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Aleta Saravia, CPA

Flushing, NY 11358
E-mail Asaravia97@yahoo.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aletasaravia
Career Summary Professional with accomplished ability to work independently and as a team
leader to successfully achieve project goals and objectives within time restraints. I am skilled in
risk assessment and discussing potential compliance issues with management and boards.
Aleta Saravia, CPA
Consultant Auditor/Accountant
General and benefits accounting. Assess, set up and review internal controls. Guide account
reconciliations, cash flows, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, annual bonus,
pension funds, annual reporting, and management of investments. Plan and execute
operational audits of various business areas using risk-based audit methodology. Preparation
of financial statements using GAAP and IFRS.
Compilation of AHCF, Medicare cost reports, CFRs and other cost reports.

2013-present

PricewaterhouseCoopers New York, New York


Flexible Talent Network in Insurance Department (temporary contract - 2015 busy season)
GAAP and STAT audits
Acted as liaison between audit team and client management to obtain information for audit
McGladrey LLP New York, New York
McGladrey is the 5th largest international accounting firm
Manager
Managed up to 15 simultaneous engagements of up to 12 team members.
Acted as a liaison between audit team and client management to discuss audit results and
solutions to correct audit issues.
Directed and educated junior team members on auditing techniques and software. Mentored
5 staff members officially and up to 12 staff members unofficially. Had minimum of
quarterly individual meetings with all mentored staff and provided annual evaluations.
Trained client staff in revenue recognition and grant management for revenue optimization
and to properly record spending and document compliance with grant requirements.
Assisted client in setting up policies and procedures to strengthen internal controls.
Assessed internal controls and provided management with best practices to improve internal
controls with the resources at hand.
Monitored new trends and technologies as they applied to accounting and audit areas.
Planned and executed audits (including A-133 audits) using risk-based audit methodology
including testing the design and effectiveness of internal controls.
Improved audit tools used by department for audits of revenue streams.
Developed and executed national data base for trend analysis.
Reviewed audit, cost reports and tax work papers.
Provided clients with technical support for Solomon (now known as General Dynamics).
Researched using BNA and CCH for accounting and tax matters related to clients.
Coordinated planning, performance, and reporting of engagements with C-level management,
committees and boards.
Prepared and monitored budgets and produced billing records

2004-2013

Marks Paneth Shron LLP New York, New York


MPS is a mid-sized accounting firm
Supervisor
Supervised up to 2 team members per engagement. Directed and educated junior team
members on auditing and tax techniques and software. Planned and executed operational
audits of various business areas using risk-based audit methodology. Systematically prepared

2001-2004

Aleta Saravia, CPA


Flushing, NY 11358
E-mail Asaravia97@yahoo.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/aletasaravia
documents and assembled financial statements. Tested the design and effectiveness of internal
controls by completing walk-throughs of business processes. Reviewed tax returns.
Owen Peterson Babylon, New York
O&P is a small accounting firm
Senior
Supervised up to 2 team members per engagement. Planned and executed audits using riskbased audit methodology including testing design and effectiveness of internal controls.
Prepared documents and assembled financial statements, tax and informational returns.
Provided technical support and training for QuickBooks and basic computer usage for clients.

1999 2001

Jordache Enterprises, Inc. New York, New York


Staff accountant/compliance auditor
Prepared top-down consolidated financial statements. Managed accounting operations, close,
reporting and reconciliations. Received, recorded, and banked cash, checks, and vouchers as
well as reconciled records of bank transfers. Prepared government reports and licensee
agreements. Developed audit programs. Performed royalty audits of franchisers. Supervised
consultants for out of town royalty audits of franchisers.

1997 1999

Pepsi-Cola Bottling of New York City of NY, Inc. Long Island City, NY
Full Charge Bookkeeper
Prepared computer spreadsheets/databases, reconciled records of bank transactions,
investigated NG checks and set clients up on C.O.D., prepared cost of labor analysis reports,
maintained investment records, assisted controller with production of financials, management
reports and board packages, assisted with audit of inventory and petty-cash funds.
Education
May 1995

Queens College Bachelors Degree in Accounting - Graduated with honors

Professional Affiliations and Credentials


Licensed CPA in New York
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
o Treasurer for Queens Chapter 2000 - 2003
o Chair of the Young CPA Committee, Queens Chapter 2003-2006
o Board of Directors Member at Large Queens Chapter 2006 - 2007
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association for Professional Women
o Chair of Events Planning, Bayside Chapter 2014-2015
Meet the mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements for state
licensing and the CPE requirements related to the Government Auditing Standards issued by
the U.S. Comptroller General (Yellow Book)
Skills - Strong analytical thinking, Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Power Point, MAS 90,
Microsoft Dynamics (formerly Solomon), QuickBooks, AURA, Caseware, EM, Go System Audit
and Tax, ACL, IDEA, Visio, other accounting and audit software, financial analysis, budgeting,
and forecasting

1995
1997