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Accountant Accounting

Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
November 15, 2018

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Jeffrey D. Cohen

** ******** ****** #*, *********, MA 01880


CAREER Over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance functions including

SUMMARY: financial statement preparation, General Ledger accounting, account reconciliation & variance analysis, audit support, cash management, planning, and costing.

Managed month-end closings including sub-ledger reconciliations to GL

Coordinated financial statement preparation including income statement review and balance sheet review.

Prepared and implemented journal entries for various accounts (payroll, prepaid, depreciation)

Generated supporting documentation, schedules and memos in completing Company’s Yearly and Quarterly audits.

Improved interdepartmental communication by training the Payroll Department on Business Management and Accounting departmental policies and procedures.

Created customized reporting systems to enable management to fully analyze revenue and expense information to make effective business decisions regarding multiple company divisions.

PLATFORMS: Microsoft Office Suite including Excel (advanced proficiency including V-Lookups and Pivot

Tables), Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

SOFTWARE: Databases: Oracle

Application Software: Famous ERP 6.0, Microsoft Dynamics SL Software (Solomon)

EXPERIENCE: Senior Staff Accountant 2005-2018

West Coast Distributing, Inc. Boston, MA

Revamped Monthly Collateral Revaluation process by streamlining AR and AP reports to produce results into a combined analysis report.

Developed and enhanced weekly product cost reporting to provide efficient and accurate line item reporting and eliminate duplicate reporting.

Organized Credit Analysis to structure review and enable faster decision production.

Decreased outstanding AR through direct collection efforts, which led to 85% increase in cash flow and customer relations.

Initiated and completed legal filings which resulted in 55% reduction in over 90 day past due receivables.

Interacted with government authority and auditors regarding corporate use and sales tax, successfully recovered $10,000 in GST tax assessment.

Created and enhanced monthly summary report that emphasizes outstanding payroll and payroll tax variances to General Ledger, thus decreasing Controller's audit time.

Researched and provided analysis of Employee Loan Receivable which reduced remittance errors and provided fulfilled requirements for audit.

Furnished uniform methodology for interdepartmental cash receipting eliminating miscoding errors and improve cost department reporting efficiency.

Conducted month-end closing via preparing and implementing prepaid, fixed asset depreciation, amortization and all other need journal entries.

Trained staff accountant in Accounts Payables process being mindful of best practices and includes regular theory discussion with both learner and instructor feedback.

Accounting Consulting for Temporary Staffing Assignments 2002-2005

Completed assignments for such companies as West Coast Distributing, Inc., Family Medical Practice, Massport, John Snow, Boston Medical Center, and Council on International Education Exchange.

Performed Bank Reconciliations, GL Reconciliations, and audit papers

Helped increase collections by streamlining AR Aging Process

Integrated with Banking Systems to manage cash flow and Accounts Payable

Recommend solutions to complex accounting functions

Prepare and monitor budget, as well as provide analysis compared to department expense report.

Processed check-run and daily bank deposits

Payroll Accountant

Gerber Electronics, Norwood, MA 2000-2002

Implemented payroll analysis and streamlined review by organizing different reporting systems and generating comprehensive reports.

Improved Bank Statement reconciliation by enhancing reporting controls and by instituting streamlined variance analysis.

Calculated sales commission and collected payroll data

General Accountant

Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury, MA 1998-2000

Devised and developed Yearly Government Income and Expense Reporting by utilizing GAO reporting system and coordinating Cost Center operating results.

Facilitated a seamless transition by working alongside the Group and Area Manager during an accounting implementation pertaining to upgrade of application software.

Mutual Fund Accountant

State Street Bank, Quincy, MA 1993-1998

Administered daily trading and fund pricing.

Prepared periodic auditing reports.

Performed cash management, calculated management fees for two investment funds and updated balance sheet subsidiary ledger.

General Accountant 1988-1993

Jordan Marsh Co., Newton, MA

Developed and enhanced financial system report to collect and allocate income and expense to appropriate stores and departments.

Performed monthly bank reconciliations to various cash accounts

Processed check-run and daily bank deposits

EDUCATION: Masters of Science in Accountancy, May 2000

Major Concentration in Accounting

Bentley University Graduate School of Business, Waltham, MA

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Economics

Clark University, Worcester, MA

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