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Manager Accounting

Location:
West Orange, NJ
Posted:
October 28, 2019

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EDUCATION

B.S. Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - May 1976

Majors: Finance and Accounting

M.B.A. Finance 1988, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

M.S. Taxation, Farleigh Dickinson - May 2000 - August 2001

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

Certified Public Accountant, State of New Jersey

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

• Corporate Internal Audit, Accounting and Management

• Corporate and Individual Taxation, Investment Partnership Equity Accounting, Financial System Design and Implementation, Operational and Financial Audit

• Software packages: SAP, Oracle, McCormack and Dodge, Excel, Word, Tax Relief Fast Tax, Quick Books, Investran

RANGE OF EXPERIENCE:

Walter Brown, CPA - Consulting 2016 - Present:

Full range of business and systems consulting for entrepreneurial companies, including financial statement presentation and system design and implementation

IDT Corporation, Chief Audit Executive (CAE) 2007 – 2016

Genie Energy LTD, Chief Audit Executive (CAE) – Contract for IDT 2011-2015 Responsibilities:

Preparation and presentation of risk assessment to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and documentation of the audit scope including financial and IT controls for both IDT Corporation and Genie Energy. Development of compliance and operational audit plans. Execution of operational audits and development of audit reports for management. Monitor audit testing and identified issues. Quarterly presentation of risk assessments, remediation and issue status to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Responsible for fraud investigation and design of internal controls and risk mitigation. Identified and remediated a Material Weakness for Genie.

Manager of staff of (8) CPA and IT professionals

Private real estate development entrepreneur: Acquiring residential and commercial properties for clients and private accounts. Properties renovated and sold for profit. Deal structure and accounting performed as part of the contributed capital of the investment partnership

Financial Consultant: Financial Practices and Procedures, Audit, Tax, Accounting System Design and Investment Partnership 1988 - 2007

Accounting Major Clients:

•Prudential Capital Groups

•Panasonic of North America

New Jersey Transit Corporation, Corporate Controller 1985 - 1988

Director of Budgets

•Responsible for all corporate accounting policy, capital and operating budget.

•Development and implementation of financial systems

Price Waterhouse, Manager, Management Advisory Services 1984 – 1985

Senior Financial Consultant, 1980 - 1984

• Clients included Financial Services, Commodity Trading, and Transportation

Citibank, N.A., Assistant Manager of the Audit Division 1979 – 1980

• Responsible for the treasury function including audits of the commercial paper and repurchase agreement transactions

Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Senior Staff Accountant

COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS

•American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

•New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants

•Trinity Lodge #33 Free and Accepted Mason PHA 32

•Member of the Board of Directors for Piano School of New York: a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music lessons to minority students in New York City. Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committees

•Representative of Essex County, County Committee- 5th Ward



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