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Accounts Payable Accounting

Location:
Bristol, Connecticut, 06010, United States
Posted:
October 06, 2016

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Justin Prescott, CPA

*** ***** ****** ● Bristol, CT 06010 ● 203-***-**** ● acwxyz@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE:

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Stamford, CT

Accounting Manager, February 2016-present

Supervise all aspects of the Treasury and Accounts Payable processes for the Company and interact with the CFO on a daily basis to discuss payments and cash movement.

Collaborate with the heads of other departments to ensure their payables are properly received by the accounting department and paid on time.

Direct and advise one staff accountant and two A/P clerks and review their completed work.

Perform account fluctuation analyses for the Consolidated Balance Sheet and Income Statement on a quarterly basis; utilized by the external auditors.

Independently analyze Income Statement general ledger accounts on a monthly basis and prepare accruals as needed.

Assist the Controller and Accounting Director in preparing the quarterly 10-Q filings and annual 10-K filing.

Act as liaison to external auditing firm for all audit requests.

Songkick, Brooklyn, NY

Assistant Controller, May 2015-February 2016

Supervise all aspects of the monthly close process for the U.S. division of the Company and interact with Global Controller on a daily basis on status of close.

Direct and advise two staff accountants and review their completed work.

Successfully converted Company’s basis of accounting from cash basis to accrual basis.

Review and approve all U.S. employees’ expense reports after initial approval by department managers.

Brought Company’s accounting records up to date as books were not closed for 2014 upon my arrival to the Company.

Perform account fluctuation analyses for various Consolidated Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts on a monthly basis.

Act as liaison to the Legal department on a monthly basis to determine proper accruals for legal expenses.

Act as liaison to outside accounting firm for all U.S. Corporate Tax issues/filings.

Calculate sales tax in all states in which the Company has nexus and file and pay all sales tax filings.

Process all payments to be made by the Company and ensure proper coding of all Accounts Payable items.

Dealertrack Technologies, Lake Success, NY

Senior Accountant, September 2012-May 2015

Contribute to the monthly, quarterly, and annual close process by reconciling and preparing monthly journal entries for the following areas: Internally Developed Software, Prepaid Expenses, Deferred Rent, Legal Accruals, and Deal Related Costs.

Independently analyze Income Statement general ledger accounts on a monthly basis and prepare accruals as needed.

Prepare the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows on a quarterly basis and initiate research on statement of cash flows presentation.

Contribute to the monthly variance analysis by analyzing variances between actual results and budget.

Perform account fluctuation analyses for various Consolidated Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts on a quarterly basis; utilized by the external auditors.

Act as liaison to the Legal department on a monthly basis to determine proper accruals for General and Deal Related Legal expenses.

Act as liaison for audit deliverables between external auditors and heads of subsidiary accounting departments.

Developing the calculation of the monthly New York state use tax liability by analyzing invoices posted by the Accounts Payable department and determining their taxability based on research of NY Sales & Use Tax laws.

Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Report (10-K), and quarterly reports (10-Q).

Successfully advise the Finance department in developing a detailed budget for license and maintenance expense.

Direct and advise Accounts Payable department personnel in coding various invoices.

New York Post, New York, NY

Senior Accountant, September 2011-September 2012

Complete quarterly analytics and cash flow narratives, which are both submitted to the parent company, News Corporation.

Review the monthly divisional cash flow statement, prepared by the Staff Accountant and ensure it is submitted to News Corporation on time.

Testing internal controls, maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and coordinating testing of controls with News Corporation’s Internal Audit and SOX Compliance departments.

Contribute to the monthly variance analysis by analyzing variances between actual results and budget.

Actively coordinate with the Finance, Billing and IT Departments to implement the new Circulation system, including the design and development of internal controls and identification and resolution of all accounting issues.

Actively work with Controller to “clean up” bank reconciliations that have several outstanding reconciling items.

Delegate tasks to the Staff Accountant, review work performed by the Staff Accountant, and provide accounting guidance to the Staff Accountant when needed.

JetBlue Airways, Darien, CT

Payroll Tax Accountant, April 2010-September 2011

Post all payroll tax related journal entries to the general ledger and eliminated manual steps in the posting process.

Post all international payroll related journal entries to the general ledger and eliminated manual steps in the posting process.

Successfully prepared and validated all employee W-2 statements.

Contribute to the monthly variance analysis by examining variances in the payroll and payroll tax expense accounts.

Research and validate changes in Federal, State and Local tax regulations and disseminate information to appropriate payroll department personnel.

Timely submitting all payroll tax payments to third-party payroll tax processor.

Developing reconciliations for the following general ledger accounts: Accrued Salaries and Wages, Accrued Bonus, Misc. Payroll Deductions, and all payroll tax liability accounts.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Stamford, CT

Assurance Associate, September 2006-June 2009

Contributing to various financial statement audits including A&P Stores, L’Oreal USA and other various companies in the Retail & Consumer Products markets.

Leading and planning the financial statement audit of a small public company.

Leading and planning the observation of several inventory counts for A&P Stores

Actively participated in the financial statement audits associated with A&P Stores’ successful acquisition of Pathmark Stores.

Assisting clients in the preparation of 10Q, 10K and other SEC filings, including the tie out of the Statement of Cash Flows for A&P Stores.

Experience in auditing the following areas: Cash, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Prepaid Expenses, Debt, Inventory, Insurance Reserves, Stock-Based Compensation, Accruals

Experience with the testing of internal controls and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

EDUCATION:

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Master of Science in Accounting, May 2006

Cumulative GPA: 3.70/4.0

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, May 2005

Cumulative GPA: 3.73/4.0

Major GPA: 3.75/4.0

CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Public Accountant

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy, License #17171

January 2013-Present

SKILLS:

SAP, TM1, Intacct, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials, Microsoft NAV, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes



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