CPA bringing over 25 years of experience in external and internal audits, SEC reporting, policy reviews, research and analysis, accounting procedure implementation and staff training. Energetic finance consultant focused on identifying discrepancies and finding solutions to problems.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Strong interpersonal skills
Financial reporting specialist
Experience with SEC filings
Internal and external auditing
Accomplished in project management and process improvement
Accounting operations and procedures professional
Cash flow analysis
Strong research aptitude
June 1991-April 1994Audit Senior | Arthur Andersen & Company | Hartford, CT
Supported management through risk identification, control testing and process improvement procedures.
Reported internal control issues to management and supplied comprehensive recommendations to mitigate the associated risks.
Supervised and coordinated external audits in the healthcare, financial services and small business industries.
Assistend clients with implementation of new Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements.
April 1995-January 2001Line of Business Department Manager | Southern New England Telephone(SNET)/SBC | New Haven, CT
Analyzed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
Worked directly with SNET business units (cellular, cable, etc) to provide accounting assistance and financial reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
Supervised and trained a staff of 8 accountants.
Developed accounting procedures and reporting practices as new products were being introduced to market.
March 2001-CurrentConsultant - Finance and Accounting | Adams Finance Consulting | Wallingford, CT
Assisted with SEC and regulatory quarterly and annual reporting.
Analyzed and reconciled general ledger accounts to subsidiary records.
Conducted needs-analysis, research and final implementation of general accounting software program for client.
Developed accounting procedures and documentation to assist in integration of new systems.
Implemented new FASB accounting standards and trained staff on new accounting procedures.
Supported external auditors' field work by preparing detail required for audits.
Provided accounts payable assistance including invoice accrual and check-writing.
Automated monthly invoice processing by working with external IT consultants, saving a significant number of hours on a monthly basis
Gathered data for internal audits through interviews and research.
Met with clients to identify and assess business controls, risks, process gaps and work flow inefficiencies.
Articulated audit findings, risks and detailed recommendations to upper management.
1991Bachelor of Arts: Business AdministrationUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, STORRS, CT