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Controller/Financial Analyst/Accountant/Analyst

Location:
Bear, Delaware, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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BRIAN KARASIK

*** ***** **. *********: (302) ***-****

Cell: (561) ***-**** Bear, DE 19701 Email: h7j2eo@r.postjobfree.com

h7j2eo@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position in a challenging environment, offering growth and management potential.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO., Newark, DE 01/10- 05/10

Client Service Account Officer

• Coordinated and followed through on client requests for products and services (i.e., open/close accounts, check orders, credit draw downs/pay downs, credit card requests).

• Researched, followed-up, and resolved client inquiries and problems through effective interaction with clients, bankers, product partners, branch/operations areas, and other staff in a timely and professional manner.

• Managed daily client transactions and inquiries accurately, within established deadlines, and in accordance with existing policies and procedures.

• Provided high quality, high touch service to Private Banking clients.

CITIGROUP, Inc. , Wilmington, DE 06/08-10/08

Equity Trade Support Analyst

Consulting Group Middle Office Wealth Management (Temporary)

• Responsible for daily cash & position breaks.

• Executed trades through the Mates, Extra & Geotrader programs.

• Liasion between Traders, Money Managers & Custodians to ensure trades settle accurately & timely.

• Settled T +1, T +2 & T +3 trades on a daily basis.

• Researched & analyzed equity trade discrepancies.

• Supporting the trading desk's ticketing process, block trade client allocations, confirming trade details, trade corrections and modifications including errors, average price account balancing and processing step-in and step-out trades.

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. , Newark, DE 11/07– 03/08

Analyst(Temporary)

• Responsible for dealing with internal groups and external custodians to clear reconciliation breaks.

• Investigate overdraft charges assessed by custodians to ensure the clients are not charged incorrectly.

• Liasion between Trade Support & Custodians to ensure wires are sent and trades settled accurately & timely.

• Maintain relationships with internal partners such as Trade Support, Client administrators, Derivatives Support, Funds Transfer, Corporate Actions & Delaware Cash Management.

GERSTLE ROSEN & GOLDENBERG, P.A., Boca Raton, FL 11/04 – 09/07

Auditor(Temporary)

• Worked with audit team to identify and resolve client issues discovered during audit process.

• Researched & analyzed financial statements and audit- and tax-related issues utilizing electronic database such as Ultra Tax, and employ audit software to review and compile financial information.

• Maintained a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services.

• Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related problems, and make recommendations for business and process improvements.

RETIREMENT SYSTEMS GROUP INC., New York, NY 05/02 – 10/04

Senior Accountant

• Managed the day-to-day accounting operations overseeing cash, general ledger reporting, monthly close process, and 3 staff accountants.

• Researched general ledger discrepancies and prepared appropriate journal entries to reclass or adjust account balances.

• Analyzed financial information detailing assets and liabilities.

• Prepared balance sheets, income statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected financial positions for managers.

• Analyzed and provided Information on commissions, p&l accounts and accruals.

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO., Brooklyn, NY 10/99 – 04/02

Trade Support Analyst

• Monitored the firm’s trading systems and related exchange connectivity and performance.

• Worked closely with the trading team, the development team, and the infrastructure team on a daily basis.

• Reported any missing executed trades & investigating any trade discrepancies.

• Research and resolve any problems with trades or positions.

• Ensure executed trades are affirmed on trade date.

SALOMON SMITH BARNEY, New York, NY 06/96 – 09/99

Senior Staff Accountant (Consultant)

• Assisted in processing vendor invoices and calculated monthly broker commissions.

• Developed and implemented accounting procedures by analyzing current procedures; recommending changes.

• Analyzing and reconciling complex cash and balance sheet accounts

• Prepared consolidated internal and external financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger system and from departments.

• Maintained and balanced an automated consolidation system by inputting data; scheduling required jobs; verifying data.

EDUCATION

Long Island University, New York, NY, 1995-1996

Associates Degree in Business Management

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in Windows applications including: Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus 1-2-3, Word Perfect, Bloomberg, Portia system, Titan, Sun Guard system, Netscape Navigator, Adobe Acrobat, Crystal Reports, Sun guard Charlotte Trust Accounting System, Outlook, Outlook Express, QuickBooks, Peoplesoft, IDSSG, CARS, Mates, Zeus Ticketing, Gtac, Geotrader, EDTS, Extra, Workstation CPI, Workstation TECS & FCI(Reports)



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