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Vincent Fitzgerald is a financial manager with extensive public and private accounting background and progressive experience in all aspects of financial and internal controls.
VINCENT J. FITZGERALD MBA, CPA (H) 718-668-1694 Staten Island, NY 10306 firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMARY: Financial manager with extensive public and private accounting background and progressive experience in all aspects of financial and internal controls. Proven track record in the development of management reporting systems that improve information flow and reduce costs. EXPERIENCE: SOLOMON-PAGE GROUP 2002-Present Financial Consultant New York, NY Major projects include: Tishman Speyer Properties - Acting Unit Controller. Generated financial statements for three operating properties and determined required monthly closing entries. Analyzed monthly expense variances against budget by expense type and explained significant differences to management. Assisted in developing 2007 budget reforecast and 2008 operating budget. Supervised a staff of five. AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. - worked primarily as a forensic accountant to assist the CFO to correct extensive transaction errors due to staff turnover and to correct balance sheet accounts. Posted unrecorded transactions and trained staff in reconciliation procedures for balance sheet accounts. Provided recommendations to the CFO to improve internal accounting controls. World Trade Center Recovery Project - reviewed and approved payment documents submitted by contractors working for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for compliance with government payment guidelines. Highlighted questionable items for additional review, and met with project contractors and agencies involved to resolve disputes of payments amounts. ALTGATE CAPITAL, INC. 2000-2001 Controller New York, NY Managed accounting operations of both the US and UK subsidiaries of this financial services startup. Prepared monthly consolidated financial statements and detailed analyses of all balance sheet accounts. Established system of internal controls for both subsidiaries. Working with senior management developed annual budget and established systems to report and analyze differences between budgeted and actual results. Investigated automated accounting packages in anticipation of system upgrade. Working with outside accountants, developed accounting systems to insure compliance with relevant US and UK tax laws. FITZGERALD AND CO. 1994-2000 Accounting Consultant Staten Island, NY Accounting, financial and tax consulting Prepared financial models, account analyses and tax returns for clients. Provided analysis of available accounting and human resources software to clients that were considering upgrades of existing systems. REEVES ENTERTAINMENT 1988-1993 Director of Financial Reporting Los Angeles, CA Directed a financial staff of six responsible for all aspects of accounting operations - accounts payable, receivables, cash receipts, disbursements and payroll. Supervised the preparation of quarterly financial statements for management. Reduced completion time of financial package by 60% while decreasing staff by 16% and improving quality and level of detail provided. Prepared annual 10K and quarterly 10Q reports filed with the S.E.C. when Reeves was publicly traded Supervised the development of a comprehensive in-house system to provide detailed tax and financial information to outside accountants, significantly reducing annual tax and audit expense Reduced proposed tax levy by research of issues involved and negotiation with tax agents, saving $80,000. SAATCHI & SAATCHI / HAY GROUP, INC. 1984-1987 Division Controller New York, NY Managed division's financial operations including preparing monthly financial statements and annual operating budgets for 12 offices. Analyzed operating variances and provided forecast of sales and income to corporate management. Established a comprehensive system to track profitability, measure deviations against budget and recommend corrective actions. Significantly improved the quality and timeliness of financial reports with no increase in staff. Reduced outstanding accounts receivable by 60% by aggressive follow-up with delinquent accounts. JP MORGAN CHASE & CO. 1982-1984 Assistant Treasurer New York, NY Supervised five financial analysts who prepared the monthly management report of the Securities Processing Group. Provided detailed cost, staffing and productivity information to division management. Significantly enhanced analysis and presentation of information provided while improving timeliness by 30% with no staff increase. MCGRAW-HILL, INC. 1979-1982 Business Unit Controller New York, NY Monitored and controlled the financial operations of the Seminar Center by preparation of monthly financial reports, annual financial operating budgets, three year medium range plans and quarterly updates of financial forecasts. Promoted from Senior Auditor in 1981. AMERICAN HOSPITAL SUPPLY CORPORATION 1977-1979 Senior Corporate Auditor Evanston, IL Planned, scheduled and administered audits of manufacturing and distribution divisions. Reviewed units' compliance with the corporation's internal control policies. Trained and supervised assistant auditors. DELOITTE AND TOUCHE, CPA'S 1974-1977 Staff Accountant Chicago, IL Supervised and planned audits, evaluated assistants and made internal control recommendations to audit clients management. Auditing experience was primarily large and medium size manufacturing and service corporations. EDUCATION MBA, Finance and Accounting, Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, Il. Advanced Professional Certificate, Information Systems, New York University, Stern School of Business B.A. Physics, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. SKILLS CPA with solid understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley internal control compliance requirements Extensive hands-on knowledge of computer software packages including Microsoft Excel and Office Suite, Microsoft Solomon, Great Plains/Real World and Quick Books accounting packages.
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