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Work experience

Dec 2009Present

Principal

LAS Associates
  • Presented IRS Form 990 Preparation to Financial Executive Networking Group Nonprofit Special Interest Group.
  • Managed Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center's annual audit and preparation of IRS Form 990.
  • Completed Abyssinian Baptist Church accounting procedures manual and required documents for annual audit.
  • Headed selection process for Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center's new auditors.
  • Audit adjustments and staff development for nonprofits.
Jul 2007Apr 2009

Fiscal Director

Yonkers Community Action Program
  • Obtained consecutive unqualified audit opinions from government grantors. 
  • Prepared grant proposal documents leading to $75,000 in additional funding.
Jun 2006Jul 2007

Deputy Director Finance / Operations

Adolescent and Family Comprehensive Services, Inc.
  • Obtained unqualified audit opinions from OMB A-133 government audit.
Jan 2001Dec 2006

Principal

LAS Associates
  • Prepared procedure manuals, financial statements, records, schedules, and documentation for Brooklyn Queens Long Island Area Health Education Center's first audit resulting in an unqualified opinion.
  • Ensured the successful onboarding of new Lexington School for the Deaf CFO through preparation of detailed accounting procedures manual.
  • Completed financial documents leading to Mina's Cuisine LLC sucessful launch.
Jan 1998Oct 2000

Assistant Vice President Management Reporting Systems Liaison Officer

US Trust Company
  • Performed timely upgrade of $90 billion general ledger system.
  • Completed Controller's division year 2000 planning document.
Sep 1986Jan 1998

Senior Technology Auditor

Long Island Railroad
  • Received commendation from Federal Railroad Administration for developing the railroad industry prototype for accident reporting.
  • Designed internal controls for new $20 million Manpower Tracking Information System.
  • Identified needed hardware and software for improvement of automated train movement system.
  • Determined valuation of Freight Division for spinoff and eventual sale.
Jan 1985Sep 1986

Internal Auditor - Information Technology Specialist

Bloomingdale's
  • Prepared systems planning study used for the launch of the new Bloomingdale's By Mail division.
  • Recovered over $100,000 in accounts payable duplicate payments using 4th generation software.
Oct 1981Jan 1985

Senior Programmer Analyst

Touche Ross
  • Promoted to Senior Programmer Analyst after eliminating year end overtime.

Education

Jan 2002May 2005

Masters Science for Teachers

Pace University
Jan 2002May 2002

EAI
Feb 2001Apr 2001

Blue Data
Feb 1990Feb 1990

MTA Data Center
Feb 1980May 1984

Certificate

New York University
Sep 1975May 1979

Bachelor of Arts

Herbert H. Lehman College, CUNY

References

Nse Obot

225 Putnam Av.

Brooklyn, NY 11216

Dear Sirs/Madams:

It is my honor to recommend to some and introduce to others LAS Associates.As a business owner it is of the utmost importance to have excellence in my accounting, legal, and insurance dealings.I have been able to secure excellence in my accounting area through LAS Associates.  Mr. St.Bernard, the company's principal, has always taken a personal interest in my reporting and filings.  All documents, payments, collections, et cetera are done in the most professional and timely manner.

I have worked with LAS Associates for 8 years and have been in compliance with all regulations based on their sound practices.

LAS Associates and its staff are a quality organization that can handle the most intricate details of both business and personal tax filings.I recommend them highly for your needs.

Sincerely,

Nse Obot

CEO-SBWW Enterprises

Portfolio

CISA Certificate

Certifications

Jan 2015

Certified Public Accounting

Maryland Department of Professional Licensing

Nonprofit Training

  • Revised Form 990
  • Lean Accounting and Management
  • Sarbanes Oxley for Nonprofits
  • Not-For-Profit Financial Executive Forum
  • National Not-For-Profit Training Program
  • Cost Allocation in Nonprofits
  • Applying A-133 to Nonprofit Organzations
 

Software

  • FundEZ
  • QuickBooks
  • Peachtree
  • Financial Edge
  • ACL
  • COBOL
  • IDMS
  • Easytrieve
  • JCL
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Access
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Information Technology Tool Kit

  • Business Continuity
  • Change Management
  • Data Center Operations
  • Information Security
  • Procedures Manuals
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Request for Proposals
  • Software and Hardware Selection
  • Systems Design and Improvement
  • Systems Documentation
  • Systems Planning Studies
  • Structured Programming
  • Telecommunications
  • Testing

Nonprofit Tool Kit

FASB 117 Financial Reporting 

Budgeting

Cash Flow Forecasting

Grants Management

Cost Allocation

Vouchering

Closeouts

Accounting Policies and Procedures

Sarbanes Oxley

Audit process management

A-133 Audits

Financial Audit

Internal Audit

Operational Audit

Event Planning

Requests For Proposals

Form 990

CHAR 500

Administrative Tool Kit

  • Accounts Payable
  • Banking
  • Benefits Administration
  • Contracts
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Leases
  • Payroll
  • Pension Reporting
  • Public Relations
  • Purchasing
  • Receivables
  • Supervision

Summary

Accounting professional with knowledge, experience, and know-how in financial reporting and forecasting, business information systems, financial, technology, and OMB A-133 audits, Sarbanes Oxley, project management, and forms 990 and 5500 preparation. Strong leadership, management, communication, and interpersonal skills from experience in nonprofits, foundations, churches, schools, professional organizations, education, private banking, transportation, and government.