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Jason P.

Yankow, CPA
10744 Greenwood Ave. N., #302, Seattle, WA 98133 cell: 206.853.1106 e-mail: jyankow@hotmail.com LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-yankow-cpa/12/23b/b8b
OBJECTIVE: Accounting Manager position with a growing Northwest company where I can utilize my strong leadership, technical and financial capabilities. Dedicated, proactive professional who thrives on complex challenges, growing responsibilities and new learning experiences set within a team environment. Utilizes strong analytical, communication and critical thinking abilities to overcome obstacles, meet deadlines and identify process improvements. Compassionate team leader with a focus on individual career development and team building. Core business competencies include: - Team/Process Leadership - Financial Reporting Ownership - Process & Technology Implementation - Hedge Accounting - Internal Control Implementation - Identifying & Implementing Efficiencies - Foreign Consolidations - Data Mining in Access & SQL - Account Reconciliation - Accounting Policy - GAAP & Regulatory Reporting - SOX & Financial Audits

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
American International Group, Inc., New York, NY Senior Analyst Derivatives Accounting Group (01/11 04/12) Developed documentation and accounting processes for hedge accounting by partnering with Business Units to reduce over $ 4 billion of foreign exchange exposure Performed technical research and summarized findings for the viability of Business requests for hedge accounting Reviewed all accounting deliverables for accuracy, managed relationships with audit engagements and developed internal controls while maintaining a 0% error rate and an absence of SOX control deficiencies Federal Home Loan Bank, Seattle, WA Senior Contractor Accounting Operations (05/10 08/10) Washington Mutual, Inc., Seattle, WA Home Loans Finance Department (06/03 07/09) Accounting Manager I Transition Team for JP Morgan Chase (12/08 07/09) Aligned subsidiary accounting operations as part of a consulting team by performing internal control assessments and implementation, segmented financial reporting development and financial reporting system integration (SAP) Accounting Manager I Held for Sale Mortgage Warehouse & Derivatives Team (01/08 12/08) Managed a team of 3 direct reports responsible for the hedge accounting operations, financial reporting, variance analysis and daily management reporting Communicated accounting processes, summaries and findings to business owners and Financial Planning & Analysis; independently optimized asset tranches to increase hedge accounting passing rates by 10% Accounting Manager I Special Projects Team (06/06 12/07)

Managed a team (1 direct and up to 3 non-direct reports) that supported multiple functions including new derivative instrument and accounting pronouncement implementation, internal controls and process improvements; successfully implemented required operational and reporting changes on time for the adoption of FAS 157 Fair Value Standard Developed reporting packages, UAT scripts and business requirements; key member of crossdepartmental projects

Accounting Analyst Sr. Held for Sale Mortgage Warehouse & Derivatives Team (01/05 06/06) Actively managed the hedge accounting process in order to mitigate exposure to accounting timing differences; developed ad-hoc reporting and forecasted variance analysis related to the Mortgage Banks hedge accounting program; coordinated the monthly close process Applied advance analytical abilities to provide results that aided in the decision making of Senior Management Partnered with Financial Planning & Analysis in order to explain variances to forecasted expectations Designed an automated data entry process using MS Access for daily hedge accounting and Gain from Loans reporting increasing efficiencies by 60% Senior Accountant Reconciliations Team (06/03 12/04) Coordinated variance research and resolution of various Home Loans Accounting functions for monthly reconciliation and reporting Responsible for daily reconciliation and resolution of variances for over 300 intercompany accounts Partnered with IT to successfully transfer all intercompany accounts to the corporate reconciliation system Bader, Martin, Ross & Smith, P.S., Seattle, WA Staff Auditor (01/02 06/03) Performed financial audit, compilation, review and tax services for medium sized organizations in several industries including financial institutions, manufacturing, not-for-profit organizations, property management, restaurant/hotel and retail MediaPassage, Inc., Seattle, WA Senior Staff Accountant (09/99 11/01) Performed and improved full cycle, monthly close process and financial statement preparation for this 150 employee, online advertisement placement outsourcer

Responsible for producing all ad-hoc reporting requests, maintaining fixed assets, commission schedules, accruals, foreign consolidations, daily internal reporting, monthly reconciliations and variance explanations

Internet Entertainment Group, Inc., Seattle, WA Staff Accountant (08/97 09/99) Responsible for cash management for daily operations, Accounts Receivable and developing profit sharing revenue models based on contracts Seattle Federal Credit Union, Seattle, WA Consultant Forensic Accounting (05/97 07/97) New York City District Council of Carpenters Benefit Fund, New York, NY Compliance Auditor (01/94 02/97) SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE: Advanced MS Office Business Suite user, SAP, MS SQL Server-Query Analyzer, Hyperion Essbase, Great Plains, QuickBooks Pro 2008, Misis Summit, Reval

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Washington Mutual Leadership Competency Workshop 2006 (6 months) Project Management (Fast Track) & Operational Excellence Training 2006 Washington State Board of Accountancy Active Certified Public Accountant 2003 Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ Bachelor of Arts - Accounting 1993