PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CE3 Electronics, Inc. – Dieppe, NB

May 2015- Present

Accounting Manager

  • Prepare monthly in house financial statements
  • Prepare working papers and month end reports
  • Full cycle accounting
  • Bank Reconciliation, Bank / wire transfers
  • Work with Government agencies on various projects (Business New Brunswick, Invest NB, Workforce Expansion, NRC-IRAP)
  • Prepare financial forecasts
  • Accounting for Subsidiary Companies
  • Oversee the Accounts Receivable and Payable Department
  • Approve invoices for payment
  • Prepare and submit HST
  • Supervise and implement new and existing accounting policies and procedures
  • Recruit, organize, train and manage staff
  • Deal with registrations and insurance for various items (vehicle, building, business)
  • Resolve problems with employees, managers, customers, and suppliers
  • Deal with all Human Resource tasks including payroll
  • Gather and summarize information as requested by the owners

 

Systemair, Inc. – Publically Traded, Bouctouche, NB

July 2009- September 2013

Financial Manager/Controller

  • Managed account team in timely producing of information required for monthly and year end reporting
  • Reduced expenses by implementing control systems savings of $50 thousand dollars
  • Managed multi millions of dollars of the company’s revenue, expenses and cash flow.
  • Implemented and managed of fixed assets sub-ledger and controls
  • Managed over 10 million dollars of forward buy contracts, office equipment leasing, and administer agreement with financial institutions
  • Ensured accuracy of reporting figures
  • Reconciliation of monthly/annual balance sheet
  • Coordinated and pre-paired annual budget and forecast
  • Liaison with financial institutions, external auditors, lawyers, government and local groups
  • Maintained the integrity of the inventory reporting system and procedures and standard costing system with M3
  • Implemented and managed “Time Solutions” time keeping system for payroll

 

Husson University, Bangor, Maine

April 2007- July 2009

Payroll Accounting Manager

  • Responsible for producing a bi-weekly $400,000 payroll with 300 to 350 employees though “Evolution”, allocation to departments
  • Implemented and managed “TimeTrak” system for the use in payroll
  • Implemented and managed of fixed assets using “Great Plains – Dynamics” system
  • Managed student status on Perkins/NDSL loans including providing loan disclosures, handle all payments on Perkins/NDSL loans and prepares deposits
  • Distributed end of the year forms (W-2 & 1099 INT for employees and students).
  • Maintained data for federal reporting
  • Coordinated and assisted the HR department in the creation, expansion, and maintenance of the Human Resource Information System through “Evolution”
  • Account and Bank Statement Reconciliation, Journal Entries, verify EFT and cleared checks
  • Back-up for Controller

 

The City of Bangor-International Airport (BIA)

Bangor, Maine

January 2005-April 2007

Assistant controller

  •  Responsible for daily general ledger work including: journal transfers, account reconciliations, booking of electronic funds transfers and interfacing through “Pentamation” accounting software system
  • Responsible for payroll preparation, application of customer payments, and operating the accounting system, including reconciliation of month-end inventories
  • Reconciled accounts receivables, unapplied credit, catering, excise taxes, Mogas, Suspense and inventory.
  • Maintained inventory records for oils and de-icing fluids.  Oversee Mechanic’s and Avitat’s annual inventory counts, and reconciled detail records to general ledger
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts to detail back-up to ensure timely resolution of exceptions and correctness of accounting records and payments to taxing authorities
  • Prepared monthly statically reports for distribution to Airlines, Car Rentals, Airport Personnel, and City Council members

 

The City of Brewer, Brewer, Maine

January 2004- January 2005

Deputy Treasurer

  •  Supervised the activity and duties of the department’s Accounting Clerks, for account receivable, billing and collections
  • Managed and approved necessary month end procedures on selected funds and accounts to ensure they were reconciled and balanced
  • Established and maintained records needed for bond payments, fiscal agent and related redemption ledgers
  • Oversaw the City’s grant database, grant billings, and financial reporting requirements
  • Assisted in the preparation and maintenance of various audit schedules and other audit-related work
  • Oversaw the annual accounting and reporting for “Abandoned Property” to the State of Maine
  • Assisted in writing policies and procedures and account use descriptions
  • Implementation of new accounting software “Munis” and knowledge of old accounting system “Gemini”
  • Assists the Deputy Finance Director with investment of the city funds in accordance with investment policies.
  • Assisted the Deputy Finance Director with auxiliary cash controls for investing, balancing and other related accounting activities

 

The Ames Corporation, Bangor, Maine

January 2001- September 2003

Accounting Department Supervisor

  •  Awarded Accounting Department Supervisor position within 1 year of hire
  • Performed monthly closing for all fixed cost accounts, including journal entries, statistics and P&L statement preparation
  • Managing budgets and contracts from $50,000 to over $1 million
  • Performed cost & fee price analysis for mid-sized corporation with a varied client base consisting of developers, state, and federal government
  • Implementation of “Wind 2” in-house computerized ERP system
  • Prepared bi-weekly payroll for 33-35 employees
  • Compiled records of present and past operational trends, cost, estimated and realized revenues, and administrative commitments and obligations

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