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Controller / Project Accountant

Location:
Lawrenceville, GA
Salary:
Open
Posted:
February 22, 2020

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ROBERT S. ESHRAGHI, CPA, CGMA

Lawrenceville, GA *0043 404-***-****

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Proven track records for streamlining and improving processes to meet the organization’s goals with a strong management background. Accountable for multi-million dollar financial and project budgets and tracking costs. Motivated with solid work ethics, collaborating with management and staff members in order to accomplish company’s objectives.

Significant experience and knowledge of project accounting

Contract review and cost estimate analysis and WIP revenue recognition

Financial budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning

Annual audits leadership and coordination with external auditors

Merger and acquisition due diligence, planning and implementation

Accounting systems conversions and automation

Risk management and cost reduction

Establishing and improving accounting policies, recordings and procedures in accordance with GAAP

Staff hiring, development, training and motivation through team building and support

Regulatory reporting and compliance

Fixed Assets Management

Work Experience

Portman Architects, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia

(August 2004-December 2019) Finance Director for the corporate office. With offices in Atlanta and Shanghai, China, the company is engaged in providing Architectural as well as Structural & Mechanical Engineering Design services on large-scale construction developments, such as high-rise mixed use buildings worldwide.

Consolidated financial reporting based on percentage of completion revenue recognition, review and analysis, using Deltek Ajera Accounting Software.

Annual financial and cash static budgets, as well as comparison against the related annual dynamic forecast.

Supervision of the accounting department staff.

Project cost reports preparation, review and analysis.

Treasury and Risk management.

Designed and implemented management reports using Microsoft Excel.

USIEnergy, Inc. Norcross, Georgia.

(August 2000-August 2004) Accounting Manager for the corporate office. The construction company engaged in manufacturing of radio controlled transmitters, utility meter installation, meter reading, billing, collection and energy management for residential and commercial properties.

Supervision of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and the General Ledger departments.

Consolidated financial reporting based on percentage of completion revenue recognition, review and analysis, using FRx reporting and MAS-200 Accounting Software.

Reviewed job cost and inventory valuation reports as well as periodic observation of physical inventory count.

Designed and implemented several management reports, using FRx.

Preparation of Audit work papers and ancillary supporting schedules and documents.

Cash forecasting and budgeting.

Instrumental in reducing the monthly close cycle from 15 days to 5 days.

Risk management.

Haas Publishing Companies, Inc. Norcross, Georgia.

(May 1999-August 2000) Senior Accountant for the corporate office. Reporting to the parent company, Primedia Inc., the company engaged in publication and distribution of apartment and real estate guides at the national level.

Monthly financial reporting, review and variance analysis, using FRx and Platinum Accounting Software.

Designed and implemented several management reports, using FRx report writer.

Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and preparation of Audit work papers and ancillary supporting documents.

Muzak LLC, Tucker, Georgia.

(June 1998-May 1999) Assistant Controller for the Georgia corporate office, the broadcast company engaged in low voltage wire and sound system installation, as well as user-specific formatted music broadcast for businesses in Georgia and Florida.

Preparation of monthly financial statements, review and variance analysis.

Supervision of the accounts payable department.

Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.

(March 1996-June 1998) Controller for the Systems Division in Tampa, Florida. Reporting to the corporate headquarter in Tucker, Georgia, the mid-sized construction company engaged in the installation of communication devises and low voltage wiring for the schools and large scale commercial projects.

Financial reporting based on percentage of completion revenue recognition, review and analysis.

Business modeling and due diligence of new business acquisition.

Inventory control and job cost variance analysis.

Banking relationships including line of credit renewals and cash management. Cash and revenue projections.

Human resources and risk management.

Supervision of a three staff accounting department.

Assisted in the installation and implementation of SBT accounting software on the Novel system.

Georgia Fabric Company, Atlanta, Georgia.

(September 1993-March 1996) Controller for the wholesale/retail fabric distributor, with sales office in New York.

IT administration, installation and implementation of CMS accounting system.

Financial reporting, review and analysis.

Cash and factored accounts receivable management.

Audit work papers preparation.

Supervision of a three staff accounting department.

Risk management, human resources, in-house payroll processing and filing of multi-states payroll taxes.

Selasco Corporation, Tucker, Georgia.

(April 1991-September 1993) Employed as the Accounting Manager for the construction company involved in the installation of fire sprinklers on commercial and multi-family residential projects.

Supervision of a four staff accounting department.

Preparation of financial statements based on percentage of completion revenue recognition, review and analysis.

Fixed assets management, using BNA assets management software.

Banking relationships including cash management of sweep accounts and line of credit renewals.

Job cost maintenance and variance analysis.

Worked originally on the J.D. Edwards Accounting Software, operating on the IBM system 36, and later assisted in the complete installation and implementation of the CMS accounting system.

J & R Mechanical Contractors, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

(September 1987-April 1991) Joined the mechanical contractor company as the Controller. The construction company engaged in the installation of Plumbing and HVAC on large residential projects.

IT administration, setup and implementation of CMS multi-user accounting system on Unix platform.

Inventory control and Job cost maintenance, variance analysis and final project overview.

Cash management, budgeting, forecasting and reconciliation, line of credit set up and renewal.

Risk management and human resources administration, in-house payroll processing and filing of payroll taxes.

Preparation of financial statements based on percentage of completion revenue recognition, review and analysis.

Education, Certification & Memberships

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, August 1987. Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member

Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) – Member and Gwinnett Chapter Treasurer

System Experience

Financial systems: Deltek Ajera, Timberline, MAS-200, Platinum, SBT, CMS, JDE, Peachtree, QuickBooks and FRx

Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Power Point and Access.



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