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Accounting Manager

Location:
Forest Park, Georgia, United States
Posted:
October 08, 2016

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WINSTON G. JONES, C.P.A

Telephone: 301-***-****

Email: acwywi@r.postjobfree.com

Education

York College of the City University of New York

Graduated June 1996 with a BS in Accounting

Certification: Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland

Skills

EXCEL, WORD,

Prosystems (Fx),

Turbo Tax,

Peachtree,

Omni, Relius,

ACCPAC, ATB, CASEWARE and various auditing softwares of CPA firms.

Awards

2005 Recipient of the Labor Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the quality review of employee benefit plan audits done by CPA firms.

SENIOR AUDITOR - DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY May 21, 2012 to February 21, 2015

SMYRNA, GA

Performed Pre-award accounting system audits to ensure accounting system is designed to accumulate, segregate and allocate cost in accordance with FAR and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Perform Post Award accounting system audits to determine whether the accounting system has accumulated, segregated and allocated cost in accordance with FAR and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Conduct forward pricing audit to determine whether the contractor’s estimates are reasonable, and allocable based on the contractor’s basis of estimate.

Performed Pension Forward Pricing audit to determine if the projected benefit obligations were fairly presented and that estimates of project labor rate increase were reasonable and allocable.

SENIOR AUDITOR - 3 MITCHELL & TITUS, LLP - a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Ltd.

Washington, DC November 2010 to February 2011

Supervised and led teams to achieve the various audit objectives while on audit engagements.

Objectively plan and execute audits in accordance with professional audit standards.

Provided expertise in the areas of employee benefit plans and other various investments.

Audited and reviewed for profit and 501(c) (3) organizations.

Determine scope and develop audit programs and budget estimates, and performed test procedures designed to analyze key process and financial systems.

Conducted audits of governmental agencies to ensure internal controls are operating effectively and efficiently.

Prepared formal written work papers and reports, and documented audit work performed as well as conclusions expressed.

SALES AND USE TAX ACCOUNTANT – GA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE Atlanta, GA

June 2009 to October 2010

Consulted and provided sales and use tax accounting services for the Georgia Department of Revenue in multiple industries including technology, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and other industries.

Audited clients to ensure that use tax had been accrued when required.

Decided whether vendors had Nexus in the State of Georgia to determine the relevant actions.

Determined appropriate rate of tax charged, and levied the correct assessment.

Educated clients on the State of Georgia sales and use tax laws.

AUDIT MANAGER - HARTFORD FINANCIAL GROUP Atlanta, GA January 2008 to June 2009

Experienced audit manager who achieved effective and efficient operation of the audit process in a large financial institution.

Developed and executed audits over the financial and compliance process ($2.8 billion).

Reduced year over year expenditures, creating growth in revenue of 52% based on recommendations for process improvements from audit findings.

Significantly reduced expenses of the operation.

Supervised and led teams to achieve the various audit objectives while on audit engagements.

Wrote procedural specifications and collaborated with internal systems personnel to implement enhanced audit controls.

Utilized computer assisted audit techniques to audit investments ($3.1billion) and investment transactions to ensure trades were executed appropriately.

Reviewed transactions, such as distributions, contributions, trades of securities such as stocks, bonds, hedge funds, stable value funds and insurance annuities.

AUDITOR GS-13

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

200 Constitution Avenue Washington, DC 20210 September 2000 to August 2007

Audited filings of Employee Benefit Plans financial statements (over $4.5 billion) including the IRS Form 5500 filed for employee benefit plans. Ensured that Form 5500s were filed in compliance with Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) standards.

Reviewed Certified Public Accounting Firms’ (including Big 4) audit work papers for large plans ($500M - $1.2B) that were Schedule H filers.

Recommended plan administrators restore lost earnings of over $4.5 million based on audit findings.

Reviewed criteria used by the employee benefit plans in accruing employer and employee contributions receivables and determined that the accruals were recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Determined whether loans to participants were appropriately approved and were arms-length transactions. Ensured loans (over $67M) were in compliance with ERISA and truth in lending laws.

Provided auditing and accounting support and advice to other Employee Benefits Security Administration components and to private and public practitioners.

STAFF AUDITOR/ACCOUNTANT

BERT SMITH AND COMPANY CPAs, Washington, DC May 1999 to September 2000

Audited financial statements ($15M – $1.8B) in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States, to ensure that financial statements are presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States or other comprehensive basis of Accounting.

Conducted audit of non-profit, for profit entities and departments of government.

Traced and vouched transactions to and from the general ledger to verify the completeness and existence assertion embodied in the financial statements. Executed audit engagements from planning to report preparation.

Performed audits of governmental agencies as well as A-133 audits.

AUDITOR

CARVER FEDERAL SAVING BANK, New York City January 1998 to May of 1999

Extensive internal audits were performed of financial institutions with capitalization of over $16M and $400M in customer / client deposits.

Monitored internal controls as it related to segregation of duties in the accounting department, and report to the Board of Directors regarding various findings.

Performed surprise cash counts of tellers’ cash boxes, and executed transactions testing to ensure that deposits were done in compliance with banking regulations.

Scanned for large and unusual transactions occurring around year end, and applied audit procedures to determine propriety of these transactions.



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