Joanna Iwanow


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


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)


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



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 experience

Work experience

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