VINCENT J. FITZGERALD MBA, CPA
Staten Island, NY 10306 email@example.com
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,
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.