Self-motivated, dependable, detail oriented accountant with years of experience of maintaining and reporting accurate financial information.
Accountant/Controller, 07/1989 to Current Targum Publishing Company – New Brunswick, NJ
Manage the corporate accounting function, including the GL, A/P, A/R and payroll function.
Supervise/train the accounting staff.
Ensure accurate and timely financial reports and analyses for management and other end users.
Perform month end/quarter end/year end closings.
Maintain accounting policies and procedures and ensure that procedures are applied consistently
Oversee and lead annual budget/planning process of over a million dollar budget.
Perform actual vs budget variance analysis.
Deeply involved in corporate initiatives.
Instrumental to the planning and execution of the Company's triennial Referendum Campaign to garner votes from 25% of the Rutgers University population to keep student funding for the Newspaper on the University term bill
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
Manage corporate investments per Board of Trustee directives.
Prepare schedules for external auditors, acting as liaison in preparation for annual audit and tax return preparation.
Analyze, reconcile and maintain General Ledger accounts.
Manage day-to-day operations of the AR department; create, implement and maintain policies, procedures and controls, manage and streamline billing and collection process and cash application functions for the company.
Audit delinquent accounts considered to be uncollectible to ensure maximum efforts have been taken before assigning bad-debt status to account.
Document A/R trends and initiate corrective action to ensure maximum cash reimbursement, prompt payment for services rendered and uninterrupted cash flow.
Approve, establish and maintain credit limits on all new and current customer accounts. Monitor cash collections, chargebacks, disputes and resolutions.
Oversees the accounts payable process, including invoice coding, payment, document filing/storage and inquiries resolution
Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and vendors.
Administer company benefits, 401K plan and sexual harassment prevention training.
Senior accountant, 06/1986 to 06/1989 ITC Entertainment – New York, NY
Assisted in all phases of the accounting process including month/quarter/year end closings
Prepared consolidated financial statements
Auditor, 08/1985 to 05/1986 Ernst & Young
Worked on audits for clients in the financial, entertainment and not for profit industries.
Performed test of transactions, analytical reviews, compliance testing and system documentation
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word Microsoft Outlook
Sage Accounting Filemaker Pro Conversational- Italian
MBA: Finance, 23 credits completed Rutgers University - School of Business - New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Cum Laude New York University - New York, NY