Detail-oriented Accountant with ten years effectively maintaining accurate accounting information for large-scale financial organizations.
Account reconciliation specialist
Accounting operations professional
Accounting procedures consultant
Candidate -Certified Public Accountant
Financial reporting specialist
Fiscal budgeting knowledge
Strong communication skills
Superior attention to detail
MS Office Suite
Learning Oracle and Quick books
Experience with GAAP and statutory reporting
Great Plains Accounting Software experience
Sungard Accounting Software
Bank Custody systems
Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry, Plano, TX: Graduate Certificate: Accounting: 10/05
Fund Accounting Manager, 09/2011
to 04/2016 Fidelity Investments – West Lake,
Managed a staff of 5-10 analysts providing guidance on technical, accounting and managerial issues.
Provided leadership and directed personnel to accomplish accurate, and timely Month Ends and audit packages in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act).
General Ledger system experience various accounting systems; Focas, Sunguard and Great Plains.
Reviewed general ledger account reconciliations submitted to ensure timeliness, accuracy, consistency and quality.
Knowledge of GAAP with extensive experience balancing and reconciling systems and balance sheet accounts.
Troubleshoot and assisted in the resolution of complexed accounting issues.
Managed crises in time sensitive situations and demonstrated good judgment in the decision-making process.
Managed adherence to established deadlines for the group's reporting responsibilities including fund audit packages and ensured accuracy of information provided.
Determined staffing needs and participated in the recruiting and hiring of department staff.
Developed staff by evaluating performance, advising, coaching and delegating responsibilities.
Ensured contingency procedures existed for all critical functions and staff was educated and participated in regular procedure testing.
Collaborated with staff and management to set team goals and ensure timely measurement and communication to the team's progress.
Ensured written policies and procedures were available, updated, and adhered to for all critical and non-standard functions.
Coordinated with other business partners on new fund launches.
Audit Services & Expense Team.
Lead-Senior Accounting Analyst, 08/2007
to 09/2011 Fidelity Investments – West Lake,
Compiled general ledger entries with nearly 100% accuracy.
Analyzed monthly balance sheet accounts for monthly audit review.
Generated financial statements and facilitated account closing procedures each month.
Maintained integrity of general ledger and financial statements.
Analyzed and researched reporting issues to improve accounting operations procedures.
Trained new employees and assisted staff level analyst on accounting principles and company procedures.
Staff Accountant, 01/2007
to 07/2007 Q& A Staffing/ Great Wide Dedicated – Dallas,
Responsibilities included bank reconciliations, the reconciliation and posting of general journal entries to balance sheet accounts using Great Plains Accounting Software and excel spreadsheets.
Creating journal entries for daily wire transfers for several entities.
Researching and analyzing data for the month end close process for accruals and prepayments.
The review, verification, approval and posting of journal entries received from the accounts payable staff.
Filing taxes (property, sales use, motor carrier and fuel taxes).
Fund Accountant, 02/1999
to 08/2006 JPMORGAN – Brooklyn,
Senior accountant in team dedicated specifically to a high-profile client.
Responsibilities included the reconciliation and monthly reporting of accounts of dedicated clients.
Served as back up to team leader
Logistical Specialist, 06/1997
to 10/1998 UNITED STATES ARMY – Ft. Bragg,
Squad leader responsible for seven soldiers.
Processed customer requests and returns, the accounting and distribution of both supplies and services.
Assisted in the automation of accounting operations.
to 05/1997 THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH – New York,
Researched nonprofit collaboration arrangements on the Internet and the Foundation Library's databases.
Reviewed and surveyed staffed employees, board members, and donors.
Presented a thirty-five-page analysis (Policy Decision Report) to the client in which the policy problem was stated, criteria were defined and alternative forms of collaborative arrangements were offered in the analysis.
Equities Operations Researcher, 02/1994
to 08/1995 DONALDSON, LUFKIN & JENRETTE DLJ – New York,
Researched, resolved trade discrepancies and sent telexed confirmation of trades.
Cash Manager, 01/1992
to 02/1994 REFCO CAPITAL CORPORATION, One World Financial Center – New York,
Instrumental in relocating corporate cash management division to New York City location from Chicago.
Collaborated daily with the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller in developing a plan to meet financial objectives or priorities.
Authorized and approved both cash In /Out transactions.
Coordinated cash funding projects with overseas entities and assisted in the negotiation of terms of deal.
Supervised all treasury personnel, served as backup to the Foreign Exchange Cash Manager and Collateral Manager.
Master of Science: Management & Policy,
5/97 Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management & Urban Policy at The New School for Social Research State University of New York, College at Oswego - New York,
Bachelor of Science: Business Adminstration,
1/92 State University of New York at Oswego - Oswego,
NY Business Administration
AWARDS: Service Star Award, JPMorgan, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 - Recognition of exceptional service and contribution to the department and our clients. Fidelity Investments: MV P 2009 and All Star 2011.