.)

Responsible for the weekly cash flow management report.

Heavily involved in the budget process, meeting with department heads to ensure the budget was accurate and ready on a timely basis.

Performed due diligence on acquisitions (reviewed financials, created projected cash flows and applied NPV and IRR formulas to see if firm was a viable target).

Worked with Doubleclick to ensure all Web activity was invoiced and paid.

Reviewed & corrected A/R & A/P, prepared all J/E’s & closed the G/L & B/S.

Projected for and expensed Bad debt monthly and wrote off Bad debt annually.

Prepared a monthly and year to date Cash Flow Statement.

Variance analysis – reviewed actuals vs. budget and footnoted differences.

Maintained the 401k retirement plan, ensuring that the plan was fully funded.

Prepared multiyear financial projections using Excel.

Calculated IRR, NPV, loan covenants and A/R for bankers and investors.

Maintained and upgraded the accounting package.

Interfaced with external auditors to ensure a speedy audit process.

Tracked & recognized deferred revenue from prepaid subscriptions.

Saved the firm $100k per annum by bringing in work done by auditors.

Reviewed procedures to ensure schedules and entries were prepared per GAAP.

Auditor Spitz & Edelstein, CPAs – New York, NY 1997-1998

Prepared full financials for small clients, creating financial statements from raw data.

Reviewed data presented by larger clients, prepared adjusting entries, ran financial statements and prepared footnotes to financials.

Accounted for commercial and residential properties, co-ops and condominiums.

Dealt with tenant, project and purchasing issues.

Assisted in auditing a client for fraud upon a judge’s request.

Reviewed internal controls of clients and recommended changes to procedures.

Tax preparation - 1040’s, K-1’s, 940, 941 and 1120’s.

Productivity analysis – inventory turnover, overhead, profit margin and R.O.A.

Profitability analysis – analyzed profitability of clients based on billing & timesheets.

Senior Accountant / Logistics Manager Glencore Ltd. – Stamford, CT 1993-1996

Glencore is the world’s largest commodities firms with over $150 billion in turnover.

Prepared P&L statements, depreciation schedules and asset usage reports.

Accrued sales, expense and interest. A/P, A/R & G/L preparation.

Reconciled Bank, Intercompany and Inventory accounts.

After reporting for two years to Commodities traders and operations, I was asked to join the Logistics department. In Operations/Traffic, I performed the following duties:

Tracked over $30 million of palletized inventory in more than eight warehouses.

Assisted commodities traders with trading, letters of credit, shipping and logistics.

Quoted forward prices for customers and ensured that products were hedged.

Reviewed shipping documents to ensure timely customs clearance.

Worked with rail, truck and barge companies to ship materials to end users.

Ensured that the proper ships were chartered for the movement of commodities.

Supervised the unloading of ships and the storage of materials at warehouses.

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