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Manager Accounting

Rockaway, New Jersey, 07866, United States
January 25, 2018

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Neil I Sharofsky

Rockaway, NJ *****-****

Phone: (973) ***-****


Controller ... Assistant Controller ... Accounting/Financial Management ... Information Technology Liaison

Hands-on Accounting/Financial manager offering a comprehensive background of goal-directed leadership focused on growth and profitability, who has been known to hit the ground running.


* General/corporate accounting;

* Operational needs assessment;

* Strategic business planning;

* Accounting staff direction/development;

* Budget/forecast development;

* Corporate policy administration;

* Variance analysis/reconciliations;

* Cost reduction/efficient process improvement;

* Project management/audits;

* Capital assets control;

* Financial statement preparation;

* Cash flow/profitability analysis;


* Great Plains Dynamics 2013;

* Valiant - Human Capital Management Solutions;

* McKesson Financial Software;

* J.D. Edwards & Company Business Systems;

* QuickBooks; Cargowise;

* Timberline v9.2, F9 Report Writer;

* PeopleSoft v7.58;

* FRx Report Writer v6.80;

* Windows 7;

* File servers, PC workstations and compatible systems;

* Microsoft Office (Word, Excel (Pivot Tables, LOOKUP's, SUMIF's Marcos, etc.), Access, Power Point, and Outlook), Intranet and Internet.


Corporate Accounting Manager 08/2009 - 04/2017

The Weinstein Company, New York, NY

A $600 million multimedia production/distribution film company.

Job Duties:

*Directed the monthly, quarterly and annual financial close and consolidation, including accountability for the timely and accurate reconciliations of cash, accounts receivable, prepaid and accrued expenses, capital assets, intangibles, capital leases, intercompany transactions and purchase accounting adjustments. Worked closely with senior management and staff in developing strategic plans, budgets, and process improvements.

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*Liaison with external audit to provide data needed for quarterly reviews and annual audits resolved audit issues and ensured effective use of auditor's time, reduced fees by $75k.

*Converted with IT Partner Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting software from v2010 to v2013.

*Provided management with Income Statement and Balance Sheet in 5 business days instead to 7 that it once took. This was a reduction of about 15% in issuing reports.

*Gave credence to a review process that was never taken for granted. Helped to give Department Heads responsibility for staying within budgeted guide lines of what was allocated for them to spend. This reduced processing of these reviews by 25%.

Assistant Controller 09/2008 - 08/2009

Andrews International, Inc., New York, NY

A $200 million full service provider of security & risk mitigation services.

Job Duties:

*Managed multiple responsibilities including monthly financial reports, internal management reports (daily, weekly, and monthly), annual budgets, forecasts, audits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. Coached and supervised finance and accounting team (8 employees) including Accounts Payable Manager, Billing Manager, and Payroll Manager.


*Converted Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting software from v8.0 to v10.0.

*Significantly improved Company regional reporting by establishing new chart of accounts with sixteen characters instead of twelve.

*Formalized new FRx structure and reports (P&L, B/S, and Regional) using the sixteen character chart of accounts, which enhanced a broader regional reporting structure.

*Reduced time to process and prepare financial statement package from 3.5-days to 2-days.

Accounting Manager 07/2007 - 09/2008

Mountainside Hospital, Montclair, NJ

365 bed community hospital now part of Hackensack University Health Network.

Job Duties:

*Directed and oversaw accounting operations including monthly close, financial reporting, general ledger, accounts payable, bank reconciliations, variance analysis, cost analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and audits.


*Hired, trained, and motivated accounting team (6-7 employees) in achieving challenging financial management goals.

*Developed and presented detailed financial analysis, reports, and recommendations to senior executives.

*Performed special projects for the Controller and CFO including formatting new informative FRx reports to improve decision making and providing quick turn-around analysis of each department to determine if variances are correct.

*Provided training and development to accounting personnel and identify areas where outside training is required.

*Analyzed hospital operations to pinpoint opportunities and areas for cost-savings including overspending on office supplies and P&L comparison by revenue/expense line items to ensure charges were hitting the correct month Hospital saving $100k.

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*Reviewed current process and procedures and identify opportunities for improvement including enhancements to internal controls over major departmental areas. Streamlined and combined 20 reports into 12.

*Developed monthly FRx/McKesson financial reports, for both Hospital internal and Parent company external.

Business Consultant 05/2006 - 07/2007

RemX Financial Services, Tri-State Area

Job Duties:

Having worked for - Stevens Institute of Technology, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Honeywell International.

*Assisted with annual forecast and overall budget/plan process.

*Appropriately maintained ledgers, performed monthly and quarterly closes.

*Assisted in creating monthly and quarterly reports in a timely manner.

*Prepared monthly financials (expense/capital) & compare them to forecast & budget while explaining variances.

*Prepared ad hoc analyses and special projects as required.

*Assured account reconciliations are accurate and up-to-date.

Manager, Financial Planning & Special Projects 03/2005 - 05/2006

Town & Country Developers, Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ

$250 million multi-state builder and land developer.

Job Duties:

*Developed planned and worked with Regional Branch Managers to create and monitor annual budgets and forecasts. Oversee reconciliation of 77 inter-company accounts to both sister divisions and affiliate companies.

Assist with various periodic reporting requirements including financial statements to banks and analyses projects. This included review all contracts and loan agreements and maintain compliance.


*Planned & executed internal control audits, establish new company policies or recommend changes to existing ones as they applied to the Company's mission statement.

*Reduced production time 1.5-days for essential weekly sales report while increasing accuracy through computerized input.

*Went back two years to figure out what was owed on the 77 inter-company accounts and corrected any and all posting errors to bring accounts into their correct balances.

Assistant Vice President, Budgets & Planning 10/2002 - 02/2005

Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, NJ

$125 million professional organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and financial professionals to drive business performance.

Job Duties:

*Assist Controller with management of accounting staff and the operations of the accounting department.

Oversaw budgeting function for 25 departments, reduced processing to meet time line requirements by 25%. Collaborated with external auditors during quarterly reviews and year end audits. Supervised the preparation of internal financial statements, along with monthly analysis comparing actual results to budget, prior year using Great Plains and FRx software.

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*Decreased by 60% of the number of GL accounts needed to process expenses, increasing accuracy and tightening controls.

*Cut time to generate monthly reports 40% by instituting revised due dates to streamline process.

*Analyzed financial statements and prepare variance explanations, reduced by 20% turn-around time in issuing reports.

Financial Analysis Consultant 09/2001 - 10/2002

Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ

$200 million, fully accredited, nonprofit community hospital.

Job Duties:

*Worked with Controller in the preparation of Financial Statements while creating new cash receipts reporting worksheets and prepared appropriate journal entries.


*Helped stream line the Month-End closing process by 2-days by developing a calendar that allowed all departments to know cut-off dates.

*Got Analysis/Work Papers done in 2001, these included Month-End Balance Sheet and Income Statement Accounts for the external auditors - Ernst & Young.

*Worked with the Payroll and IT/Data Processing departments in analysis of Time and Attendance software being created in-house.

*Developed reports to help in the review of operating results.

*Created, assessed/evaluated, and refined existing/proposed policies & procedures.

*Helped with the development of Budget comparisons and other Financial (ad hoc) Reports.


Degree: Bachelor (BS),

New York Institute Technology (NYIT)

Major: Accounting/Finance

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