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Manager Accounting

Westbury, New York, United States
February 05, 2018

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Westbury, New York E-mail address: Professional Profile

Senior manager with solid background in financial management, accounting, cost analysis, auditing, and internal controls. Highly adaptable to changing business environment. Strengths include policy and procedure development, systems reviews, streamlining processes. Emphasis on implementing effective cost reductions to maximize productivity and profits. Major Accomplishments:

• Designed and implemented a financial reporting system in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to enhance its usefulness for decision making, maintain primary qualities, that of relevance and reliability. Project included development of chart of accounts, migration of data from an old to a new system and the interface with other financial reporting system in a readable format. Completed the project in 5 months for 15 entities with limited resources.

• Performed all aspects of operational accounting and analysis for private equity, hedge funds, public equities and real estate investments, including performance calculation, mark to market valuation.

• Brought the Company’s tax affairs in-house that would not interfere with the accounting firm’s preparation of annual tax return, thereby, kept the Company’s tax payments to a minimum and drove excess expense on professional fees out.

• Provided transaction administration, financial and control support on the investment portfolio to accomplish mutual beneficial venture or project totaling $112 million in assets.

• Participated in the due diligence process to ensure that investment information was thorough, which included identification of the risk involved and the internal controls in place that mitigate the risk.

• Reviewed transaction details on acquisition, disposition to ensure proper installation or disposition of portfolio management system. Developed control procedures to detect and prevent potential accounting errors and exceptions.

• Provided performance returns on investment portfolio on a periodic basis that also included cumulative performance comparison to S&P500, DJIA, NASDAQ and Russell 2000 from the date of inception for domestic high-net-worth families, trust and foreign institutional investors. Professional Experience:

Controller & Operations Manager, JA Mitsui Leasing Capital Corporation (JMCC) New York, NY 08/2012 to 01/2018

JMCC is a global financial institution, a 100% owned by JA Mitsui Leasing Ltd. (the Parent, a Japanese corporation). The Company provides a wide range of financing and leasing services to businesses operating in the USA. Services include commercial financing, through participation in financing agreements arranged by other financial institutions, direct financing through various types of secured debt, and various methods of lease financing.

• Manage and monitor portfolio investment of senior secured loans totaling $360 million that were acquired in the secondary market or as a part of syndicated loan offering manage by GSO Capital. Prepare consolidated financial statements for the Holding Company and its subsidiaries. Manage large excel files and data sets. Develop more efficient procedures while maintaining a high level of accuracy. Prepare IFRS reporting package on a quarterly basis for transmission to the Headquarter in Tokyo, Japan. Maintain and coordinate annual audit and assist in the preparation of the annual tax reporting package.

• Originally served as Controller & Operations Manager to the former MBK Capital Management, LLC. (MCM), a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a Japanese Corporation. MCM was the advisory Company for MCM Fund 1 LP (MCM Fund), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui that invested in loans receivable together with General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC) in the US. Managed all financial transactions both of MCM and MCM Fund, responsible for all treasury related work for both entities. Work closely with GE Capital, auditor, tax advisor and Mitsui Headquarter.


Senior Manager, Gillberg & Co LLC Westchester NY 11/2010 to 08/2012 Provided accounting, tax, compilation, bookkeeping services to small, mid size companies, non-profit organization and private individuals.

Senior Accountant. Olayan America New York, NY 10/2008 – 10/2010 Global investment firm that manages investments originating primarily in North, Central, and South America., and provides advisory services to The Olayan Group. The substantial investment portfolio includes diversified public and private equities across a variety of sectors, from financial and communication companies to consumer product manufacturers and real estate.

Performed all aspects of operational accounting, managerial control, external audit, analysis and review of corporate taxes, estates, trust. Instituted controls on public, private equities hedge funds and real estate. Reviewed accounting issues to comply with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Reviewed monthly closing, reconciliations, preparation and analysis of financial statements to Olayan group of companies with total assets of $5billion. Managed intercompany transactions for 12 subsidiaries and resolutions of discrepancies. Managed cash flow for special purpose entities and on line banking platforms. Liaised with external auditors for interim and annual audit. Senior Manager, Gillberg & Co LLC CPAs Westchester, NY 08/2005 – 10/2008 Provided audits of not-for-profit organizations and accounting services to a wide range of clients in the Metropolitan New York area. Provided financial accounting services for an investment firm primarily invested in hedge fund, private equity and multi strategy funds for assets under management of $1.3 billion. Prepared financial statements, compilation reports for 20 LLCs; as well as Form 1065 Partnership returns, Trust and Foundation accounts. Performed monthly valuation reports for wealthy private families and institutional clients. Manager & Controller, Spectrum Capital, Ltd., Stamford, Connecticut 02/1989 – 07/2005 Spectrum is a merchant bank, an acknowledged leader in financing aerospace projects. It is one of the premier arrangers of structured financings in the commercial aircraft industry. It is established as a joint venture between the Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Corporation and an executive-owner group.

• Prepared and directed the preparation of consolidated financial statements that included the accounts of the Parent and its 15 wholly owned subsidiaries and United Kingdom branch, or a total of 16 companies. Administered and provided controls over certain special purpose entities and entities owned 50% or less that are accounted for following the equity method or partnership accounting.

• Reviewed transaction details of capital or operating lease to determine compliance with U.S. GAAP.

• Coordinated financial systems/operations of overseas branch, applied extensive knowledge in the translation and remeasurement of foreign currency financial statements and foreign currency transactions as per U.S. GAAP.

• Refined internal reports for senior management as well as external reports as necessary to be more useful with greater relevance. Performed analysis of the results of financial data, statistics and interpreted the results for the Chief Financial Officer.

• Participated in identifying and evaluating opportunities of cost reduction on professional fees for audit and tax.

• Performed annual operating budgets, laid out the framework for formulating the same, with guidelines that can be used as clues on what may be expected in the future, thereby, facilitating the next year’s projection.

• Prepared tax packages for outside accounting firm to facilitate the company’s annual tax return that reduces the return hours thereby, reducing the cost of professional fees.

• Controlled the integrity and accuracy of the financial data on automated general ledger system. In charged of cash management, coordination of borrowings and transaction administration. Evaluated procedural operations and implement changes, which result in time savings while maintaining productivity. Established independent check of accounting data that mitigates the risk of material misstatements. Education:

Professional license: Certified Public Accountant, New York State, USA and Philippines Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting, Stella Maris College, Manila, Philippines Other studies: Business and Taxation Law, Pace University, New York, NY, USA Professional affiliation: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), Member Computer Skills:

Personal Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel General Ledger, tax, payroll systems: Microsoft Navision, Advent, SunSystem, QuickBooks, Lacerte, Thomson Reuters CS Connect, ADP, Bloomberg


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