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Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 48584
Desired Job Location: Tierra Verde, Florida Date Posted: 2/28/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage: 100K
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes




Senior-level manager with extensive accounting, finance and administrative experience in the research/development, manufacturing industries and payment processing services. Hands-on, multi-tasked, committed team player recognized for professionalism, integrity and outstanding leadership. Accountable for back-office accounting and principal financial officer for two public corporations concurrently for ten years.


Verifone, Inc, Clearwater, Florida 07/09 – Present
Global Leader in Secure Payment Technologies ($900 million)
Controller – Verifone Transportation Services (“VTS”) ($26 million)

Business unit is located in Long Island, New York. Primary revenue is generated from processing credit card transactions using its automated taxi secure payment systems. Revenue is also generated from advertising using the passenger information monitor.

• Review and approve daily ACH batches.
• Process journals to record the payment/receipt transactions into the general ledger.
• Reconcile balance sheet accounts
• Close each month within 3 days (1 day earlier than required)
• Prepare BS and PL Flux analysis and discuss with Executive Management
• Prepare management P&L report with narrative explaining any anomalies.
• Prepare and work with the sales staff regarding forecast and commitment, review and update weekly.
• Review and post staffs’ journal entries.
• Prepare and manage deferred revenue and cost of sales waterfall schedules.
• Reconcile 6 bank accounts

Key Achievements:
• Cleaned up balance sheet accounts within first 4 months and have reconciliations for all accounts.
• Able to close the period and upload the trial balance to Oracle during Flash 1 with no Flash 2 entries.
• Merged VML (newly acquired company from Clear Channel) into the company within 30 days during a quarter-end ($40 million revenue). Managed business unit until July 2010. Unit based in Las Vegas.

Programs: Oracle eBIZ 11, QuickBooks, Hyperion, Business Objects

Revolution Money, Inc., St Petersburg, Florida 04/07 – 07/09
New Payment Processing Network
Director Accounting

As with many startup companies’ employees must be hands-on and wear several hats. My primary functions addressed software capitalization costs, employee compensation, revenue recognition and cost of sales.

• Using Microsoft Excel tracked and record internal and external costs associated with software capitalization SOP 98-1, Accounting for the Costs of Computer Software Developed or Obtained for Internal Use.
• Manage and record associated expense with deferred compensation relating to profit unit grants and stock options.
• Researched GAAP and determined proper revenue recognition policy based on EITF 99-19 Gross versus Net.
• Track and report financials by program and product costs incurred by sponsors, merchants and acquirer.
• Track and record daily purchases and payment transitions through our settlement process system.
• Key contributor with the integration to Oracle Financial v11 from QuickBooks.
• Manage twenty-two active bank accounts relating to payment processing and settlements.
• Reconcile general ledger accounts and shortened the closing period from 30+ days to 15 days.
• Process payroll for 148 employees, track and record vacation and bonus accruals manually.
• Manage two direct reports in accounting and payroll.

Key Achievements:
• Research and create white-papers on several accounting pronouncements.
• Seamlessly, transitioned payroll from an outside firm and brought the process in-house.

Programs: Oracle Financials, ADI, ADP, Microsoft Office, BI Tools.

Global Signal, Inc., Sarasota, Florida 06/06 – 04/07
(04/07 Acquisition completed to Crown Castle, Inc. Pitts. PA)
$500 Million in Revenue
Manager Special Projects and Collections

The Manager of Special Projects position was designed to address accounting and finance material weaknesses and work closely with the internal and external auditors relating to SOX remediation and compliance.

• Team member of a $10 million system project to improve current accounting and operations processes; address SOX remediation control point for: Straight-line expense and revenue; prepaid rent and expense; and deferred revenue.
• Continuous Improvement champion: Created and implemented several new policies and procedures to address financial close deficiencies.
o Implemented policy to require all Balance Sheet accounts to be reconciled.
o Took the initiative to reconcile balance sheet accounts for accounts not previously assigned to staff accountants.
• Assist with beta testing of accounting calculators developed by the IT engineering team that could potentially eliminate several of the manual excel spreadsheets currently being used to perform straight-line calculations.
• Added the position of Collection Manager effective October 2006; supervised nine direct reports; and managed cash inflow on a weekly basis.

Key Achievements:
• During the first two months of employment created and developed a comprehensive and SOX compliant accounting and financial reporting policy and procedure manual to remediate one of the financial reporting material weaknesses.
• Identified over $300,000 in over accrued expenses.

Programs: PeopleSoft, ManageStar, Cognos, Word and Excel, Limited use of Access

Kintera, Inc., San Diego, California 05/05 – 06/06
Software as a service for online solutions to help nonprofit organizations
$50 Million in Revenue
Vice President Corporate Controller 09/2005
Controller 05/05 – 09/2005

Provide executive leadership for the back office accounting team and financial reporting group. Recruited, mentored, and developed a staff of fourteen within two subsidiaries.

• Process owner for quarterly and year-end close process; prepare period close, including reviewing entries to the general ledger to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting principles and procedures in accordance with GAAP; and, analyze monthly financial statements and research any unusual variances or discrepancies.
• Prepare SEC reports: quarterly and annual reports and Section 16 filers (previously prepared by legal firm)
• Liaison with external auditors (Ernst & Young, LLP) and internal auditors.
• Addressed deficiencies by creating and implementing new internal controls for SOX 404 compliance; develop, implement, and ensure compliance with corporate financial policies in order to safeguard the Company's assets and mitigate its liabilities and risks.
• Hands-on management style for back office accounting; senior accountants, payroll, AP, GL, commissions, revenue recognition, capital software and SEC financial reporting group.
• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines, and to perform statistical and financial audit and reports.

Key Achievements:
• Quick thinker. Within a week of the quarter close pulled a team together to take a failed accounting system to a manual state in order to close the quarter on time. The manual process enabled us to find deficiencies within the system and correct errors resulting in no auditor adjustments.
• Substantially improved accounting functions and improved relationship with outside legal firm by taking over the initial preparation of SEC corporate filing forms and providing them with timely and accurate documents for review.

Programs: Great Plains Dynamics, FRX reporting, Word and Excel

e.DIGITAL CORPORATION (“EDIG”), San Diego, California 11/91 – 05/05
PCB Manufacturer evolved to developer of digital video technology and products
$5 Million in Revenue (current)
Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary 2003
Controller and Corporate Secretary 1997 - 2003
Accounting Manager 1991 – 1997

From 1993 – 2003 Sister-Company to American Technology (employment tenure concurrent with above)

AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (“ATC”), San Diego, California 6/93 – 11/03
Innovator and manufacturer for commercial and military directed sound products and solutions
$10 Million in Revenue
Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary and Director of HR – 2003
Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary 1999 – 2003
Accounting Manager 1993-1999

For ten years, I was the principal financial officer for both e.Digital Corporation and American Technology Corporation. The sister companies are only connected by founder. Each company had its own core technology, auditing and legal firm and fiscal year-ends. I was able to perform all the accounting and SEC financial reporting functions for both entities and the areas listed below are only highlights of the key areas.

Concurrent Functions (EDIG and ATC):
• Strategic planning, development and leadership of the entire accounting functions as well as day-to-day operations of the corporation.
• Year-end audit and quarterly schedules.
• Prepare SEC reports: 10Q, 10K, Section 16 filers. Assist attorneys with S8’s, S3’s and proxy statements.
• Prepare and control all equity transactions such as; warrants; common and preferred stock; stock option plans; and subordinated promissory notes.
• Managed Materials Control department (purchasing, inventory, shipping & receiving).
• Prepare timely and comprehensive monthly and annual reports including analysis of financial data, statements, audits and reviews. From 1992 until 1996, the reports included consolidation of five wholly owned subsidiaries held by a foreign parent company.
• Appointed as the compliance officer.

ATC Functions in addition to above: (1993-2003)
• Executive team member.
• Directed accounting staff of two.
• Accountable for all payroll functions – Ceridian and Intuit Service.
• Accountable for all human resource functions including creating and implementing company policies.
• Report directly to the CEO or chairman of the board.

Key Achievements:
• Developed a time tracking system to record engineer’s hours by project/contract for determining revenue recognition (e.Digital).
• Extraordinary ability to multi-task and manage two publicly traded companies concurrently in preparation of SEC filings with a track record of 100% on-time filings.
• In 2003 negotiated new three-year facility lease (e.Digital) with a significant savings with existing landlord.
• As system administrator was able to successfully implement the MAS 90 accounting software (ATC).
• Appointed to Board of Directors for EDIG in 2005 as the financial expert.

Programs: MAS 90 (ATC), QuickBooks (EDIG) Multi-ledger, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, San Diego, CA – Bachelor of Science, Business Accounting -1999- (attended 100% of the courses in classroom environment)
SEC INSTITUTE, San Diego, CA – Advanced SEC Seminar - 2003
SEC INSTITUTE, San Diego, CA – SEC Seminar - 1997

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