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Accounting Manager

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
January 18, 2018

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Chicago, IL *****



Controller and Accounting/Audit Manager with extensive experience in accounting, auditing on both domestic and international levels. Experience also includes cost analysis of banking, healthcare, mining and manufacturing companies, analysis of organizational structure and strategic planning, budgeting, cash management, corporate performance analysis and data management. Ability to work well in a demanding, team-oriented, time-sensitive environments.


Industry, Pittsburgh, PA and Chicago, IL 07/2015 – present

Various clients, such Nextier Bank and Alliant Credit Union, USA Vein Clinics, Nidera International, Nestier Bank and Pittsburgh Credit Car.

Controller/Accounting Manager (Consultant)

Responsible for managing the general accounting department staff and overseeing all facets of finance and accounting operations, including the monthly close cycle, payroll, billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash management, fixed assets and depreciation.

Timely preparation of monthly financial statements, cash flows, and consolidations, including analytical review of the financial operations to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained. Review monthly variances and trends, maintain and implement internal controls.

Prepare monthly schedules, yearend audit and tax work papers, and financial reports to support annual audit in compliance with GAAP and tax preparation in support a fiscal year end close for S and C corporations and related companies. Lead annual audit and tax reporting initiatives with major accounting and tax consulting firm for manufacturing entity and related subsidiaries which require knowledge of construction accounting.

Preparation of annual budgets for parent and enterprise subsidiaries including various strategic business units and work with cross functional teams to finalize and approve same. Complete various financial and tax analysis projects as required.

Manage General Ledger Balance Sheet Reconciliation Processes and resolve accounting discrepancies identified in the reconciliation.

Develop, review and approve related accounting policies and procedures and assist the senior management on the subject matter. Direct internal audit functions to ensure that all relevant controls in place and working as designed.

Coordinate works of internal and external auditors by providing required information and answering related inquiries.

Design financial and operational Internal controls and implement these controls to ensure financial and operational efficiency and effectiveness. Design and conduct quarterly internal control testing, and prepare/ present audit reports to the audit committee.

Lead accounting team to prepare/review annual and quarterly reports in accordance with SEC.

Actively participate in process of installing, configuring and migrating accounting records for multiple entities to MS Dynamics GP.

Prepare individual and corporate federal/state taxes.

BNY MELLON, Pittsburgh, PA

The premier global investment custodian, investment manager and wealth management firm operating in over 100 markets around the world.

Vice President and Financial Controller 06/2010 -07/ 2015

Prepared quarterly and annual financial statements in compliance with SEC and Federal Reserve Bank requirements. Managed general ledger reconciliation process, month end closes and coordinated communication and consulting with business unit managers. Led staffing, training and implementation of offshoring the entire function.

Managed complex month-end close process including expense accruals, sales and non-sales incentives and related taxes, reversing accruals, inter-company, year-end accrual adjustment and reclassification processing and reconciliation proof. Created ledger queries to validate all balances and clearing transactions, including foreign currency and alternate ledger validation. Managed general ledger balance sheet reconciliation processes.

Participated in company task force in charge of financial reporting and technical accounting developments. Prepared memos and presented to the team on FASB and IFRS developments.

Provided consultation and guidance domestically and internationally to financial analysts including foreign currency balances across multiple ledger and legal entities.

Led two-year project to offshore account reconciliation function for asset servicing business unit. Developed and delivered training for eight newly hired offshore staff by WebEx.

Independent Consultant 11/2009 -06/ 2010

Provided consulting services to clients.

Provided consulting services in financial and cost accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, financial projections, forecasts, payroll, and system implementations.

Provided services in implementing accounting control procedures, systems, and specialized reports in order to track job costs and budgets, percentage of completion, construction labor analysis, cost accounting, preparation of financial statements and consolidations, general ledger reconciliation and month-end/year-end close.

Provided recommendations on complex accounting topics, such as goodwill impairment and software revenue recognition.

ERNST & YOUNG LLP, Pittsburgh, PA 04/2005– 11/2009

Global leader in assurance, tax and advisory services

Senior Auditor

Provided auditing and consulting services to international clients in banking and manufacturing industries.

Planned and performed audits and quarterly reviews in accordance with US GAAP and GAAS for private companies and SEC filers.

Planned and performed internal control audits to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Planned and performed OMB A-133, pension (defined benefit and defined contribution plans) audits in accordance with GAGAS and ERISA.

Managed 2-5 staff depending on size and complexity of engagement.


Master of Public Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Master of Management/Computer Science Engineering, Ural Polytechnic University, Ekaterinburg, Russia


Adjunct Professor of Financial and Managerial Accounting, The Pennsylvania State University, McKeesport, PA


Certified Public Accountant

Chartered Global Management Accountant


Proficient in Microsoft Office, ACL, QuickBooks, Audit and Tax Software

Extensive experience with PeopleSoft, SAP, Hyperion and Data Management Systems/SQL


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