Seasoned Accountant knowledgeable about laws and standards related to routine business operations, tax returns and compliance processes. Systematic, well-organized and resourceful. Desiring dynamic, fast-paced position with room for advancement where experience, strong attention to detail and dependable nature will be useful to business.
Oversaw accounting, administration and tax compliance for approximately $3 million in administration fees for 25 to 30 private equity funds and 15 team members, including directors, managers, senior accountants and accountants.
OperationsØ Head of the GAAP committee – Primary responsibilities were to ensure compilation engagements were compliant with the AICPA's Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services and to provide the Firm guidance for financial statement presentation.Ø Developed monitoring procedures to ensure compliance with the Firm's system of quality control.Ø Updated the firm's system of quality control.Ø Assisted in preparing for the tri-annual peer review.Ø Led project team to select accounting system. Worked with the system team members to design reports.Ø Led the project team to develop the firm's website and logo.
Ø Analysed partnership, operating and management agreements along with applicable side letters. Ensured that agreements were followed in relation to accounting, administration and tax.
Ø Advised clients on the implementation and application of accounting and internal control policies and procedures, including the implementation of valuation policies.
Ø Reviewed quarterly compiled financial statements and accounting files.
Ø Analysed investment purchase, sale and debt agreements and oversaw the investment setup, sale, payoff and liquidations.
Ø Reviewed investor correspondence, including contribution and distribution notifications.
Ø Reviewed wire instructions for contributions to investments and for expenses.
Ø Prepare or reviewed adhoc reports as requested by clients.
Ø Reviewed and signed federal and state tax returns, including foreign reporting for U.S. partnerships and corporations and non-U.S. partnership Form 1120F.
Ø Reviewed and signed U.S. Forms 1099 and 1096 and annual state registration filings.
Ø Ensured tax was withheld from foreign partners and remitted to the IRS timely.
Ø Responded to tax authority inquiries.
Senior manager in the financial services practice specializing in servicing investment management companies and underlying investment fund products in the private equity and mutual fund industries. Investment companies served include private equity/venture capital funds, open/closed-end funds regulated under the provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Corporate entities served include registered investment advisors and broker dealers, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q.
Ø Primarily responsible for planning, coordinating and managing audit engagements for several clients with multiple service provider locations and/or multiple year-ends. Tasks included:
§ Prepared budget forecasts for audit engagements and monitored actual results on a real-time basis;
§ Provided guidance and technical expertise to audit engagement team members;
§ Advised and updated clients on various accounting and regulatory issues facing the investment company and investment management industry;
§ Reviewed financial statements and various regulatory documents for accuracy and required GAAP and SEC disclosures and coordinated the client comment process; and
§ Managed overall engagement economics including, initial budgeting, ongoing monitoring, timely billing and cash collection and final project economic realization.
Ø National instructor for KPMG's audit senior training program.
Ø A member of the registered investment company audit workpaper national development team.
Ø Performance manager for several staff.
Ø Worked abroad in the Banking practice on an NYSE listing project.
Oversaw full accounting cycle, including compiling and analyzing data, posting and adjusting journal and ledger entries, preparing financial statements and reports and closing books.
Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and New York
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