Elda Bylykbashi - Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

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Elda Bylykbashi is currently living in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, working as a Finance Manager and is interested in Accounting, Advertising & Media, Entertainment, For Sale, Human Resources, Media, Real Estate, Wholesale, Work from Home.
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Finance Manager


Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

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Accounting, Advertising & Media, Entertainment, For Sale, Human Resources, Media, Real Estate, Wholesale, Work from Home


Elda Bylykbashi BBA, CGA

Objective: To obtain a progressive Senior Manager Position with a well-
established, reputable company where I can utilize my technical and people
skills to the continued success of the company.


Overview of Skills and Abilities
. Comprehensive financial and management experience including all phases of
corporate accounting, financial statement preparation, compliance with
GAAP, multi-currency accounting, intercompany reconciliations, government
and payroll taxes, royalties and budget/forecasts preparation and
variance analysis.
. Operations management including financial and performance reports,
allocation of overheads to productions, work in process, project cost
reports and analysis.
. Flexible and adaptable to changing reporting needs
. Remarkable management and supervisory skills with proven ability to
coordinate multifaceted activities; determine and analyze problems and
implement corrective actions. Train and supervise junior staff.
. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain
relationships with auditors, government agencies, bankers and lawyers.
. Solid background in spreadsheets, word processing, database, accounting
software (QuickBooks, VISTA, Simply Accounting, Great Plains), Outlook,
. Hands-on manager with an excellent ability to prioritize; committed to
excellence through continuous improvement of polices and procedures
. Problem solver, ;Positive and assertive personality


Certified General Accountants of Ontario (2008)
Certified General Accountant

University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy (1993-1997)
Honors Bachelor in Business Administration

Harry Fultz Collegiate (2002)
QuickBooks Certificate


Top Drawer Creative (June 09 and on)
Finance Manager

. Plan and oversee all accounting operations including bookkeeping,
financial reporting, planning/budgeting/forecasting, billing, payroll,
internal controls
. Implement financial reporting procedures that streamline and
standardize the cost reporting and client billing/invoicing.
. Develop standardized financial analysis (P&L, Job profitability,
Margin &Variance) reports and produce ad hoc financial analysis as
required by President
. Produce accurate and timely cash flow projections, financial analysis
and monthly and quarterly reporting
. Work closely with account managers to gather information about revenue
. Proactively monitor and advise account managers when AR issues arise
with clients
. Document, monitor and continuously improve internal control procedures

9 Story Entertainment Inc. Toronto, ON (January 2007 - May 09)
Financial Controller (July 2007 - May 2009)
(9 Story is engaged in Animation, Production and Distribution of
entertainment properties with major partners like Cartoon Network,
Teletoon, ABC Kids, WGBH, YTV, Treehouse
France 2, Nelvana)

. Responsible for overseeing all day-to-day accounting and finance
functions including accounts payable, receivables, bank
reconciliations, GST filings, intercompany billings, overhead
allocations, cash flow and multi-currency transactions
. Preparation of financial statements for multiple corporate and post-
production companies (10+)
. Preparation, in consultation with Production, Distribution and IT
departments, of operating and capital budgets/forecasts and prepare
variance analysis reports
. Prepare/supervise preparation of year-end working papers and answer
questions from management and external accountants.
. Review quarterly royalty reports from royalty distribution sources for
accuracy and ensure that royalty income/accrued royalties are recorded
in proper accounting period
. Review distribution contracts and licenses and ensure that revenue is
recorded properly
. Liaise with production accountants to reconcile intercompany
transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness
. Supervise corporate and post-production accountants
. Support and research tax requirement both federal and provincial to
assist with tax credit applications and filing.

Achievements: participated in accounting system conversion, clean-up
backlog in financial reporting, reduced in half the time needed to
prepare month/year end packages, implemented new procedures to ensure
efficient paper flow from production to corporate, promoted to Controller

Assistant Controller (January 2007 - June
. Preparation of month-end packages for three main operating companies.
. Prepared and maintained asset amortization schedules
. Monitored and managed cash position of company\'s several bank accounts
(20+), intercompany and third parties loans
. Assisted with production accounting and running job cost reports

Venulum Inc. (September 2003-December 2006)
Corporate Accountant / Treasurer
Venulum Inc is a Canadian Subsidiary of Venulum Group, an international
private wealth management operation with headquarters in BVI. Venulum
Group specializes in fine wine and property investments in France, Italy,
U.K, and BVI with an investment portfolio over 25M Euros

. Manage all accounting functions for Toronto office, subsidiary of UK-
Venulum Group, British Virgin Island based investment group.
. Maintain general ledger and check all entries for accuracy and
compliance with GAAP
. As part of month and year-end procedures, ensure all balance sheet
accounts are reconciled and all expense accounts are adjusted for
prepaid and/or incorrect postings.
. Oversee the processing of weekly payroll, bonuses and commissions in
QuickBooks Pro and ensure timely preparation and filing of all
regulatory remittances.
. Prepare new employee packages, check information for accuracy, process
ROE and T4\'s
. Reconcile group bank accounts (US and CAN), process online wires and
. Key contact for CRA, prepare and file biweekly payroll remittances,
monthly & annually employer health tax, GST filing and corporate tax
. Prepare daily and weekly sale/cash flow reports for management team,
creditors. analysis, participate in ad-hoc projects.
. Prepare Toronto office budget and ensure that expenses are in line
with the budget, analyze variances and advise management
. Assist the Finance Director in financial planning and analysis as well
as in preparing necessary papers for audits.

Achievements: reduced CA fees 50% by reducing GL errors, reconciled GST
and payroll taxes saving company\'s thousand of dollars in late filing
penalties and interest, improved the layout of reports helping
management in making better decisions

Deutsche Welt Hungerhilfe, Albania (February 2002-July 2003)
Accounting Manager
(A United Nations Project providing vocational training to young

. In charge of overall administration of resources and finances of the
. Analyzed General ledger accounts and reconciled accounts
. Prepared and forecasted budgets and reported monthly to the main
. Administered bank procedures, bank reconciliation and monthly
government remittances
. Handled payroll, maintained payroll journal and tracked vacation and
. Supervise administrative/accounting assistant
. Preparation for audits from main office in Albania and Germany

Bethany International Services, Albania (June1999-December 2001)
Bookkeeper/Office Administrator
(A USA agency providing medical and psychosocial services to women and

Interests: Reading, traveling, spending time with friends and family

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Name: Elda Bylykbashi
Location: Greater Toronto Area,Ontario,Canada
Job Title: Finance Manager

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