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Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 60715
Desired Job Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Date Posted: 5/20/2012
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: June 4
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: No
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Experience:
Marc A. England
171 Vintage Dr.
Covington, LA 70433
(703) 864-3062
E-mail: mrcengland@aol.com

EXPERIENCE:
April 2006 to Present
Controller, Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, LLP, Attorneys at Law, Washington, DC
• Responsible for all aspects of the billing of client invoices for the firm (including setup and implementation).
• Responsible for all of the e-billing for the firm (including setup and implementation).
• Preparation of month-end billing reports. These include but are not limited to:
Accounts Receivable Aging, Fee Receipts per attorney, Attorney Fees Write Up/Down Analysis, WIP (work in progress) by attorney and/or by client, Attorney Worked and Billed Fees per month, cash receipts.
• Download cost entries from Copitrak cost recovery system to ProLaw legal accounting system.
• Entering daily deposits.
• Prepare client account detail reports when needed.
• Responsible for the administration and processing of the payroll for the entire firm (bi-weekly basis for staff and for the partners).
• Responsible for administration and processing of the benefits (life insurance, health insurance, 401(k), pension/profit sharing plan, etc.) for the firm.
• Responsible for monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.
• Prepare yearly commission reports for all of-counsel members of the firm.
• Prepare 6-month commission reports for all associates of the firm.
• Responsible for collections of the firm’s accounts receivable.
• Prepare and file month tax forms to the District of Columbia.
• Prepare and file 1099’s yearly to the IRS.

March 2004 to April 2006
Senior Accountant, Collier Shannon Scott, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, Washington, DC
• Responsible for all of the e-billing for the firm (including setup and implementation).
• Preparation of month-end financial reports. These include but are not limited to:
Accounts Receivable Aging, Fee receipts per attorney (actual v. budget), Attorney Fees Write Up/Down Analysis, Attorney realization ration analysis, WIP (work in progress) by attorney and/or by client
• Complete annual law firm surveys regarding any and all attorney billing numbers and other firm statistics.
• Prepare monthly billing statement for all clients in the intellectual property section.
• Download cost entries from Equitrac cost recovery system to Elite.
• Assist accounts receivable with entering daily deposits into Elite.
• Prepare account detail reports when needed.
• Reconciliation of the firm’s deposit with the United States Patent and Trademark Department.

June 2002 to March 2004
Assistant Controller, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, Attorneys at Law (Intellectual Property Law), Falls Church, Virginia
• Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department
• Prepare various financial reports for the partnership. These include but are not limited to:
Budget analysis, Year-to-Date billing summary by attorney, 6-month billing analysis by attorney, Billing graphs
• Reconcile various general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
• Prepare quarterly commission reports for all of-counsel members of the firm.
• Prepare all collection reports for the partnership. These include but are not limited to:
Accounts receivable aging reports, Slow pay client reports, Client history/account detail reports, Open invoice reports, Client bill summary reports by attorney and/or location, Client payment detail reports
• Prepare time reports for the entire firm. These reports include but are not limited to the following criteria:
Country, Practice (Patent, Trademark, Litigation, Copyright, Expert Opinion), Attorney, Month, Year, Actual-to-Goal ratio (Year-to-Date and month), Location (Falls Church, Costa Mesa or Los Angeles)
• Direct supervisor for the rest of the accounting department (accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing clerks and accounting clerk).
• Responsible for all the billing and collections of all of the firm’s major contracts with the federal government.

April 1995 to June 2002
Collection Manager/Billing Supervisor, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, Attorneys at Law (Intellectual Property Law), Falls Church, Virginia
• Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising billing staff.
• Monitor all accounts receivable.
• Assist in the preparation of monthly financial package for partners.
• Prepare monthly accounts receivable activity and other management reports.
• Assist in preparation of annual budget and any revisions.
• Communicating and corresponding with outside collection agents and attorneys.
• Preparation of reminder/collection letters to clients and follow-up.
• Generate monthly collection progress reports.
• Monthly reconciliation of attorney time.
• Monthly reconciliation of the firm’s account with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
• Weekly follow-up with secretaries to ensure timely mailing of invoices.
• Maintain and monitor three CPO check-writing machines for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
• Participate with the organization and activities of the firm’s annual Summer Training Program in June/July.
• Utilized computerized accounting, billing and spreadsheet software programs.
• Prepare individual debit notes daily from information which has been uploaded on a daily basis.
• Prepared client account detail reports.
• Responsible for monthly reconciliation of bank accounts and general accounts.
• Assisted with the preparation of the monthly financial reports and the collection letter process, either by preparing charts and/or letters.
• Prepared and submit statements for monthly billed clients.
• Prepared billings for various firm activities and tracking of payments received.

February 1993 to April 1995
Administrative Manager, Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP, Attorneys at Law (Intellectual Property Law), Falls Church, Virginia
• Supervised and directed employees of the central file room which services forty attorneys and a support staff of eighty.
• Responsible for the distribution and collection of over 25,000 client files using bar code technology and automated file tracking system resulting in increasing on-time delivery of files from 88% to over 95% efficiency.
• Conducted annual reviews and evaluation for the central file room.
• Maintained a large number of client documents and critical documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office daily.
• Developed and revised policies and procedures for the central file room.
• Administered an annual inventory system for over 25,000 files, which resulted in a decrease of lost files.
• Promoted to the Accounting Department


EDUCATION:
MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY – Arlington, Virginia
MBA – 2003
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA – Charlottesville, Virginia
Completed Accounting courses required for the CPA exam – 1998-1999
WHEELING JESUIT COLLEGE, Wheeling, West Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1992

COMPUTER SKILLS:
• Time and Billing – Extensive knowledge of Elite and ProLaw Legal Billing and Financial Management Systems (Windows and Character base); Carpe Diem Time Tracking/Entry system; Equitrac; Copitrak
• Spreadsheets – Excel; Lotus 1-2-3; Symphony
• Others - Microsoft Word; Windows (3.1 to NT); Word Perfect


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