Scott Satow

Freelance Accountant & Billing Freelancer

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Location:Pemberton, New Jersey, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/scottsatow
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Kudos
3.0
2 Skills
$25
Rate/Hr
Scott R. Satow

SUMMARY
Results driven, customer-focused, Accounting Professional with diverse industry experience who skillfully manages daily accounting operations, analyzes and improves business practices. Takes pride in building excellent relationships with employees at all levels, collaborative teams, and solid vendor relations. Leads projects and teams to implement new technology/programs for improving processes and achieving organizational goals. Exercises excellent judgment, analytical and communications skills to motivate others towards achieving peak performance.
Key Strengths:
? Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
? Reconciliation
? Relationship Management
? Policies & Procedures
? Reporting & Analysis
? Supervisory/Management
? Process Improvement
? Detail Oriented
? Vendor Relations
? Problem Solving
? Analytical Skills
? Verbal/Written Communication
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Rider University
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ACCOUNTANT
Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Oct 2013-Present
Manage the day to day student billing and collection efforts for a large national for-profit academic institution. Generate and verify all daily invoices; process daily accounts payable, and supervise the preparation of month-end management reports. Coordinate student tuition payments and collections due, including creating and implementing correspondence, providing excellent customer service to address inquiries and resolve problems, and collection calls with students, parents and faculty.
? Procure and process all documentation through Perfect Commerce Procurement System in order to create purchase orders and effectively track school inventories.
? Review, reconcile and post incoming Accounts Receivable payments into accounting system to ensure the accurate reflection of Account Receivable balances.
? Coordinate the processing (scanning, distributing, and coding) of Accounts Payable invoices through the automated Workflow system (Webnow) to ensure the timely and accurate payments of all invoices.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE INVOICING SUPERVISOR 8/2008 – 4/2012 Pep Boys, Philadelphia, PA
Supervisor for an international leader in the automotive retail and service industry managing the day to day Accounts Payable operations. Oversaw a staff of 5 domestic and 20 offshore employees, prepared month end reports for upper management and monthly journal entries, created ad hoc queries for management to track vendor expenditures and analyze trends. Managed the reconciliation of daily reports, customer service relations, and special projects. Prepared cash forecasts, processed daily reconciliations and vendor invoices.
? Initiated, developed, and implemented a new Microsoft Access database, resulting in more efficient and accurate Accounts Payable invoice processing.
? Systematically trained the Accounts Payable team on the conversion to an updated online Accounts Payable System. Results included: improved efficiencies, easier user access, increased functionality and effectiveness.
? Coordinated and developed a new scanning process for Accounts Payable invoices with outside consultants, that expedited the procedure to scan, track and process invoices.
? Consistently received excellent feedback from customers in resolution of invoice payment issues.
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SUPERVISOR 4/2007 – 3/2008 Princeton Healthcare Systems, Lawrenceville, NJ
Managed the workflow and training of the Accounts Payable Department for a small regional healthcare organization ensuring efficiency in the day to day Accounts Payable Operations. Supervised a staff of 5 employees and prepared daily check runs. Reviewed and resolved invoice issues (i.e. Accounts Payable approvals, pre-authorized spend, no general ledger account), and staff invoice entry for quality assurance. Generated the Positive Pay Bank Reports to prevent fraudulent transactions.
? Worked closely with the Controller to ensure proper cash spend and timely vendor payments, and preparing and analyzing month end reports for senior management.
? Organized and developed a new Accounts Payable invoice processing procedure for quicker turnaround times to process invoices and meet daily quotas, resulting in improved efficiencies and reduced costs.
? Initiated and successfully implemented an automated process for Accounts Payable refund invoices. Results included streamlining the procedure to process refunds and reduced timelines.
VENDOR CONTROL SUPERVISOR 1/1999 – 4/2007 The McGraw Hill Companies, Hightstown, NJ
Supervisor for a large Fortune 500 publishing company, managing the day to day operations and training of the Vendor Controls Group for Corporate Accounts Payable. Managed a staff of 5 employees, special projects, and ensured the creation and accurate data entry of vendor records into the Accounts Payable System. Created ad hoc queries for management to track vendor expenditures and analyzed trends.
? Learned fundamentals of Six Sigma, analyzed current processes, identified and implemented process improvements by enhancing the quality of process outputs and maximizing team efficiencies. This included: creating and implementing Microsoft Access databases to eliminate the potential for duplicate records in the Accounts Payable System; automated large portions of Accounts Payable vendor reviews.
? Analyzed daily Microsoft Access and ACL queries to eliminate erroneous vendor records and non-company approved vendors, and ensured adherence to company policy for payments to employees.
? Strategically created a new process for reviewing new vendors set up in the Accounts Payable System and comparing with the IRS database to ensure the accuracy of tax ID’s provided by vendors.
? Systematically documented Sarbanes-Oxley procedures for the Vendor Maintenance Department to meet government regulations and ensure adherence to McGraw Hill corporate policies. Oversaw the Vendor Controls Group to ensure they met Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines.
? JD Power award winner for the seamless transition and integration of JD Power Accounts Payable records into the McGraw Hill Accounts Payable System.
SPECIAL SKILLS
Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word), MAS90, Lawson
Skills (2) Rating
Accounting
Billing