Joanna Iwanow


Experienced Finance and Accounting professional with six years SAP experience and one year PeopleSoft experience.  Experienced in budgeting, reconciliations and financial statement preparations.


Current Activities

  • Bentley University Alumni Career Networking planning committee member and active member
  • Learning Oracle
  • Keeping abreast of SAP
  • Keeping accounting skills updated
  • Toastmasters (pending)


  • SOX compliance
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Advisory Services
  • Public Accounting
  • Private Firms



Microsoft Office Applications

Microsoft Excel (highly proficient) Microsoft Word (proficient) Microsoft PowerPoinet (competent)  


Grants and Contracts Module (used to monitor budgets)


FI/CO module (used to approve expenses, create journal entries, input requisitions, and upload internal vouchers--charge backs)

Work History

Work History

Financial Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Supported the financial management of research laboratory
  • Reviewed and approved expenses utilizing SAP
  • Forecasted expenses based on historical trend analyses
  • Reconciled expenses against general ledger preparing journal entries as necessary

Awarded for team and individual work performance.

Grant Accountant

KNF&T (Client: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
  • Assisted consultants in recommending solutions to client
  • Assisted consultant in writing a PeopleSoft procedural manual
  • Reduced deficits (operating expenses)

Research Financial Analyst/Accountant

Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Financially managed a multi-million dollar research laboratory
  • Prepared annual to five year budgets (personnel and non-personnel expenses, i.e. travel, equipment, materials and overhead applications)
  • Managed expenses within budget and general ledger
  • Prepared P&L statements for research projects
  • Searched internet for funding opportunities


2008 - 2009

Northeastern University

Accounting and Finance review courses included:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Finance
  • Advanced Accounting
May 1998 - May 2000

Post-baccalaureate Accountancy Concentration Certificate

Bentley University