Sebastiano Bongiorno

5045 State Route 145 Cobleskill, NY 12043 (518) 234-3179
Educational Background: May 1981-Bachelor of Science Degree-Accounting Major/Economic Minor. Russell Sage Evening Division New Scotland Ave Albany NY 12203. May 1972-Associate in Applied Science-Accounting Major/Economic Minor. Junior College of Albany New Scotland Ave Albany NY 12203. Work Experience: June 2007-March 2010 Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. 114 Lark Street Cobleskill NY 12043 (518) 234-7521 >Fiscal Officer< Responsible for the Financial Operation of a Not-For-Profit Agency including: maintaining bi-weekly supporting schedules, for various Grants drawdowns; establishing, maintaining and analyzing financial internal controls to safeguard agency assets; maintain the general ledger and its subsidiary accounts, prepare and interpret the agency financial statements; prepare/update budgets and budget comparissons; negotiate mortgages; supervise all accounting functions; and monthly reports to the Executive Director, the Board of Directors & the Policy Council. Prepare quarterly Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) Federal Cash Transactions Reports (SF 272) Federal Expenditure Report (SF 269) and Federal annual Budgets and Grants (SF 424). Evaluate vendors purchase bids for Equipment & Supplies exceeding $ 5,000.00; as well as Insurance premium bids; Independent CPA's Audit bids and make reccomendations for selection to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Prepare for annual Independent Accountants Audits; and NYS / Federal Audits. Set-up & supervise an in-house payroll system for 72 employees, from issuing pay checks to depositing the respective payroll taxes. Conduct Internal Internal Audits to confirm the accuracy of accounting functions, from the books of original entry, supporting documentation and gen ledger postings. Sept 2006-May 2007 Account Temps > Staff Accountant< During this time frame, I worked for a temporary Accounting Placement Agencyon limited time assignments, for several CPA firms and one tax preparer. Jan 2005-July 2006 Budd & Assoc CPA PLLC 449 New Karner Rd Colonie N.Y. 12205 (518)456-7325 >Staff Accountant< Review, reconcile, adjust & summarize clients provided general ledgers. Prepare financial statements & tax returns (Corporate, Partenerships, Tax Exempt Organizations & Individuals. Also, Sales Tax Returns; Payroll Taxes and more. Prepare , examine, analyze & interpret accounting data & present it to management for thei decision making process, Dec 1990-Jan 2004 St Joseph's Housing Corp 341 Clinton Ave Albany NY

12206 (434-4947) > In-House Accountant< -Responsible for the Accounting Department of a Non-Profit Affordable Housing Corp with 182 rental units. Set-up and maintain all financial records for seven business entities from check writing to Financial Statements Preparation and Consolidation. Analyze trends of revenues, costs, assets and liabilities to predict future cash forecasts and support budget forecasts. Prepare and evaluate budgets, statements of cash flow, and other financial reports to assist management in the decision making process. Establish and maintain St Joseph's accounting principles, practices, and internal control procedures. Prepare for annual CPA Audits and various Governmental Audits. May 1985-Dec 1990 Schillaci Public Accountant 21 Everett Rd Albany NY 12203. (459-5222) >Staff Accountant< - Maintain 20-30 Small Business General Ledgers. Prepare Trial Balances adjustments and Financial Statements. Reconcile Cash/Inventories/Accounts Receivable-Payable and their sub-subsidiary accounts. Prepare monthly quarterly and annual tax reports: Payroll/Sales/Income Taxes, etc. Aug 1984-May 1985 NYS Dept of Labor Manhattan East Two World Trade Center NY NY >Unemployment Insurance Auditor<. Examine NYS Employers Accounting/Financial Records to confirm the accuracy and compliance with NYS Unemployment Insurance Laws and Regulations. Prepare various types of Audit Reports and collect unpaid SUI taxes. Mar 1980-Aug 1984 Nicks Fish Fry 1 Ferry St Rensselaer NY 12244 (434-0653) >Bookkeeper< Record classify and analyze Income/Expenses for a Fish Fry Restaurant- Bakery and Apartment Rentals. Prepare Rent Schedules and reconcile various Asset and Liability Accounts. Nov 1978-Mar 1980 Schillaci Public Accountant (same as above) July 1976-Nov 1978 Accounting Supervisor Club Systems NAF CPO West Point Military Academy (914)446-5503. Lead and direct 6-9 accounting department employees. Advise club managers on financial matters and write policies on accounting procedures. Review completed work for quality and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Prepare and consolidate monthly financial statements and supporting schedules for two Officer's Clubs, two Non-Commissioned Officer's Clubs, two Liquor Stores and a Central Warehouse. Conduct internal audits to confirm the accuracy of all accounting functions-from the books of original entry to the general ledger postings. Establish SOP's and internal controls to insure the accuracy of financial statements and safety of club assets. Compile data in various formats to assist management in the decision making process. Interpret financial statement s data and make reccomendations as to corrective actions to be taken. July 1972-June 1976 Schenectady NY >Crane Operator< General Electric Inc 1 River Rd

Sept 1969-May 1972 Full time student

Feb 1964-Jan 1969 Soldier U.S. Army Specialist 5th class Honorably Discharged