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Controller

Location:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
May 07, 2019

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Key Areas of Expertise

GAAP Accounting Cash Flow Improvement

General Ledger Management Processes, Policies, and Procedures

Benefits Management Consolidated Financial Statements

Human Resources Business Acquisition Analysis

Experience: National Waste Associates, Glastonbury, CT

Senior Controller 2016 - Present

Manage and prepare the Annual Budget and Quarterly forecasts for the organization

Prepare and analyze profit and loss reports, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), monthly metrics results and operating results utilized by Senior Leadership to make key business decisions and strategy

Responsible for conducting and documenting complex financial analysis projects for purposes of key business decision making

Provide the President and Senior Leadership Team financial plans including detailed date that is utilized for the evaluation of growth opportunities, trended future business requirements, and operating forecasts

Oversee and direct the Monthly Close process and present results to Senior Leadership; directly responsible for reducing the closing process from 20 days to 10 days delivery due to increased efficiency and effectiveness as result of re-engineering the process

Oversee all aspects of the financial control environment including proper policies and procedures for both manual and automated controls

Coordinate and manage all aspects of the annual financial statement audit including review of critical controls and third-party management of the substantive review provided by the external auditor

Manage the Human Resources (HR) Department and all HR related processes, policies, and procedures for the organization

Responsible for managing the placement of all property and casualty insurance for the organization

Oversee a complicated monthly commission schedule for all personnel with commission salary requirements and administer all monthly commissions and quarterly bonuses for the entire sales team including sales management and executive management

Oversee a proper vendor management process for the organization and participate in key contract negotiations, with a proven record of saving the organization direct dollars due to negotiation skills

Manage a staff of eight full-time employees and one part-time employee and ensure the team is working proficiently towards one goal and in conjunction with the overall business

Report directly to the President and Owner of the organization and participate and contribute in all Senior Leadership meetings including strategic initiatives

Spot on Networks LLC, New Haven, CT Controller 2005 - 2016

Oversaw and managed the entire accounting department and all corresponding accounting and financial functions for Spot On Networks and affiliates

Responsible for the monthly close process including coordination of all accounting areas, preparation and review of financial statements, and assembly and review of internal reports

Coordinated and managed all aspects of the annual audit including management of third-party auditor with a result of an unqualified opinion for the last 10 years

Managed and monitored banking and investor relationships including periodic financial presentations to the Board of Directors

Experience with upgrading the accounting application and managed the financial data conversion and consolidation

Responsible for cash management functions

Reported directly to the President and CEO

Media Group, Inc., Stamford, CT

Controller 2002 - 2005

Supervised the accounting department and managed five direct reports

Directed all accounting and financial functions for the Media Group, Inc. and four corresponding affiliates

Responsible for the monthly close process including coordination of all accounting areas, preparation and review of financial statements, and assembly and review of internal reports

Oversaw and reviewed all financial statements on an annual basis

Managed all internal financial reporting used for business analysis, planning, and strategic initiatives

Prepared all cash flow forecasts and was responsible for managing the actual budget to project forecasts

Authored and maintained all internal control policies and procedures including critical controls; reviewed and updated policies and procedures on a semi-annual basis

Reported directly to the CEO

VN Engineers, New Haven, CT

Accounting Manager 1996 - 2002

Senior Accountant 1992 - 1996

Responsible for banking relations

Responsible for developing the annual operating budget, forecasting and comparing to actual results

Prepared and monitored cash flow forecasts

Coordinated and managed the annual audit

Responsible for managing insurance for the organization

Responsible for monthly closing, including coordination of all accounting areas, preparation and review of financial statements, preparation and review of internal reports

Maintained effective internal control policies and procedures

Responsible for all internal and external reporting requirements

Managed the implementation of a new payroll system with the assistance of ADP and a new accounting software for the organization

MicroGeneSys, Inc., West Haven, CT

Accountant 1988 - 1992

Maintained effective internal control policies and procedures

Responsible for all internal and external reporting requirements

Managed the implementation of a new payroll system with the assistance of ADP

Prepared detailed schedules and reconciled accounts to support general ledger balance

Prepared closing of all journal entries

Prepared annual audit schedules for Ernst & Young LLP

Maintained account receivable and accounts payable ledgers

Prepared bi-weekly payroll

Prepared quarterly sales and use tax returns

Maintained fixed assets and depreciation schedule

Education: Kiev National University of Trade Economics

The Faculty of Accounting, Audit and Economics

Skills: Windows XP, MS Word, Excel, Sage, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Business Work

Fluent in Russian

Activities: Treasurer on the Board of Fountainwood Association.

REFERENCES: Available upon request

Faina Katzman

360 Fountain Street Unit 16 New Haven, CT 06515 203-***-**** ac9bhy@r.postjobfree.com



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