BlueMark Business Services was founded by Robert Torteson, an accounting professional with thirty-five years of experience in corporate accounting including the service, distribution and manufacturing industries. Responsibilities have included monthly financial closing and consolidating financial reporting for U.S. and International Business Units.

 

 

 

 

 Prior to founding BlueMark Business Services, Robert was a Corporate Accountant for a manufacturer and developer in the electronic

 assembly and semiconductor packaging industries. He worked with manufacturing centers in Massachusetts, Missouri and China with support offices located in Singapore, Germany, Mexico and China.

 Responsibilities included monthly financial reporting and consolidation of multiple global business units, monthly financial close, budgeting, sales tax and outside audits.

       

 

Professional Experience

 

Accounting Consultant

BlueMark Business Services, Worcester, MA                                               2014 to present

 

BlueMark Business Services provide part time general accounting services to help business owners, controllers and tax professionals by providing staff level accounting services to businesses that do not require a full time in-house accountant.

BlueMark Business Services was founded by Robert Torteson, an accounting professional with thirty-five years of experience in corporate accounting including the service, distribution and manufacturing industries. Responsibilities have included monthly financial closing and consolidating financial reporting for U.S. and International Business Units.

 

Corporate Accountant

Speedline Technologies, Inc., Franklin, MA                                                 2005 to 2014

 

Speedline Technologies, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of capital equipment used in electronic printed circuit board assembly facilities. Providing technology solutions for the electronics assembly and semiconductor packaging industries. Manufacturing centers are located in Massachusetts, Missouri, and China. Sales and support offices are located in Massachusetts, Missouri, Mexico, Singapore, China and Germany. Speedline’s global customer base includes companies focused in consumer electronics, industrial electronics, telecommunications, automotive and medical electronics.

 

Accomplishments

Assumed the responsibilities of Financial Analyst, after the position was eliminated, due to a re-organization in the Company.  Directed the planning, testing, and implementation for platform segmentation on G/L for US and foreign business units.

 

  • Financial reporting for Manufacturing, Service, and Corporate business units
  • Prepared consolidation for US and International business units
  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts
  • Analyze operational variance reports
  • Prepare and file multi state sales tax returns
  • Managed fixed assets 
  • Prepare annual budget and monthly forecasts
  • Reconcile inter-company balances with foreign business units

 

Senior Staff Accountant

Robert Half International, Inc., Westborough, MA                                             1999-2005

A specialized staffing firm

 

Full time accounting consultant contracted for long term assignments. Placements included Creative BioMolecules, GEAC Computers, and Speedline Technologies.

 

  • Monthly financial closings and financial statement packages
  • Prepared journal entries and reconciled ledger accounts
  • Organized year end audits, and assisted in accounting matters as needed
  • Coordinated accounting portion of merger with two other pharmaceutical companies

 

Accountant

Elkay Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA                                                               1991-1999

A manufacturer of consumable laboratory plastic products

 

  • Preparation of monthly financial statements, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, journal entries, daily cash management, cash flow forecasting, and borrowing base reporting
  • Supervised accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll personnel
  • Served on an implementations team for accounting system conversion, and assisted in accounting matters as needed

 

Education

New England School of Accounting, Worcester, MA                                       

 

Technology Summary

  • MFG PRO (ERP) Manufacturing , Vertex Sales Tax, Sage Fixed Assets, Microsoft Word and Excel, QuickBooks, ChurcTrac and small business accounting systems