Director of Finance Accounting Reporting - Accounting Bookkeeping
Director of Finance   Accounting   Reporting - Accounting Bookkeeping
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Director of Finance / Accounting / Reporting Resume

Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 80736
Desired Job Location: Strongsville, Ohio Date Posted: 3/7/2018
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 125000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Seasoned, analytical, and goal-oriented professional, offering extensive experience in finance and accounting management. Expert at leading all facets of financial planning and reporting involving data analysis and gathering, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and financial statements preparation. Concept-to-execution leader, adept at developing and implementing fiscal plans to ensure attainment of company goals. Adept at leading high-performing professionals in addressing accounting issues, meeting SEC standards, and ensuring prompt and accurate information. Equipped with polished communication and interpersonal skills, with bilingual fluency in English and Greek.


- Professional Experience

Confidential, Valley City, OH
Confidential Jan 2015–Present
Directly provide and present reports to the vice president of finance and treasurer
Ensure prompt and accurate document filings by handling all processes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Nasdaq involving 1OK, 1OQ, 8K, Proxy (Schedule 14A), Section 16 Filings, and XBRL tagging; along with information for submission to external auditors
Serve as the lead contact, in charge of conducting quarterly review and annual audit process
Render assistance to national and international financial teams in addressing accounting issues; as well as with management during meetings with institutional and other key shareholders to generate and analyze comments on investor sentiment
Keep abreast with existing accounting standards to determine impact to the organization
Provide qualitative and quantitative information to third-party provider to conduct annual goodwill valuation and determine carrying value on the annual measurement date as well as if a triggering event exists
Efficiently fulfill the following tasks which include:
Preparation of financial communications including memos, earnings communications, and monthly journal entries involving investments in marketable securities and hedging instruments interest rate swap;
Calculation of adjustments to EBITDA and EPS non-generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) measures for quarterly press release and investor presentations;
Administration of all public-company disclosures such as financial results and other material events;
Management of quarterly earnings deck for press release and earnings call scripts encompassing company story;
Coordination and presentation of materials used by senior management in various investor-related settings including annual shareholder meeting;
Enforcement and monitoring of new standards and policies to appropriate personnel;
Creation of required footnote disclosures and management discussion and analysis (MD&A) through coordination of all financial information from more than 28 entities;
Participation in formulating and implementing non-deal roadshows for the analysts and institutional investors; and
Measurement of performance against actuals
Lead all facets of pre-earnings release issuing with the distribution networks including collaborating with third-party provider regarding earnings calls and 8K filing
Work closely with the external legal counsel in guaranteeing company’s corporate governance documents, policies and agreements are updated and in compliance with the SEC and Nasdaq guidelines
Play an integral role in leading the transition of Excel-based stock compensation files to Computershare’s equity incentive platform involving stock options, restricted stock, and restricted stock and cash incentive awards

Manager of Financial Reporting Jan 2011–Jan 2015
Assumed full responsibility of the following key responsibilities:
Development of annual operating plan for the corporate departments with a value of $40M;
Reporting to the vice president of finance and treasurer and corporate controller;
Utilization of Wdesk in creating and coordinating quarterly 1OQ and annual 1OK filings including XBRL tagging;
Submission of Section 16 Form 3 and Form 4 filings, 8K filings, and press releases to SEC, Marketwire, and Nasdaq
Analysis of new accounting pronouncements and impacts to the organization;
Creation of the annual operating plan for the corporate departments valuing $60M; and
Organization of stock option schedules which involved fair value of new grants calculation, blackout dates notification, and stock options implementation
Collaborated with internal legal counsel and human resources, external legal counsel, transfer agent, and printer in generating annual proxy statement
Identified departmental needs, while developing fiscal plan toward the attainment of the company’s targets and goals in collaboration with the Executive Leadership Team
Supervised a team accountable for providing consolidated financial data involving weekly and monthly results
Facilitated follow-ups with the appropriate leadership individuals regarding large discrepancies
Closely interfaced with the external auditors and all locations in conducting annual audit and quarterly reviews to guarantee timely submission of all requested information; as well with investors and the Nasdaq market intelligence desk in coordinating trading and stock activity

Wasacz & Skvoretz, Middleburg Heights, OH
Senior Accountant Jan 1999–Jan 2011
Performed year-end audits and reviews of corporate client accounting records
Held accountability in generating and evaluating financial statements; corporate federal, state and local tax returns including 112OC, 11208, 1065, RITA, and CCA; as well as individual annual federal, state and local tax returns including payroll tax returns, W-2, and 1099 forms
Rendered hands-on assistance to clients in addressing specific issues involving QuickBooks encompassing check register, financial statements, bank reconciliation, depreciation schedules, and client surveys
Conducted in-depth research of new tax laws and late breaking income tax proposals and controversies
Maintained participation in handling audit processes which involved cash, inventory, fixed assets, payables, and loans of clients every end of the calendar or fiscal year
Adhered to the economic conditions and company performance in analyzing annual and quarterly tax estimates for clients


- Education and Credentials

Master of Business Administration
Cleveland State University, College of Business, Cleveland, OH

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting
John Carroll University, School of Business, Cleveland, OH

Certified Public Accountant, Active


- Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
National Institute of Inventor Relations (NIRI)
SEC Professionals Group, National and Cleveland Chapter
Financial Executives International (FEI)


- Areas of Expertise

Auditing Reviews
Continuous Process Improvement
Goodwill Valuation
Footnote Disclosures and Management Discussion And Analysis (MD&A)
EBITDA and EPS Calculation
Pre-earnings Release Issuing
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Cross-functional Collaboration

Additional Information:

- Activities

Financial Secretary, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Treasurer, Strongsville High School Hockey Team

- Technical Acumen

Wdesk | R.R. Donnelley Netfiler - Section 16 SEC filings | Hyperion (HFM and Planning)
Computershare – Transfer Agent and Equity Platforms

Available upon request.

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