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Accounting Manager/ Controller

Hialeah, Florida, 33018, United States
100,000 - 120,000
February 01, 2018

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Luis Augusto Zapata Iriarte

**** * **** ******* *******, FL 33018 786-***-**** @zapataluis01


More than 25 years of experience in all administrative areas. A proactive solution-oriented manager with interpersonal skills to develop multicultural teamwork. Focused to achieve goals in high-pressure environments with tight schedules bringing excellent service. Flexible and well organized.

Professional Skills

Accounting, finance, budgeting, consolidation, reporting, treasury and taxes. Write and read Spanish and English, basic Portuguese. Proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Suite. Knowledge of ERP Software (BAAN/ Fourth Shift) and Reporting Database (HYPERION/CARAT).


08/15 – Present Bancredito Group Coral Gables, FL – Administration and HR Manager

Liaison between Puerto Rico and Florida companies for the accounting and financial matters, reinforcement of HR and accounting structure (BIBC). Development and implementation of report system and consolidation for Top Management Level delivering month’s results in six business days after the end of the month. (BIBC).

02/13 – 08/15 Aerothrust Holdings, LLC. Miami, FL - Financial Controller

Lead for accounting and financial matters, internal control system, implementation of accounting policies and procedures.

In charge for accounting, receivables, payables, banks, reporting and payroll. Support for External CPAs in charge of taxes.

Development and implementation of closing month and reporting system for Top Management.

Reduction of 25% administrative structure without affect productivity.

10/11 - 01/13 Energy Freight Systems Corp. Miami, FL- Accounting Staff Support and Traffic Supervisor

Responsible for coordination and dispatches of customer’s cargo. (95% customer satisfaction got it in my period). Collaborator of accounting department preparing and record journal entries, assets, liability, revenue, and expenses according to company's manual.

Responsible for Accounts Payable, including purchase of fixed assets, branches reporting, and consolidation on monthly basis.

Responsible for direct customer’s collections.

09/2010-10/2011 Arlington Assets Management, LLC. Miami, FL - Accountant (Moving from Venezuela)

Responsible for all accounting matters including receivables and payables.

Preparation of ledger schedules and month’s end closure. Support to CPA for Tax Returns.

05/2007 - 8/2010 Auditores de Sistemas y Nuevas Tecnologías ASNT. Caracas, Venezuela -President

Responsible for commercial, legal, tax and administrative matters of the company - In care of relationship of their main customer (PDVSA - former 5th biggest Oil Company Worldwide). Responsible for monthly report presentation to shareholders and customer.

In charge for Human Resources (Hiring, Training and Compensation).

02/1989 - 4/2007 Financial Manager and Controller for Multinational Companies in Venezuela (See list)

Price Waterhouse - Semi -Senior Staff of Auditing - 2 Years

Amanco Holding - Swiss corporation for Latin American Operations (Finance Leader in BAAN implementation) - 7 years

Geoservices Venezuela - French Company for Oil Services (Largest branch operation worldwide) - 1 year

Continental Grain Company (APACA) - US Corporation second largest grain seller worldwide - 2 years

Schneider Electric Corporation - French Corporation -Top big four largest players in Electric World (GE, Siemens, ABB) - 4 years

FILTRONA Venezuela - British Corporation. Worldwide leader in plastic and fiber products mainly for tobacco - 2 years


Monthly Operation and Finance Report (MOFR). Support for Tax Planning to diminish tax burden.

All external and internal reporting to stakeholders, banks, vendors and other agencies including federal and state.

Maintain relationships with large brokers, vendors and customers. Team leader for external audit process.

HR Selection, Compensation and Training.

Insurance License Health, Life including Variable Annuities (0215)


MBA Strayer University - Major in Accounting (2014); Universidad de Carabobo (1991) Venezuela. Bachelor Degree in Public Accounting (CPA), several courses in MS Office Suite, QuickBooks, Payroll and Taxes.


Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Venezuelan Political Prosecutes in Exile (VEPPEX).

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