Norman Tong, CPA, CMA
Castro Valley, California, 94546 415-***-****
Detail-oriented professional with extensive experience in managing company's finances by planning and deploying strategies to ensure financial security and growth of the company.
Proven expertise in finding financial solutions by doing business performance analysis. Committed to provide effective support to management in preparing budget, reports, and financial statements. Instrumental in performing investigating studies that reduce company costs, ensure growth, and boost profitability. Profound knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and ability to plan and implement financial strategies to get maximum returns. Innate efficiency using effective management planning, cost control, and performance evaluation, and initiating processes to save company costs. Articulate communicator with credible history of cultivating positive partnerships with interdepartmental teams, management peers, and key clientele to realize strategic business goals. Track-record of ensuring account reconciliation and journal entries, creating PBC schedules, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits.
Areas of Expertise
A/P & A/R Monitoring
Inter-company & Consolidation
Auditing & Evaluation
Record Keeping & Control
Financial Statement Review
Tax Filling & Returns
Compliance with Standards
Team Building & Mentoring
Midpen Housing Corporation (Contract), Foster City, California United States Jun 2020 - Present
Senior Property Accountant
Perform multiple tasks, including processing account reconciliation and journal entries and conducting on-going analytical review in support of the monthly close process, executing monthly analysis of account variances to ensure smooth running of financial operations. Support informed decision making, while providing financial information and appropriately answers accounting questions to management and boards of directors, as requested.
Ensured data integrity and reliability, while tracking financial information, as well as accurately compiling and reporting information for an assigned portfolio of properties.
Accomplished annual financial goals and targets by contributing in the forecast of partnership budgets and providing thorough review of all budgets as well as collaborating with property management and asset management.
GoAnimate, Inc. / Vyond, San Mateo, California United States Dec 2016 – Jun 2020
Lead Senior Accountant
Delivered strategic support in with the preparation of monthly financial statements, including balance sheet and income statement to streamline financial operations. Applied working knowledge and experience, while managing all aspects of the revenue close, including revenue recognition and deferred revenue accounting, ensuring various tax filings, such as property tax return and sales tax return preparing payroll journal entries and working with Human Resources Manager to resolve discrepancies. Crafted and presented PBC schedules to Grant Thornton to file federal and state returns. Played a pivotal role in monitoring month-end close process, ensuring preparation of journal entries, balance sheet and income statement reconciliations, and analysis.
Spearheaded accounts payable process, including but not limited to check runs, vendor inquiries, maintaining files, and 1099 reporting as well as expense report and Amex credit card reconciliation.
Recognized for deploying proper accounting treatment required as a basis for booking journal entries and gathering audit evidence.
Succeeded in achieving optimal level of output by developing and implementing process improvements as well as documenting procedures.
Delivered strategic support to the billing function at Vyond and working with Avalara to perform Nexus analysis study to determine register requirement then collect and remit sales tax in the state.
Reduced company costs by reducing chargeback transaction, while identifying many fraudulent transactions.
Reviewed Hong Kong monthly financial statements obtained from the Hong Kong accounting team and performed inter-company reconciliation, elimination and consolidation.
Accomplished project defined milestones by participating in annual audit and other ad hoc projects.
Vuclip Inc. Milpitas, California United States Apr 2015 – Aug 2016
Significantly employed accounting expertise, while tracking monthly financials for all foreign entities, and consolidating financial statements. Ensured operational excellence, while monitoring day-to-day accounting functions and month-end close process. Took an active role in performing timely and accurate account reconciliations, preparing management reports and financial analytics, and participating in cross-function process improvement projects. .
Developed and deployed PBC schedules to PWC for the preparation of the year-end audit and responds quickly to audit inquiries.
Leapfrog Inc. (Contract), Emeryville, California United States Dec 2014 – Apr 2015
Strategically employed broad experience in managing monthly close processes, including journal entries and account reconciliation, coordinate invoice accrual process at month-end, and preparing ledger accounts flux analysis.
Qualys Inc. Redwood City, California United States Jun 2012 – Sep 2014
Senior Corporate Accountant
Exercise keen accounts management skills in monitoring monthly close processes, including journal entries and account reconciliation, reconciling scanner inventory, coordinating invoice accrual process, capitalizing and retiring fixed assets, conducting ledger accounts flux analysis, performing software development costs capitalization analysis, creating income tax return schedules and crafting monthly inter-company accounting reconciliations, and eliminations. Ensured proper coding of vendor invoices, while collaborating with accounts payable. Identified and resolved discrepancies by processing payroll journal entries and working with the payroll administrator. Ensured compliance with SOX, while developing fixed assets corporate policy and procedural manual.
Distinguished for creating and presenting statement of cash flows for 10-Q quarterly filing.
Delivered strategic support to the 10Q and 10K reporting process, including preparing supporting schedules.
Provided facilitation in the preparation of the Sarbanes Oxley Narratives and implementation of Nolan Bank reconciliation.
Tracked and audited inquiries, while creating PBC schedules to Grant Thornton for the preparation of the Year-end audit.
Qualys Inc. Redwood City, California United States Jan 2008 – Jun 2012
Well-versed in preparing journal entries, analyses, and account reconciliations and assisting with monthly close processes. Identified and responded to information requests, reviewed financial statements, and assisted with audits. Prepared financial statements by gathering and analysing information from the general ledger system. Processed general ledger entries by maintaining records and files, reconciling accounts. Developed and implemented accounting procedures by analysing current procedures and recommending changes. Applied new accounting policies and ensured compliance with rules and regulations.
Accomplished accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Staff Accountant - Cutera Inc. Brisbane, California United States Apr 2006 – Jun 2007
Accounting Analyst, CPI, San Carlos, California United States Mar 2001 – Nov 2005
Accounting / Computer Information Systems
San Francisco State University - San Francisco, California United States
Certifications / Licensure
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - certificate no. 122417
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – certificate no. 33931
Microsoft Office, Coda Financials, BNA Fixed Assets, NetSuite, ForthShift, Oracle 11i, QuickBooks, Intacct, JD Edwards, LedgerSoft, Concur, FAS Fixed Assets
Honours & Awards
Received Operational Excellence Award from CPI for successfully completion of fixed assets cycle count
Received Above and Vyond Award from Vyond for hard work and dedication