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Accounting Manager, CPA, CGMA, MBA

Branchburg, New Jersey, United States
To be discussed
August 23, 2018

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Dedicated, detail oriented and driven CPA with proven record of contributing to business success by managing multiple assignments and meeting tight deadlines. Has excellent people, technology and change-management skills. Self-directed professional with superb problem solving, analytical and communication skills.


WithumSmith+Brown, PC, Whippany, NJ

02/16 – 06/18 Manager

- Planned and managed multiple financial audits of broker-dealers, private equity and venture capital funds, and management companies

- Provided consulting and accounting services for clients in various industries, including technology, healthcare, non-for-profit, and entertainment sectors

Interim Controller position for a healthcare organization (Nov. 2017 – Apr. 2018)

Reviewed monthly unaudited financial statements of the hospital, foundation, and private practitioners’ practice including bank reconciliations, investment activities and general ledger account analysis

Analyzed balance sheet accounts and proposed entries to clean up balances

Reviewed and analyzed pledges receivable detail to calculate bad debt expense, net present value and identified possible write-offs

Analyzed 13-month P&L accounts variances

Reviewed annual investment roll forward reports and monthly reconciliations of investment portfolios

Prepared monthly and year-to-date actual vs budget analysis to present to the CFO

Managed annual audit information flow and served as a liaison between the finance group and external auditors

Participated in the budget process

Evaluated internal control processes and worked on implementing changes

Trained and coached staff

Assisted with a merger transition

Assisted with various ad hoc projects

Consultant position for a broadcasting company (May 2017 – June 2017)

Assisted with financial statements audits for years 2012 – 2016

Reconciled various balance sheet accounts

Gathered support for the transactions

Consultant position for a technology company (June 2016 – Sept. 2016)

Assisted with financial statement audits for years 2014 and 2015

Reviewed and assessed revenue recognition and deferred revenue process

Worked on reconciling balances for various balance sheet accounts

- Reviewed and analyzed financial statements and footnote disclosures

- Assisted with financial services niche development projects

- Participated in various marketing efforts to promote the firm and the financial services niche

- Researched latest pronouncements and accounting technical issues (US GAAP, IFRS, income tax basis)

- Conducted quarterly and annual reviews of financial statements

- Responsible for scheduling and managing engagement workflow

- Interviewed college candidates for full-time and internship positions

- Mentored and coached audit staff personnel

- Trained and developed staff on audits

Untracht Early, LLC, Florham Park, NJ

09/06 – 01/16 Audit and Accounting Manager

- Planned and managed multiple financial audits of hedge funds, funds of funds, private equity and SEC surprise audits (custody rules)

- Reviewed and analyzed financial statements and footnote disclosures

- Researched latest pronouncements and accounting technical issues, and updated financial statement templates to include new disclosures

- Reviewed compilations on quarterly and annual basis

- Reviewed annual, quarterly and monthly financial statements and supporting records for hedge funds, private equity, funds of funds and management companies

- Products: stocks, bonds, options, swaps, tax liens, ETF’s, T-bills, warrants, fund of funds, REO’s, distressed debt, Lehman claims

- Trained and developed new staff on audit and accounting engagements

- Mentored and coached five staff personnel

- Participated in Accounting and Audit Technical Committee

- Responsible for scheduling, staffing, billing and coordinating engagement workflow

- Conducted annual hedge fund specific audit training for new staff

- Gained strong knowledge of US GAAP and basic knowledge of IFRS

- Reviewed administrator’s work for various investment companies, including:

Calculation of Net Asset Value on a monthly basis

Monthly cash reconciliation of cash and broker accounts

Monthly calculation of all fees, including management and performance fees

Financial statements and other required reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

Maintenance of accounting books and records

- Assisted with ad hoc projects for various clients

- Analyzed and made suggestions on improvements to internal control

- Performed agreed-upon procedures engagement

Indus Capital Partners, LLC, New York, NY

01/06 – 09/06 Associate – Assistant to the Controller

- Prepared monthly closing packages for foreign offices and financial statements, and a consolidation of corporate entities

- Prepared capital allocations on a monthly basis and assisted with budget preparation

- Prepared company-sponsored 401k statements

- Prepared investment schedules and capital rankings by the investors

- Assisted with audit and tax compliance

- Maintained accurate books in the account system on a daily basis

- Calculated commission based on accrued incentive fees

Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY

10/03 – 01/06 Senior 2 – Financial Services: Asset Management

- Performed financial statements audits

- Performed analytical and substantive audit procedures

- Planned audit engagement and performed internal controls testing

- Assisted in one of the top investment banks’ SOX 404 compliance

- Gained knowledge on performing SAS 70 engagements and SEC compliance

- Tested Regulation 9 compliance of a big trust client with the OCC

- Performed agreed-upon procedures engagement

- Analyzed valuation of different derivative products

- Clients included: hedge funds, private equity funds, trust, investment bank, management companies

Mercer Inc., New York, NY

5/02 – 10/03 Accounting Specialist - Corporate Tax Department

- Managed filing over 140 Mercer Inc. foreign subsidiary tax information returns (Form 5471)

- Prepared corporate federal, state and city returns annually and assisted with various state audits

- Maintained correspondence between IRS and State representatives, settled audit assessments

- Reconciled tax depreciation system after the terrorist attack

Arthur Andersen LLP, New York, NY

9/01 – 4/02 Staff 1 - Assurance – Financial Markets Division

- Assisted in gathering and analyzing substantive audit evidence

- Performed analytical audit procedures

- Obtained an understanding of internal controls and documented it

- Performed account testing and variation analysis

- Clients included: hedge funds, funds of funds, investment companies, real estate fund

Mercer Inc., New York, NY

6/97 – 8/01 Intern/Part-time - Corporate Tax Department

- Audited Travel & Entertainment Expense reports

- Engaged with various Canadian tax related issues

- Prepared sales & use tax returns; corporate federal, state, and city tax returns Corporate Accounting Department

- Participated in various projects relating to mergers and acquisitions

- Entered accounting entries to the internal accounting system

- Processed accounts receivable and payable

- Prepared revenue & expense presentations on a monthly basis Treasury Department & Consolidation Department

- Processed interoffice settlements and payments of invoices on a monthly basis

- Prepared schedules of cash and investment transactions

- Assisted in preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports

- Entered adjusting entries to the internal accounting system

AFFILIATIONS: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Member

Member of Investment Companies Committee – June 2017 - Present New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), Member

EDUCATION: Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York, NY Graduation date: September 2001, Degree/Major: B.B.A./M.B.A. in Public Accounting

ACHIEVEMENTS: Completed 5-year BBA/MBA program in 4 years, while working 30 hours a week to pay for school. Obtained the CPA license in 2006 (NY).

COMPUTER SKILLS: Operating Systems: Windows 10

Applications: Microsoft – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access; QuickBooks, Visio Professional, Oracle Financials, Hyperion, Lawson, Insights, CorpSales, CorpTax, and Tax Management System (tax systems); Lotus Notes, Internet applications, CCH ProSystem Engagement, Bloomberg, Peachtree. Computer: PC Compatible, Apple

REFERENCES: Available Upon Request

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