MATTHEW J. NEWLAND
To contribute, learn, and continue in being an asset in the areas of accounting, contract administration, human resources, customer service, additionally assist in the success and profitability of the company, remain the accountable, and results oriented co-worker.
Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Word, Publisher, Cognos, Five9, and PowerPoint.
Accounting Hardware/Software Programs:
People Soft, Lawson, AS400, ADP On-Line, SAP, JD Edwards, Great Plains, EAS Accounting, Kronos, Talent Partners,
Donovan, Marketron, Peachtree, QuickBooks Pro 2010, Information Sciences, and Spotlight.
Residuals and Royalties Accounting, Payroll, Account Payables, Estimating, Cost, Sales, and Budget Analysis, Account Receivables, Spreadsheet Analysis, Accruals, Chart of Accounts, and Journal Entries.
Greensboro Auto Auction, Inc., Greensboro, NC 2015 – Present
Customer Services/Auto Entry Clerk: (Part-Time)
● Present at the auction site, actively listen to the auctioneer in determining the sale price amount, bidder badge number, and terms for data entry purposes.
● Enter data in system to create a bill of sale that is matched with titles.
● Assist in the organization process of distributing invoices to the proper parties to insure payment, separate orders with titles and without titles, and those that require a phone call to discuss terms of payment when credit needs to be checked.
APAC Customer Services, Inc. Greensboro, NC 9/2014 – 3/2015
Customer Service Representative:
● Assisted customers through inbound and outbound service center in the areas of: understanding billing, upgrading their
current plan, phone features, data issues, and company procedures of Verizon Wireless.
● Certificate of course completion from Verizon Wireless as a Customer Service Representative.
Arthur C. Washington, Inc. High Point, NC 2006 – 2014 Business Affairs Manager:
Negotiated, maintained, devised and created all contract templates, tracking costs and payments, administration inclusive of royalty rates, licensing terms, and payment arrangements. Issuance and explanation of all quarterly royalty and residual statements for all clients.
Responsible for all accounting functions: auditing, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivables, chart of accounts, accruals, P&L reports, labor/man hour analysis, financial reporting, billing, purchase orders, bank reconciliations, federal and state reporting, cost estimating, and providing sales analysis reports for account executives and clients.
Human resources functions of interviewing, hiring administrative personnel, maintaining personnel database, and orientations.
Point of contact in dealing with all media outlets, advertising agencies, record labels, business managers/agents, labor relations, and union issues.
Proofread all general correspondence, aiding in the development of the company web site and brochures for clients using Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint.
Worked exclusively with the President, offering suggestions and improvements for clientele on a one on one basis and company expansion.
Utilized, researched clubs and venues via the internet for all clientele throughout the Midwest, and East Coast.
Created business plans/proposals for clients, additionally grant submissions.
Conducted audits on a quarterly basis for review and discussion with the president of the company.
Mullen Advertising Winston-Salem, NC 2002 – 2006 Broadcast Business Affairs Manager:
Managed business affairs for all Mullen Clients.
Educated Agency and Clients on changes of talent union contracts.
Hired, trained, and supervised Senior and Assistant Broadcast Talent Managers.
Overseen day-to-day operations of department.
Negotiated over scale talent contracts and music licensing agreements.
Generated talent estimates and forecasted yearly talent budgets.
Handled a yearly residual budget of 3-4M per year.
Reviewed storyboards and scripts for potential trademark and copyright infringement.
Reviewed bids, issued production contracts, and insurance documents.
Issued overage reports and reviewed monthly billing.
Decisions based on the laws governing the entertainment unions (SAG, AFTRA, AEA, Actor’s Equity, & AFM).
Accounting responsibilities consisted of departmental audits, purchase orders, created contracts, insured budget implementation, variance analysis & reports, assistance to traffic with billing procedures, converting estimates to actuals, and month-end reconciliation’s.
Managed accounts for: Wachovia, TJ Maxx, Sealy, Embarq, House Autry, WFUBMC, and Ad Council accounts.
EMI Records, Inc. New York, NY 1999 –2001 Senior Royalties Administrator:
Generated royalty payments to artists and those associated with various recordings for a number of labels, and assistance in the
Creation of sales analysis reports for account executives, vendors, and clients.
Familiarization of international conversion rates in regards to sales figures and units sold.
Processed mechanical royalties for production purposes.
Madison Square Garden New York, NY 1994 –1999 Senior Payroll Administrator:
Weekly payroll of 700 union employees consisting of electricians, laborers, carpenters, painters, and Teamsters.
Weekly record keeping/bookkeeping for payment of all union fringe benefits.
Processed and created payments for 940’s and 941’s, and all federal and state reporting.
Served as back up for administrative payroll. Assisted in special projects with accounts payable and human resources.
Conducted quarterly audits, and estimated labor costs for events.
Assisted in the payroll conversion from Information Sciences to People Soft.
Assisting accounts payable with payments and batch processing.
DMB&B Worldwide New York, NY 1989 –1994 BBDO Worldwide New York, NY 1984 –1989 Senior Talent Residuals Administrator:
Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the entertainment unions.
Processed residual, royalties, negotiations, and licensing payments to the casts within commercials.
Provided account groups and clients with estimates on a quarterly and annual basis.
Accounts: Procter & Gamble, Pepsi Co, Richardson-Vicks, Inc., M&M Mars, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., General Foods,
Campbell’s, and A&P.
Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY 09/1978 – 05/1982
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a concentration in Marketing.