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Accounting Manager

Essex County, New Jersey, United States
January 13, 2017

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Horace Preddie

** ****** *****

Bloomfield, NJ **003

(H) 973-***-****

(C) 201-***-****


Objective: Highly motivated and result based Sr. Financial Analyst seeking a similar position with a company that will give me the opportunity to use my solid background in budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, managing, training, identifying and recording deferred and accrued revenue, revenue recognition, tracking and controlling project costs.



Senior Accountant-Consultant (April 2016- Present)

Reports to Acting Accounting Manager of Plant Funds.

Prepare analysis of Project Cost vs. Budget.

Bill and record revenue from the State of New Jersey and federal agencies for costs related to university construction and equipment.

Liaison with Project Owners to accurately match purchased equipment with contract.

Record journal entries for principal and interest payments on various loans.

Testing and auditing of newly deployed Oracle Cloud accounting software.

Prepares ad hoc reports for management.


Senior Financial Analyst-Consultant (December 16, 2013 – March 2016)

Reported to Senior Director FP&A.

Developed Annual Project Cost Budget for Software Development.

Liaison with Project Managers for updates on SOWs and contractor hiring.

Building Financial models for tracking Monthly Project Costs.

Prepared and uploaded quarterly Forecast for Software Development Projects.

Accurately recorded monthly Project Cost Accrual Journal Entries.

Performed monthly variance analyses- Actuals vs. Forecast and YTD Actuals vs. Budget.

Prepared ad hoc reports for management.

UNITED WATER Harrington Park, NJ

Senior Accountant-Consultant (October 2013- December 13, 2013)

Reported to Accounting Manager.

Prepared quarterly account reconciliation of Property Taxes.

Booked monthly and quarterly Property Tax accruals.

Assisted in the preparation of outsourcing of Property Tax payments.


Accounting Supervisor (September 2012 - June 14, 2013)

Reported to Director of Accounting.

Supervised two Senior Staff Accountants.

Prepared monthly accounting close schedule.

Prepared, reviewed and posted monthly Journal Entries.

Reviewed and processed Fixed Asset invoices and Roll-forward through QAD Software.

Acted as liaison with Processing, Facilities, IT and Purchasing Departments for determination of in-service dates of Fixed Asset Projects.

Prepared Asset Acquisition reports for Term Loan assessment.

Ran and prepared monthly variance analysis on Balance Sheet and P&L statements.

Prepared and reviewed monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations.

Prepared annual Common Area Maintenance adjustments for sub tenants.

Ran various queries in QAD to assist in analyses of ad-hoc reports.

Worked closely with external auditors for year-end audit.

VOLT DELTA RESOURCES August 2005-August 2012 Westbury, NY

Accounting Supervisor (January 2009 - August 2012)

Reported to Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting.

Worked closely with external auditors for a five-year restatement process.

Documented processes and procedures for Software Revenue, Cost Recognition and Loss Accruals.

Properly applying SAB 104, SOP 81-1, FAS 86 or SOP 98-1 for Software Revenue and Cost Recognition.

Supervised a staff of one Senior Accountant, two Staff Accountants, a Junior Accountant and various other temporary accountants.

Supervised month-end and quarterly closing.

Reviewed and posted Journal Entries.

Performed monthly variance analysis on P&L Statements and documented explanations.

Ran various queries in PeopleSoft to assist in analyses and ad-hoc reports.

Reviewed A/P Voucher Package for proper coding.

Reviewed A/R adjustments for their accuracy.

Senior Accountant (August 2005 – January 2009)

Reported to Accounting Manager.

Supervised staff of three Staff Accountants, two Junior Accountants and other temporary accountants.

Prepared monthly close schedule.

Reviewed and signed off on all Journal Entries and Balance Sheet Account Analysis.

Completed monthly Project Revenue Recognition schedule and journal.

Prepared deferred and accrued revenue schedules and journals.

Analyzed Inter-company Accounts.

Analyzed Actual vs. Plan of P&L.

Reconciled Sales/Adjustment Journal to Revenue on P&L.

Analyzed Canadian Foreign Exchange Translation.

Reviewed accounting records on periodic basis for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

SOURCE MEDIA 1993-2005 New York, NY

Financial Analyst (1999 – May 2005)

I took ownership for all financial aspects of the Conference Division of Source Media. Worked with conference director, senior marketing, advertising and sales managers to develop detailed divisional budgets and key business statistics.

Developed detail revenue and expense budgets based on historical data and industry trends.

Prepared revenue and expense accrual journal entries. Performed variance analysis to plan, prior year and report results to senior managers.

Designed and prepared weekly/monthly sales and commission reports.

Generated, analyzed and distributed financial reports to the respective divisions.

Completed analysis of all streams of revenue – Attendance, Sponsorships, and Exhibits.

Developed various monthly and quarterly profit & loss forecasts.

Generated various ad-hoc financial reports using PeopleSoft Nvision and Great Plains.

Senior Accountant (1993 - 1999)

Performed various accounting functions within the Corporate Finance department of a $250 million dollar publishing business. Direct report to Controller.

Worked on the monthly, quarterly, and annual closings of the general ledger.

Responsible for the maintaining of all fixed assets. This included journalizing, depreciating, reconciling and updating schedules. Maintained comprehensive fixed asset system.

Performed various Balance Sheet account reconciliations including updating/maintaining Deferred Subscription accounts.

Generated various financial reports such as trial balance, balance sheet, and profit & loss statements and distributed to senior management for review.



Degree: BA, Business Administration. Minored in Accounting.


RIAS, Oracle, Hyperion Essbase, QAD General Ledger and Fixed Asset Modules. Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. PeopleSoft 8.4, Windows XP and 10.

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