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Accounting Financial

Hollywood, FL
October 28, 2018

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Joseph G. Russo

***** ** ** ***** – Apt ***B

Pembroke Pines, FL 33027


General Accounting Cost Accounting Internal Audit Internal Controls Business Intelligence Budgeting Reporting P&L GAAP Sarbanes Oxley Journal Entries Reconciliations Inventory Financial Statements Month-End Close Quarter-End Close Year-End Close


SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica NY

Master of Science: Accounting

Bachelor of Science: Accounting


Resolute Tissue Inc., Miami, FL May 2018 – Present

Senior Cost Accountant (May 2018 – Present)

Active role in assisting plant operations personnel with analysis, cost out initiatives and waste reduction.

Prepare and distribute various weekly/monthly/quarterly reports.

Oversee daily cycle and monthly physical inventory counts.

Work with Engineering on waste reduction and BOM accuracy.

Prepare and coordinate departmental budgets in support of the annual Profit Plan process.

Analyze financial and operational data, investigate variances.

Record & track all Capital Expenditures for the manufacturing facility,

Perform month end closing procedures, including presentation of financial results to Senior Management.

Work collaboratively to propose and implement process improvements throughout the entire manufacturing process.

Participate in special projects and as requested by Senior Management. Currently report to the VP of Finance.

Signature attestation of the 10Q.

Eaton Industrial Corporation Inc., Syracuse, NY July 2017 – April 2018

Lead Cost Accountant (July 2017 – April 2018)

Provide costing activities to multiple entities within the Electrical Products business unit, including annual cost roll.

Assist the Controller with the processing of the annual physical inventory.

Prepare monthly rolling forecast in conjunction with division guidelines.

Prepare departmental budgeting files in support of the annual Profit Plan process.

Analyze financial and operational data, investigate variances.

Perform month end closing procedures.

Analyze and maintain SAP general ledger accounts, including monthly reconciliations and journal entries, in compliance with GAAP and Eaton financial policies.

Perform financial audits and analysis on changes in the business.

Prepare and distribute various weekly/monthly/quarterly reports.

Active role in assisting business unit finance personnel in the annual profit plan.

Active role in assisting plant operations personnel with analysis, cost out initiatives, ad hoc projects.

Work collaboratively to propose and implement process improvements.

Participate in special projects and events when required.

Guide business unit functional groups, providing insight to financial metrics and pushing to execute against priorities and goals.

United Technologies Corporation, Syracuse NY Mar 2002 - Feb 2017

Senior Analyst Consignment Inventory (Feb 2015 – Feb 2017)

Assisted in the migration of the entire International Comfort Products (ICP) accounting/finance function from the BPICS ERP system to Carrier Corporation’s Shared Service in Syracuse NY.

Expanded 3 main distribution hubs from the ICP BPICS environment into 250 separate branches within Carrier’s SAP system.

Developed data tracking mechanisms used to identify inventory discrepancies between multiple non-integrated accounting systems. Direct oversight and adjustment of approximately $25M in consignment inventory within the SAP environment.

Developed and implemented a fully documented process, updated annually for SOX documentation maintained at the UTC WHQ level. Assisted in the planning and developed the consignment physical inventory strategies.

Senior Accounting Analyst (Oct 2005 – Feb 2015)

Performed analysis and forecasting; communicated risks and opportunities within the Pricing Reserves.

Developed and implemented a brand new direct ship process.

Prepared journal entries, reconciliation of accounts, and financial statements. Assisted with month-end close.

Performed all cost accounting activity for the manufacturing facilities. Assisted with year-end LIFO calculation and the associated Actual Cost Valuation roll, as well as the change in commodity code analysis utilized in the compilation of the inflation factor.

Performed SOX testing for the entire tax cycle on behalf of WHQ management.

Internal Controls Auditor (Jun 2003 – Oct 2005)

Developed and implemented: Corporate audit of all disbursements > $500K and associated controls.

Corporate wide monthly random sample audit, utilizing Audit Command Language (ACL) software.

DTP Coordinator – updated all of Carriers’ desktop procedures for accounts payable.

SOX Disbursement Controls Team and associated testing.

Supervised 1 contractor and 2 Syracuse University accounting interns.

Received award for “Outstanding Contribution” in the attainment of ACE Silver in June 2003.

Accountant (Mar 2002 – Jun 2003)

Developed an account reconciliation process for A/P cash accounts consisting of $1B+ in disbursements. Each system, integrated and non-integrated, were evaluated individually to understand its mechanics and relationship to the account. This enabled Carrier to maintain a steady GL and make future adjusting journal entries into multiple accounts.

Integrated the e-bank statement into the reconciliation process. Worked with JPMorgan Chase on establishing types of disbursement reporting to complete full account reconciliation and associated analysis.

Consulted for Bank of Montreal implementation project for Carrier Sales and Distribution disbursement reporting.

Developed and implemented current stop payment and escheatment processes.

Developed and implemented monthly A/P duplicate payment process. Identified and recouped over $1MM+. Identified root causes and implemented controls to strengthen the overall A/P process.

Performed quarterly cash forecast for UTC's Corporate Treasury department, enabling corporate to better understand quarterly cash position. Managed corporate rollout of Bank Registry Project and associated maintenance with bank outlines within the ARMS system.

Received an award for the transition of the entire A/P processing outsourcing project.

Coyne Textile Services, Syracuse NY April 1998 – March 2002

Internal Auditor/Regional Controller (Apr1998 – Mar 2002) (left to gain experience at a publicly traded company)

Developed policy and procedures reviewed by the Director of Audit for presentation to Audit Committee for implementation. Drafted corporate travel & entertainment policy. Identified and proposed internal control improvements for financial, plant, and operations. Performed plant, operational, and financial audits consisting of cash, inventory, receiving process, and truck audits. Performed initial corporate travel & entertainment audit uncovering regional fraudulent employee practice. Researched and addressed local, state, and federal external audits.

Performed accounting functions for 4 entities with sales of $25MM+ and assets around $20MM+. Prepared all financial reporting. Prepared comprehensive balance sheet analyses.

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