DAVID E. LEWANDOWSKI, C.P.A.
Lockport, Il 60441
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Comprehensive experience in all areas of accounting. Background includes accounting and managerial experience at a corporate and store level. Ability to break down complex problems. High integrity individual skilled in employee development.
Comm One/Wireless Central, Controller October 1997 to Present
Wireless Central LLS is a privately owned agent for US Cellular. Owned and operated up to 43 directly owned stores, as well as 10 partner stores and 60 subagents in Chicago, Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska. Responsibilities included all financial preparation and presentation. Manage office staff, Human Resources, Accounts Receivable and Inventory departments. Responsible for setup and maintenance of P-O-S computer system. Other responsibilities include month-end settlements with partner stores and subagents, accounts payable accounts receivables and weekly cash flow analysis. An integral part of the company’s growth from 12 stores to 43 stores. Reporting directly to the Owners.
Budgeting and forecasting income and expenses.
Monthly financial preparation at the store, region and company level.
Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Payroll and Human Resources.
Developed all general ledger procedures and financial statement presentation.
Developed all sales and expense recognition procedures.
Developed Commissions Receivable procedures to more accurately track commissions due. As well as developing sales people procedures to conform to the carrier’s policies.
Enhanced inventory control procedures at both the corporate and store levels.
Developed procedures to more accurately balance partner store and sub-dealer accounts.
Multi state sales tax reporting and lead on sales tax audit.
Assisted in a partner buyout, including securing loan and structuring the tax consequences for the remaining partners.
Influential in developing 3 new out of state markets.
Assisted in a merger with another agent in the Chicago market, including the integration of our software and operating procedures.
Overseeing the IT department and its procedures.
Additionally, I was the Project Manager on 2 P-O-S system changes. My responsibilities included:
Selecting the software on the first system change resulting in a $120,000 savings to the company on comparable software.
Negotiating the final structure of the purchase.
Worked closely with the software’s programmers in developing the necessary modules to coincide with current company procedures.
Assisted in creating a harmonious environment between the various software applications and the necessary communications with the server.
Program all P-O-S computers and maintaining our server, resulting in a saving of estimated $50,000 Annually.
Created and/or documented all store and computer procedures.
Developed a rollout schedule, which integrated current and new company procedures to take advantage of the system’s capabilities.
LINOX/GAS, Staff Accountant April 1996 to October 1997
Linox Gas was a 100M+ manufacturer and distributor of specialty gases. It had 7 stores in the Chicago Region, as well as two other Regions in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Responsible for preparing and overseeing the General Ledger, including account analysis, monthly and year-end closing, preparing financial statements and consolidating the financial Statements. Other responsibilities included budgeting, check authorization; product cost maintenance, daily sales analysis, assist accounts payable and accounts receivable, property tax returns, cash controls and special projects.
GOLDBLATT'S DEPT. STORES, Accountant/Accounting Manager December 1995 to
Goldblatt’s was a $90m+ retail store chain in the Chicago area and Northern Indiana. Responsible for overseeing entire General Ledger and Merchandise Statistical Statement, Financial Statements, monthly and year-end closing. Supervised staff consisting of an accountant, inventory control clerk, payroll, and accounting clerk. Other duties include budgeting, consolidated financial statements, year-end audit, assisted with 10Q and 10K reporting, annual audits, sales tax audit and special projects for the CFO and President.
Staff Accountant March 1994 to December 1995
Responsibilities included preparing journal entries, general ledger maintenance, account analysis, monthly and year-end closing, preparation of Y/E audit schedules, financial statement preparation, multi-state sales tax returns, fixed asset maintenance, budgeting, payrolls, special projects, supervise accounting clerk, and preparing trial balance for parent company.
Computer Skills: JD Edwards, Quickbooks and Timberline accounting software. Proficient in Excel, Access, MS Operating systems including MS Server system. Computer Networking. AS400 Experience. ADP & Paychex PR Systems.
Certified Public Accountant, November 1994
Bachelors of Science Degree - Major in Accounting, 1987
University of Illinois at Chicago