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Certified Public Accountant

Location:
Franklin Square, New York, United States
Posted:
January 26, 2018

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RACHAEL LA GAMBA ** Caroline Ave

Franklin Square, New York 11010

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT 516-***-****

ac37hz@r.postjobfree.com

Profile Varied experience in international auditing and accounting. Worked for over 20 years in Europe, specializing in not for profit accounting and budgeting for an American university. Taught university level basic accounting. Experience with students with learning disabilities and the use of assistive technology and multi- sensory techniques.

Experience Free-lance consultant, New York/Lugano, Switzerland 2007 – present Consulting for small businesses as well as for an American university located in Switzerland. Streamlined accounting operations, consulting on accounting issues related to not for profit accounting, support in preparation for audits in accordance with Swiss CO and US GAAP, preparation of annual budgets and updating forecasts, preparation of data for filing of 990 tax returns and liaison with US auditors regarding the US foundation. Adjunct professor in Financial Accounting for students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in International Management and Economics. Consulted with the Learning Center on use of Assistive Technology and resources for students with diagnosed learning disabilities.

Alloy 2000 BV, Lugano Switzerland 2000 – 2004

Accounting Manager

Responsible for reporting accounting transactions to the Luxembourg headquarters, overseeing invoicing for the branch, handling all administrative and personnel issues for the branch as well. Created the group Administrative Manual with corresponding internal forms and implemented controls. Liaison with local banks for financing in general and for investments.

Franklin College Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland 1996 – 2000 Director of Finance and Administration

Responsible for the finances, accounting, personnel and administration of an American university. Responsibilities include overseeing the accounting and finance functions, payroll and personnel in general, operation of the administration of the institution. Implemented a new accounting system which was previously outsourced. Created procedures with regards to budgeting and budget monitoring. Instituted institution-wide procedures in order to implement controls and approvals. Taught financial accounting to university students seeking a bachelor’s degree in International Management and Economics.

KPMG Fides Peat, Lugano, Switzerland 1995

Audit Manager

Planned and performed audit engagements of international clients in accordance with Swiss CO, US GAAP and IAS standards. Responsibilities included coordination of audit work, client contacts, consultancy, and planning of audits up to the final version of audit and detailed reports. Responsible for mandates consisting of subsidiaries of US and multinational firms, mainly in the consulting of setting up and maintaining dual accounting principles.

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Revisuisse Price Waterhouse SA, Lugano, Switzerland 1991 - 1995 Audit Manager

Planned and performed audit engagements of international clients in accordance with Swiss CO, US GAAP and IAS standards. Responsibilities included coordination of audit work, client contacts, consultancy and planning of audits up to the final version of audit and detailed reports. Other responsibilities included teaching in- house Price Waterhouse continuing education courses and the creation and implementation of standards for internal purposes. Maxwell/Macmillan Group, New York/Milan, Italy 1989 – 1991 Internal Auditor

Linguistic capabilities afforded the opportunity as acting Financial Manager in Milan, Italy for a subsidiary, Berlitz Schools of Languages, until the hiring of a new controller for that country location. Responsibilities included overseeing accounting staff, performing monthly closings, preparing monthly reports sent to the US headquarters, hiring of new staff due to relocation of headquarters from Milan to Rome, implementing of internal controls, updating of accounting systems, reconciliations of key accounts, analysis of various accounts as requested by headquarters. As Senior Auditor, performed operational and financial audits of worldwide subsidiaries of the Group, where reports on findings were required as well as reports on improvements and follow-up visits. Cleary, During & Co, Whitestone, New York 1985 – 1989 Senior Auditor

Responsibilities included performing certified audits and reviews, supervising other members of the audit team and client personnel for the preparing of information for audit purposes, preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports, analysis of investment portfolios for individuals and trusts, preparation of tax returns for individuals and entities.

Languages English – mother tongue

Italian – fluent

Education

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Certification

St. John’s University, Queens, New York

B.S. Accounting

June 1985

Certified Public Accountancy Certificate

State of New York

June 1987



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