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Saul Wainwright

Oakland, CA 510-504-8386 saulwainwright@gmail.com


Skills: Full-Charge Bookkeeper AR/AP; Payroll; Bank & Credit Card Reconciliations; P&L; Cash-Flow; Budget Creation & Analysis; Balance Sheet Statements; Sales Tax Reporting; End-of-year & Quarterly Statements & Reconciliations; Operations & Financial Systems Development; Basic IT Management; Quickbooks (all levels and OS versions), Office (incl. Excel, PowerPoint, & Word); PC & Mac, Range of Online Products & Services Sector Experience: Small & Medium Size Businesses, Construction (Project Based), Non-Profits, Sole Proprietors, Tech Start-Ups,

Professional Experience
Operations Manage & Full-Charge Bookkeeper (Contract) 500friends, Inc., San Francisco, CA (10/2010 Present) A high-tech star-up focused on the social media marketing space. Led the implementation of all HR and Financial systems Responsible for the creation of all financial reporting for investor due diligence working directly with the CEO Manage all full-charge bookkeeping needs incl. AR/AP, weekly financial statements, payroll, reconciliations and quarterly reporting Operations & Research Consultant Adaptive Edge, Inc., San Francisco, CA (11/2010 11/2011)

A strategic foresight agency that develops long-range scenarios. Researched and implemented a range of operations tools for Adaptive Edge incl. project management, data management and research tools Responsible for the production of research briefs that looked at emerging trends across multiple sectors economic, environmental, biology, communications, urban planning, transport etc. Co-created final reports for client projects writing, researching and layout

Full-Charge Bookkeeper Consultant Range of Clients (San Francisco & Cape Town)

(11/2008 10/2010)

Worked with a range of clients including non-profits, small businesses, start-ups and sole proprietors. Managed day-to-day bookkeeping needs, end of year, & quarterly statements Designed, created and implemented financial management controls Assessed and implemented HR systems

Director of Operations Abraham & Harrison, LLC, Oakland, CA

(6/2007 11/2008)

Promoted from Online Community Manager Pioneering startup in the social media and online PR space. Spearheaded the implementation of all internal HR systems: Implemented a company wide project management system for this globally distributed team Implemented and managed the accounting system - created all financial analysis reports, tracked all campaign costs, managed all AR relationships, taxes, payroll, & invoicing Responsible for researching, compiling, writing, and editing campaign reports, case studies, project proposals, press releases and research reports Developed, implemented and managed all in-house operations, finance & project management systems

Finance Manager & Full Charge Bookkeeper Passage Yachts, Inc., Point Richmond, CA

(6/2000 12/2006)

Reported directly to VP and CFO. Company revenues grew from $2 million to over $9 million making the company one of the biggest yacht dealerships in N. California. Served as acting CFO from April to November 2006 Analyzed & created all financial reports incl. P&L, Cash Flow, Expense, Job Costing, Budget Managed A/R & A/P, Payroll, 401k, Health & Unemployment Insurance, Loan Documentation, Bank & Credit Card reconciliations, Taxes (sales & income) Project managed the expansion of our head-office and the opening up of a second location in Alameda Spearheaded a major IT overhaul and upgrade & managed day-to-day IT needs

Education
University of Cape Town
Degree: Mphil in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, (Official Graduation December, 2011; all coursework is completed) GPA/Grades: 1st (A grade) (Economic Challenges of Africa Class Medal Award) Dissertation Title: Democratizing Money: From the Federalist Papers to Community Currencies

University of California at Berkeley


Degree: BA in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies GPA: 3.97. Summa Cum Laude (Received Departmental and College Honors) Honors Thesis: Situating the South African State-Owned Enterprise: An Exploration of South African Investments on the African Continent. (Awarded High Honors)

Additional Interests and Achievements


Internships, & Volunteer:
Photographer: PlayJumpEat! Fundraising Project based in Cape Town, SA (2009) Board Member, Maneno.org (2008 2010) Co-creator and Organizer of BarCamp Africa at Google, Inc. (2008) Volunteer at Green Festival San Francisco (2005 & 2006) Summer Intern at Global Exchange (2005) Editor of UC Berkeley International Areas Studies Student Newsletter (2004 - 2005) Student Body Co-President, UC Berkeley International Area Studies Program (2004 - 2005) Attendee at STARS: The Symposium for Leaders of the Next Generation National Research Foundation Award Recipient, University of Cape Town (2010 2011) UCT Economics Class Medal Award (2010) Haas Scholar Award Recipient (2005)

Awards:

Travel: Mozambique, Thailand, India, Europe, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mexico, Canada. References Professional and academic references available upon request.