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Controller

Location:
Red Bank, New Jersey, United States
Posted:
September 17, 2018

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Vincent Marchese, CPA, CGMA

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Morganville, NJ 07751

ac62u9@r.postjobfree.com

732-***-**** – Cell

Summary

An experienced Controller with significant public accounting experience. He lead both public and private clients in all aspects of accounting including all finance functions from technical accounting research, financial statement preparation, tax, auditing, internal controls improvement to full oversight and direction of staff. He received his BS in Accounting from the State University of New York - College at Old Westbury.

Professional Experience:

Primus Green Energy, Inc. Hillsborough, NJ 6/12-Present

Controller

Research and Development Company- Alternative Drop-In Fuel- Commercialization

IFRS consolidated financial statements for international based company, including outside auditors.

Implemented new ERP system (NetSuite) to set-up financial statement controls, budgets and projections for internal and external use.

Work with senior management, insurance brokers and banks.

International taxes (corporate, transfer, vat, etc.)

Company going from R&D to commercial and use project accounting to keep track of all of the company’s projects.

All areas of accounting and financial controls in order to complete audited financial statements and tax returns.

Work with external auditors and tax accountants from a Big 4 accounting firm.

Adaptive Professional Solutions Short Hills, NJ 6/08-6/12

Consultant

Manufacturing Company- Functioning as Controller

A/R- Collections, billing and all aspects of accounts receivable.

A/P- schedule of payments for processing from receipt of bill to cutting of checks.

Month-end close and financial statement preparation.

University – Functioning as Controller

Oversee and supervise staff.

Point person for taxes, review and compliance.

Reviewed and prepared all month end reconciliations for accuracy and matching to general ledger.

Day to day maintenance of cash and cash projections.

Supervised both accounts receivable and payable departments - day-to-day activities, to monthly, quarterly and annual closes.

Use of PeopleSoft accounting system.

Commodities Trading Firm – Functioned as CFO/Controller

Lead audit.

Prepared consolidated financial statements and footnotes.

Researched and wrote opinion letters for issues such as FIN 46R (VIE’s).

Updates to internal control environment and compliance.

Conversion from GAAP to IFRS basis for shareholders so they could see funds fair value for IRR.

Preparation and review of work paper back-up (U.S. GAAP and IFRS) for accuracy before given to outside auditors.

Entertainment (Digital Music) – Corporate Assistant Controller

Oversaw and supervised a staff of eight.

Supervised implementation of SOX compliance from writing guidelines to uses by staff to allow company to go public.

Point person for all taxes, for the preparation and any compliance issues.

Prepared monthly financial statements for bank loan covenants.

Prepared and reviewed financial statements and work papers for 10Q quarterly and 10K annual reports.

Supervised the implementation of a lockbox and other bank accounts for use in an accounts receivable bank line of credit.

Reviewed and prepared all month end reconciliations for accuracy and matching to general ledger.

Supervised both accounts receivable and payable departments - day-to-day activities, to monthly, quarterly and annual closes.

Reviewed and finalized the monthly cash flow projections including budgets to actual flash reports for management use.

Supervised conversion from QuickBooks to Great Plains and Accpac to Great Plains.

Friedman LLP New York, NY 6/07- 6/08

Senior Manager

Real estate industry focus serving diverse range of clients, including real estate private equity funds (opportunity, value-added and core funds; just closed-end funds), real estate operating companies, developers, REITs, properties, construction and insurance companies.

Planned, coordinated, and performed audits, reviews and compilations for preparation of financial statements and tax returns.

Reviewed work papers and financial statements to meet firms quality control requirements.

Review of percentage of completion, cost and other revenue recognition methods for manufacturing real estate construction and insurance clients.

Used time and billing software for budgets, billing and requirements for clients and staff.

Reviewed and prepared 10K and 10Q and their work papers (SEC and IFRS) for accuracy for client before being signed off and released by Big 4.

Preparation and review the compiled detailed financial statements and work papers for clients which are then audited (at year-end) (SEC and IFRS) or reviewed (quarterly) by a Big 4 audit firm.

Review and preparation of payroll, sales, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and personal tax returns.

Oversaw, evaluated and mentored professional staff.

Restructuring due to down turn in real estate market – last one in first one out.

Rosen Seymour Shapss Martin & Company LLP New York, NY 6/05- 6/07

Manager

Industry exposure includes real estate industry focus serving diverse range of clients, including real estate private equity funds (opportunity, value-added and core funds; closed-end funds), real estate hedge funds, real estate operating companies, developers, REITs, offshore investors, construction, real estate co-ops, manufacturing, distributing, insurance, oil exploration, drilling and mining, publications, insurance and service companies.

SEC audits and quarterly reviews – 10K and 10Q reports.

Planned, coordinated, and performed audits, reviews and compilations for preparation of financial statements and tax returns.

Used time and billing software for budgets, billing and requirements for clients and staff.

Reviewed, prepared and reported to international parent in Cognos format (conversion and update to IFRS basis for consolidation with foreign parent).

Reviewed work papers and financial statements to meet firms quality control requirements.

Preparation and reviewed payroll, sales, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and personal tax returns.

Reviewed, researched and resolved any tax compliance issues, which come up in the preparation of payroll, sales, corporate, partnership and individual tax returns.

Review of percentage of completion, cost and other revenue recognition methods for manufacturing and real estate construction clients.

Oversaw, evaluated and mentored professional staff.

Evaluated clients’ internal controls.

Lost $2 million client to Big 4, laid off team that worked on client: from manager to junior accountant.

Krant & Bialick (KBMG, LLC) Ocean, NJ 12/01-5/05

Manager

Industry exposure includes manufacturing, distributing, metal recycling, healthcare facilities, hedge funds, insurance companies, real estate and not for profit and service companies.

Planed, coordinated, and performed audits, reviews, and compilations.

Preparation and review (to meet firms quality control requirements) the compiled detailed financial statements and work papers for clients for the preparation of tax returns.

Reviewed and prepared reports for international parent in Cognos format (update for IFRS).

Preparation and reviewed payroll, sales, corporate, partnership, fiduciary and personal tax returns.

Reviewed, researched and resolved any tax compliance issues, which come up in the preparation of payroll, sales, corporate, partnership and individual tax returns.

Review of percentage of completion, cost and other revenue recognition methods for manufacturing and real estate construction clients.

Oversaw, evaluated and mentored professional staff.

Evaluated clients’ internal controls.

Graf Repetti & Co., LLP New York, NY 12/93-12/01

Manager/Senior Accountant

Harvey B. Caspari, CPA Wheatley Heights, NY 9/89-12/93

Senior Accountant

Calvin Bullock, Ltd. New York, NY 5/84-9/89

Assistant Controller/Fund Account Supervisor

Computer Skills:

Windows Vista, Windows XP, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access, PeopleSoft, Great Plains, Sage Master Builder, Cognos, XBRL, Wdesk, Dock-It, Engagement Manager, BNA Fixed Assets, Go System Audit, Accpac, MAS90, FACTS IV, Quicken, QuickBooks (all versions), Pro System FX, Epace, Lotus 1-2-3, Oracle, Peachtree, SAP, NetSuite.

Education:

State University of New York - College at Old Westbury

B.S. Accounting, Cum Laude

Certification:

Certified Public Accountant – State of New York

Chartered Global Management Accountant – AICPA



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