Washington, DC, January 2000-present
- Co-Controller of 28-office, 600-employee event & communications company.
- Supervision of 6-person Accounts Payable Department; oversight of
Travel & Entertainment (T&E) expense reporting process.
- Oversight of 6 field offices
- Responsible for Accounting Policies & Procedures. Created Policies
Manual; restructured T&E reporting procedures; strengthening compliance with
existing and new policies and procedures.
- Preparation of annual financial statements; coordination with independent auditors.
- Planned and implemented decentralized cash forecasting system, involving
all 28 domestic offices, replacing a completely centralized cash forecasting system.
- Designed and implemented unbilled receivables reporting system, to speed billings.
Intergraph España, S.A.,
Madrid, Spain, 1992-94
- Responsible for all financial analysis and reporting for this subsidiary
of a U.S. computer hardware/software firm, including: monthly, quarterly and
year-end reporting/analysis; ad-hoc analyses; tax returns; statutory annual
financial statements; U.S.tax-compliance reporting
- Supervised Accounting Department, including monthly financial close.
Responsible for local internal control (both financial and administrative) and
for all coordination with auditors
- Strengthened compliance with company-wide accounting policies, and improved
or created local policies where necessary
- Initiated changes to computer and manual systems, which made it possible to
produce more and better financial analysis and reporting, with greater timeliness,
while reducing overall workload
- Intergraph Spain sells and supports CAD/CAM/CAE computer hardware and software,
manufactured by its parent corporation in the U.S.A.
Ernst & Young, Auditores,
Madrid, Spain, 1990-92
- Planned, supervised, and performed audits of Spanish subsidiaries of U.S. and U.K. firms
- Applied both Spanish and U.S. accounting standards
- Learned Spanish accounting systems and financial statement requirements
- Ensured compliance with reporting requirements of parent companies
- Acting Financial Controller for a manufacturing client for 4 months
- Worked on acquisition review and special projects
- Ernst & Young is one of the "Big Six" and is the largest auditing firm in Spain
Lang + Associates, CPAs,
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A., 1985-90
- Planned, supervised, and carried out field work for audits and reviews
- Performed field work on audits of an SEC client (listed on stock exchange)
- Aided clients in financial forecasting and tax planning
- Prepared federal and state corporate tax returns, specializing in multi-state clients
- Planned and executed out-of-town portions of a compliance audit of a U.S.
defense contractor and of an audit-related controls review of external service bureau
- Lang & Associates is a local auditing firm with 20 professional staff
Kyle & Company, CPAs,
Washington, DC, U.S.A., 1984-85
- Performed audit fieldwork at junior level, plus compilations, reviews, and tax returns
- Advanced to planning audits and supervising more junior auditors
- Kyle & Company was a small local auditing firm with 7 professional staff
High School Computer Lab Coordinator
American Embassy School,
New Delhi, India, 1996-present
Initially responsible for tutoring individual students in computers on an ad-hoc basis
and supervising and maintaining the Computer Lab, which comprised 28 Macintosh PowerPC
computers. On own initiative, expanded position :
- Provided primary computer support to all High School teachers, including
training, troubleshooting, software installations, etc.
- Planned and taught weekly computer-education seminars for the teachers. Topics
included MacOS, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphics, Photoshop,
PageMaker, searching the Web, creating webpages, grading software and security issues.
- Teaching-Assistant for classes held in the Computer Lab: Computer Studies,
Computer Science, Publications (yearbook & school newspaper) and "Information
Technology in a Global Society".
- Designed and maintained the school website
and Lab homepage on Intranet.
American Embassy School,
New Delhi, India, 1997-1998
Taught 'Computer Studies', a required, one-semester, introduction to computers and
various applications, in addition to duties as the HS Computer Lab Coordinator. As
well as modules on word processing, spreadsheets, databases and graphics, the course
covered using the Internet, computer ethics & intellectual property rights and
other topics. In the second semester, introduced a module on webpages, replacing one on
desktop publishing. In the Fall of 1998, a new faculty position was created specifically
to teach the class.
Other Computer Experience
Throughout my career, I have used the computer technology available to me to the
fullest extent possible. In the past few years, I have expanded on my experience as a
computer user by becoming expert in HTML and by studying programming, first in Windows
- Conceived and developed several systems to extract and analyze data from the existing
'closed' UNIX-based accounting package and from other computer systems (Intergraph)
- Member of the task force selecting new 'business process' software (Intergraph)
- Planned and taught in-house courses, in Spanish, on using Macintosh computers, audit
software tools and other computer programs (Ernst & Young)
- Designed and tested custom investment portfolio software for large not-for-profit
- Advised clients in selection of computerized accounting systems and helped them convert
their books to their new accounting systems (Lang)
- Initiated, planned and taught in-house computer education program (Lang)
- Programming in Windows 3.1, first using CA-Realizer (a structured superset of BASIC)
and more recently using Borland's DELPHI programming language.
- CGI Programming in PERL.
- Found microcomputer in closet. Taught myself how to get it to work, how to use the
CP/M operating system, the MultiPlan spreadsheet application and WordStar. (Kyle)
- Operating Systems: Detailed knowledge of the Windows 95, Macintosh (System 7& 8),
Windows 3.1 and DOS operating systems. Some knowledge of the UNIX operating system.
- Application Programs: Proficient in Word 6, MS-Excel 5, ClarisWorks 4 , PageMaker 6.5,
PDF-Distiller 2, Photoshop 5, PageMill 2, PaintShopPro 5, most Web-use software (all
browsers, Eudora, FTP, Telnet, Newsreaders, ICQ, etc), various text- and WYSIWIG-HTML
editors, SuperCalc, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect and Chameleon (UNIX) accounting software.
- Languages: HTML, CSS. Also some PERL, PASCAL, BASIC.
Certified Public Accountant
U.S. CPA Examination, Virginia, USA, 1983. Virginia CPA Certificate No. 11809. The U.S. CPA
is the equivalent of the ACA qualification.
B.S. Commerce (Accounting Major)
McIntire School of Commerce,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA,
1983. Sufficient course-work for minor degree in History & International Relations, which
degree was not offered by the McIntire School.
Citizenship: U.S.A. Eligible for Irish citizenship.
Languages: English (native speaker); Spanish (fluent); French (working knowledge).
Driving: U.S. and Indian drivers licenses.
I left Spain to join my Irish fiancée in Dublin, where we were married in June 1995.
During my time in Ireland, I studied computer programming, on my own, and the Irish language,
through Conradh na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League). I volunteered with the Dublin AIDS
In September 1995, I transferred to India with my wife, who took up an assignment in New Delhi
as First Secretary with the Embassy of Ireland. After arriving in Delhi, I studied programming
and Hindi until I began work at the American Embassy School.
We moved to Washington, D.C., in Fall 1999, when my wife took up an assignment there as First
Secretary with the Embassy of Ireland.
You can download my one-page Resumé or my four-page Curriculum Vitae, either in MS Word 97 format (approx. 35k each) or in Adobe PDF format (approx. 10k each):
Copyright © 1997-1999 Peter R Bullen
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