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Accounting Management

United States
October 05, 2016

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Sharon Volkovitz

*** * *****, ********, ** *****, USA 630-***-****/ 202-***-****

Key Qualifications

15+ years of accounting and finance experience and 13+ years of management experience


Experience in general acceptable accounting principles - IFRS and US GAAP

Experience in acquisitions and post acquisitions accounting integration

Experience with large audit and advisory firms

Expertise in inter-company consolidation and SEC reporting

Excellent Office Suite and proven ability to independently learn ERP and accounting systems on a timely basis


Reliance Gear Corporation, Addison, IL, USA

Reliance Gear is a precision manufacturer of custom gears with over 65 employees at its two manufacturing plants. Reliance Gear supply gearing for many industries such as Aerospace, Defense, Agriculture, Mining and construction. Supplies to the Israeli Minster of Defense under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Reliance Gear is a subsidiary of a foreign company publicly traded at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Acting Chief Executive Officer/Hands on Chief Financial Officer 2013 – present

Responsible for all accounting, finance, cost accounting, procurement, general administration and human resources of the company

Oversees the implementation and the maintenance of SOX/COSO procedures and controls

Ensures adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits

Negotiates and close borrowing base revolving line of credit and term loan to support growth and investment to new lines of business

Responsible for all fiscal reporting activities for the company including: company’s revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of company and contracts and rant budgets

Oversees the implementation of transfer pricing (International tax)

Monitor banking activities of the company

Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the company's needs.

Assists in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff including employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package

Oversees Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place

Responsible for business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis

Oversees the maintenance of the inventory and all fixed assets

Manages the capital request and budgeting processes

Initiates savings by improving efficiency and reducing labor

Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies

Reports risk issues to the board of directors

Maintains relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans

Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances

Oversees all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants

Involve in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the company's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans

Works with the President/CEO on the strategic as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts

Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts and advise on programmatic design and implementation matters

Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team

Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team

Manages any third parties to which functions have been outsourced

Coordinates the Board of Directors’ work with the company

Reports financial results to the board of directors

Hilan-Tech Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel

Hilan-Tech, publicly traded in Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, is a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) in Israel, providing overall management of the human resource in the organization including payroll, human resources, time & attendance and pension administration. Hilan-Tech possesses advanced and comprehensive system, rendering services to 750 organizations and companies. Annual revenue over 300 million USD with approximately 1000 employees

Director of Finance/Corporate Controller 2010 - 2012

Managed staff of 8 in finance teams including; Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and General Ledger

Ensured accuracy of Balance Sheet and P&L on a monthly and annually basis and presented to senior management and Board of Directors

Consolidated multiple subsidiaries and eliminated intercompany transactions

Assisted with the preparation of the annual budget and participated in budget presentation to senior management and Board of Directors

Prepared various ongoing management reports, including weekly cash flow analysis and periodic financial evaluations such as monthly budgets and intelligent assets evaluations

Worked as the department internal and external audit liaison

Managed tax compliance function, including annual tax returns, monthly local tax reporting and other governmental related reporting. The function involved working with external tax preparers, direct tax savings activities, and participate in cross-group tax planning

Oversaw internal controls processes, implemented and enforced policy and procedures on an ongoing basis

Implemented Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) through cross-group process

In charge of SSAE16 procedures (formerly known as SAS70)

“Go to person” for Company’s ERP system, including training and integration of software in acquired companies

Supervised the implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures

Responsible for Accounts Receivables billing and collection process, reduced DSO by enhancing the process and efficient team engagement

Managed banking relationships, served in capacity of authorized signature

Extensive use of Company’s ERP system, and Microsoft package software (Excel, Access and Word)

BDO, Tel Aviv, Israel

One of the Big 6 audit and advisory firms in the world and in Israel

Senior Manager 2006 –2009

Managed staff of 6 audit managers, seniors and interns

Provided audit and assurance services to variety of international public and private companies from technology, real estate and financial industries

Audited and prepared financial statements for public companies according to US GAAP and IFRS

Participated in preparation of Israeli corporate tax returns

Represented clients in various discussions with Israeli Authorities including VAT, Social Security, Corporate Tax, and Israeli Chief Scientist

Participated in Mergers and Acquisitions processes, performed due diligence in several target companies and provided findings and recommendations to clients

Audited IPO registration statements for clients, participated in submission process to the Israeli and US SEC

Mentored, trained and developed junior accounting staff

Managed team performance with emphasis on efficiency and excellent customer services

Involved with clients-oriented activities, such as profitability by client, client account management, billing and marketing functions

Hashachar and Associates, Tel Aviv, Israel

Boutique accounting services firm providing audit and finance services to small-median businesses with focus on the private, healthcare, non-profit, municipal and education sectors

Manager 2004 –2006

Managed staff of 2

Audited and prepared financial statements and Israeli tax returns of public and private companies in accordance with IFRS

Drafted and submitted various reporting to Israeli tax authorities

Coordinated work with bookkeepers, CFOs and Treasurers

Prepared and submitted financial reports for self-employees, company stocks and bonds holders

Participated in internal SOX audit processes for public companies

KPMG, Tel Aviv, Israel

One of the Big 4 audit and advisory firms in the world and in Israel

Intern 2002 –2003

Real estate Department

Performed audits for public and private companies

Prepared financial statements and Israeli tax returns of public and private companies


College of Management, Business School, Rishon Le-Zion, Israel

Bachelor of Business; Management and Accounting 1997-2001

Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Israel

Skills and Activities

Superior communication and team work skills

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and managerial skills

Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure

Budgeting and planning skills

Ability to multi-task in an organized and timely manner

Ability to work independently

Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially Excel, including Pivot tables and V-lookups.

Knowledge of QuickBooks, SAP, Epicore and Priority Enterprise.

Served for 3 years in the Israeli Army Force as a group commander in engineering battle unit

Fluent in Hebrew

Active soccer player, Men’s Soccer League and volunteer children's soccer coach

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