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ELPIDIO P. SANTOS 160 Westcott Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844 908-369-7509 es5f534a@westpost.

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Diligent, resourceful Senior Accountant with 15+ years experience implementing controls for financial visibility and cost management in global industrial and freight management companies, with key clients such as MCI. Broad experience performing general ledger and fixed asset accounting, inter-company and banking reconciliations and variance analysis on actual financial results. * Demonstrated ability to produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and related schedules, operating budgets and forecasts, and other financial reporting requirements. * Aggressively tackle all projects with a positive attitude and a sense of urgency; stay on-task and on-time with deliverables despite shifting priorities and tight deadlines. * Consistently achieve results that exceed quality, quantity and time standards. KEY COMPETENCIES General Ledger Accounting Budgeting & Forecasting Variance Analysis Journal Entries Construction in Progress GAAP Standards Accounts Payables/Receivables Financial Reporting/Financial Statements Account Reconciliation Fixed Asset Accounts Internal Audit Leasehold Improvement Projects Payroll Administration Due Diligence

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS CPA - Certified Public Accountant PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ADP RETIREMENT SERVICES/ACCOUNT PROS, Florham Park, NJ; 2007 - 2008 ACCOUNTANT; 1 year Leveraged expertise to resolve inconsistencies in balance, trade, redemption and dividend entries in ADP's retirement accounts and trusts. Maintained and reconciled balances and figures. Worked closely with dividend, trading and trust teams to correct problems. Managed information entry into internal Omni system. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Performed due diligence and reconciliation on back dated security purchases. * Produced documentation for multiple types of trading and distribution transactions. * Completed job on time, ensuring all issues were resolved to the client's satisfaction. MAHER TERMINAL, Berkeley Heights, NJ; 2006

ACCOUNTANT; 1 year Hired to lead a banking reconciliation initiative covering US and Canadian accounts for this international operator of intermodal cargo ports and terminals. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Identified and cleaned up differences in statement activity and check register history. * Contributed to financial statement preparation and annual financial reporting process. * Matched uncollectible account reserves with general ledger balances. * Shored up 6 months of reconciliations in 12 bank accounts. UTC OVERSEAS, INC., Secaucus, NJ; 2001 - 2006 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER; 5 years Implemented and managed an HR strategy, including bi-weekly payroll, for global freight forwarding and customs brokerage service with 120 employees. Handled retirement account reconciliations and payment processing. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Established a comprehensive HR program covering recruiting, hiring, terminations, compensation and benefits administration. * Promoted financial visibility by developing a departmental cost allocation for close to $2MM in total employee benefit costs. DFDS TRANSPORT USA, Inc., Clark, NJ; 1996 - 2001 SENIOR ACCOUNTANT; 5 years Maintained and updated operating, fixed assets and general ledger expenses for high-profile accounts of this global freight forwarder and customs broker. Reviewed phone usage statements to ensure accurate accounting and legitimate charges. Established and updated uncollectable account reserve balances for each Branch. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Skillfully resolved long-standing dispute with key vendor, MCI. * Uncovered and reported illegitimate collection agency activity. * Negotiated a 3% discount on fixed asset purchases. * Identified and stopped reimbursement of non-business related employee phone use expenses. PRIOR EXPERIENCE Senior Staff Accountant, Celadon/Jacky Maeder (now Fritz Companies) Accountant, Allied Signal/Honeywell International Accountant, Wayne Distribution Center (division of Western Publishing Company) * Developed and administered controls that reduced operating expenses by 15%. * Renegotiated major medical insurance to bring down costs. * Decreased overtime/costs by implementing cross-training program. TECHNOLOGY

MS Word, Excel, Proprietary Accounting Applications EDUCATION San Beda College, Mendiola, Manila, Philippines B.S., Accounting & Auditing, 1964