Chief Finance Officer Controller Accounting Manager in New York City NY Resume Vincent Fitzgerald by VincentFitzgerald


Vincent Fitzgerald is a financial manager with extensive public and private accounting background and progressive experience in all aspects of financial and internal controls.

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									                                           VINCENT J. FITZGERALD MBA, CPA
                                                                                             (H) 718-668-1694
Staten Island, NY 10306                                                

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.


     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
           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
              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

         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.

     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.

          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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