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Accounting Manager Financial Analyst

Location:
Valley Stream, NY, 11581
Posted:
October 14, 2020

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MEIR BINIASHVILI

* ********** *** • North Woodmere, New York 11581

917-***-**** • adgy3s@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/meirbiniashvili

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Seasoned Controller with proven track record to drive financial and operational performances. Highly skilled at spearheading yearly and monthly close proceedings for industry leading organizations. Extensive experience designing policies, procedures and best practices, cost cutting expenses and increasing key efficiencies.

EXPERTISE

Budgeting • Forecasting • Financial Analysis & Reports • Inventory Management • Contract Negotiations

Policy & Process Improvement • Relationship Management • Financial Audits • Operations Analysis & Support

Grant Administration • Job Costing • Non-Profit & For-Profit Sectors • Internal Controls • Risk Management

Treasury & Cash Management • Productivity Improvements • Staff Training and Leadership • Sarbanes-Oxley

Project Management and Implementation • SEC Compliance • Revenue Recognition • Work in Process

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SERVICES INC, Lawrence, New York 2015–Present

Non-Profit Organization serving displaced families by providing short-term emergency shelter with revenues of $300M.

Assistant Controller

Ensure monthly accurate reporting on expenses for varies programs as a NYC subcontractor.

Key Accomplishments:

Review fiscal department accounting records to ensure accuracy and prepare for entry into accounting software.

Manage monthly reporting of budget variances by analyzing balance sheet & profit and loss accounts.

Spearhead monthly meeting with senior managers to discuss financial reports and ways to cuts costs in various areas.

Provide analytical reporting to upper management and city’s fiscal office.

Assist with updating and implementing policies and internal controls.

Supervise a staff of five, including junior accountants, accounts payable and payroll processors.

Conduct monthly accounts receivable process and compile reporting for upper management.

Prepare year-end projections and update/upload next year’s budget to fund accounting system by program.

Ensure monthly expenses are in line with budget for multiple programs.

Supervise and mentor staff, ensuring team members are appropriately trained.

COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER INC, Long Island City, New York 2009–2014

Energy efficiency & green building solutions contractor with annual revenues of $45M.

Controller

Managed all aspects of the fiscal department and a staff of 13 to17 employees while providing support for independent and New York State auditors.

Key Accomplishments:

Analyzed job costing of multiple projects per unit by building to review against budget.

Calculated percentage of completion, work in process by job, for submission of expenses to the state.

Improved and updated controls in accordance with New York State regulations.

Led the fiscal department through updating, developing and enforcing internal controls and procedures.

Supported CFO with management processes and business model decisions.

Worked with accounting software consultant in developing customized reports to increase efficiency.

Automated the fiscal department functions to insure accuracy and more efficient reporting.

CHANGING WORLD TECHNOLOGIES, West Hempstead, New York 2006–2009

Biodiesel fuel manufacturer with annual revenues of $12M.

Accounting Manager

Spearheaded monthly closing proceedings in preparation of consolidated financial statements for three operating entities.

Key Accomplishments:

Triggered $100K in annual savings through thorough analysis and successful negotiation of insurance policies/rates.

Reduced monthly closing process from 45 to 5 days by improving policies and procedures, in preparation for IPO.

Led the design and oversight of the annual $12M+ operating budget, while promoting Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

Continued…

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DIRECT MARKETING ADVERTISING DISTRIBUTORS, Hicksville, New York 2004–2006

Provider of advertising and targeted marketing services, with $40M+ in annual revenues.

Accounting Manager/Analyst

Ensured the accuracy of operating expenses for monthly financials. Analyzed cash flow for 3 divisions. Tracked stock performance and investment portfolio standing. Oversaw 401(k) and FSA information and administered payments.

Key Accomplishments:

Conserved $80K+ in annual corporate insurance policies by successfully negotiating with insurance brokers.

Served as the acting Controller in the absence of the previous Controller, supervising and training staff.

Led the completion of monthly financials for five national divisions.

Ensured effective management of operating expenditures by monitoring corporate insurance policies and leases.

WINSTON RESOURCES, New York, New York 2003–2004

Multi-discipline comprehensive staffing services.

Senior Accountant

Finalized extensive analysis of sales reports to help achieve delivery of weekly financial reporting and quarterly financial statements.

Key Accomplishments:

Enhanced the maintenance of daily accounting records by creating improved forms and procedures.

Boosted the department’s ability to achieve accounting goals by enhancing in-house operating systems.

Directed efforts to collect outstanding receivables and compiled information on defaulted accounts to possibly effect invoice write-offs.

LEXENT INC, New York, NY 1999–2003

Leading provider of electrical and telecommunications infrastructure design, installation, and maintenance.

Accounting Manager

Played an integral role in the preparation of quarterly and year-end financial statements by working closely with internal and external auditors.

Key Accomplishments:

Promoted from Payroll Administrator, to Senior Accountant, to Accounting Manager.

Assisted in preparing the IPO of the parent company by providing key support to financial managers.

Setup an array of detailed reports, including monthly capital expenditure and quarterly weighted average for outstanding loans.

SPIRO WALLACH, (Division of Unisource Worldwide), Farmingdale, NY 1995–1999

Largest paper goods distributor in North America, Canada & Mexico

Assistant Controller/Accounts Receivable & Collections Manager

Led and mentored the collections team resulting in 70% increase while personally handling company’s national accounts.

Key Accomplishments:

Managed the day to day accounting functions and conveyed information to headquarters.

Supervised six employees in the accounts receivable/collections department while working with a credit and collection agency and assisting in any ensuing legal proceedings.

Developed and delivered a detailed inventory count at a manufacturing plant, interfaced closely with external auditors.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, Accounting: Queens College, Flushing, New York

Professional Certifications: Certified Notary Public, New York State

Technical Expertise: MS Office, MS Dynamics Great Plains, MSF, FAS First Step, QuickBooks, MAS 90/200, Financial Edge by Blackbaud, ADP PC for Payroll, Fund EZ

Languages: German, Hebrew, Georgian, Russian (working knowledge)



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