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Accounting Management

Fort Lee, New Jersey, 07024, United States
October 11, 2016

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James J. Shrager-MBA

**** ******* ******, #*** **** Lee, NJ 07024 201-***-**** H

Finance Management Executive

Strategic Planning Financial Administrations Fiscal Management Leadership

15 years’ experience delivering strategic thinking and direction over a myriad of finance functions; manage allocation of funds and control expenses to improve financial controls for domestic and international operations. Results-oriented and decisive business leader committed to identifying opportunities to drive accelerated growth and improvement. Able to read, analyze and interpret complex financial data. Hardworking, accountable and proactive.

Core Competencies

Internal & SEC Reporting

Consolidations / Divestitures

System Implementations

ACA Health Care Mandate

Human Resources Administration

Revenue & Profit Expansion

Acquisitions / Joint Ventures

Accounting ~ A/P ~ A/R

P&L Management / Taxes

Office & Real Estate & IT

Banking & Insurance

Auditing / Internal Controls

Finance Experience

Asset Staffing. Inc – New York, NY 2005-Present

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Coordinate financial & administrative functions for a professional services company with 4 divisions across 3 states.

Manage finances to ensure sound financial structure and profitability, leading 4 staff members. Diverse job scope includes preparation and analysis of financial statements (monthly and quarterly), chart of accounts and other reporting; bank reconciliation, as well as management of A/P, A/R and cost accounts to maintain integrity and financial stability. Oversee HR Department; administer weekly payroll, including tax, unemployment, disability, and worker’s comp. Orchestrate collections, invoice processing, and purchasing. Key contact to vendors and suppliers.

Key Achievements:

Spearheaded opening of new branch operation in Miami, Florida and a NJ acquisition in effort to incorporate legal, tax, and payroll requirements. Established financial management framework, policies, and procedures.

Delivered hard-hitting strategies that impacted bottom-line; reduced operating costs, improved cash collections leading to reduction in loans while increasing bank credit lines by 40%.

Automated cash receipts for major vendors notable improvement to clerical processing; reduced time by 50% saving 20-30 labor hours per month.

Played a key role in Cash Management, Treasury, and cultivated banking relationships for credit lines and loans, as well as oversaw Risk Management for company wide insurance .

Coordinated year-end Audit for annual F/S and taxes with CPA firm.

Brought payroll and tax reporting in house from outside vendor save the company over $100K.


Accounting Manager

Oversaw finances for $1.4 billion IT staffing company meeting business needs of Fortune 100 Companies.

Directed Accounting Department to maintain financial performance while serving as integral link to division management, parent company, and internal and external auditors; supervised team of 3. Prepared and analyzed sophisticated reporting; established policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Led ongoing department development; oversaw P&L, balance sheets, as well as budget and forecasts. Spearheaded quarterly management roundtables and analyze SEC reporting.

Key Achievement:

Pioneered and introduced highly effective analytical reviews to identify and resolve revenue and expense discrepancies with vendor and inter-company affiliates.

CONSULTING PROJECTS – New York, NY 2003-2004

Corporate Tax Consultant

Tax Consultant for H&R Block, M. Greenwald Associates, John Fried CPA, Co., and FCMC Mortgage Corporation; separate projects included Federal and multi-state tax returns, audits, and preparing re-financing and first mortgages.

Ogden Corporation 1995-2002

Manager of International Accounting, Aviation Division1997 to 2002

Senior Financial Analyst, 1995 to 1997

Earned promotion to direct finances for $450 million division of $1.2 billion global parent company

Directed international accounting functions consolidating operations in over 25 countries across Central and South America, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region; right hand support to Managing Directors, CFOs and Controllers. Administrator of worldwide capital expenditures; and reporting (SEC and Annual Report) for all foreign subsidiaries in Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Canada. Synchronized reporting function connecting NY, Latin America and Asia Pacific regarding loans, and cash and dividends worth $20M annually; oversaw tax, treasury, and joint ventures. Led Hyperion System implementation; developed international accounting package.

Key Achievements:

Analyzed capital projects (fixed assets, acquisitions and joint ventures) valued at $5 to $15M annually.

Chosen to lead complex projects such as establishing accounting departments in the Far East; developed finance and accounting controls, and led recruiting, staffing and training initiatives.

Traveled to China to organize accounting office, and to conduct an in-depth review of U.S. reporting requirements. Created highly effective Fixed Asset System. Managed project cradle to grave including staffing for new operations in Hong Kong and Macau.

Played a key role in leading divestiture of multiple operating groups. Structured and negotiated contracts and finance settlements with joint venture partners, Bank of NY, and GE Capital.


Director of Accounting

Oversaw financial reporting, cash flow statements, forecasts, annual budgeting for U.S. and foreign operations.

Directed 12 management level staff engaged in a wide range of department functions, such as cash management, A/R, A/P, payroll, inventory, tax preparation, and database administration. Prepared tax returns (worldwide, partnership and international holding company), and coordinated annual KPMG Peat Marwick audit.

Key Achievement:

Partnered with (6) International Accounting Firms to develop and institute improved quarterly and year-end reporting procedures.

Earlier career history includes: A I G, American Express, Random House, and Continental Grain.

Education and Credentials

MBA in Corporate Finance Fairleigh Dickinson University – Teaneck, New Jersey

BA in Business Administration & Accounting Rutgers University – New Brunswick, New Jersey

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