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HENRY A.

FORTE 367 Welchs Point Road, Milford, CT 06460 Home: (203) 882-1597 Cell: (203) 676-0784 E-mail: hf8d2928@westpost.net CAREER SUMMARY Senior Accounting, Finance, and Systems Oriented M.B.A Professional with a succe ssful performance record in accounting, financial reporting, data modeling, busi ness process design and improvement across diverse industries. Excellent critic al thinking and problem-solving skills. Effectively used technology to create o perational efficiencies. Excellent PC and mainframe system skills and technical proficiency with hands on systems implementation and administrator experience. Ability to learn new systems and software packages very quickly. Proven contri butor and solid team player with great communications and interpersonal skills. * * * * * * * * Financial Analysis & Reporting Budgeting & Forecasting Process Improvement General Ledger Accounting Project Management Sales and Marketing Reporting* Contract Management Systems Implementation Excellent PC & Systems Skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Pitney Bowes, Document Messaging Technologies Division, Danbury CT (December 200 6 to June 2010) - Integrated mailing systems and technologies (position ended due to company-wid e restructuring) Business & Financial Planner, Financial Planning, Reporting, and Analysis Depart ment * Highly visible position responsible for creating a key division-wide bi-weekly revenue tracking reporting model based on weekly sales orders and written backl og and responsible for driving sales to billing based on division's revenue acce ptance criteria. * Organized weekly meetings with key managers across the sales and service imple mentation teams to ensure accuracy of revenue timing including determining month -end revenue accruals. * Created detailed revenue forecasts based on GAAP revenue recognition principle s as to the timing of the manufacture and installation of large mailing equipmen t systems with revenues amounting to over $500M per year. * Managed the monthly consolidation of divisional financial and statistical data to produce financial reporting packages to be presented to upper management inc luding operational reviews, forecast, and budget reviews based on SAP general le dger balance sheet and profit and loss statements. Maintained proper SOX control s on all financial processes and worked with internal and external auditors to e nsure compliance. * Played a key role in the planning, creation, and the implementation of new fin ance and accounting process improvement initiatives using advanced Excel and Acc ess skills to greatly improve overall efficiency, speed, and accuracy of data re porting. Citizens Communications Company (now Frontier Communications), Stamford, CT (Aug ust 2004 to December 2006) - Large rural telecommunications company Manager of Accounting, Cost of Access Department (May 2006 to December 2006) * Managed a staff of 6 in the timely payment of company leased telecom circuits and data lines. Actively managed COGS payables sub-ledger system which interfac ed Infinium G/L system including the review of system generated final month-end closing entries, accruals, and adjusting entries.

* Managed department compliance of internal audit SOX initiatives including ensu ring proper controls and procedures. Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Reporting, Systems, and Analysis Department (August 2004 to May 2006) * Provided timely, high-level financial analysis and budgetary support for compa ny operating regions for revenues, cost of goods sold, capital, and operating ex penses including budget creation. Managed the divisional business units to prep are yearly detailed yearly budgets relating to profit and loss and capital expen ditures. * Designed and prepared high-level daily and weekly reporting and analysis of ke y product metrics using extensive Hyperion Essbase and Financial Management appl ication exposure and advanced BRIO skills including query writing, data mining a nd reporting. Extensive use of advanced MS Office including Access for data mini ng and reporting for senior leadership team including the monitoring of high foc us marketing campaigns. Consulting assignments: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, CT - large helicopter manufacturer (Ju ly 2004 to August 2004) Financial Contract Auditor, Cost Price, and Analysis Group * Audited subcontractor claims for Comanche helicopter program based on the Defe nse Contract Audit Agency's guidelines. Pequot Capital Management Inc., Westport, CT - large hedge fund company (Februar y 2004 to June 2004) Senior Accountant/Assistant Controller, Corporate Accounting * Managed (staff of 3 accountants) in the review of expenses, journal entries, a ccruals, real estate taxes, reconciliation's, variance analysis, month/year end closings in Great Plains through to the production and design of FRX financial s tatements. MCI International, Rye Brook, NY - large telecommunications company (March 200 3 to February 2004) Financial Analyst, International Financial Planning & Analysis * Created revenue analysis and reporting (Hyperion Essbase) and assisted in budg et preparation and reporting. CERVALIS LLC, Stamford, CT (January 2001 to February 2003) - Start-up web hosting company (position ended due to company-wide downsizing) Manager of Billing and Customer Accounting * Key management role in the development of a billing and accounting department for a start-up web-hosting company including establishing business processes, bi lling systems implementation, accounting and auditing procedures. Reviewed and audited all contract billing accounting entries as per GAAP revenue recognition principles. * Managed the implementation of a complex billing system (Portal/Infranet) integ rated with Great Plain E-enterprise accounting application which included extens ive end-to-end user acceptance testing and managed external and internal IT and finance teams to meet deadlines. Ensured all processes passed SAS 70 audit. * Managed daily billing, cash receipts (including check, credit card, and electr onic funds transfers), credit and collections functions, and evaluated credit ri sk for new and existing customers. TIME WARNER CABLE - Corporate Headquarters, Stamford, CT (March 2000 to Decemb er 2000) Supervisory Senior Accountant - Operations Accounting Group (supervised 3 staff accountants) * Prepared consolidated monthly financial analysis and reporting of P&L, capital expenditure, and management fees. Reviewed all journal entries, accruals, gene ral ledger account reconciliation, and resolution of variances. Created advance d FOCUS 7.0 mainframe queries and Excel financial models to expedite retrieval a nd reporting of statistical and financial information.

* Supervised work of three staff accountants. Took charge of special projects i ncluding due diligence of bought and sold systems and divisions. Successfully c ompleted departmental initiative to create detailed procedure manual of key repo rts and journal entries. Acted as departmental liaison with corporate database management team on various implementation initiatives. H. MUEHLSTEIN & COMPANY INC., Norwalk, CT (July 1999 to March 2000) - Commodities broker in plastics and rubber Senior Accountant - Inventory Control Department * Reconciled inventory accounts & prepared journal entries for month/year end cl osings. Developed monthly gross margin reporting & analyses for presentation to senior management. * Resolved $10 million in variances by maximizing JD Edwards's to create more ef fective sales and variance analyses reporting. TIME WARNER CABLE, Atlanta National Division, Atlanta, GA (January 1998 to Jun e 1999) - Division Closed Divisional Financial Analyst * Prepared deadline-oriented monthly financial and statistical reporting includi ng P&L and capital expenditure variance analysis. Used advanced mainframe data mining tools (FOCUS 7.0) and PC based reporting tools to greatly improve process . Managed the preparation of yearly budgets with cable system managers using de tailed excel based models for profit & loss and capital expenditures. * Managed division-wide compliance of FCC rules and regulations in the determina tion of subscriber, equipment, and leased access rates. Monitoring and enforci ng FFC rules. Special projects including due diligence regarding mergers and ac quisitions. UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, Atlanta, GA (January 1991 to December 1997) Progressed through increasingly responsible assignments: Financial Analyst - Data and Statistical Analysis (February 1997 - December 1997 ) * Developed strategic statistical and financial data including modeling for vari ous corporate groups such as sales and marketing using mainframe and PC-based re porting tools. Financial Analyst - International Product Cost (April 1992 - February 1997) * Instrumental in creating detailed statistical and financial profitability repo rting for upper management that measured customer volume and revenue and helped define marketing and pricing strategies. Senior Accountant - General Ledger Group (January 1991- April 1992) * Managed general ledgers for subsidiaries including payments and filing returns for property, payroll, and sales and use taxes, journal entries, month/year end closings, detailed account & bank reconciliations. THE NOMIX CORPORATION, Fairfield, CT - Division Closed - Specialty concrete and grout manufacturer (August 1988 to De cember 1990) Senior Accountant/Accounting Manager * Managed accounting operations including A/P, A/R, credit and collections, frei ght, inventory, general ledger account and bank reconciliation's, month/year-end closings, and assisted with customer service/sales & promotions. ROBERTSHAW CONTROLS COMPANY, Milford, CT (June 1987 to July 1988) - Division closed - Manufacturer of thermostatic and fuel controls Accountant * Responsible for accounts payable, credit and collections, general ledger accou nt and bank reconciliation's, and month/year-end closings. EDUCATION

M.B.A. in Accounting & Finance, MERCER UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA, 1997 B.S. in Accounting, UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT, Bridgeport, CT, 1986 TECHNOLOGY SKILLS Excellent systems skills including MS Office (advanced user in Excel including p ivot tables and advanced functions, Access, PowerPoint and Word), IBM System 38/ AS400, IBM QMF SQL, JD Edwards, FOCUS 7.0, EasyTrieve, Implementation experience with Portal/Infranet version 6.03 (Telecom Billing), Great Plains and FRX repor ting system, Infinium GL Reporting, Endeavor (DPI) Billing System, Extensive Hyp erion Financial Management Reporting, Hyperion Essbase, and Advanced Brio query, data-mining and reporting skills, SAP general ledger and financials. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS Active Member - Institute of Management Accountants