JOHN FALBO, MBA, CPA
M: 724-***-**** • E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Accounting Manager with 25+ years’ experience and extensive U.S. GAAP, SOX, financial reporting, audit, governance, risk, compliance, controls, systems and operations knowledge. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
SOX • SEC REPORTING • FASB • U.S. GAAP • CONTROLS • AUDIT • TAX • ANALYSIS • ADVISORY
Accounting • Commercial Real Estate Services • Manufacturing • Banking • Pharmaceutical • Management Consulting
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY,
MBA, Awarded Graduate Assistantship
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Pennsylvania (Inactive)
SAP, Great Plains, JD Edwards, Peachtree, Oracle (GL) and QuickBooks software. Certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist in MS Excel (Advanced) and MS Word (Advanced). QuickBooks Professional 2010 Expert.
SEC Forms 10K/10Q
JLL - JONES LANG LASALLE, (NYSE: JLL) Pittsburgh, PA Dec. 2010 - Present
JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 90,000 as of December 2018.
Supervision and development of local finance team of up to 6 Senior Accountants.
Provide clear direction and strategic financial advice to the JLL team working on banking account.
Ensure the team is structured to maintain & exceed the client’s financial expectations.
Develop and maintain all relevant policies and procedures with respect to all financial & support services associated with the accounts.
Co-ordination of team workflows, consolidated reporting and communication with client (such as finance reporting pack; account performance reporting; commercial insight; risk management, etc.).
Develop, maintain & deliver in a timely manner, the Client’s approved financial reports across the region.
Work with the operational team to analyze commercial and contractual aspects of the client account (e.g. savings initiative tracking; reconciliations; baseline controls; business case reviews; etc.).
Production of annual budgets in conjunction with client finance teams.
Coordinate and track the cost savings initiatives for the region
Ensure that appropriate process and systems controls are in place and maintained to guarantee the integrity of all transactions
Ensure that all financial accounting and reporting are audit worthy and in keeping with recognized quality management processes
Ensure all finance staff are well trained on the financial systems & are effectively able to extract data
Managing the preparation of monthly financial statement packages and account reconciliations.
Development and maintenance of accounting policies, procedures, and checklists.
Responsible for JD Edwards E1 accounting system; including setting up new business units, updating chart of accounts, maintaining segregation of duties matrix.
Oversee the revenue recognition process so that it follows contract terms.
Manage and mentor team of up to 6 Senior Accountants, helping guide their professional development. Set priorities for the team to ensure task completion.
Represent the accounting team on corporate finance accounting initiatives, and new system implementations and conversions.
Lead other special projects as requested by senior leadership.
BNY MELLON ꟾ PNC BANK ꟾ BAYER Pittsburgh, PA Aug 2005 - Dec 2010
Provided accounting, finance, and tax consulting services on a contract basis. Projects included a general ledger conversion project using SAP, preparation of federal and state income tax returns, IPO’s, SEC Reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work.
Worked with several regional accounting firms providing audit, tax, and accounting services for a variety of clients in a wide range of industries.
Assisted clients with preparation of SEC Forms 10K and 10Q and related workpapers and footnote disclosures.
J.J. GUMBERG COMPANY, Pittsburgh, PA Mar 2001 - Aug 2005
J. J. Gumberg Co. is a third-generation, global real estate investment and development company. Headquartered in the United States (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Gumberg has been an established industry leader for nearly 90 years, and is one of the largest privately held retail real estate developers in the country.
Responsibilities included all accounting, budgeting, operating statements, and financial analysis for twenty shopping centers and malls.
Provided direct support to the Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer.
Researched accounting issues as they pertained to the real estate industry including FASB and GAAP reporting requirements and disclosures.
Maintained the accounting and leasing software package, prepared all required federal, state, and local income tax returns, and performed operational audits of the centers.
Responsible for approval of all expenditures related to the centers as well as maintaining the fixed asset database.
Prepared the property capital reports including tracking construction in progress and percentage of completion of various projects at each center. Utilized Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, and Crystal Reporting extensively for financial reporting and proforma analysis.
Supervised accounting staff including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable team members.
AT&T WIRELESS ꟾ BNY MELLON ꟾ PNC BANK ꟾ BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD Pittsburgh, PA Apr 1995 - Mar 2001
Provided interim accounting and auditing services such as Controller, Accounting Manager, and Auditor.
Delivered income tax and small-business accounting services including consulting and tax planning.
Utilized Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Access.
Used tax preparation software for income tax preparation.
Worked on various assignments including AT&T Wireless Company, Mellon Bank, PNC Bank, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western Pennsylvania, Fisher Scientific, various physician groups, DQE Energy Services, and FirstEnergy.
Utilized PeopleSoft, Oracle, and Peachtree accounting packages.
BNY MELLON BANK, Pittsburgh, PA. June 1993 - April 1995
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, doing business as BNY Mellon, is an American worldwide banking and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City. It was formed on July 1, 2007, as a result of the merger of The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Corporation.
Senior Financial Analyst
Managed financial analysis, control, and reporting functions for the Electronic Services and Collections and Disbursements business units of the bank.
Developed annual business plans for the units and prepared monthly forecasts and financial statements. Performed variance analysis including written commentary and graphic presentations.
Maintained the general ledger and prepared monthly journal entries and accruals. Also prepared a customer profitability analysis and developed product costs by service code.
Extensively utilized Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Excel, and Hyperion in a Windows environment.
NATIONAL STEEL CORPORATION, Pittsburgh, PA May 1989 - May 1993
National Steel Corporation (1929-2003) was a major American steel producer. It was founded in 1929 through a merger arranged by Weirton Steel with some properties of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation and M.A. Hanna Company with headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Supervised the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments consisting of two professional and four clerical personnel.
Responsibilities included general accounting and external reporting and preparation of sections of SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K and filing of Employee Benefit Plan Forms 5500 and related financial statements.
Participated in monthly general ledger closings. Prepared and reviewed various intercompany journal entries and consolidated divisional and subsidiary financial data.
Used Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony for general ledger account analysis and various special projects.
As Supervisor of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, relevant responsibilities included daily interfacing with Cash Management and balancing of reports and preparing projected cash flow and cash requirement statements.
BAYER CORPORATION, Pittsburgh, PA Mar 1987 - May 1989
Bayer U.S. is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials.
Senior Internal Auditor
Performed approximately 75% operational auditing with the remainder financial auditing in conjunction with the external C.P.A. firm’s annual year-end audit.
Operational audits consisted mainly of analyzing and documenting company policies and procedures, internal controls, and systems. Audit work consisted of flowcharting processes, testing transactions, revealing deficiencies, and recommending improvements.
Responsibilities also included writing audit reports, discussions with senior management regarding findings, and presentations.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE, Pittsburgh, PA Jul 1984 - Mar 1987
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), commonly referred to as Deloitte, is a multinational professional services network. Deloitte is one of the "Big 4" accounting firms & the largest professional services network in the world by revenue & number of professionals.
Senior Staff Accountant
Identify, prepare and participate in proposals for new clients and projects
Be a trusted advisor to public and private clients to assist with accounting, financial reporting and internal control matters
Assist clients with accounting and reporting aspects of transactions including acquisitions, equity, and debt etc.
Assist clients with internal control matters, including design, implementation, testing and remediation
Assist clients with all financial and reporting aspects of an IPO both within the US and on foreign stock exchanges
Assist clients in complying with SEC financial reporting requirements (10Ks, 10Qs and other filings)