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Accounting Manager

Location:
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Salary:
70,000-95,000
Posted:
January 12, 2017

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LISA SOROKER, CPA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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Hamden, CT 06517

Cell Phone (415) ***-****

acx8zs@r.postjobfree.com

STRENGTHS

ERP Implementations SEC Filing Supervised Staff

Financial Statement Preparation Financial Modeling SOX Compliance

Budget Preparation Cash Management Accounting Research

EDUCATION: BS, Accounting: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; Kansai University, Osaka, Japan

Conair Corporation (Temporary) January 2016 – Current

• Responsible for various monthly and quarterly reporting including variance analysis

• Responsible for royalty accrual journal entries

• Responsible for budget preparation

Chelsea Company Management LLC (Temporary) September 2015 – October 2015`

Property Management Company

• Responsible for the following functions: AP, Cash Reconciliations, Account Reconciliations, Budget Preparation

International Provisions, Inc. April 2013 – March 2014

International Provisions imports Asian foods and sells them to restaurants and markets.

Senior Accountant

(Reason for leaving –The Company went out of business.)

• Responsible for the following accounting functions: Cash, T&E, AP, Ad Hoc requests, etc.

• Prepared the Monthly Financial Statements which included approximately 8 subsidiaries with the associated eliminating entries. This included preparing the Monthly Close binders as support for the Monthly Financial Statements.

Bigpoint, Inc. April 2010 – July 2011

Bigpoint Inc. develops and publishes multi-player browser based online games.

Accounting Manager

(Reason for leaving –Moved from San Francisco to Connecticut)

• Responsible for all accounting functions: Payroll, AP, T&E, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Prepaids, Foreign Currency, Monthly Close, Ad Hoc requests, etc. including preparation of account reconciliations and required monthly reports to the Parent Company.

• Responsible for the annual financial statements including preparation of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement and the financial statement disclosure. This included preparation of the tax provision with guidance from our public accountants.

• Managed the audit with our public accountants.

• Prepared property tax and franchise tax filings, along with other required San Francisco county and city tax filings.

• Responsible for all technical accounting research which included but was not limited to FAS 86- “Accounting for the Costs of Capitalized Software to be Sold, Leased, or Marketed” and the whether certain relocation and moving expenses were taxable or non-taxable to a new employee and how to structure a relocation plan to be non-taxable to the a new employee.

• Assisted in the implementation of the new payroll platform.

• Assisted in the implementation of the new SAP ERP Accounting Software. Prior to the SAP implementation, the Company used the QuickBooks Accounting Software.

• Trained and transitioned the CEO's Personal Administrative Assistant/Receptionist/Office Manager to perform certain functions in QuickBooks and the input of payroll in our Payroll Software at her request to increase her skill set. Trained the Senior Accountant hired in February 2011. Managed both the CEO's Administrative Assistant and the Senior Accountant. This included but was not limited to review of their work product as well as prioritizing day to day tasks.

• Responsible for the administration of all employee benefits including but not limited to the 401K and Health Benefits. This included managing open enrollment for health benefits which had to be done twice within a year due to the increase in employee hires.

ClairMail Inc. November 2007 - February 2009

Mobile banking and payment software developer.

Senior Corporate Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller

(Reason for leaving -Company Layoffs due to Banking Crisis)

• Responsible for all accounting functions: Payroll, AP, T&E, AR, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Prepaids, Revenue, Commissions, etc. including account reconciliations and allocations of expenses.

• Prepared quarterly and annual financial statements.

• Responsible for all Financial Planning and Analysis. Built complex financial models for budgeting and forecasting. Responsible for all ad hoc department financial analysis requests. Forecasted cash on a monthly basis.

• Assisted in Series C Round of Financing. Prepared all financial slides for road shows and worked directly with potential investors in explaining the budget model and other financial questions. Prepared all Due Diligence requests from investors.

• Prepared all financial slides for Board Reports every month and quarter.

• Managed audit with Deloitte and Touche.

• Prepared property tax, franchise tax and corporate filings in all required states.

• Responsible for all technical accounting which included creating and maintaining the revenue recognition policy in compliance with SOP 97-2. Researched and implemented accounting related to sales and leaseback transactions, company entered into in 2008.

McKesson Corporation August 2005 - October 2007

McKesson Corporation currently ranked 11th out of the FORTUNE 500 companies, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better.

Corporate Accounting Manager

(Reason for leaving- It was a career decision, I wanted Fortune 500 company experience along with small start-up company experience)

• Managed the monthly close process and reviewed all work performed by three direct reports, including reconciliations, journal entries and cash flow as well as identifying areas of concern to the Director of Accounting.

• Prepared and reported financial results to management on a monthly and quarterly basis including P&L and Balance Sheet fluctuation analysis.

• Prepared the annual P&L and Balance Sheet budgets for the corporate departments. Re-forecasted expenses monthly and worked with the department partners to adjust the monthly forecast for those transactions not budgeted.

• Assisted in the preparation of the Company’s SEC filings.

• Reviewed and implemented all pertinent accounting literature, ensuring the Company was in compliance and made recommendations to management on accounting related issues.

• Assisted in the SOX Compliance implementation including documenting the Company’s internal controls and ensuring compliance with these controls.

• Prepared and updated the Corporate Accounting Policies on a quarterly basis.

• Primary point of contact for external auditors during quarterly reviews and the annual audit.

Macromedia, Inc. July 2003 - August 2005

A public graphics, multimedia and web development software company that produced such products as Flash and Dreamweaver.

Corporate Accounting Manager

(Reason for leaving- Macromedia was acquired by Adobe)

• Supervised seven staff including the accounts payable department, fixed asset specialist, general ledger senior accountant and two contractors

• Managed the monthly close process and reviewed all work performed by direct reports, including all reconciliations and journal entries as well as identifying areas of concern to the Assistant Controller.

• Reported financial results to management on a monthly and quarterly basis including balance sheet fluctuation analysis.

• Assisted in the preparation of the Company’s SEC filings.

• Reviewed and implemented all pertinent accounting literature, ensuring the Company was in compliance and made recommendations to management on accounting related issues.

• Responsible for completing various accounting-related projects, including two acquisitions, and addressing significant accounting issues (SFAS 146, SFAS142, SOP 98-1, EITF 01-09) and other projects as they arose.

• Assisted in the SOX Compliance implementation including documenting the Company’s internal controls and ensuring compliance with these controls.

• Assisted in the implementation of Oracle 11i.

• Primary point of contact for external auditors during quarterly reviews and the annual audit.

mPower.com, Inc. March 2000 - February 2003

Software provider of investment advice and retirement education for 401/K retirement plan participants

Accounting Manager

Director of External Reporting

(Reason for leaving- Technology bubble burst and all employees were laid off)

• Responsible for the coordination and preparation of the Private Placement Memorandums and Road show Presentations for the private equity financings including coordinating edits from management, external auditors, legal counsel and underwriters as well as responding to all due diligence requests.

• Assisted in the implementation of the new accounting system software including creating reports as required.

• Assumed the responsibilities of revenue accounting and invoicing. Responsibilities include maintaining the revenue recognition policy, consulting with the external auditors on related revenue recognition technical issues, accounting for commissions to the sales team, cash receipts and deposits as well as assisting the legal department in drafting the pricing language in customer contracts.

• Assumed the accounting function for the U.K subsidiary (mPower Europe). Coordinated the transition of mPower Europe’s accounting from the London office to mPower’s San Francisco office (parent company). This included gaining an understanding of UK accounting standards and tax rules.

• Perform special projects which had included Chair of the Billing Task Force which was responsible for revising customer pricing and further automating the billing process, preparation of insurance renewal applications, etc.

• Assist in the preparation of the budgets/forecasts.

• Assist in the preparation and analysis of the monthly financial statements and Board Packages which include monthly journal and adjusting entries and researching variances between budget and previous months’ reporting.

• Assisted in the preparation of the annual financial statements including drafting financial statement disclosures and providing information to the external auditors.

• Responsible for accounting and tracking Stockholders’ Equity including maintaining the options database and responding to all options related issues.

• Performed various accounts payable functions including review of expense reports, proper coding of vendor invoices, and check runs.

FirstAmerica Automotive, Inc. August 1998 - March 2000

Car Dealership Consolidator

Senior Financial Reporting Analyst

(Reason for leaving- Company acquired by Sonic Automotive, Inc. located in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was offered a position with Sonic but I wanted to remain in San Francisco.)

• Prepared required filings with the SEC including Form 10-Q, 10-K, and 8-K and ensured that work papers were properly documented and organized. Responsible for coordinating edits from management and external auditors and communicating them to the financial printer.

• Assisted in the preparation of the Form S-1 registration statement for filing with the SEC. Responsible for the preparation of earnings per share and stock related schedules, preparation of the pro forma income statement and balance sheet, and preparation of the management section of the document.

• Assisted in providing information to external auditors relating to the annual audit, quarterly reviews, and comfort letters for the S-1 registration statement including preparation of client assist schedules.

• Prepared, analyzed and presented monthly financial statements and summaries that accurately reflected the company’s results of operation and financial position.

• Assisted in the implementation of the new financial reporting software. Responsible for identifying and correcting mapping inconsistencies and mapping new subsidiaries. Responsible for creating reports in the new reporting software.

• Supervised one staff and one consultant who assisted in the preparation of the S-1 registration statement.

Price Waterhouse LLP

Senior Auditor, San Francisco, CA 1996 - 98

Staff Auditor, New York, NY 1994 - 96

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Oracle 11i, Peoplesoft, Equity Edge, Hyperion, QuickBook



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