|Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping
|Desired Job Location: old bridge, New Jersey
||Date Posted: 3/4/2013
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Management (Manager, Director)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: CPA
||Willing to Relocate: No
GAAP Financial Reporting / Budgeting / Taxation / Financial Analysis /
Process Improvement / Forecasting / Inventory Control /Policy Formation & Administration
Improved financial reporting, reduced expenses, developed budget process and installed inventory and cost control systems in dynamic and challenging business environments. Leadership skills, relationship builder and flexible team player. Creating proactive, results oriented finance and accounting approaches to business operations. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to understand complex reporting and tax issues.
PRIVATE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
E.E CRUZ & COMPANY, INC , South Plainfield, New Jersey 2011-Present
$110 million construction company specializing in heavy civil construction in the Tri-State area.
Equipment Division Controller
Successfully implemented equipment accounting software leading to better equipment utilization reporting.
Reduced time required to create monthly equipment division billing by eliminating duplication of effort and utilizing multi-functional spreadsheets.
Improved timeliness and accuracy of monthly equipment division financial reporting; created analysis and variance explanation reports.
Established annual budget with variance reporting for upper management and Parent Company.
Instituted changes in corporate depreciation and allocated expense policies leading to a $50K reduction in monthly operating expenses charged to the equipment division.
TARANTIN TANK & EQUIPMENT, CO, Freehold, New Jersey 2010-2011
$40 million multi-state warehousing and distribution firm.
Controller (Temporary Assignment)
Hired to evaluate the general accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable areas of the company and make recommendations for process improvements and personnel change.
Improved month end closing and reporting by two weeks through reassignment of responsibilities and restructuring of the closing cycle.
Established internal monthly reporting previously done by an outside accounting firm.
Assisted with system implementation by creating manageable chart of accounts and multi-state sales tax jurisdictions database.
CONTI ENTERPRISES, INC., South Plainfield, New Jersey 2005-2009
$325 million construction company encompassing heavy civil infrastructure, environmental remediation and renewable energy throughout the United States.
Responsible for month-end closing and reporting, including review of work in progress job schedules, accruals, and contract value adjustments.
Hands-on leadership of the day to day operations of finance, general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and billing.
Provided senior management with key monthly trends including budget variance analysis of multi-entity overhead departments.
Improved quarterly reporting by ten days, implemented soft monthly close cycle providing senior management with reliable monthly information.
Monitored daily banking/treasury activity making decisions on when to borrow/repay on $20M credit facility.
Part of risk assessment team charged with the placement and administration of all insurance coverage.
Researched multi-state sales tax issues and handled state sales tax, corporate tax and payroll tax audits.
WILLIAM W. CASSERLY, CPA PAGE TWO
PRIVATE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
TAD METALS, INC., New York, New York 2000-2005
$210 million international, multi-state steel processing, warehousing and distribution firm.
Vice President of Finance
Promoted to lead financial operations, which included general accounting, credit and collections, billing, accounts payable and human resources; supervised nine professionals in 16 satellite offices.
Established financial reporting package for international parent and presented monthly operating results to Executive Vice President making recommendations for cost reductions and process improvement.
Evaluated product mix, margin history and inventory turnover; made recommendations that led to 30% reduction in inventory, elimination of slow moving and unprofitable inventory, generating $13M in cash flow
Maintained banking and lender relations securing $10 million operating line of credit evening out cash flow and allowing company to take advantage of discount pricing.
Revamped credit policy by establishing guidelines for acceptable margins and payment history, which eliminated poor-paying, unprofitable customers and improved margins by 3% and increased cash flow.
Handled IRS tax examination, researched complex IRS code and Treasury regulations, prepared written explanations resulting in no change.
Coordinated all activities with outside auditors.
DIRECT FULFILLMENT, INC., (formerly Hann & DePalmer), Robbinsville, New Jersey 1995-2000
$50 million distributor of published materials, serving as an extension of the marketing department for customers such as Sony, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Carnival Cruise Lines and US Healthcare
Responsible for accounting and finance operations including training and development of a staff of twenty.
Developed first-ever monthly financial reporting package and made presentations to senior management.
Developed and administered first-ever company budget including actual-to-budget comparison and analysis, reducing expenses by 10% which lead to the companys most profitable year since its inception.
Part of a team that worked with consultants on valuation, due diligence and deal structure leading to successful acquisition and integration of acquired company.
Formed cross-functional team to choose, design and implement new accounting system. Selected Lawson Financial software, cutting closing cycle from completion on 20th of month to completion on 5th of month.
PUBLIC ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE
HELLER, HELLER BOTHE & FAIGENBAUM, CPAS, Edison, New Jersey 1989-1995
Planned audit engagements, supervised staff and performed audits across many industries including service, manufacturing and retail.
Performed business valuations and forecasts as part of due diligence team.
Reviewed financial statements for GAAP compliance and researched issues.
Reviewed tax returns for federal and state compliance.
M.D. OPPENHEIM & CO. CPAS, Piscataway, New Jersey 1985-1989
Prepared financial statements, forecasts and projections with accompanying notes.
Met with clients to discuss year-end tax planning and other tax strategies.
Prepared multi-state registration filings.
MIRONOV, GOLDMAN & WORTZEL, CPAS, Edison, New Jersey 1981-1985
Performed compilations and reviews.
Prepared financial statements with notes, individual, partnership and corporate tax returns.
Prepared federal and state payroll tax returns and state sales tax returns.
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUTANT, New Jersey, 1984
RUTGERS COLLEGE, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Accounting, 1980
J.D. Edwards, Lawson, Construction Management Systems, Timberline, QuickBooks, Macola, Stelplan, Prophet 21, One-Write Plus, Spreadsheet Server, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
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