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Accounting Management

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California, United States
Posted:
October 17, 2016

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BAZLUR RAHMAN, CPA, MBA

*** ******* ****** #*, ***** Monica, CA 90405 310-***-**** Cellular – acw3m1@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER PROFILE:

Has more than 19 years of diversified experience in public and private accounting fields.

Experienced in working with Big Four and Fortune 500 companies with expertise in technical accounting, revenue recognition, financial reporting, operational and corporate accounting and auditing for various industry sectors, including Healthcare (HMO), government contractors, entertainment, insurance, and many others.

Has extensive experience in U.S. GAAP, SEC reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, Section 404, IFRS, FAR, and issues related to DCAA audit.

Hands-on implementation experience in FASB standards, EITFs and SOX.

Has written numerous accounting position “white” papers for the senior management and the auditors.

Well-versed in foreign operations, leases, variable interest entity analysis, reporting unit determination for goodwill impairment testing, spin-off accounting, tax provision as well as technical accounting analysis and interpretation.

Experienced in legacy systems’ conversion to SAP.

Has strong management and team building experience.

Computer proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Hyperion, EC-CS, Lacerte, and Pro Systems.

EXPERIENCE

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (Aka: HealthCare Partners, LLC)

(A global Healthcare Company)

Director of Financial Reporting (1/2013 to present)

Manages the compilation and maintenance of financial information to support SEC filing for the parent company.

Prepares management discussion and analysis (MD&A) for incorporation into 10k and 10Q.

Oversees the financial statement consolidation process including equity accounting, and elimination entry tracking.

Coordinates, directs, plans and executes the financial reporting component of external audits including preparation of financial statement footnotes.

Develops and maintains management reporting for senior management and market operational leadership.

Leads technical research on new and proposed accounting, financial reporting and disclosure standards issued by SEC and FASB and prepares memorandum to support company’s position.

Writes, implements, and ensures effective and practical implementation of corporate financial policies.

Assists in the performance management of staff including recruitment, evaluation, development, and continued training for professional accounting associates.

Conducts, supports and assists with the internal audit function as it pertains to ongoing SOX.

Serves as a liaison with finance department, internal legal counsel and external auditors.

oAchievement: Set up the external reporting process and trained the professional staff to support external reporting.

Prime Focus North America, Inc.

(A global entertainment Company)

Director of SEC Reporting (8/11 to 6/15/12)

Has managed the filing of initial registration statement under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1933 for the foreign private issuer (Form F-1). Prepared Form S-8 and related prospectus for filing.

Has prepared responses to SEC comment letters related to IPO.

In-charge of furnishing quarterly reports in Form 6K and yearly report in Form 20F.

Responsible for reviewing tax provision per IAS 12 and look at transfer pricing study.

Has designed control procedures and in the process of implementing controls globally to be compliant with Sox 404.

Has written position papers on various issues for the external auditor and the senior management (Issues included IFRS 3, IFRS 8, IAS 8, IAS 11, IAS 18, IAS 21, IAS 37 and others.

Responsible for researching and implementing new IFRS standards.

Responsible for resolving issues with external auditor and tax preparer.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION, Los Angeles, California

(A global defense contractor with $33.8 billion in annual revenue and 120,000 employees)

Manager, Financial Compliance and Technical Accounting Research (7/06 – 8/11)

Responsible for ensuring company’s compliance with U.S. GAAP and SEC reporting.

Researched, evaluated, and implemented new and or changing U.S. GAAP Standards and SEC reporting requirements.

Led the implementation of FAS 167/FIN 46R, FAS 157, EITF 06-4, EITF 06-5, and EITF 06-10.

Wrote numerous accounting position “white” papers summarizing accounting requirements for various issues, applicable to the company, alternatives available and made recommendations to the senior management (Issues included: FAS 13, FAS 52, FAS 123R, FAS 131, FAS 133, FAS 142, FAS 143, FAS 144, FAS 146, FAS 154, FAS 157, FAS 167/FIN 46R, ARB 43, ARB 51, EITF 96-16, EITF 04-5, EITF 97-10, FIN 23, SOP 81-1, SAB 99, Regulation S-X, Rule 5-03(b)(13) and others.

Prepared presentations of accounting treatments and recommendations for complex accounting issues and present to senior finance management. Performed due diligence for new acquisition as assigned

Coordinated research findings and evaluate alternatives with the external auditors.

Updated company accounting policies and procedures for new standards and other changes and provide guidance to the accounting professionals for implementation.

Provided on-call accounting consulting to the entire company on complex and unusual transactions.

Assessed the impact of accounting and systems and developing an action plan for converting to IFRS.

Coordinated quarterly technical training and made presentation (i.e., Live Webcast) for 150-200 professionals on existing, new and emerging U.S. GAAP standards, including IFRS, and issue CPE certificates.

Reviewed draft agreements of joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies furnished by the sector controllers and advise on accounting treatments regardless of ownerships - consolidation, equity or cost method of accounting.

Performed technical review of SEC filings, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q.

Assisted in the annual audit of corporate office and review of consolidated financial statements with the external auditors.

Major accomplishments:

oRedesigned the financial statement close questionnaire and added simplified guidance for the business units, which resulted in early detection and solution of issues and compressed closing time.

oLed a team consisting of treasury, real estate, and corporate planning to monitor leasing transactions ($2 billion lease commitments) and to reduce control deficiencies. The team efforts resulted in reduction from 19 deficiencies in 2008 to 1 minor deficiency in 2009 - 95% success.

oLife insurance policy project resulted in recording of $52 million dollar assets and related liabilities.

oReduced corporate accounting policies from 120 to 66.

WARNER BROS. PICTURES, INC., Los Angeles, California

Director of Finance–International Theatrical Distribution (7/02 - 6/06)

Directed the review, translation and preparation of U.S. GAAP based quarterly and year-end consolidated financial statements with full footnote disclosures from financials furnished by 35 foreign affiliates and 40 licensees utilizing Hyperion Enterprise Software as well as SAP based consolidation module called EC-CS.

Successfully managed a team of 20 accounting professionals during quarter and year-end closing to meet Warner Bros. Corporate and Time Warner deadline.

Maintained a local general ledger, reviewed reconciliation of GL accounts and directed the calculation of commission rates for participation calculation. Assisted with the budget and prepared budget vs. actual variance analysis.

Developed accounting policies and procedures for the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley, Section 404. Handled Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance and regular year-end audit with Ernst & Young LLP.

Identified, researched and resolved GAAP, audit and tax related issues with foreign affiliates, Warner Bros. Corporate, Time Warner Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Worked as a liaison between tax and accounting department, and participated in various tax-related projects. Participated in the conversion of Warner Bros. general ledger from "Extra" to SAP

Hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated professional staff.

ABC FAMILY WORLDWIDE, INC. (A WALT DISNEY COMPANY), Los Angeles, California

Director-International Financial Reporting (5/00-7/02)

Prepared management FLASH report for international TV Channels, merchandising and program distributions.

Reviewed financial statements of 25 foreign entities for conformity with US GAAP for the quarter & year-end statutory reporting and prepare consolidated worksheet with variance analysis between management and statutory reporting.

Reconciled foreign consolidated financial statements to US consolidated financial statements for year-end reporting.

Worked as a liaison between tax and accounting department and participate in various tax-related projects.

SUNAMERICA, INC., Los Angeles, California

Senior Accountant-Financial Reporting (6/98 - 2/00)

Prepared monthly statutory and GAAP- based consolidated financial statements utilizing SAP software, as well as quarterly and annual statements with TCP software.

Participated in general ledger conversion from ABC to SAP, and researched and resolved accounting issues.

Analyzed general ledger, investment income, deferred acquisition cost, reserves, and expense fluctuation. Has played a key role in merger accounting: Assisted in quarterly as well as annual SEC filing.

VARGAS LOPEZ & COMPANY, BASH GEASES, JUDD & EDDY CPAs, Los Angeles, California

Senior Accountant (9/94 - 5/98)

Performed audits and business advisory services for a variety of clients including non-profit, medical, retail, and real estate. Supervised, trained and developed professional staff.

Performed audits in conjunction with Coopers and Lybrand, which included compliance, close-out, contract change-order and FAR audits for MTA.

Acted as a lead senior on audits of financial statements. Planned and completed audit programs and reporting. Interfaced with all levels of client management and prepared partnership and corporate tax returns.

KPMG PEAT MARWICK, Los Angeles, California

Staff Auditor (11/93 - 4/94)

Assisted in the audit of financial statements for a broad range of clients.

Performed tests of internal controls and documented results.

Tested and analyzed balances within the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows to determine validity.

Performed real estate asset valuation and pension plan audits.

CAMEREN DIVERSIFIED MANAGEMENT, INC., Los Angeles, California

Accountant (1/89 - 10/93)

Personally setup chart of accounts from scratch, reconciling all G/L accounts, and preparing financial statements. Prepared budgets and forecasted sales for clients.

Prepared year-end adjusted trial balance for corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships.

EDUCATION

SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY. Masters of Administration Studies – Business Administration, 1988.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, LAFAYETTE. B.S in Business Administration. Major Economics, 1986. Minored in Finance.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

CPA License (Active), California State Board of Accountancy.



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