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RssSeasoned Financial Service Analyst

William Ferrara 451 East Eighth Street South Boston, MA 02127 (617) 777-7382 Employment Experience: Linedata Corp 08/10-10/10 Contract Position – Qualitative Assurance Analyst • Performed manual Quality Assurance Test on Mfact Fund Accounting System • Provided Regression Analysis Testing on scenarios in Mfact within assigned client requests The Merrill Corp 06/10-08/10 Contract Position – Business Analyst • Scanned legal documents to be places on disk for filing and storage Commonwealth Annuity and Life Insurance 01/07-08/08 Analyst • Prepare journal entries for month end close • Assist in the development of the General Accounts and Separate Accounts regulatory filings • Reconciliation of General Leger to third Party Administrator source information • GAAP accounting analysis’s, balance sheet, income statement • Prepared the “Greenbook” separate account schedules on an annual basis • Assisted in the preparation of CALIC financial statements • Prepared the Financial Statements for specific assigned Separate Accounts on an Annual Basis PFPC PNC Bank 10/03-01/07 Investment Accountant Senior 05/06-01/07 • Perform daily, weekly and monthly investment accounting functions for assigned investment companies • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly trial balance. • Using excel and created macros reported information to balance calculations of interest and dividend to compare to system generated reports • Provide analytical support to Fund Group including calculations of SEC standardized third day yields • Preparation of per share table and expense analysis • Provide knowledge and guidance for policies and procedures to all Funds in group and substitute for other investment accountant as necessary • Prepare monthly financial statements, • Maintain audit Analysis schedules during the year and finalize at year end • Assist in training accounting staff on accounting practices and procedures’ of investment companies • Working on domestic and international funds of high volume • Review calculations of net asset value performed by accounting staff on assigned mutual funds Investment Accountant II 12/03-05/06 • Perform investment accounting functions for domestic international both Equity and Fixed income Funds. • Provided investable cash to portfolio manager. • Reconciled investment company cash and portfolio balances to custodians daily statement. • Verified all receivables and payables to the ledger. • Communicated portfolio trade activity to the custodian • To age and clear any reconciling items from custodian and transfer agent area. • Verified accuracy of trades • Ensure such trades meet compliance restrictions of assigned fund. • Responsible for journal entries, such as fund share activity, expense accruals and expenses, dividends and interest payments. Senior Analyst 10/03-12/03 • Processing financial redemptions for mutual fund positions. • Processing excess contributions and death distributions. • Maintaining account fund positions and registration data. • Prepare productivity, quality and non standard reports. • 401 K planning. • Review legal documentation for redemptions of shareholder beneficiaries trust Equiserve Unit Leader 01/03-10/03 • Responsible for managing day to day activities of the team • Prepared MIS reports with the productivity of the Mutual fund analysts • Reviewed and wrote performance appraisals, • Revised policies and procedures when necessary • Assisted the Senior Operating Manager with the interview process • Researched and resolved problems related to specific transactions Winter Wyman & Co Veritude Contract Position – Analyst 10/02-01/03 Performed various operational duties. 401 K and Health and Welfare representative. Assisted clients with various administrative inquiries Winter Wyman & Co. Brown Brothers Harriman Contract Position - Corporate Action Analyst 04/02-10/02 Booked corporate actions. Researched and analyzed corporate actions. Booked currency conversion for international corporate actions. Prepared Excel spreadsheet for various currencies and US equivalents. Share positions, split positions for various international accounts. Account Temps John Hancock Contract Position – Fund Accountant 03/01-04/02 Reviewed fund activity including daily NAV calculation and portfolio trade activity. Calculated daily cash availability and review activity. Calculated fund expenses and monthly review of accounting reports. Robert Half Pangora Asset Management Contract Position – Investment Associate 01/01-03/01 Calculated available cash for investments. Performed cash and currency reconciliation. Performed reconciliation of broker statement to the International Accounting System. Positioned and shared reconciliations. Booked trades with various brokers. Handled the settling of failed trades. Booked FX’s (foreign currency) for hedge positions and in anticipation of foreign trades. Maintained Excel spreadsheets used to manage funds. The Pioneer Group Fund Accounting Supervisor 07/99-12/00 Supervised day to day activity for 5 staff members. Provided input into hiring, compensation, and disciplinary decisions for assigned staff. Reviewed, approved and released all daily fund prices, yields, and other fund information. Prepared, reviewed and approved audit and tax schedules, N-Sars financial statements and other reports. Participated in Department management issues, such as allocations researchers, streamlining procedures, prioritizing tasks, and planning significant projects such as preparing for the addition of new funds, etc. Updated procedures when necessary. Responsible for the training of staff members. Responsible for running the Nightly Fund System Cycle, reported directly to the Manager of the Investment Operations System team. Ropes and Gray Accounting Administrator 08/95 – 7/99 Established assets on Trust System when account funded and properly received. Handled maintenance of account distribution of trust assets and terminations of accounts during period of administration. Processed cash receipts and disbursements on-line, perform cash management securities processing. Shawmut National Corp Manager Trust Accounting 11/92-08/95 Insured calculation of income and unit factors for 19 collective funds. Calculated daily NAV on on-standard funds. Oversaw preparation, input and distribution of various management reports and common trust fund issues. Trained staff of eight on procedures, compliance issues and fund validation process. Complied and verified information and fund analyses for trust compliance officer. Served as liaison and analyzed, responded to internal and external audits. Member of system conversion team for Trust Operations. Handled system upgrade, tested for fund accounting and automated cash investment units. Old Colony Management Group Financial Consultant 01/91 – 11/92 Researched and reconciled mutual funds for large transfer agent. Located and claimed funds from brokers, banks, and other transfer agents Bank of Boston Manger investment Services 05/85 – 01/91 Managed staff of nine, trained staff in procedures and revisions of accounting and compliance issues. Calculated daily cash positions on all unit assigned collective funds. Insured the calculation of unit value factors and income factors of assigned collective investment funds. Ensured completion in a timely and accurate manner. Complied and distributed yield analysis report of fixed income funds. Composed employee performance reviews for staff. Served as liaison for both internal and external audits. Education: Suffolk University, Boston MA Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Technical Skills: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Bloomberg, Mfact, Mellon Trust Accounting Systems References furnished by request

Financial Analyst

Boston, MA

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