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Accounting Sales

Northbrook, IL, 60062
June 16, 2019

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Hossein Vakil

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Northbrook, IL 60062

Professional Experience

●Principal Accountant, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, Deerfield, IL 04/2006 to 03/2019

Reviewed, approved and processed semi-monthly payroll

Prepared annual and interim financial statements

Presented year-end closing financial statements to independent auditors

Maintained organization, and flexibility throughout the audit process to ensure timely completion of engagement as planned

Actively participated in strategic planning, forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis of the annual budget

Prepared and electronically filed quarterly sales and use tax returns and arranged EFT payments

Arranged timely ACH payments for federal and state tax filings

Established internal control procedures, created accounting policies, and a new accounting system to improve accuracy and allocation of functional costs to comply with FASB requirements

Conducted analysis of financial data, and preparation of various financial reports for management

●Contract Accountant, Accountemps, Various locations, IL 02/2002 to 03/2006

Successfully performed all assigned duties including documenting and reconciling schedule M for a multibillion-dollar corporation

reviewing accounts for accuracy and ensuring accounting activity is in accordance with GAAP

●Chief Financial Officer, Butane PLC Group, Tehran, IR 01/1993 to 03/2001

Worked closely with executive management team to establish long-term goals, strategies, and policies for the company with more than $500 million annual sales

Oversaw the implementation of all strategic and tactical matters related to the corporation’s accounting, treasury, finance, tax and budget

Implemented technological changes which resulted in a 50% efficiency increase

Leaded the executive team by providing timely and accurate analysis of budget and financial reports to support strategic goals

●Consulting Analyst, Butane PLC Group, Tehran, IR 08/1992 to 01/1993

Analyzed and evaluated policies and procedures in place and advised on how to increase revenue and reduce costs

●Controller, Non-woven MFG, Inc. Tehran, IR 04/1989 to 07/1992

Responsible for all aspects of accounting department including financial statements preparation, internal control development, audit, tax preparation and filing

●Principal, Behsa International Inc., Beverly Hills, CA 05/1987 to 03/1989

Oversaw all aspects of business development, financial feasibility, and marketing efforts

Directed funding and operations of a multinational import/export business

●Controller, Butane PLC Group, Tehran, IR 04/1980 t0 04/1987

Supervised a team of 28 Sr. Accountants, Accountants, and accounting clerks

Responsible for the accounting department including accounts payable, cash applications, treasury, collections, payroll and financial analysis

●Internal Auditor, Butane PLC Group, Tehran, IR 09/1978 to 04/1980

Performed internal operational audits to determine the accuracy of processing and to ensure policies and procedures were followed

Made recommendations on improving internal controls


B.S. in Accounting, Iranian Institute of Advanced Accounting, Allameh University Tehran, IR


Working knowledge of Sage 100, Elliot, Quickbooks Pro, MS Excel, MS Word and MS Access

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