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Garrett R. Harding, CPA, CMA
128 Parker Street, #3A
Acton, MA 01720
(Home) 978-264-9872 (Cell) 978-837-2585
g*a*r*r*e*t*t@garrettharding.com (remove asterisks)

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Summary

Extensive experience in accounting system development, implementation and operation; internal control enhancement; information technology; project management and academia. Strong financial analysis, reconciliation and reporting skills. Exceptional working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases. Excellent communicator, strategic thinker, sound business judgment and strong presentation skills.

Professional credentials include: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, MBA with a concentration in MIS, and BS in Accountancy. ^ TOP

Technology Summary

Windows MS Office QuickBooks FileMaker Pro
Mac OS X Outlook atOnce!/NetBooks XHTML
UNIX Entourage Insight Acctg Series Web Hosting Services
VAX/VMS MS Access TOLAS Podcasting
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Public Accounting Experience

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Accounting Experience

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Accounting Information System Experience

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Professional Work History


Kaplow & Kaplow, CPAs, Acton, MA (2006 – Present) Senior Accountant
Provide audit, review, compilation and tax preparation services.
   
Research for Better Teaching, Inc., Acton, MA (2004 – 2005) Director of Administrative Services
Responsible for finance, information technology and contract management
   
Bay Financial Associates, Waltham, MA (2002) Financial Advisor
   
Thomson Financial, TF Operations, Boston, MA (2000 – 2001) Manager, Business Systems Initiatives
   
Thomson Financial, TF Operations, Boston, MA (1998 – 2000) Business Manager
   
Thomson Financial, TF Operations, Boston, MA (1995 – 1997) Operations Analyst
   
Harding Associates, Acton, MA (1989 – 1995) Principal, Accounting Consultant
   
Layered, Inc., Boston, MA (1988 – 1989) Product Manager, Accounting Applications
   
Corporate Software, Inc., Canton, MA (1984 – 1987) Manager, Acctg IS and Manager, Accounting/DP
   
W.R. Grace & Co., Lexington, MA (1981 – 1984) Staff Accountant, Organic Chemicals Div.
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Academic Work Experience


Bentley College (1988 – 1992) Instructor, Evening (adjunct part–time)
Bentley College (1990 – 1991) Instructor, Day (full–time)
Accounting Information Systems — undergraduate level, juniors and seniors
Principals of Management Accounting — undergraduate level, sophomores
 
   
Framingham State College (1987 and 1989) Visiting Lecturer, Evening (adjunct part–time)
Accounting I — undergraduate level  
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Miscellaneous Work Experience and Education


H&R Block, Acton, MA (2006) Tax Professional
   
Sit 'N Bull Pub, Maynard, MA (2003 – 2006) Bartender
   
Essex County Club, Manchester–by–the–Sea, MA (2003 – 2005) Bartender
   
Vencenzo's, Concord, MA (2003) Bartender
   
Professional Bartender's School of New England, (2003)  
   
Massachusetts Life and Health Insurance license, (2002)  
   
Series 6 and Series 63 securities licenses, (2002)  
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Credentials and Awards


Certified Public Accountant (2006)

Certified Management Accountant (1986)

Speaker of the Year, Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, (2001)

Most Valuable Member, Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, (1996) ^ TOP

Community Work


Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants BMAC — Boston Macintosh User Group, Boston, MA Rosestone Village Condominium Association, Inc., Board of Directors ^ TOP

Web Publications


Harding's Blog, One Man's Commentary on Current Events, Politics, Life and Macintosh Patriotcast, A periodic podcast of One Man's Commentary on Current Events, Politics, Life and Macintosh
www.garrettharding.com (2006)

www.cpa.garrettharding.com (2006)

www.patriotcast.com (2005) ^ TOP

Presentations


Blogs and Podcasts — What They Mean to You Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the IMA (2006)
A Poor Man's Update on Social Security Massachusetts Route 128 Chapter of the IMA (2005)
How to Create a Podcast BMAC — Boston Macintosh User Group, Boston, MA (2005)
Creating Your Own Blog BMAC — Boston Macintosh User Group, Boston, MA (2005)
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Education


Babson College, Wellesley, MA Master of Business Administration, (1985)
Concentration in Management Information Systems
   
Bentley College, Waltham, MA Bachelor of Science, Accountancy, Honors, (1981)
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Comments

Constructive comments regarding the website content or design are always welcomed. Drop an email to Gary****2006@garrettharding.com (exclude the '****').