OBJECTIVE:
To contribute all knowledge and experiences in accounting, contract administration, human resources, and customer service, remain the results oriented individual, and to assist in the profitability of a progressive company.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
Administrative/Computer Knowledge:
Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Cognos, Five9.

Accounting Programs:
PeopleSoft, Lawson, AS400, ADP On-Line, SAP, JD Edwards, Great Plains, EAS Accounting, Peachtree, QuickBooks Pro 2010, Kronos, Talent Partners, Donovan, Marketron, Information Sciences, and Spotlight.
Quick adaptability in all software applications, company processes, and procedures.
Contract administration, devising contract templates, strong negotiation, and procurement skills.
Excellent customer service experience.
Strong phone etiquette, written and verbal communication skills.
Population and maintenance of databases.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Advantage Sales & Marketing Greensboro, NC 2010 - Present
Event Specialist
On a part-time basis presenting in-store demonstrations and food sampling at Sam’s Club in Greensboro.
As part of additional responsibilities and functions, it is to engage, greet, tell, and sell, in order to increase the sales of the product at Sam’s Club.

Arthur C. Washington, Inc. High Point, NC 2006 – Present Business Affairs Manager
Negotiating, maintaining, devising and creation of all contract templates, tracking costs and payments, administration inclusive of royalty rates, licensing terms, and payment arrangements. Issuance and explanation of all quarterly royalty and residual statements for all clients.
Responsible for all accounting functions: auditing, payroll, accounts payables, accounts receivables, chart of accounts, accruals, P&L reports, labor/man hour analysis, financial reporting, billing, purchase orders, bank reconciliations, federal and state reporting, cost estimating, and providing sales analysis reports for account executives and clients.
Human resources functions of interviewing, hiring administrative personnel, maintaining personnel database, and orientations.
Point of contact in dealing with all media outlets, advertising agencies, record labels, business managers/agents, labor relations, and union issues.
Proofreading all general correspondence, aiding in the development of the company web site and brochures for clients using Microsoft Publisher and PowerPoint.
Working exclusively with the President, offering suggestions and improvements for clientele on a one on one basis and company expansion.
Utilizing, researching clubs and venues via the internet for all clientele throughout the Midwest, and East Coast.
Creating business plans/proposals for clients, additionally grant submissions.

Mullen Advertising Winston-Salem, NC 2002 – 2006 Broadcast Business Affairs Manager
Managed business affairs for all Mullen Clients.
Educated Agency and Clients on changes of talent union contracts.
Hired, trained, and supervised Senior and Assistant Broadcast Talent Managers.
Overseen day-to-day operations of department.
Negotiated overscale talent contracts and music licensing agreements.
Generated talent estimates and forecasted yearly talent budgets.
Handled a yearly residual budget of 3-4M per year.
Reviewed storyboards and scripts for potential trademark and copyright infringement.
Reviewed bids, issued production contracts, and insurance documents.
Issued overage reports and reviewed monthly billing.
Decisions based on the laws governing the entertainment unions (SAG, AFTRA, AEA, Actor’s Equity, & AFM).
Accounting responsibilities consisted of departmental audits, purchase orders, created contracts, insured budget implementation, variance analysis & reports, assistance to traffic with billing procedures, converting estimates to actuals, and month-end reconciliation’s.
Managed accounts for: Wachovia, TJ Maxx, Sealy, Embarq, House Autry, WFUBMC, and Ad Council accounts.

EMI Records, Inc. New York, NY 1999 –2001 Senior Royalties Administrator
Generated royalty payments to artists and those associated with various recordings for a number of labels, and assistance in the audit process.
Creation of sales analysis reports for account executives, vendors, and clients.
Familiarization of international conversion rates in regards to sales figures and units sold.
Processed mechanical royalties for production purposes.

Madison Square Garden New York, NY 1994 –1999 Senior Payroll Administrator
Weekly payroll of 700 union employees consisting of electricians, laborers, carpenters, painters, and Teamsters.
Weekly recordkeeping/bookkeeping for payment of all union fringe benefits.
Processed and created payments for 940’s and 941’s, and all federal and state reporting.
Served as back up for administrative payroll.Assisted in special projects with accounts payable and human resources departments.
Assisted in the payroll conversion from Information Sciences to PeopleSoft.

DMB&B Worldwide New York, NY 1989 –1994 BBDO Worldwide New York, NY 1984 –1989 Senior Talent Residuals Administrator
Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the entertainment unions.
Processed residual, royalties, negotiations, and licensing payments to the casts within commercials.
Provided account groups and clients with estimates on a quarterly and annual basis.
Accounts: Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Richardson-Vicks, Inc., M&M Mars, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., General Foods, Campbell’s, and A&P.

EDUCATION:
Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY 09/1978 – 05/1982
Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts with a concentration in Marketing.

Acceptable Locations

Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem

Desired Salary

Negotiable

Total Experience

20 years

Year of Birth

1960, male

Currently Employed

Yes

Name & Surname

Matt Newland

Phone Number

336-324-1297

City & State

Greensboro, North Carolina

Zip Code

27410

Street Address

6625 E Nora Drive