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Steven E. Schwartz, CPA 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
Senior Manager with 19 years of auditing and accounting services experience demonstrating an excellent track 
record of outstanding client service to public and private companies. Equally strong business consulting experience 
with closely held companies. Effective communicator and leader who emphasizes teamwork and possesses the 
drive to surpass goals. 
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE 
Lead senior audit manager on an accelerated SEC filer including SOX audit. Lead senior audit manager on several 
audits of multi-national consolidated companies with several foreign subsidiaries, which required coordination with 
foreign audit teams. Lead multiple concurrent audits with 25 staff under my direction. Lead senior manager on 
SEC Rule 144A debt offerings for multiple clients. Initial senior audit manager in the firm’s expansion to a new 
market area. Key member in multiple strategic planning committees to develop infrastructure and set the direction 
for the firm’s accelerated growth from 70 to over 300 employees. Implemented successful marketing strategies to 
build firm brand in target markets. Experienced in personnel recruiting, selection, training, development, 
scheduling, performance evaluation and supervision. 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
Senior Audit Manager May 2012 – September 2014 
Deloitte & Touche, LLP , Baltimore, MD 
● Manage all stages of audit services provided to 10 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit 
opinion. Total annual billings managed: $2,200,000 
● Industries served include: Manufacturing clothing, Retail, Manufacturing of Specialty Chemicals, 
Software as a Service, Government Contractor, Hotel & Resort 
● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements 
● Lead senior audit manager on Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ:JOSB accelerated filer) 10-K and 10-Q filings 
● Lead senior audit manager on a SOX audit under COSO framework 
● Prepare financial statements and related disclosures to ensure compliance with USGAAP or IFRS 
● Perform internal control processes and accounting procedures assessments 
● Lead the communication of sox / internal control findings to CFO and audit committee 
● Lead senior audit manager on audits with several foreign material subsidiaries 
● Prepared several US GAAP memos regarding the accounting treatment including: 
○ ASC 605-10 Revenue Recognition approach for Software as a Service (SaaS) technology client 
analyzing the client’s revenue recognition methodology considering the 4 criteria of revenue. 
○ SAB Topic 5-Z-7 Accounting for the Spin-Off of a Subsidiary considering the carve out accounting of a 
recent spin-off of several entities and the impact of this spin-off on the companies plan to go public. 
○ ASC 480-10-25 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity determining the appropriate classification of 
preferred stock on the balance sheet. 
○ ASC 360-10-35 Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets analyzing the client’s 
the assumptions used in assessing the future cash contributions of individual cash generating units, and 
for those indicating impairment testing the assumptions and calculations of fair value of those stores. 
○ ASC 330-10-35 Adjustments to Lower of Cost or Market analyzing the lower of cost or market 
considering a departure from the cost basis of pricing the inventory is required when the utility of the 
goods is no longer as great as their cost. 
● Prepared several US GAAS national consultation memos to support audit approach including: revenue 
recognition of a government contractor client, investment valuation for alternative investments, fair value 
of common shares of a resort client 
Director, For-Profit Client Services and Business Development January 2010 – May 2012
Ribis, Jones & Maresca CPA Firm, Columbia, MD 
● Manage all stages of services provided to 25 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit 
opinion. Total annual billings managed: $500,000 
● Developed a formal marketing plan to move the firm’s marketing efforts beyond personal referrals by 
implementing a trade show strategy for nonprofit niche. Exhibitor at 4 nonprofit trade shows in 2010 
generating greater than $50,000 in annual billings and greater than 40 solid leads 
● Financial modeling and projections for governmental contractor clients in their response to requests for 
proposals issued by federal and state government agencies 
● Industries served include: Construction Contractors, Durable Goods Distributors, Restaurant, Government 
Contractors, Professional Services, Broker Dealers, Investment Company 
● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements 
● Prepare financial statements with appropriate disclosures 
● Educate client management to improve their internal processes and accounting procedures for the client 
given the size and industry of the company 
● Prepared several US GAAP memos regarding the accounting treatment including: 
○ ASC 810-10-05-8 Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities considering the clients methodology to 
consolidate a related entity that was an integral party of the beneficiary. 
○ ASC 480-10-25 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity determining the appropriate classification of 
preferred stock on the balance sheet. 
○ ASC 820-10-30 Fair Value Measurement considering the initial implementation of fair value in the 
investment portfolio of an investment banking consulting firm 
● Developed $250K in annual billings of audit services and consulting services from personal network during 
the first 1.5 years employed at Ribis, Jones & Maresca 
Senior Audit Manager August 1998 – December 2009 
Armanino (29th largest CPA firm in the USA), San Jose, CA 
● Manage all stages of all services provided to 30 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit 
opinion. Total annual billings managed $1,400,000 
● Financial modeling and projections for: 
○ Governmental contractor clients in their response to requests for proposals issued by federal and state 
government agencies 
○ Portfolio companies for private equity backed companies to obtain additional debt and equity financing 
● Key member of the business succession planning teams for several key clients 
● Industries served include: Consumer Products Manufacturing, Construction Contractors, Government 
Contractors, Life Sciences Manufacturing, Medical Groups, High-Tech Manufacturing, Software 
Developer 
● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements 
● Prepare financial statements with appropriate disclosures 
● Perform internal control processes and accounting procedures assessments 
● Communicated internal control findings to CFO and audit committee 
● Lead senior audit manager on audits with several foreign material subsidiaries 
● Successfully developed and implemented a paperless audit and review document management system for 
the entire audit department 
● Profx Engagement software was the chief administrator directing implementation and installation 
● Worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop a firm-wide electronic document management system 
● Formal mentor to five senior and staff accountants 
● CPE instructor on various technical issues – FAS123r Stock-based Compensation; EITF 01-09 Accounting 
for Consideration Given by a Vendor to a Customer; Risk-based Auditing; SAB104 Revenue Recognition 
● Developed $300K in annual billings of audit services and consulting services from personal network during 
the last 2 years employed at Armanino 
Financial Manager Trainee May 1997 – August 1998 
BHP Billiton Limite d (“BHP”), San Francis co, CA 
● BHP - Multinational mining company with 40,000+ employees
● Worked in the USA Corporate Accounting department 
● General ledger accounting maintenance for 15 mining entities 
● Financial reporting and analysis for 15 mining entities 
Staff Accountant May 1995 – January 1997 
General Nutrition Inc. (GNC), Pittsburgh, PA 
● GNC - Vitamin Retailer with 10,000+ employees 
● Worked in the corporate accounting department 
● General ledger accounting 
● Financial reporting and analysis for 30 individual nutrition store locations 
● Payroll 
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS 
B.S. in Business Administration, Major in Accounting – Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA (1995) 
Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, State of California (2001) 
Certified Public Accountant, State of Maryland (2010) 
Certified Public Accountant, State of Virginia (2013) 
Certifications: International Financial Report Standards (IFRS) Certification (2014)
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SteveSchwartzCVA111914L

  • 1. Steven E. Schwartz, CPA EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Senior Manager with 19 years of auditing and accounting services experience demonstrating an excellent track record of outstanding client service to public and private companies. Equally strong business consulting experience with closely held companies. Effective communicator and leader who emphasizes teamwork and possesses the drive to surpass goals. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Lead senior audit manager on an accelerated SEC filer including SOX audit. Lead senior audit manager on several audits of multi-national consolidated companies with several foreign subsidiaries, which required coordination with foreign audit teams. Lead multiple concurrent audits with 25 staff under my direction. Lead senior manager on SEC Rule 144A debt offerings for multiple clients. Initial senior audit manager in the firm’s expansion to a new market area. Key member in multiple strategic planning committees to develop infrastructure and set the direction for the firm’s accelerated growth from 70 to over 300 employees. Implemented successful marketing strategies to build firm brand in target markets. Experienced in personnel recruiting, selection, training, development, scheduling, performance evaluation and supervision. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Audit Manager May 2012 – September 2014 Deloitte & Touche, LLP , Baltimore, MD ● Manage all stages of audit services provided to 10 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit opinion. Total annual billings managed: $2,200,000 ● Industries served include: Manufacturing clothing, Retail, Manufacturing of Specialty Chemicals, Software as a Service, Government Contractor, Hotel & Resort ● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements ● Lead senior audit manager on Jos. A. Bank (NASDAQ:JOSB accelerated filer) 10-K and 10-Q filings ● Lead senior audit manager on a SOX audit under COSO framework ● Prepare financial statements and related disclosures to ensure compliance with USGAAP or IFRS ● Perform internal control processes and accounting procedures assessments ● Lead the communication of sox / internal control findings to CFO and audit committee ● Lead senior audit manager on audits with several foreign material subsidiaries ● Prepared several US GAAP memos regarding the accounting treatment including: ○ ASC 605-10 Revenue Recognition approach for Software as a Service (SaaS) technology client analyzing the client’s revenue recognition methodology considering the 4 criteria of revenue. ○ SAB Topic 5-Z-7 Accounting for the Spin-Off of a Subsidiary considering the carve out accounting of a recent spin-off of several entities and the impact of this spin-off on the companies plan to go public. ○ ASC 480-10-25 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity determining the appropriate classification of preferred stock on the balance sheet. ○ ASC 360-10-35 Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets analyzing the client’s the assumptions used in assessing the future cash contributions of individual cash generating units, and for those indicating impairment testing the assumptions and calculations of fair value of those stores. ○ ASC 330-10-35 Adjustments to Lower of Cost or Market analyzing the lower of cost or market considering a departure from the cost basis of pricing the inventory is required when the utility of the goods is no longer as great as their cost. ● Prepared several US GAAS national consultation memos to support audit approach including: revenue recognition of a government contractor client, investment valuation for alternative investments, fair value of common shares of a resort client Director, For-Profit Client Services and Business Development January 2010 – May 2012
  • 2. Ribis, Jones & Maresca CPA Firm, Columbia, MD ● Manage all stages of services provided to 25 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit opinion. Total annual billings managed: $500,000 ● Developed a formal marketing plan to move the firm’s marketing efforts beyond personal referrals by implementing a trade show strategy for nonprofit niche. Exhibitor at 4 nonprofit trade shows in 2010 generating greater than $50,000 in annual billings and greater than 40 solid leads ● Financial modeling and projections for governmental contractor clients in their response to requests for proposals issued by federal and state government agencies ● Industries served include: Construction Contractors, Durable Goods Distributors, Restaurant, Government Contractors, Professional Services, Broker Dealers, Investment Company ● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements ● Prepare financial statements with appropriate disclosures ● Educate client management to improve their internal processes and accounting procedures for the client given the size and industry of the company ● Prepared several US GAAP memos regarding the accounting treatment including: ○ ASC 810-10-05-8 Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities considering the clients methodology to consolidate a related entity that was an integral party of the beneficiary. ○ ASC 480-10-25 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity determining the appropriate classification of preferred stock on the balance sheet. ○ ASC 820-10-30 Fair Value Measurement considering the initial implementation of fair value in the investment portfolio of an investment banking consulting firm ● Developed $250K in annual billings of audit services and consulting services from personal network during the first 1.5 years employed at Ribis, Jones & Maresca Senior Audit Manager August 1998 – December 2009 Armanino (29th largest CPA firm in the USA), San Jose, CA ● Manage all stages of all services provided to 30 different clients from planning to issuance of the audit opinion. Total annual billings managed $1,400,000 ● Financial modeling and projections for: ○ Governmental contractor clients in their response to requests for proposals issued by federal and state government agencies ○ Portfolio companies for private equity backed companies to obtain additional debt and equity financing ● Key member of the business succession planning teams for several key clients ● Industries served include: Consumer Products Manufacturing, Construction Contractors, Government Contractors, Life Sciences Manufacturing, Medical Groups, High-Tech Manufacturing, Software Developer ● Coordinate and review the work of others to ensure timely completion of engagements ● Prepare financial statements with appropriate disclosures ● Perform internal control processes and accounting procedures assessments ● Communicated internal control findings to CFO and audit committee ● Lead senior audit manager on audits with several foreign material subsidiaries ● Successfully developed and implemented a paperless audit and review document management system for the entire audit department ● Profx Engagement software was the chief administrator directing implementation and installation ● Worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop a firm-wide electronic document management system ● Formal mentor to five senior and staff accountants ● CPE instructor on various technical issues – FAS123r Stock-based Compensation; EITF 01-09 Accounting for Consideration Given by a Vendor to a Customer; Risk-based Auditing; SAB104 Revenue Recognition ● Developed $300K in annual billings of audit services and consulting services from personal network during the last 2 years employed at Armanino Financial Manager Trainee May 1997 – August 1998 BHP Billiton Limite d (“BHP”), San Francis co, CA ● BHP - Multinational mining company with 40,000+ employees
  • 3. ● Worked in the USA Corporate Accounting department ● General ledger accounting maintenance for 15 mining entities ● Financial reporting and analysis for 15 mining entities Staff Accountant May 1995 – January 1997 General Nutrition Inc. (GNC), Pittsburgh, PA ● GNC - Vitamin Retailer with 10,000+ employees ● Worked in the corporate accounting department ● General ledger accounting ● Financial reporting and analysis for 30 individual nutrition store locations ● Payroll EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS B.S. in Business Administration, Major in Accounting – Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA (1995) Licenses: Certified Public Accountant, State of California (2001) Certified Public Accountant, State of Maryland (2010) Certified Public Accountant, State of Virginia (2013) Certifications: International Financial Report Standards (IFRS) Certification (2014)