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Accounting Manager Controller

Washingtonville, NY, 10992
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June 29, 2022

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Highly innovative professional with experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management acknowledged for sound decision-making abilities, analytical skills, business acuity, and problem-solving skills. Strategic, methodical, and reliable; enjoys the challenge of resolving long-term issues and influencing revenue positive outcomes. Persuasive and concise communicator; quick learner, experienced in dealing with all levels of management in varied industries, and coaching subordinates for greater productivity and understanding. Signature Talents

Hands-On Leadership Strategic Planning Accounting Standards

Organizational Re-engineering Accounting, Financial Modeling Government Contracting

Acquisition, Merger or Divestiture of Entities/Assets External/Internal Audit & Financial Ctrl. Budget and Forecasting

Human Resources and Organizational Development Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Compliance International Experience

KPIs & Metrics Process Development/Improvement Inventory and Fixed Assets PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Q88 LLC – Fairfield, CT 2018 – Current

CFO - Reporting to the Founder and President

● Own the planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and direction of day-to-day financial operations of the business, global payroll, and HR management in support/achievement of company key strategic initiatives.

● Lead the month end closing process, reconcile all P&L, and balance sheet accounts within the set deadlines. Review and approve all AP and AR transactions according to the company policy. Manage the international accounting, intercompany transactions, transfer pricing, acquisitions, purchase accounting, general ledger integrity, legal, tax and treasury functions.

● Prepare the consolidated monthly financial reports including creation of Board Decks and variance analysis to provide insight with recommendations by entity and by product.

● Lead the annual budget process, and monthly forecast on the different dimensions of the business throughout the year to achieve budget objectives, measure variances to identify potential areas of opportunity/concerns to initiate corrective actions.

● Identify and track KPI’s pertaining to business operations, competitors, and benchmarking to ensure profitability.

● Manage the annual audit process from start to end. Work with external international and local tax accountants on tax matters and provide recommendations to management on tax efficient strategies in a timely manner.

● Evaluate departmental effectiveness, guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing control, policies, procedures, and reporting systems that will improve day-to-day operations

● Maintain a high level of integrity at all times; assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives; participate in the development of strategic business plans and goals.

● Assist management in identifying opportunities to improve cash flow via vendor terms, capital investment ROI and overall profit enhancement. Implement operational best practices. Monitor and resolve all open legal issues involving the company.

● Develop a service-oriented team; lead by example, set expectations and hold employees accountable for performance being in alignment with the company culture and values. Empower excellence, team growth and strong collaboration. Key Accomplishments:

Reduced tax liability by claiming the SaaS R&D credits of $125K for 3 years using the four-part test

Drove increase in operating income from $3M to $4.25M over 3 years via topline revenue growth Frontier Communications, Inc. – Norwalk, CT 2015 – 2017 Director, Revenue Accounting reporting to the VP, Corporate Accounting

● Maintained the company financial records under responsibility in compliance with company policies and directives, US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements. Led the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes including consolidation, journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, revenue provisions, accruals, variance analysis, financials reviews with cadence from draft close to final reported numbers.

● Led the transition efforts to the new revenue standards ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASC 340- 40, Other Assets and Deferred Costs. Maintained appropriate documentation for the accounting treatment of complex/highly judgmental areas, including analysis, relevant literature, and conclusions.

● Served as a key point of contact for internal and external auditors to support quarterly, interim, year-end audit requests. Continually prioritized team’s workload and responded to top priorities with a sense of urgency. Assisted with the preparation of schedules and footnote for the quarterly and annual SEC Form 8K, 10Q and 10K filings and narratives. Key Accomplishments:

Performed revenue recognition, analysis and forecasting that improved the company’s reporting system by over 30%, by implementing correct authoritative literature.

Successfully integrated the Verizon CTF acquired properties consistent with the overall business strategy. GENEVIEVE GULBRANDSEN, CPA, MBA Page Two

Led DPI billings and reporting improvement efforts with IT, revenue assurance, tax, regulatory and collections to improve company- wide processes.

Re-engineered closing process, resulting in a reduction of closing time from 20 to 6 full workdays.

Successfully developed department of 27 professionals leading to 25% of staff promotions. Pitney Bowes Software, Inc. – Troy, New York 2014 – 2015 Assistant Controller reporting to the Controller and Director of Accounting

● Managed the revenue accounting team, exercised a broad sphere of influence across the organization to set the short and long-term vision and strategy for all revenue recognition and cash activities. Partnered/advised sales, legal teams to develop customer contracts to accomplish customer objectives while yielding the desired economics and revenue recognition accounting outcomes for the company.

● Reviewed VSOE, BESP and MBE models to ensure ongoing compliance for the purposes of revenue recognition. Designed, managed, and executed key controls around revenue recognition. Reviewed and signed off on all accounting packages prepared by the revenue team. Documented conclusions for complex, multi-element sales contracts to support compliance with applicable authoritative literature.

● Trained and educated the company’s sales and revenue operations groups for SAAS global solution products to ensure they well understood the proper revenue recognition criteria on the sale of products and services. Oversaw the company- wide technical accounting consultation via research and analysis of complex accounting issues - applied relevant technical guidance and interpretation, implementation of the new revenue recognition standard and identified impacts to current products and services. Executed and led all the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting closes including, setting the rhythms with specific timeline and deadlines to meet all the reporting requirements.

● Led a team of professional accountants by providing direction, coaching, approving their work, constant career development guidance and advice. Established design, document; implemented policies and procedure maintaining strong internal controls to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance and required certifications. Key Accomplishments:

Guided financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures on revenue recognition of PB software business critical to establishing VSOE requirements.

Made global resourcing recommendations and/or decisions, including consolidating tasks, movement of projects to low-cost centers eliminating head counts and initiating cost savings of over $100K. IBM, Inc. – Armonk, New York 2004 – 2014

Senior Software Revenue Recognition Led reporting to Second Line Manager and Director of Accounting

● Provided analysis of the working capital statistics, high functional analysis using process flow diagrams, workflow analysis and YTY reviews. Monitored the forecasts compared to actuals, produced variance analysis, and developed benchmarks to measure performance of cash conversion cycle.

● Prepared the Treasury’s quarterly board reports for the CFO and Treasurer used in the 10Q, 10K footnotes and narratives. Ensured the internal Revenue Recognition Policies were followed consistently worldwide for software licenses, SAAS solutions, hardware, and service sales in accordance with GAAP and in compliance with the revenue recognition rules (ASC 605, AICPA’s SOP 97-2, SOP 98-9, SOP 81-1, and the SEC’s Staff Accounting Bulletin SAB 101/ SAB 104 and EITF 00-21).

● Assisted the due diligence team for acquisition of various potential entities and handled the accounting for divestiture, mergers, and acquisitions. Key player in the ongoing convergence efforts to prepare IBM for a potential global conversion from U.S. GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), providing clearer guidance and consistency among similar transactions between brands to achieve increased structural efficiencies and economies of scale.

● Responsible for Federal Contract Management using extensive industry knowledge of government contract accounting, applicable laws and regulations including FAR supplements and use of the GSA schedules. Key Accomplishments:

Enhanced the GRAT Tool for MEA / EITF 00-21 analysis reducing the output time from 2 days to approx. 8 hours.

Wrote accounting procedure manuals for company's external audit firm and facilitated numerous learning programs.

Honored with company Top Talent special recognition for outstanding performance. EARLY CAREER SUMMARY

Accounting Manager Sperry Rail, Inc., Danbury, CT, 2003 – 2004 Financial Controller Praxinet Inc., Ridgefield, CT, 2000 – 2003 Accounting Manager L&M Supplies Inc., Dillingham, AK, 1999 – 2000 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Active

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance/Accounting New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury, NY Bachelor of Commerce, Auditing and Financial Accounting Chetana H.S. College of Commerce & Economics TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCIES

SAP NetSuite Great Plains QuickBooks Excel Hyperion Essbase TM1 MS Office QMF Salesforce Zoho

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