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Manager Accounting

Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
August 16, 2018

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Michael E. Rockwood 978-***-****

** ******** **** ***** *********, MA. 01830


Personable and enthusiastic accounting professional with twenty-plus years of experience in the general contracting, heavy equipment, heavy marine, real estate, and subcontracting sectors of the construction industry, in companies with annual revenues ranging from $500K to $300M. Dependable, thorough, and meticulous, with consistently smooth audits. Regularly takes initiative to develop custom reports to address reporting deficiencies and detect potential problems early on. Takes pride in the company and places high value on honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Adeptly multitasks, prioritizes, and delegates. Quickly and easily forms warm relationships with internal staff, clients, and subcontractors.


Accounts Payable Client Billing Job Costing Public Speaking

Accounts Receivable Coaching/Motivating Journal Entries Purchasing Management

Bank Reconciliations Financial Statements Lines of Credit Recordkeeping

Budget Analysis General Ledger Office Management Schedules of Depreciation

Cash Flow Projections Invoicing Payroll Tax Returns Workers’ Compensation


Microsoft Office; Intuit QuickBooks; Timberline Construction Software; C/F DataSystems Structure; Epicor Software; Concord Geac Software; Viewpoint (Bidtek) Construction Software; Lotus SmartSuite; Creative Solutions Software, Sage Software


James T. Lynch Construction Co., Inc., Andover, MA July 2015-Present


Manage accounting department for Site work contractor, Prepare Contract and Billings Manage Cash Flow and projections. Manage Job costs. Supervise A/P clerk, Payroll Manager and Assistant Controller. Maintain Peachtree Accounting Software. Reported to company President and CFO. Assisted President with documentation requirements to purchase Lynch Materials formerly Heffron

Coast and Harbor Associates, Inc., Lynnfield, MA

Controller (Temporary consultant) July 2014–April 2015

Prepare bids and manage contracts for federal and state-funded construction projects such as land ports of entry, Coast Guard stations, and state office parks. Estimate hours and develop billing rates; prepare financial proposals; prepare client invoices; and monitor progress of contracts. Maintain QuickBooks accounting system in one-person accounting department.

Craft Brewers Guild of Boston, Everett, MA

Assistant Controller (Temporary consultant) February 2014–July 2014

Designed Excel spreadsheet system to properly distribute weekly bills (approximately $160K weekly) from national freight firm. Audited bills submitted and paid since September 2013 to resolve billing discrepancies and correctly distribute charges to as many as sixteen entities.

Timberline Enterprises, LLC, Gloucester, MA

Controller 2012–2013

Managed accounting department of lumber and building materials company with three locations. Reported to president and supervised three bookkeepers.

Managed full inventory of $2M in lumber and hardware; reconciled and made final adjustments.

Managed opening of Newburyport, MA location in late 2012. Arranged permitting, managed contractor coordination and payment, set up office, and coordinated IT systems setup.

Elaine Construction, Inc., Newton Upper Falls, MA

Controller 2010–2012

Managed accounting department of general contractor specializing in high-end corporate, institutional, hospital, and laboratory renovations. Reported to vice-president and supervised one accountant.

Proactively monitored change order charges to detect duplicate charges; in two years, identified over $200K in bills that had already been submitted and paid.

Argued on behalf of company during seven-year sales tax audit and negotiated $250K in potential taxes down to $30K.

Michael E. Rockwood 978-***-****

16 Woodland Park Drive Haverhill, MA 01830

Nardone Electrical Corporation, Medford, MA

Controller 2007–2009

Managed accounting department of electrical subcontractor with five divisions (electrical contracts, electrical service, fire alarm service, generator installation, and generator supply). Reported to president and supervised one accountant.

Within six months, decreased $50K accounts receivable over thirty days past due by 50%.

Increased billing efficiency and service department accountability by creating work order report to notify service department of unbilled work.

Streamlined existing reporting by creating one-page summary report for each division and management snapshot report.

Prepared monthly pay applications for multiple customers and jobs, all payroll tax returns for the company, prequalification applications for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and other entities, and work in process reports. Filed sales tax returns in multiple states.

Jay Cashman, Inc., Boston, MA 1997–2007

Corporate Controller - Sterling Equipment, Inc. 2003–2007

Managed financial reporting for $40M heavy equipment company (subsidiary of Jay Cashman, Inc.). Reported to senior vice president of operations and chief financial officer.

Forecast costs, budgets, revenues and profits for all categories and locations of equipment.

Tracked utilization rates of all major equipment and tracked between $10M and $30M in loans.

Maintained detailed cost records of all equipment, to assist in buy/sell decisions.

Tracked purchase, sale, loan activity, and depreciation of physical inventory.

Analyzed, planned, and managed conversion from QuickBooks to Bidtek Construction Software.

Controller - Jay Cashman, Inc. 1997–2003

Managed financial reporting for $300M joint venture with Kiewit Construction Company at North Station portal of the Central Artery/Tunnel (Big Dig) project. Reported to senior vice president of operations and chief financial officer; supervised six people in accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, and job cost functions.

Closed out four joint venture companies. Prepared paperwork for final approval and payment for projects; cataloged and presented operating manuals and engineering documents.

Negotiated tax issues with IRS and successfully reduced all possible penalties to zero.

Measured actual performance against projected budgets; determined profitability; made recommendations to senior management.

Perini Corporation, Framingham, MA 1985–1997

Joint Venture Controller 1991–1997

Managed financial reporting for $200M Pennsylvania prison project.

Participated in evaluating and hiring developers, real estate agents, and architects for prison project.

Presented economic benefit impact statement to county commissioners to respond to residents’ complaints; successfully convinced community of the overwhelming economic benefit to local residents.

Stood in for project manager to represent company to board of selectmen and respond to questions from selectmen and lawyers; result was approval of $10-15M bill.

Project Controller 1985–1991

Managed financial reporting for prison, casino, college, and corporate headquarters projects in Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Contract values ranged from $400K to $300M.

Developed spreadsheet system to track $30M in changes on a $150M casino project.

Oversaw disbanding of Chicago subsidiary with minimal cash flow. Managed cash to keep contractors working; prioritized payments; handled all calls from subcontractors and vendors.


B.S., Business Administration, New Hampshire College (now University of Southern New Hampshire)

Served in US Air Force (1976-1981)

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