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Accounting Manager

Riverhead, New York, 11901, United States
January 05, 2018

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Karen Terese Wellman, CPP

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Riverhead, NY 11901



Self-motivated, analytical professional with diversified experience in payroll, accounting, human resources and supervision. Ability to prioritize and problem solve in a fast-paced environment.


5/8/2006 – 8/31/2017 Rodale Electronics Inc Hauppauge, NY – Assistant Controller

Processed weekly in-house payroll using SAGE 300 software and resolved all payroll related issues

Handled all A/P functions which included working with receiving, inspection, purchasing and quality control to ensure the accurate completion of all necessary paperwork and procedures

Executed cash flow statement, checked daily bank information and initiated wire transfers

Completed monthly, quarterly and annual work papers in compliance with GAAP

Recorded journal entries, analyzed balance sheet and P & L accounts

Prepared bank reconciliations, updated fixed assets, depreciation, prepaid expenses and other Excel spreadsheets

Maintained SIMPLE IRA spreadsheets, monitored all activities associated with P/R deductions, loans, distributions and payments

Filed quarterly and annual payroll tax returns

Interfaced with union delegates for employee benefits as per union contract

Prepared majority of fiscal and calendar year end work papers, reconciled payroll to G/L, compiled 1099 information, and ran W2s

Accumulated backup for progress payments and termination for convenience of governmental contracts

Assisted with ISO 9001, workers’ compensation, IRS, governmental, DCAA and year end audits

8/2003 - 5/2006 Accountemps Hauppauge, NY - Division of Robert Half International Inc

Processed ADP P/R, verified P/R data, updated P/R spreadsheets and resolved payroll issues

Reviewed work papers of Office Controllers and notified them of necessary adjustments

Recorded journal entries, analyzed accounts, prepared monthly and year end accruals

Reconciled bank accounts, maintained Excel spreadsheets

Prepared ADP payroll for Canadian employees

Traveled to Arizona and Florida to teach Office Controllers new software

11/1997 - 2/2003 Triangle Building Products Corp Medford, NY - Assistant Controller

Assisted CFO in preparing the Financial Statements and annual divisional budget

Maintained fixed assets and depreciation on FAS system

Prepared majority of journal entries and G/L work papers

Processed weekly ADP P/R, ran reports using Report Writer, and maintained hand scan time clocks

Executed wire transfers in CFOs absence and completed bank collateral report

Prepared weekly sales and payroll report, calculated commissions

Completed bank reconciliations and extensive analysis of balance sheet and P & L accounts

Maintained various fiscal and calendar year end audit and payroll work papers

Karen Terese Wellman, CPP

247 Park Road

Riverhead, NY 11901


4/1995 - 6/1997 Savant Instruments, Inc Holbrook, NY - Accounting Manager & ISO Senior Internal Auditor

Supervised accounting staff including performance appraisals and salary administration

Completed month end work papers, various journal entries, and account analysis

Maintained all intercompany accounts which included both domestic and over 20 foreign accounts

Reviewed in-house payroll, cut payroll checks, ran payroll reports and resolved payroll related issues

Prepared fixed asset schedules, weekly flash report and completed budget for capital expenditures

Reviewed all sales tax returns, bank reconciliations, A/P batches and outgoing domestic invoices

Performed ISO and various other audits

Completed year end audit and payroll work papers

7/1991 - 11/1994 Frequency Electronics, Inc Mitchel Field, NY - Payroll & Accounting Supervisor

Supervised A/P, A/R, Payroll and General Accounting

Analyzed various G/L accounts and maintained all intercompany accounts

Completed various reconciliations and journal entries and reviewed all other

Processed salaried payroll and supervised preparation of hourly payroll

Prepared cash flow statement on a daily basis, reviewed bank reconciliations, calculated monthly commissions,

and completed various year end payroll and audit work papers

4/1986 - 3/1991 CR/PL, Inc - Fiat Products Division Plainview, NY – Payroll & General Accounting Supervisor

Managed eight employees which entailed training, performance appraisals, salary administration and disciplining

Supervised the input of five hourly payrolls and inputted salaried payrolls for NY, GA, Ohio, and CA

Cross-trained P/R clerks

Interacted with Shop Steward to resolve any union related issues

Prepared the Consolidated Balance Sheet and Statement of Operations for Fiat Products Inc

Supervised month end closing including running of the general ledger and other reports

Prepared the 1120 Corporate Income Tax Return, payroll returns and various other returns

Implemented divisional payroll conversion from a manual to a computerized system


Certified Payroll Professional - American Payroll Association

Masters of Science - Taxation - Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus - GPA 3.4

Bachelor of Science - Cum Laude - Accounting - New York Institute of Technology - GPA 3.4

Associate in Applied Science with Distinction - Business Administration - SCCC - GPA 3.6


Accounting – SAGE 300, ACCPAC, Solomon, Dataline, DMSI, Best Systems and FAS

Payroll - ADP, Paychex, Managistics, and SAGE 300, ACCPAC (In house)

Microsoft Excel and Word

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