Bill Tullio CPA

Associate at Perkins and Will

Chicago, IL

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CPA with a diverse combination of financial, operational, and technological knowledge. • Strategic Financial & Accounting Management • Financial System Assessment & Conversions • Change Management – Mergers & Acquisitions • Regulatory, Governance, & Internal Audit • Leadership and Team Development • Budgeting, Forecasting, Strategy & Planning • Operations and Financial Analysis • International experience

Work experience

Mar 2020 - Present

Perkins and Will

Senior Accountant, Associate

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Jun 2018 - Mar 2020

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Firmwide Controller

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Sep 2014 - Jun 2018

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Firmwide Assistant Controller

A highly-influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firm. Prepare annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts for the central office; consolidate annual budgets for seven other offices. Compile semi-annual financial and legal reports for firm partner meetings. Oversight of all domestic and international bank accounts, responsible for approval of wire transactions, ACH payments, positive pay exceptions, and administration of user access. Reconcile balance sheet monthly for accuracy in cash and fixed assets; monitor daily cash collections, ensuring suitable levels of cash in all operating accounts. Maintain line of credit by preparing necessary reports; facilitate external audits of financial statements and 401k plan. Engage in training and development activities with subordinate staff members. Additional financial management experience as Senior Financial Analyst from 2008-2016. • Researched and implemented United Arab Emirates Wage Protection System, resulting in a $15 million business venture. • Created a template for allocation of Structural and MEP costs, now used across multiple offices. • Shortened the budget cycle by 30% by implementing new budgeting software.

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Sep 2008 - Sep 2014

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Senior Financial Analyst

Nov 2005 - Sep 2008

Cortina Tool & Molding

Accounting Manager

A manufacturer of custom and proprietary injection molded, extruded, and blow molded products. Created comprehensive monthly financial management reporting template for executive management, providing a consistent financial presentation on key metrics and trends. Designed and installed a formal budgeting process in excel, maintained and updated annually. Provided weekly cash management report to executive team and prepared monthly loan covenants and debt compliance reporting. Oversaw the accounts payable and accounts receivable departments, providing coaching and encouraging professional development. • Implemented new accounting procedures, shortening the monthly close process from 20 days to 8 days. • Increased warehouse efficiency by 50% by rolling out a new returned goods procedure.

Dec 1996 - Oct 2005

Charles J. Gries & Company LLP

Accounting Manager

A private CPA firm offering a variety of financial and consulting services to corporate and individual clients. Performed tax, accounting, budgeting, and financial statement preparation services for clients of the firm. Served as third-party administrator on client profit sharing plans. Oversaw the work of all accounting staff to ensure quality and accuracy. Offered outstanding customer service within our areas of expertise. • Installed paperless processes, reducing office space by 33% and supplies expense by 40%. • Reduced time cycle of corporate returns by 25% by leveraging an integrated accounting and tax software.

Jan 1995 - Dec 1996

Kessler, Orlean, Silver & Co. PC

Staff Accountant

Aug 1994 - Jan 1995

Superior Bank

Staff Accountant II

Aug 1993 - Aug 1994

Superior Bank

Staff Accountant

Education

1988 - 1993

Bachelors of Science, Accounting

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