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Accounting Manager

Livingston, New Jersey, 07039, United States
August 13, 2018

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Livingston, NJ 07039


Accounting professional with over fifteen years of experience in regulatory compliance as well as auditing throughout multiple industries, including Big Four clients.

Over the past six years, I have established my own Accounting & Tax Services business. I have used networking and marketing to grow my business into a full-time occupation where I have managed and supervised several small businesses to grow their firms accounting & business infrastructure and tax situation.

I have trained several businesses on their Accounting systems to help grow their overall company's understanding of accounting and financial management. I also offer expertise in managing accounting teams, providing detail analysis and feedback and finding and eliminating financial redundancies.


JSL Accountants, LLC, in NJ 12/11 – Present

Director of Accounting/Controller/CFO - QuickBooks Consultant

Execute quarterly and annual Compilation of Financial Statements.

Forecast and manage cash flow on a regular basis.

Implement controls & procedures.

Thorough account analysis.

Provide cash management, budgeting and tax processing services on a monthly and annual basis.

Our goal is to make sure clients understand key accounting and tax issues, while maximizing cash flow, and minimizing tax liabilities.

NJ Small Business Development Center – Rutgers/Newark 1/17 – Present

Counselor, Coach & Trainer

Counsel Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners on understanding Accounting Software - QuickBooks, Financial Decision Making, Money Management, and the how to Implement Controls & procedures

PRIVATE VENTURE, Jersey City, NJ Owner/CFO 2/04 – 1/12

Purchased an existing business and increased annual sales by 120%.

Managed and performed all financial and accounting functions with a focus on positive cash-flow, return-on-investment for capital purchases, pricing models, bank relations, and financial reporting.

Handled all purchasing, vendor relations, inventory controls, cost tracking, payroll, hiring, and employee supervision.

UBS Financial Services, Inc., Weehawken, NJ 8/01 - 2/04

Assistant Vice President/Operations Finance Manager

Worked cross-functionally with multiple departments to facilitate the implementation of reviews/reporting policies, procedures, and other activities to validate data accuracy, integrity and reporting.

Served as a liaison with operating departments, legal team, external/internal auditing, and outside regulatory agencies to ensure total compliance.

Provided financial analysis and reporting in support of several departments’. Performed back office operations to facilitate stock market trades.

Monitored the implementation of corrective actions and continuous improvement initiatives.

Assisted with operational reviews and audits.

Worked in collaboration with internal and external auditors.

Conducted operational/financial audits of balance sheets/general ledger with a focus on regulatory compliance.

Lyden, John (Cont.)

PENSKE Automotive Group Inc. (formally United Auto Group, Inc) Secaucus, NJ 12/00 - 8/01

Senior Internal Auditor Owners of over 100 auto dealerships internationally.

Functioned as a valued resource to dealerships by assisting them with improved accounting and financial reporting practices, as well as methods of reducing cost and increasing profitability.

Worked closely with dealership owners to conduct detailed financial analysis of their operations.

Conducted on-going analysis of dealerships, and the industry as a whole, to identify various trends.

Prepared recommendations for senior management and conducted follow-up activities to ensure the implementation of recommendations.

KPMG (formally Rothstein, Kass & Company), Roseland, NJ Senior Accountant 7/97 - 12/00

Supervised a professional accounting staff. Led client engagements covering Fortune 500, mid-size and small companies.

Performed detailed audits and review of financial statements to ensure conformity with GAAP.

Worked with clients to implement and improve procedures/practices, data collection, reporting, and controls.

Prepared tax returns for corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Ernst & Young, LLP, NJ Senior Accountant/Internal Auditor 7/96 - 7/97

Conducted client engagements.

Supervised an audit staff.

Conducted detailed review of client accounting practices and financial reports.

CLASSIFICATIONS: Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP), Life Insurance Licensed, and QuickBooks Advisor


Pursuing a Master of Business Administration in FINANCE

• GPA 3.5

Bachelor of Science in ACCOUNTING

• GPA 3.1/4.0 Major

Proficient with Intuit Software (QuickBooks, Quicken and TaxPro), TaxWise/CCH Tax and Microsoft Office

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