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Resume for Susan S. for Accountant / Bookkeeper / Financial Services in Danbury, Connecticut

Occupation: Accountant / Bookkeeper Industry: Financial Services
Country: United States City: Danbury
State: Connecticut ZIP: CT

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Tarrywile Lake Road   H: ..

Danbury, CT    C: ..



Financial Professional with Fortune and “Big Five” Public Accounting background.  Earned CPA and CMA, with diverse experience in Accounting and Planning.  Practical, precise, and efficient with proven ability to implement new procedures to simplify processes.  Financial, Managerial, and Operations training with focus on meeting strict deadlines.  A reputation for working effectively across multiple organization levels and in small, medium and large sized firms.


Provides a critical economic link among financial institutions, cardholders and merchants worldwide.

Finance Leader
  • Oversaw the financials for MasterCard Advisors, the consulting/professional services division of MasterCard Worldwide, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of monthly financial results. Key results included reducing monthend close from five to three days, without sacrificing accuracy or completeness.
  • Performed analyses to assist senior management in planning, evaluating financial requirements, and in meeting corporate financial objectives. One analysis led directly to a significant cutback on rd party consulting expenditures.
  • Worked closely with account teams to achieve financial targets and to minimize variances, both in time and dollars spent.
  • Ensured internal controls were in place for compliance with corporate policies and procedures and that processes complied with mandates of the SOX Act. Updated desktop procedures annually to ensure business continuity.
  • As a member of Oracle Projects Implementation team working across multiple departments and levels worldwide, helped develop an approach to effectively assign resources, proactively streamline project delivery and view all projectrelated activities, including forecast vs. actual, by engagement.
  • GUIDEPOSTS, Carmel, NY   –

    Publisher of magazines, books, and music.

    Accounting Manager
  • Managed accounting staff of eight with direct responsibility for General Ledger, Payroll, Accounts Payable,          Consolidations, and some Treasury functions.
  • Implemented quarterly closing book and procedure/policy manual. Held “buyin” meetings for both, simultaneously educating on the importance of internal controls, resulting in streamlined close and review process.
  • Supported Chief Financial Officer by delivering monthly presentation of actual to forecasted results.
  • Produced approximate annual savings of $, due to enhanced systems, controls, and the elimination of duplicate resources as a result of leading “simplification” effort to eliminate unnecessary processes and improve efficiencies throughout the finance organization.
  • Developed accounting procedures for new business initiatives by quickly developing rapport with IT and Operations colleagues.

    SUSAN D. S.   Page Two 

    READER’S DIGEST, Pleasantville, NY  –

    Markets books, magazines, music, video and educational products. Senior Financial Analyst
  • Prepared financial forecasts, including strategic plan, for several product lines $MM. 
  • Delivered monthly presentation of actual to forecasted results, to senior management.
  • Analyzed direct mail campaigns and promotional techniques.
  • Evaluated customer performance resulting in establishing appropriate reserve rates and ensuring operational soundness of business.
  • Accounting Specialist/Business Manager
  • Business Manager for the YK initiative.  Liaison between Operations and MIS/IT.
  • Performed closing responsibilities for approximately $ million in spending annually.
  • Recovered approximately $, from vendors and royalty recipients.
  • AMSCAN, Elmsford, NY  –

    Manufactures and distributes party goods.

    Manager, Special Projects
  • Designed new accounting procedures to address dramatic company growth.
  • Implemented Supply Chain & Order Fulfillment Modules of Business Planning and Control System BPCS.
  • JOSEPH E. SEAGRAM & SONS INC., White Plains, NY  –

    Manufacturer and distributor of beverage alcohol and juice products.

    Senior Analyst
  • Supervised monthly and yearly end closings; prepared and reviewed reconciliations, government, and tax schedules.
  • Developed procedure manuals and performed internal control reviews.

    Staff Accountant

    COOPERS & LYBRAND, Stamford, CT  –

    Public Accounting firm.

    Audit Associate
  • Audited Balance Sheet, Income Statement, reviewed internal control systems, performed physical inventory observations and other audit staff responsibilities.
  • Developed and analyzed reserves for discontinued operations and restructuring costs.

    BBA in Accounting, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, May

    Honors:  summa cum laude; NYSSCPA Award 

    MasterCard Gold Award for revamping processes at MasterCard

    CPA and CMA



    Proficient in Microsoft Office

    Oracle, including Oracle Projects a project management solution 


    Animal Shelter Volunteer

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