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Accounting Manager

New York, New York, United States
January 26, 2017

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John McGregor, MBA

*** **** **** ******, #*** New York, NY 10022 917-***-****

Global Multi-Site Financial Management Strategic Analysis / Planning Team Building Training / Development

Full-Cycle Accounting Trends Tracking Expense-Reduction Initiatives New Business Development Client Relations

Multimillion-Dollar Budget Control Profit / Loss Multi-Process Optimization Streamlined Operational Procedures

Top Performer who makes sound decisions to reflect positively on global business operations in alignment with a multi-site company’s vision, value, and goals to attain a competitive advantage and generate robust company growth.

Visionary Professional who rises above core challenges to improve the bottom line and achieve winning outcomes.

Excellent Communicator who develops synergistic relationships with global executives, senior-level decision-makers, cross-functional professionals, and clients; who excels in autonomous and collaborative work environments; and who leads staff by example and with integrity to build strong teams to expand revenue and attain business objectives.

Professional Synopsis

The Kabbalah Center, New York, NY Mar 2016 – Dec 2016

Vice President – Finance

Capitalize on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking financial operations, including training, mentoring, coaching, and managing a top-performing team of 10 professionals in actively meeting and / or exceeding center-wide objectives.

Exhibit sharp analytical abilities toward preparing and managing annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, along with accurately reconciling comprehensive intercompany transactions for 6 large-scale centers and 5 international entities.

Presented monthly financial statements for 6 large scale centers.

Boosted cash management with annual revenues of $30 million.

Successfully streamlined financial operations processes and procedures.

Reduced staff from 20 to 10 professionals during the cross-country office move.

Led the successful transition of the Accounting Department from Los Angeles to New York City.

Safety Facility, New York, NY 2015 – 2016

Controller Vice President

Strategically steered financial operations for this facility service providing New York- and New Jersey-based businesses with quality-focused office cleaning and lighting solutions, including creating and maintaining individual profit / loss statements for 100+ job centers, preparing clients’ financial analysis, and handling presentation of monthly statements.

Directed Human Resource Department operations, including mentoring and managing a team of 4 staff accountants.

Ensured seamless benefits administration efforts by handling workers’ compensation, as well as managing payroll audits.

Revamped a chart of accounts for greater transparency.

Expertly reconciled intercompany transactions for 4 entities.

Created retroactive financial statements from January of 2015 activities.

Prepared and filed accurate sales and use tax returns in 10 states and Puerto Rico.

Designed, developed, and managed a large-scale facility annual budget and quarterly forecasts.

Saved on outsourcing fees by working with accounting software to bring payroll in-house for 400+ staff.

The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY 2014 – 2015


Maximized bottom-line performance toward managing accounting activities for this renowned history and art museum in New York City, including preparing monthly cash and accrual financial statements, as well as accurately planning and prioritizing monthly activity schedules for temporarily restricted assets and handling all grant reporting.

Applied strong leadership talents toward directing a team of 3 staff accountants and prioritizing personnel workflow.

Personally provided analytical support for CFO and department-wide stakeholders.

Cost-effectively prepared annual budgets, and updated quarterly forecasts for the museum.

Successfully engaged outside auditors to prepare FY14’s audit and address prior years’ inconsistencies.

Implemented a new FundEZ software version, including a new chart of accounts, departments, and codes.

Automated key monthly financial reporting by mapping results generated from FundEZ into Microsoft Excel.

John McGregor, MBA

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Professional Synopsis (continued)

The Carnegie Institute for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, NY 2012 – 2015


Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward directing high-volume accounts payable processing, handling grants reporting, and recording monthly gains and losses on investment portfolio, as well as performing annual audit.

Expertly handled grant administration, and prepared financial statements and corresponding analysis for annual audits.

Served as a resourceful liaison to external auditors during the filing of Form 990.

Successfully prepared the Form 990 questionnaire for efficient annual audit processes.

Streamlined monthly financial statement presentations by revamping the chart of accounts.

Developed new management reports from Fund EZ, and recorded gains and losses on investments.

Choice Logistics, New York, NY 2008 – 2012

Assistant Controller

Played a vital role in driving general accounting operations success, including assisting in high-volume budget control, facilitating monthly forecasts, and coordinating and preparing consolidated international monthly financial statements.

Developed action plans and spearheaded projects while strengthening the company’s accounting, financial, and operational infrastructure by streamlining processes and upgrading technology for key functions and applications.

Led targeted oversight of daily treasury functions, domestic and international wires in multiple currencies, and purchasing forward and option contracts to hedge against an exchange rate risk in alignment with objectives.

Successfully reduced annual postage costs and paper costs.

Identified improvement opportunities by analyzing existing systems.

Prepared and filed VAT returns for the Netherlands and other European offices.

Improved efficiency and reduced paper records by converting vendors to receiving ACH payment.

Reduced annual expense reporting costs by $12,000 by streamlining expense reimbursement procedures.

Automated processes in collaboration with CFO and Operations Controller to ensure timely task completion.

Additional Professional Experience

SIRVA Relocation, Bridgewater, NJ 2005 – 2008

Finance Manager

ICON International, Inc., Stamford, CT 1993 – 2005

Accounting Manager (1999 – 2005) Billing Manager (1993 – 1999)


Pace University

Master of Business Administration (Finance Emphasis)

Montclair State University

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Technical Summary

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Intuit QuickBooks

Microsoft Access Solomon FundEZ Raiser’s Edge Altru WinTeam Great Plains

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