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Applications Specialist

Microsoft Certified Business Management Solutions Specialist. Over 20 years of experience in providing Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains products and related services to businesses in Upstate New York. Assisting clients in implementing their Great Plains systems, providing custom programming services, holding classroom training, upgrading clients and helping migrate clients to the current technologies.

Desired Positions

Implementation Consultant, Business Analyst, Senior Consultant / Team Leader, Consulting Manager, User Education + Training, Account Manager, Pre Sales Consultant, Technical Consultant, Technical Support

Work Preferences

Desired Salary
USD 70,000 - 100,000 per year  
Desired Job Type
Any Type  
Can Travel for Work
Highest Education Level
Masters Degree  
Current Location
New York-Rochester, United States  
Will Consider Relocation to;
Georgia-Atlanta North
Georgia-Atlanta South
Illinois-Chicago North
Illinois-Chicago Northwest
Illinois-Chicago South
New York-Binghamton/Elmira
New York-Buffalo
New York-New York City
New York-Syracuse
North Carolina-Charlotte
North Carolina-Eastern/Greenville
North Carolina-Greensboro
North Carolina-Wilmington/Fayetteville
Residency / Visa
Authorized to work in this location

Skills and Experience

Category Yrs. Exp. Last Used
Dynamics GP Great Plains Development / Technical Customisation Tools 10 2010  
    Dexterity 4 2004  
    Integration Manager 10 2011  
    MSSQL Server 10 2011  
  Financials Bank Reconciliation 10 2011  
    Fixed Asset Management 10 2011  
    General Ledger 14 2011  
    Intercompany 3 2011  
    Multi-Dimensional Analysis 2 2006  
    Payables Management 13 2011  
    Receivables Management 13 2011  
  Human Resources and Payroll Direct Deposit for Payroll 6 2006  
    Human Resources 2 2005  
    Payroll for USA 10 2011  
  Inventory and Order Processing Bill Of Materials 4 2009  
    Inventory Control 10 2011  
    Invoicing 7 2009  
    Purchase Order Processing 8 2011  
    Sales Order Processing 10 2011  
  Project Accounting Project Accounting 3 2011  
    PS Time and Expense 3 2011  
  Reporting and Business Intelligence Crystal Reports 8 2011  
    FRx Forecaster 2 2009  
    FRx Professional 10 2011  
Retail Management System Card Processing Card Processing 2 2007  
  MRMS Store Operations MRMS Store Operations 2 2007  

Employment History

Job Title
Applications Consultant for GP Dynamics VAR in NJ
Computing - Software
04/2008 to Current

·  Remote and onsite technical support for clients in the New York/New Jersey area.

·  Report design using SQL Reporting Services and Crystal Reports.

·  Provided classroom FRx, SQL Reporting Services and Dynamics GP Financial Application training from NJ corporate office and at client sites in Saranac Lake, Clifton Park, Poughkeepsie, NY and Baltimore, MD.

·  Companion products implemented include Mekorma MICR check processing, Binary Multi-Facility Processing, Corporate Renaissance Group Changer, Greenshades Magnetic Media and Crystal Reports.

Job Title
Owner - JFA Associates –Canandaigua, New York
Computing - Software
08/2005 to Current


Reopening consulting practice that was operated from 1989-2003. Continuing to serve loyal base of Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics GP clients in the Western New York region. Services include classroom trainig in FRx Financial Statement Reporter and all Microsoft Dynamics GP Financial applications.




Job Title
Consultant – Senior Applications Specialist-Mengel, Metzger, Barr CPAs
Computing - Software
03/2003 to 08/2005

Responsible for all sales, support and training of Microsoft Great Plains products to over 80 clients in the Western New York and Southern Tier regions of New York State. 

Supervised staff of two to three consultants and managed subcontract programmers as well.

Business spun off from CPA firm’s main business in August 2005.


Job Title
Owner/President JFA Associates
Computing - Software
03/1989 to 03/2003

Operated a small consulting practice that focused on Microsoft Great Plains software applications. Serviced Great Plains clients as they navigated the various DOS to Windows to SQL Server transitions.

Clients ranged in size from small businesses with single-user systems to larger organizations with as many as 35 concurrent users of the Great Plains software. Solutions provided also included wide-area remote access capability operating on the Citrix Server platform.

Developed network of referrals with CPA firms and computer network VARs in the Western New York region.

Job Title
Account Manager - Great Plains Software
Computing - Software
10/1986 to 03/1988
Managed Upstate New York territory.
Recruited, trained & developed independent force of Great Plains resellers in the region.


Completed Institution Degree / Qualification
1977 SUNY at Binghamton BA Liberal Arts  
1986 Suny at Binghamton MBA MIS Concentration  

Work Related Training & Certification

Completed Institution Training / Certification
2009 Microsoft FRx Report Design  
2009 Microsoft GP Financials  
2010 Microsoft GP Inventory and Order Processing  
2010 Microsoft 2010 Installation & Configuration  
2010 Microsoft GP 2010 Financials