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Winnabow, NC, 28479
Posted:
December 30, 2018

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DEAN M. CARPENTER, CPA

*** ***** **** ***** 910-***-****

Winnabow, NC 28479 ac720z@r.postjobfree.com Cell: 910-***-****

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OR FINANCIAL OPERATION CONSULTING

A financial professional with extensive experience in managing large volume accounting operations, directing all accounting functions within a centralized corporate office, developing a corporation wide balance sheet attestation process which included training over 800 associates and implementing Sarbanes-Oxley internal control assessments. A team player with excellent leadership and problem solving skills. Management style based on realistic expectations, partnership, fairness and integrity.

FULL/PART-TIME POSITIONS DURING RETIREMENT IN WILMINGTON, N. C.

Island Appliance February 2016 - Current

Bookkeeper position full time

Stroud & Company CPAs June 2015 - October 2015

Tax Return Preparer

BB&T Bank July 2013 – February 2015

Bank teller at the Castle Hayne, NC branch

Michael E. Bass CPA January 2012 – April 2012 & January 2013 – April 2013

Assisted Michael and his over 20 years experience with his clients’ tax returns during the tax season.

BANKERS LIFE AND CASUALTY COMPANY June 2011 – September 2011

Insurance agent licensed in N.C. to sell Medicare Supplements, L.T.C. and Life Insurance.

DEBRA J. PEARSALL & CO. ACCOUNTANTS December 2009 – March 2011

Process clients’ income tax returns through Drake and used QuickBooks for financial statements.

H & R BLOCK October 2008 – November 2009

Completed income tax training and processed clients’ tax returns during tax season.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL November 1997 – February 2006

Director of Accounting, Newark, NJ

Managed the internal control balance sheet attestation process coordinating 175 account owners of approximately 8,000 accounts in this new public company. Member of the 3 person Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation Team directing and monitoring the involved 800 Prudential associates.

Assisted in developing a tracking system and initial write-off of over $100 million which assures that all SmartStream general ledger balances are proper.

Prepared the training program and taught over 800 Prudential associates nationally in the use of the account attestation process, which ensures the ongoing integrity of the balance sheet.

Instrumental in the successful filing of the Section 404 certification with the December 31, 2004 10K.

WOOLWORTH CORPORATION June 1963 – June 1997

Consultant with Woolworth – Financial Services Center, Camp Hill, PA (1996 – 1997)

Hired to ensure a seamless transition in moving the corporate accounting function to the stores centralized accounting operational facility.

Trained associates in the year end financial reporting for the corporate office, new-year opening recurring journal entries and coordinated these entries with the subsidiary companies.

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Converted the accounting records for the centralized corporate functions of accounting, Information Technology, and Logistics; from the ledgers of the subsidiary entities into the corporate office. This conversion involved the movement of 6600 account/center relationships, standardized the account structure and eliminated one day in the month-end closing process.

Director of Corporate Accounting – Corporate Office, New York, NY (1983 – 1996)

Directed all accounting and payroll functions of the corporate office to include administration of the corporate bonus plans, coordination of accounting issues with corporate management and accounting activities with the operating retail companies. Expense budget for the corporate office was $237 million.

Managed three separate general ledger installations/conversions: from hand posted ledgers to the Accounting IV general ledger system; from monthly computer accumulated files to the FRS 80 general ledger system followed by transferring to the D & B general ledger system including accounts payable.

Developed a monitoring system for the $97 million gross cost employee group insurance program. Due to downsizing and managing the costs, the gross costs in 1995 were $73 million or annual savings of $24 million.

Supported the company officers in their various corporate capacities of Legal, Information Technology, Benefits, Logistics, and Real Estate resulting in uniform accounting policies and procedures and proper internal controls within the corporate office.

Developed a unique relationship of trust which minimized disputes with the subsidiary companies in dealing with corporate expense allocations charged to them from Information Technology, Legal, Logistics and general corporate overhead.

Maintained an efficient operation within the corporate office for all general accounting operations including payroll, accounts payable, general ledger and financial reporting.

Financial Division Manager – Central Accounting Office, Milwaukee, WI (1973 – 1983)

Managed the Banking, Bookkeeping and General Ledger departments totaling approximately 70 associates. This 700-person office supported the Woolworth variety and Woolco discount stores.

Accountant – Greenville Distribution Center, Greenville, SC (1970 – 1973)

Managed the development of the accounting systems in the opening of this new 700,000 square foot distribution center. Responsibilities included information technology, payroll, accounts payable and financial reporting.

Assistant Accountant – Central Accounting Office, Milwaukee, WI (1963 – 1970)

Trained for the first 2 years in the various departments of this 700-person office followed by promotions to Department Manager and Assistant Accountant. Responsibilities included management of internal departments along with handling the accounting inquiries for the 300+ Woolworth stores in the Cleveland Regional Office.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

Michigan State University – BS, Accounting

Certified Public Accountant – Member AICPA and NCACPA



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