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Accounting Sales

Location:
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
February 09, 2018

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JAMES P. RANKIN, CPA, CGA

Ajax, Ontario L*Z *C*

647-***-**** ac4etp@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER PROFILE

Designated and experienced controller & accounting professional with the ambition to “get the job done” effectively. Lead and motivate people. Ability to develop and implement timelines and budgets.

AREAS OF STRENGTH AND EXPERTISE

Payroll and HR

System Implementation

Process Documentation

Financial Reporting

GAAP and IFRS

Financial Disclosures

Sales Taxes – Canada and U.S.

Professional Ethics

Foreign Exchange Process and Risk

Financial Statements

Government Agency Audits

Budgeting/Forecasting

System Integration

Cash Management

Internal Control

“What are you wanting to do” approach

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Contract Positions:

Morris Law Group (personal injury and accident benefits)

Ontario Wealth Management Corporation

Jet Ice Limited, Niot Investment Holdings Limited,

Jacox Motorcycle Sales Inc., Second City Canada Inc. January 2015 to September 2017

Full Cycle Accounting, ERP process, Account and Bank Reconciliations, Sales Taxes (HST, GST, Provincial and various US Sales Taxes), Sage 300 (ACCPAC), DealerVu, Quickbooks, PC Law, Client disbursement reconciliation and billings, trust accounts, billings and settlements including accident benefits consultants.

Mastermind Limited Partnership/Mastermind Educational Technologies, Inc. 2002 to 2014

Corporate Controller

Key Controller responsible for all accounting functions of a growing toy store retail chain. Converted assets, liabilities and systems from sale of a private enterprise to private equity investor. Responsibilities included supervising day-to-day finance functions, monthly close and year end processes, and overseeing inventory process from purchase order receiving to transfers to final cost of sales. Ensured accuracy of inventory process and system integrity. Foreign exchange processes, realized and unrealized foreign exchange gains or losses. Converted accounting system from DOS to multiuser Windows, Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains). Integrated Point of Sale in the GP. Developed detailed inventory tracking and reconciliation for multiple locations along with receiving procedures in multiple currencies.

Two successful accounting system and one inventory system conversion, conversion of retail payment acquirer.

Successful external accounting and government agency audits and reviews.

Implemented GST from old FST, HST, and several PST jurisdictions.

Payroll – converted from in-house to Ceridian with cost allocations

James Rankin, CGA 1994 to 2002

Owner

Performed bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, tax consulting and conversions of accounting systems and systems training and ongoing support.

Effectively utilized ACCPAC for DOS, Simply Accounting, QuickBooks and QuickTax.

Key client was Mastermind Educational Technologies Inc.

FARIA & ZERKER, CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Toronto, Ontario

1991 – 1994

Senior Staff Accountant

Audit, Review Engagement and Notice to Reader (Compilations) file preparation, Law Society of Upper Canada (LSU) annual reports and audits for various lawyer clients. Corporate and Personal Income Tax preparation. Bookkeeping and non-year end accounting consulting.

Government reporting and compliance consulting.

Accounting Software implementation (ACCPAC for DOS, Simply Accounting) and support for various clients for accounting systems

Able to work with various government agencies and knowledge of compliance and other statutory requirements

Foundation of professionalism and ethics

Completed CGA program

Developed close working relationships with various clients.

KOSTER, SPINKS & KOSTER, CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

Toronto, Ontario

1988 – 1991

Staff Accountant

Audit, Review Engagement and Notice to Reader (Compilations) file preparation. Corporate and Personal Income Tax preparation. Bookkeeping and non-year end accounting consulting. Some Accounting System Implementations and Training. Government reporting and compliance consulting.

Audit skills

Team work

Professionalism and ethics

Limited Partnerships (real estate)

Previous positions include Accountant for Marsan Foods LTD.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University

CPA – 2014, CGA – 1992



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